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Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted Today, 09:08 AM
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Posted By Alan O
Victorian era Scots Guards pouch badge with lugs

An original Victorian era Scots Guards OR’s Pouch Badge with 4 age-blacked lugs

This is a large badge as can be seen in the photo next to the standard cap star (not included in this lot)

£25...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges Today, 08:31 AM
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Posted By Alan O
There is an interested transcript of a former...

There is an interested transcript of a former Lincs Yeoman describing their conversion from Yeomanry to infantry MGC and he relates they even changed the way they wore their puttees to the infantry...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies Yesterday, 06:31 PM
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Posted By Alan O
John I think they were. The regt decided to...

John

I think they were. The regt decided to get the eagle back in 1926 and bought their own badges but it was a few years before they were officially allowed to wear them and issued.

Alan
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies Yesterday, 05:10 PM
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Posted By Alan O
John They alternated between the eagle...

John

They alternated between the eagle (regimental preference) and the garter badge (officially issued) throughout their existance in the same way they did with the cap badge.
...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies Yesterday, 04:59 PM
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Posted By Alan O
I think it is a collar.

I think it is a collar.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies Yesterday, 04:56 PM
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Posted By Alan O
and that's why you don't see Firmin marks faked...

and that's why you don't see Firmin marks faked that often whilst the companies that no longer exist or marks are changed so they are not the same as the originals (JR Gaunt.London) are prolifically...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 10-08-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 687
Posted By Alan O
Neil Thank you for the work. In light of...

Neil

Thank you for the work. In light of all of the other examples, it seems likely that there was a re-badging to MGC on merger with the other Yeomanry Regiment.

without a unit photo it is...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 09-08-22, 08:30 PM
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Views: 687
Posted By Alan O
As they merged with the Lincolnshire yeomanry to...

As they merged with the Lincolnshire yeomanry to form the 102 MGC in 1918 there are quite a few references on line to them using the MGC insignia.

A couple of photos here: ...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 09-08-22, 10:52 AM
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Posted By Alan O
Not keen but the pic is too small to be certain.

Not keen but the pic is too small to be certain.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 08-08-22, 05:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By Alan O
Is ther a photo of the back of the 14/20 basge?

Is ther a photo of the back of the 14/20 basge?
Forum: General Topics. 08-08-22, 05:43 PM
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Posted By Alan O
Hampshires is genuine but about £6-£8. The...

Hampshires is genuine but about £6-£8.

The RWF is the same.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 08-08-22, 05:41 PM
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Views: 225
Posted By Alan O
Northants is a collar but was used as beret badge...

Northants is a collar but was used as beret badge in WW2.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 08-08-22, 05:41 PM
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Posted By Alan O
Campbell college is OK. £40-60.

Campbell college is OK. £40-60.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 08-08-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 416
Posted By Alan O
Keith I see where you are coming from now. ...

Keith

I see where you are coming from now. I agree that the badge in post 1 is equally likely to be the THR RV (17th London) rather than militia.
The dearth of photos makes it hard to be sure....
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 08-08-22, 08:51 AM
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Posted By Alan O
The all brass casting is really a dreadful fake! ...

The all brass casting is really a dreadful fake! The bi-metal one is far more convincing as they have achieved a good mould of the Gaunt die for both parts.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 08-08-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 416
Posted By Alan O
Keith Yes I see. So w/m lugged are for the...

Keith

Yes I see. So w/m lugged are for the FSC whilst the slidered blackened was for the peaked cap.

Alan
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 08-08-22, 05:54 AM
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Posted By Alan O
FSC = small badge. Peaked cap post 1905 =...

FSC = small badge.

Peaked cap post 1905 = large badge.

The same large badge with out the title is for the militia battalion which was not in the Boer War. They did not all qualify for the...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 07-08-22, 08:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 687
Posted By Alan O
The RAMC have the red crosses on their arms. ...

The RAMC have the red crosses on their arms. Those 2 do not and they have battle patches on their arms as the SLI badged soldiers.

The RAMC have Territorial titles on the shoulders whilst the SLI...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 07-08-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 687
Posted By Alan O
https://www.facebook.com/ww1incolour/photos/a.4508...

https://www.facebook.com/ww1incolour/photos/a.450835521726972/1491439100999937/?type=3

12th Somerset soldiers wearing both SLI and West Somerset Yeomanry cap badges. It is dated Aug 18 so is at...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 07-08-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 25
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Posted By Alan O
No photos of the SIH but the gravestones are...

No photos of the SIH but the gravestones are clearly RIR

https://rememberourdeadregimentallist.weebly.com/7th-south-irish-horse-battalion-royal-irish-regiment.html
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 07-08-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By Alan O
There might have been in different battalions. ...

There might have been in different battalions. There was a habit of the 1st and 2nd Bns have dress distinctions. The TF and Service bns could also do their own thing. There was a war raised single...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 07-08-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 687
Posted By Alan O
The regimental history of the 16th (Sussex...

The regimental history of the 16th (Sussex Yeomanry) battalion is available online. https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015010802323&view=1up&seq=213

Alas no mention of their insignia...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 07-08-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 687
Posted By Alan O
I have always assumed that the second battalion...

I have always assumed that the second battalion Yeomanry Regiments kept their badge and identities rather the Cyclist Corps ones.

Where the first battalions were disbanded or converted to infantry...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-08-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 295
Posted By Alan O
Not a match as mine is a cm smaller.

Not a match as mine is a cm smaller.
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 07-08-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By Alan O
The Laurel wreath gun cap badge was worn by the...

The Laurel wreath gun cap badge was worn by the TF from 1908 as they, like the rest of the new TF, were denied the Regular battlehonours until 1916.

The laurel wreath badge was still worn in the...
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