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Forum: Headdress 02-08-22, 07:04 AM
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Posted By Hawthorn
Many thanks for the detailed reply, as you state,...

Many thanks for the detailed reply, as you state, I imagine the band would have been prone to slipping off and sewing through the buttons is a very logical solution. Lovely example of a very rare...
Forum: Headdress 31-07-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 320
Posted By Hawthorn
That's what I thought Jerry but also appears to...

That's what I thought Jerry but also appears to have had the chin strap buttons pushed through the band.

Simon
Forum: Headdress 31-07-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 320
Posted By Hawthorn
A great find indeed, could you tell me if the...

A great find indeed, could you tell me if the blue band is sewn to the cap or just secured by the chinstrap buttons, it appears from the photographs to have a seam at the rear and wondered if it...
Forum: General Topics. 26-07-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By Hawthorn
William, Think it will be quite difficult...

William,

Think it will be quite difficult to find out exact details regarding his MID and researching those who served in WW2 is again quite a difficult task unless you are a Family member....
Forum: General Topics. 25-07-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By Hawthorn
William, You have probably seen this but...

William,

You have probably seen this but here is his MID London Gazette entry. He is listed under Army Air Corps at the top right of the page and confirms the award was for action at Arnhem.
...
Forum: General Topics. 05-07-22, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By Hawthorn
Stunning pieces, many thanks for showing them to...

Stunning pieces, many thanks for showing them to us all.

Simon.
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 29-06-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By Hawthorn
Phil. Believe this is what is generally...

Phil.

Believe this is what is generally known as a Sweetheart Comforter type tapestry or embroidery, made by a wife or loved one and sometimes framed and hung on the wall as a reminder of their...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 23-06-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 741
Posted By Hawthorn
JT, Graham and I noticed this on the GWF...

JT,

Graham and I noticed this on the GWF when I posted my card. The Lad must have been proud of his Service and wanted to show his friends and family I imagine.

Simon.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 21-06-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 741
Posted By Hawthorn
JT, Great photographs, another one here I...

JT,

Great photographs, another one here I picked up some time ago. Nice image with the two armbands and the Central Association VTC badge.

Simon
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 21-06-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 741
Posted By Hawthorn
Mike, Many thanks for the links, will send...

Mike,

Many thanks for the links, will send an email and see if anything further comes to light.

Simon.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 20-06-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 741
Posted By Hawthorn
Tim, Many thanks for that and to all the...

Tim,

Many thanks for that and to all the other Members who have commented so far on this thread. The 'M' on the drum is interesting and hopefully may be identified in the future.

Regards,...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 19-06-22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 741
Posted By Hawthorn
Alan, I agree, wonder where they obtained...

Alan,

I agree, wonder where they obtained such a weapon and obviously proud to show off their Unit's new found firepower with it displayed front and centre of the group.

Simon.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 19-06-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 741
Posted By Hawthorn
JT and Alan, Many thanks for your...

JT and Alan,

Many thanks for your observations, very interesting. 8th M.K.B. Company throws up nothing obvious with a Web search or within my limited reference Library however a good starting...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 19-06-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 741
Posted By Hawthorn
Unsure why the last image is in portrait and not...

Unsure why the last image is in portrait and not landscape, apologies.

Simon.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 19-06-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 741
Posted By Hawthorn
Kent Volunteer Fencibles - E.K.V.R.

Hopefully some of you may find this an interesting photographic postcard showing a Volunteer Kent Unit.

Having studied the cap badges I believe them to be for the Kent Volunteer Fencibles however...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 01-05-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 95
Posted By Hawthorn
Royal West Kents - Edwardian or Later?

Just wanted to confirm whether this Royal West Kents badge is Edwardian or later, having looked on the Web it suggests that the three loop fittings indicate an earlier period badge but wondered if...
Forum: General Topics. 23-04-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By Hawthorn
Happy St Georges Day to all, nice example of the...

Happy St Georges Day to all, nice example of the badge and a good find, Sally Bosley's site currently has one listed for £40.

Simon.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 03-04-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By Hawthorn
Mike, That's a great help, thank you,...

Mike,

That's a great help, thank you, narrows down the date to coincide with the Formation date of the 6th Corps.

Regards, Simon.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 03-04-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By Hawthorn
Northamptonshire Rifle Volunteers -6th Corps Peterborough?

A recent CDV which turned up showing a Rifle Volunteer in a Studio pose with a Photographers name of J Bull, Peterborough.

Bearing in mind that Peterborough was part of the County of Northampton...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 03-04-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 787
Posted By Hawthorn
Manchester's collars reduced. Simon.

Manchester's collars reduced.

Simon.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 27-03-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 787
Posted By Hawthorn
Dean, PM sent re Queens badges. Simon.

Dean, PM sent re Queens badges.

Simon.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 27-03-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 787
Posted By Hawthorn
Mark, PM sent re Artillery badge. Simon.

Mark, PM sent re Artillery badge.

Simon.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 27-03-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 787
Posted By Hawthorn
Mixed Badges for Sale

Moving on a few bits and pieces as shown below. Paypal F&F preferred please. Prices include UK postage.

Royal Artillery OSD marked JR Gaunt London, slightly shaped to fit the cap - Sold.
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Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 05-03-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By Hawthorn
Many thanks Tim. Simon.

Many thanks Tim.

Simon.
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 05-03-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By Hawthorn
Well done, do not recall seeing many period...

Well done, do not recall seeing many period photographs of this type of badge in wear, does anyone have one to show? Take it worn in the same place as the metal version?

Simon.
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