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Forum: General Topics. Yesterday, 07:29 PM
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Posted By leigh kitchen
Is that a slider found on Canadian badges?

Is that a slider found on Canadian badges?
Forum: General Topics. Yesterday, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 365
Posted By leigh kitchen
I've got Victorian gilded buttons that, kept in a...

I've got Victorian gilded buttons that, kept in a loft, turned a uniform dull brick red, as if they'd been painted.
Lemon juice brought them back, good as new.
I think the only badge I have with...
Forum: Headdress Yesterday, 02:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 458
Posted By leigh kitchen
I may be imagining them but my comment in post...

I may be imagining them but my comment in post no. 6 re. there being a "cleaned" area around the "45" applies here too.

To me, 1945 is a late date to appear on Recce Corps badged beret.
Forum: Off topic Yesterday, 10:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 379
Posted By leigh kitchen
Cannabis seed's often found as a component of...

Cannabis seed's often found as a component of bird feeds, it has been known to appear growing in gardens to people's surprise because of spillage or bird distribution from feeders.
In the UK it...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges Yesterday, 10:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,076
Posted By leigh kitchen
No, there's room for doubt, I think I'm looking...

No, there's room for doubt, I think I'm looking at an East Yorks type badge, if you can't see it then I'm happy with that, I think I'm right but maybe not.

Sgt Arthur Gresty, East Yorks and Labour...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges Yesterday, 09:45 AM
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Posted By leigh kitchen
Could be, though it looks rather dull,...

Could be, though it looks rather dull, unpolished, but then badges can sometimes appear to be dull when they're bright, eg a different era, different photographic procedures etc but I have a few...
Forum: Off topic Yesterday, 04:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 379
Posted By leigh kitchen
Hmmmm - I was expecting you to say cannabis...

Hmmmm - I was expecting you to say cannabis rather than sunflowers.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 04:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 135
Posted By leigh kitchen
Worn by bandsmen on the fur cap I believe,...

Worn by bandsmen on the fur cap I believe, although if so I'm surprised it's been attached by being stitched all around.
(Should've said busby and cap badge).
Forum: Off topic 18-09-21, 10:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 379
Posted By leigh kitchen
Can of spray paint?

Can of spray paint?
Forum: Off topic 18-09-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 379
Posted By leigh kitchen
May have been a bloke called Paddy, hence Paddy's...

May have been a bloke called Paddy, hence Paddy's Pride, a variegated one.....
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 18-09-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,076
Posted By leigh kitchen
I knew I had this photo somewhere, just couldn't...

I knew I had this photo somewhere, just couldn't remember if it showed East York or Cheshire.

East York cap badge, black rifles buttons, blackened shoulder titles, Victorian Crown dog in a basket...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 18-09-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,076
Posted By leigh kitchen
I can make out the badge, I feel without any...

I can make out the badge, I feel without any element of wishful thinking as I have no bias either way re. design or colour although it's a case however of "knowing" what you're looking for, as it...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 18-09-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,076
Posted By leigh kitchen
No date given, Pte S Witty, "F" Coy, 5th...

No date given, Pte S Witty, "F" Coy, 5th (Cyclists) Bn East Yorkshire Regiment.
It's not easy to make out the blackened cap badge, which appears to be the blackened version of the rose, wreath, star...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 18-09-21, 05:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 346
Posted By leigh kitchen
Dark green hose tops in image 1? Obvious...

Dark green hose tops in image 1?

Obvious grenades on the shoulder straps in image 2 but I can't see a definite "NF" rather "RF" although I'd agree he's NF.
Unsurprising that the facings would be...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 17-09-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 346
Posted By leigh kitchen
I can't see a DLI collar badge, I'd go for NF...

I can't see a DLI collar badge, I'd go for NF rather than RF, the two photos do appear to be of the same man, I can't make out the pagri flash....
The coloured top fold of the pagri would conform...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 17-09-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 346
Posted By leigh kitchen
Possibly Middlesex Regiment collar badge worn in...

Possibly Middlesex Regiment collar badge worn in first image, possibly Royal Fusiliers or Northumberland Fusiliers in The Second.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 17-09-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,076
Posted By leigh kitchen
"East York Volunteer Infantry 1859-1908" says 5th...

"East York Volunteer Infantry 1859-1908" says 5th (Cyclst) East Yorks as a newly formed unit decided on a "rifle regiment" identity, wearing blackened regimental badges and black rifle pattern...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 17-09-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 107
Posted By leigh kitchen
Thee silver coloured badge has a similar screw...

Thee silver coloured badge has a similar screw post arrangement to a RRF "hat badge" which is offered for sale on the regiment's PRI website.
(Which doesn't really help).
Forum: Off topic 17-09-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 379
Posted By leigh kitchen
No, not Marsh - Fen.

No, not Marsh - Fen.
Forum: Off topic 17-09-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 379
Posted By leigh kitchen
Manufacturer's variations.

Manufacturer's variations.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 17-09-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,076
Posted By leigh kitchen
Yeah.......could simply be that donkey's years...

Yeah.......could simply be that donkey's years ago a collector wanted a 5th Bn badge to display, didnt know the niceties of manufacture or finishes, thought a coat of black gloss'd do the trick.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 17-09-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,076
Posted By leigh kitchen
Yes, it appears that the VB w/m badges had...

Yes, it appears that the VB w/m badges had additional Bn scrolls, this one's no pin holes to indicate loss of scroll, I don't know what unit would wear the badge without Battalion identifier.
The...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 17-09-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,076
Posted By leigh kitchen
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Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 17-09-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,076
Posted By leigh kitchen
A one piece white metal badge with remnants of...

A one piece white metal badge with remnants of black paint.
Could it have been worn by VB Cyclists, pre-1908?
Anybody any ideas on this one please?
Forum: Off topic 16-09-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 379
Posted By leigh kitchen
I have a garden full of the stuff, along with...

I have a garden full of the stuff, along with Paddy's Pride and other varieties. Sawed down a lot as strangling conifers, disintegrating brickwork etc but still loads of it, both tree variety and...
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