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Forum: Other Military Topics Today, 02:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 156
Posted By leigh kitchen
Have you checked re. the identity of the man in...

Have you checked re. the identity of the man in the photo? As has been commented, his badge is of Royal Scots or Highland Light Infantry pattern rather than Scottish Rifles.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Today, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 44
Posted By leigh kitchen
The Welsh / Welch Regiment. Introduced 1909,...

The Welsh / Welch Regiment.

Introduced 1909, worn during WWI by officers of Service Battalions (those of the 1st and 2nd Battalions wore a bronze dragon).

Worn in WWII officially polished down...
Forum: Other Military Topics Today, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 156
Posted By leigh kitchen
General background to the June - July 1915 entry:...

General background to the June - July 1915 entry:

2nd June 6th Scottish Rifles moved to Le Cornet, joined 154th Brigade 51st Highland Division.

6th June took over trenches near Festubert.
9th...
Forum: Other Military Topics Today, 09:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 156
Posted By leigh kitchen
I think most of your queries have been covered by...

I think most of your queries have been covered by the last couple of posts, I don't know what the East Yorkshire Regiment entry is about, they were no East Yorks battalions in the same division as...
Forum: Other Military Topics Yesterday, 09:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 156
Posted By leigh kitchen
Although it's about the 2nd Bn of The Scottish...

Although it's about the 2nd Bn of The Scottish Rifles, not the 6th Bn, I recommend a read of the book "Morale, A Study of Men and Courage, The Second Scottish Rifles at Neuve Chapelle, 1915" by John...
Forum: Other Military Topics Yesterday, 09:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 156
Posted By leigh kitchen
A very quick look, the photo shows a kilted...

A very quick look, the photo shows a kilted regiment and a badge similar to the Royal Scots, HLI rather than The Scottish Rifles, note different spellings of surname:

First Name:
John
Surname:...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 07:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 249
Posted By leigh kitchen
Spot on.

Spot on.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 01:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 249
Posted By leigh kitchen
Just searched for the titles on eBay, couldn't...

Just searched for the titles on eBay, couldn't find them but did find the title shown in post no. 1:
...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 01:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 249
Posted By leigh kitchen
Sorry, no idea at all, as I mentioned the...

Sorry, no idea at all, as I mentioned the description was / is just that they're "old" and "Indian" with no further information.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges Yesterday, 10:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 306
Posted By leigh kitchen
The "Soldiers of the Napoleonic Wars" series of...

The "Soldiers of the Napoleonic Wars" series of of publications by Bryan Fosten and Alex Kemp shows basic illustrations of Coldstream Guard officers wearing oval plates in various orders of dress and...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges Yesterday, 09:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 306
Posted By leigh kitchen
From "(Military) Shoulder-Belt Plates and...

From "(Military) Shoulder-Belt Plates and Buttons" ("Parkyns") -
Illustrations in the Manual Exercise 1795 (illustrations in it probably executed some years before) show the officers wearing...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges Yesterday, 07:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 306
Posted By leigh kitchen
Would it be correct for Coldstream Guards if all...

Would it be correct for Coldstream Guards if all in silver?.
I did a check of "Parkyns" yesterday, it showed this design of plate but gilded and with plain rays to the star.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 18-11-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 66
Posted By leigh kitchen
Possible that he as a recruit knew that he was...

Possible that he as a recruit knew that he was now destined for RTR and just put it up unofficially, perhaps pinned on for the photo sitting?
Forum: General Topics. 18-11-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 850
Posted By leigh kitchen
Yes, sad news. I met he and his wife just the...

Yes, sad news.
I met he and his wife just the once, a year or two ago when they stopped off on a short visit.
Nice people.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 18-11-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 318
Posted By leigh kitchen
You're on the list of "beneficiaries" when I peg...

You're on the list of "beneficiaries" when I peg it.
Forum: General Topics. 18-11-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By leigh kitchen
I used to use wooden paste tables for storage. ...

I used to use wooden paste tables for storage.
Unbolt and remove the folding legs then woodstain and varnish the tables, insert a large piece of cardboard into what is now in effect two one inch...
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 17-11-19, 09:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 263
Posted By leigh kitchen
That's me, one wheel stuck in the sand, going...

That's me, one wheel stuck in the sand, going around in circles.........
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 17-11-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 263
Posted By leigh kitchen
I lied (force of habit due to my old occupation...

I lied (force of habit due to my old occupation your Worship) - I haven't quit - is the circular cloth badge the one referred to by Hodges as being worn by ACF?
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 17-11-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 263
Posted By leigh kitchen
I'd better quit while I'm losing, but I will...

I'd better quit while I'm losing, but I will check.
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 17-11-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 263
Posted By leigh kitchen
The Acorn says his is the beret badge, Hodges...

The Acorn says his is the beret badge, Hodges doesn't illustrate the beret badge.
I was thinking that Hodges beret badge (that he doesn't illustrate) which he states to have been worn until the...
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 17-11-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 263
Posted By leigh kitchen
This badge? Is it not the same as the one...

This badge?

Is it not the same as the one shown by Grey Green Acorn?

I'm getting this 'round my neck? (I may be selecting the wrong badge from your album).
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 17-11-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 263
Posted By leigh kitchen
Yes, it was a case of me not knowing that the...

Yes, it was a case of me not knowing that the cloth badge referred to (but not illustrated) in "Hodges" wasn't the circular one you show.
I got hold of the wrong end of the stick, I'm confusing the...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 17-11-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 462
Posted By leigh kitchen
Forces War Records list GSM 1918-62 "Palestine...

Forces War Records list GSM 1918-62 "Palestine 1945-48" recipients, unfortunately no sign of a RR Preston of the RA (I note that my father is listed twice, as a Guardsman, and as a L/Sgt).
...
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 17-11-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 263
Posted By leigh kitchen
Ah, gotcha - and my mistake re. the "Hodges" "C"...

Ah, gotcha - and my mistake re. the "Hodges" "C" Squadron metal / bullion badge.
My first post referred to cloth badge as this is what I thought you were querying.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 17-11-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 318
Posted By leigh kitchen
A curved coronet WWI economy (picked up in 2005...

A curved coronet WWI economy (picked up in 2005 from America I think it was), "Lambourne" foreshortened slider.
I've always thought it a good one, but who knows?
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