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Forum: General Topics. 17-09-21, 03:25 PM
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Posted By gurkharifles
So sorry to hear that.

So sorry to hear that.
Forum: General Topics. 17-09-21, 01:55 PM
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Views: 120
Posted By gurkharifles
LANCER 17

Has anyone heard from Phil ( Lancer17 ) recently ? I've sent him a couple of PM's and an e mail but got no response ? Tim
Forum: Indian Badges 12-09-21, 05:12 PM
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Posted By gurkharifles
LUSHAI HILLS MILITARY POLICE

Did any forum member bid on this ? I must admit I was intrigued by it and considered bidding but I wasn't convinced that it was genuine. The colour looks wrong ( I know that can be a trick of the...
Forum: Other Military Topics 07-09-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 291
Posted By gurkharifles
I thought you'd be interested to see the reply I...

I thought you'd be interested to see the reply I got from the "In from the cold" project team on my enquiry about my "unrecorded grave" - So far all of the evidence we have is looking very positive...
Forum: Other Military Topics 01-09-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By gurkharifles
Hi Mike - as far as I'm aware the body would be...

Hi Mike - as far as I'm aware the body would be buried in France/Belgium and there wouldn't be an option to repatriate it. I'm sure your aware they are still finding bodies on the battlefields to...
Forum: Other Military Topics 01-09-21, 02:51 PM
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Posted By gurkharifles
I've come across a number of private memorials...

I've come across a number of private memorials where there is a name of a member of the family killed in the war added to the headstone - it doesn't mean the actual body is in the grave - indeed it...
Forum: Other Military Topics 01-09-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 291
Posted By gurkharifles
Unrecorded Commonwealth War Grave

Whilst on a visit to one of "my" cemeteries in Long Ashton, doing a routine inspection of the three recorded war graves that are there; I noticed this impressive private memorial to James Harold...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 29-08-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 282
Posted By gurkharifles
The battle of Arras - (Vimy Ridge) 9>15 April...

The battle of Arras - (Vimy Ridge) 9>15 April 1917 was a celebrated victory for the allies and in particular the Canadian Corps - ( My Grandfather was there with the RFA ) . Sweetheart...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 27-08-21, 02:07 PM
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Posted By gurkharifles
Mystery 5 boss badge

I recently acquired a small lot of Gurkha items - amongst them this "5" boss badge - when I bought the job lot the No.5 wasn't even mentioned in the description but I saw it in the background and...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 27-08-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By gurkharifles
Very nice and very scarce ( although that doesn't...

Very nice and very scarce ( although that doesn't necessarily translate into valuable ! ) - Definitely from a Princely State - the crest on the buttons is from Junagadh - although there is nothing...
Forum: All other Colonial Badges 20-08-21, 07:54 AM
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Posted By gurkharifles
There's no mention of one in Renfrew's books on...

There's no mention of one in Renfrew's books on Colonial Badges - so I'm pretty sure there wasn't one. Tim
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 15-08-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By gurkharifles
Yorkie - PM sent - unfortunately another member...

Yorkie - PM sent - unfortunately another member PM'd me about two minutes before your response.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 15-08-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By gurkharifles
WW1 20th Hussars officers badge

A nice die struck officers bronze KC cap badge with both blades intact . A small degree of verdigris on the rear of the crown, otherwise very good condition - NB: badge is actually darker than it...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 14-08-21, 08:42 AM
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Views: 178
Posted By gurkharifles
43rd Pork Pie Hat badge

Still looking for a 43rd Pork Pie hat brass numeral badge - not seen one at auction or on dealers site for a long time - if anyone knows of one for sale anywhere would appreciate a "heads up" -...
Forum: General Topics. 11-08-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 367
Posted By gurkharifles
I remember these were produced around the time I...

I remember these were produced around the time I first joined the forum - and was too shy to ask for one ( not sure I'd earned my stripes so to speak! ) - I think the design and quality is excellent...
Forum: Other Military Topics 02-08-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 456
Posted By gurkharifles
Hi Brian - thanks for sharing the image of a very...

Hi Brian - thanks for sharing the image of a very poignant memorial - Earnest is commemorated at ARRAS ( which i think means that the body is missing ) - and Sidney is commemorated at Savona in...
Forum: Other Military Topics 01-08-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 456
Posted By gurkharifles
Thanks Steve - Iíd wondered why the son hadnít...

Thanks Steve - Iíd wondered why the son hadnít joined his fatherís Regt - it appeared he did. Why do you think he would have transferred to the Londonís ?
Forum: Other Military Topics 31-07-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 456
Posted By gurkharifles
Hi Paul - to qualify as a war grave he must have...

Hi Paul - to qualify as a war grave he must have either have had an injury or illness that was caused by or exacerbated by their military service. The only other explanation is that he might have...
Forum: Other Military Topics 31-07-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 456
Posted By gurkharifles
Unique Commonwealth War Grave ?

I've mentioned this grave before in a previous post. As it's a Private Memorial there's nothing the CWGC can do about the broken cross as long as the name of the war dead is still clearly legible. ...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 31-07-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 282
Posted By gurkharifles
All sold now

All sold now
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 29-07-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 282
Posted By gurkharifles
Gurkha Badges for sale

A few spares :
1) WW1 1st Gurkhas badge - WM die struck cap badge worn by officers and O/R's 1911 > 1938 - £45
2) Nice WW2 8th Gurkha Rifles blackened brass cap badge worn by all ranks on original...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-07-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By gurkharifles
In conversation with Ashok Nath - he sent me this...

In conversation with Ashok Nath - he sent me this photo of a badge to the MG Btn of the Rajputana Rifles worn on the collars only. I suspect that the 6GR was similar to this ( ie without a crown ) -...
Forum: Indian Badges 20-07-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By gurkharifles
A made up unit as well ? As far as I know the...

A made up unit as well ? As far as I know the Jodphur Lancers never had a MG section. - Was this the same collection that had the Gurkha Machine Gun badge? Tim
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 19-07-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By gurkharifles
Small vickers machine gun badge - 6th Gurkhas

Slightly odd post this in that I don't have an example of the "mystery badge" - but I've just come across a reference in the 6th Gurkhas Regimental history - "In 1928 machine gunners wore a small...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 09-07-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 520
Posted By gurkharifles
I think they maybe pagri badges designed to fit...

I think they maybe pagri badges designed to fit into the ribbon on the helmet ? I've got a similar fitting on a 4th Gurkha Rifles badge.
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