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Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges Today, 08:16 PM
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Posted By leigh kitchen
Nothing to do with much, but in 1978 I was...

Nothing to do with much, but in 1978 I was loitering at Ebrington Barracks, 'Derry for a while.
There was a RCoS Signaler there who showed me an anod. al. Royal Gloucestershire and Hampshire...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies Today, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By leigh kitchen
I can't make out details of the A&SH badge etc. ...

I can't make out details of the A&SH badge etc.
I'm thinking that the auction house won't give a monkey's if they're advised that this helmet is worthless tat?
Call it Steam Punk and that'll...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Today, 05:19 PM
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Posted By leigh kitchen
Just me misreading small print on a phone........

Just me misreading small print on a phone..... teach me to move the print screen icon out of the way.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Today, 05:08 PM
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Posted By leigh kitchen
I'm no expert but I wouldn't tamper with that. ...

I'm no expert but I wouldn't tamper with that.
Having said that it's not mine, yours to do what you want with.
(Edit - thought you were thinking of removing the enameling - rereading you meant...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Today, 12:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 306
Posted By leigh kitchen
Thank you for that.

Thank you for that.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges Yesterday, 08:04 PM
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Posted By leigh kitchen
I thought they were nicknamed "The Hackney...

I thought they were nicknamed "The Hackney Gurkhas"
not the "The Hackney Sherberts".
The seller obviously hasn't got "The Knowledge".
Forum: Other Militaria Yesterday, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 119
Posted By leigh kitchen
I would imagine that it will be possible to find...

I would imagine that it will be possible to find more information from his service records but that's not something I've done, other forum members may help out with that.
Forum: Air Force Yesterday, 01:03 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By leigh kitchen
It's always great to get a photo to go with...

It's always great to get a photo to go with medals, paperwork, uniforms and the like.
Forum: Other Militaria Yesterday, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 119
Posted By leigh kitchen
South African Stars were named, also Indian I...

South African Stars were named, also Indian I think.
British ones weren't named although some are privately engraved.
After WWII "Boots The Chemist" offered such a service in Britain.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia Yesterday, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 82
Posted By leigh kitchen
Curtain piping too I think? Great photos.

Curtain piping too I think?
Great photos.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-10-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 306
Posted By leigh kitchen
Similar to cast brass badges I have, slightly...

Similar to cast brass badges I have, slightly taller than the GG badge, noted as Dutch.
What size are those collar badge grenades please?
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-10-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 306
Posted By leigh kitchen
I don't think so though there are a number of...

I don't think so though there are a number of similar badges to the "French / German" one used by various nations.
The GG 17 flame grenade is distinctive (kind've).
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 23-10-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 162
Posted By leigh kitchen
The "X's" indicate the name etc to be used for...

The "X's" indicate the name etc to be used for the medals, looks like he was discharged in 1916.
I can't make out what the entry bottom right on the "E" card is.

Edit - its referring to his...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 23-10-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 162
Posted By leigh kitchen
The "Lee" is actually "See" (it looked like Lee...

The "Lee" is actually "See" (it looked like Lee to me too).
"See" appears on both cards when there's a duplication of MICs as a cross reference.
Forum: Headdress 23-10-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By leigh kitchen
Unusual - definitely a cap comforter? I cant...

Unusual - definitely a cap comforter?
I cant see he'd be wearing a souvenired side-cap of some kind (though I know from a short period of service in Kenya decades later that Kenyan army issue khaki...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 23-10-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 162
Posted By leigh kitchen
Yes, with different initials.

Yes, with different initials.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 23-10-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By leigh kitchen
The numbers presumably relate to the soldiers...

The numbers presumably relate to the soldiers service number or partial number applied to show ownership should it be "lost" although there appears to be a "T" in amongst the digits.
Could be...
Forum: General Topics. 22-10-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 214
Posted By leigh kitchen
You had haircuts? But weren't you a Tankie?

You had haircuts? But weren't you a Tankie?
Forum: General Topics. 22-10-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 214
Posted By leigh kitchen
Yep, head straight down Tiger's Road and you come...

Yep, head straight down Tiger's Road and you come to it.
It's years since I've been there, I was never a guest, only nipped in and dropped them off there.......
Forum: General Topics. 22-10-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 214
Posted By leigh kitchen
The Glen Parva YOI or prison or whatever it is...

The Glen Parva YOI or prison or whatever it is now is or was in Tigers Road, South Wigston, built on the site of the old R. Leicester's Depot.
Forum: General Topics. 22-10-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 214
Posted By leigh kitchen
Unfortunately "Glen Parva" has always meant...

Unfortunately "Glen Parva" has always meant "Young Offender's Institute" to me, I was aware of its history as a barracks (a clue being that it's in Tiger's Road) but only ever went there when it was...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 22-10-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 162
Posted By leigh kitchen
The Welsh Regiment, from "The Long, Long Trail": ...

The Welsh Regiment, from "The Long, Long Trail":

1/4th Battalion
August 1914 : in Carmarthen. Part of South Wales Brigade, which was unallocated to a Division.
Moved to Tunbridge Wells in...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 22-10-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 162
Posted By leigh kitchen
I think the helmet is a "Wolseley"?

I think the helmet is a "Wolseley"?
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 21-10-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 336
Posted By leigh kitchen
Do us a print please - PM your terms and...

Do us a print please - PM your terms and conditions?
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 21-10-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 336
Posted By leigh kitchen
I'd never heard of those books, they look good.

I'd never heard of those books, they look good.
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