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Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 03-08-21, 06:22 PM
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Posted By grey_green_acorn
Horse furniture seems very plain. Hussar cross...

Horse furniture seems very plain. Hussar cross belt (pouch) is being worn back to front?

Tim
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 02-08-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,132
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Thank you, added to the updated list. Tim

Thank you, added to the updated list.

Tim
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 02-08-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By grey_green_acorn
The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders wore the...

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders wore the ‘Crucified Moose’ of the Highland Brigade and in Aden under Lt Col Colin Mitchell reverted to the A and SH regimental badge - non blackened. However, I...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 02-08-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,132
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Revised List - August 2021

There seems to be a general consensus on the Forum that the maker mark MARPLES & BEASLEY over BIRMINGHAM should not appear on the sliders of 'other ranks' badges made in white metal (WM), gilding...
Forum: Military Buttons 01-08-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 229
Posted By grey_green_acorn
As Leigh recalls, anodised buttons with brass...

As Leigh recalls, anodised buttons with brass backs were (generally) replaced from the late 1970s through the early 1980s by the all anodised types. The Queen’s Regiment formed in 1966 (1,2,3 and 4...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 31-07-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Terry, The crossed letters AA is the cypher of...

Terry,
The crossed letters AA is the cypher of the then Princess Alexander (Princess of Wales) the first President of SSAFA on formation in 1885.

https://www.ssafa.org.uk/about-us/our-history
...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 31-07-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Here are examples of slip on type rank slides for...

Here are examples of slip on type rank slides for a Colour Sergeant HQ Company Royal Irish Regiment.

Tim
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 29-07-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 654
Posted By grey_green_acorn
The anodised SAS cap badge was shown on British...

The anodised SAS cap badge was shown on British Army recruiting posters throughout the 1970s and 1980s. As a result many badges were indented for by QM departments and displayed on the poster. The...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 29-07-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 573
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Cap badge of the Lee Enfield Rifles! Tim

Cap badge of the Lee Enfield Rifles!

Tim
Forum: General Topics. 28-07-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By grey_green_acorn
ZA718 Bravo November

Terry,
You might consider marking your Chinook as Bravo November ZA718. The aircraft served heroically in the Falklands and in every campaign since. She is still in service today.
See...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 28-07-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 506
Posted By grey_green_acorn
At some point the Northumberland Hussars...

At some point the Northumberland Hussars (Squadron) wore (uniquely?) a chrome plated NH shoulder title.

Tim
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 28-07-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,341
Posted By grey_green_acorn
I think these are the modern new metal collar...

I think these are the modern new metal collar badges referred to in post 10.
JSP768 Description: Badge, Organisation, Collar. All Ranks. B (Lanarkshire and Queen's Own Glasgow Yeomanry) Squadron....
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 26-07-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 506
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Bob, Extract from Army Dress Committee meeting...

Bob,
Extract from Army Dress Committee meeting in 2010 approving silver QOY shoulder titles.

Tim
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 26-07-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Mess Dress collar badges have a black backing: ...

Mess Dress collar badges have a black backing:

https://ayogurkha.com/products/mess-dress-collar-badges-gurkha-sps-black-backing?variant=16679346405447

Tim
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 26-07-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Perhaps intended to be worn by GSPS officers and...

Perhaps intended to be worn by GSPS officers and WO1s attached to Queen’s Gurkha Engineers, Queen’s Gurkha Signals and Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment?

There cannot be very many GSPS...
Forum: Other Military Topics 24-07-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 367
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Here is a display of modern cavalry badges. Each...

Here is a display of modern cavalry badges. Each badge is mounted on a piece of coloured ‘fun foam’ and placed in the compartments of a 7 x 5 Riker Case with a glass lid. The cases measure 12” by...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 24-07-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,270
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Regimental Buttons & Ribbons of the British Army - Danbury Mint

This copy of the sales leaflet may help - I do not have the set. looks like top row second from right is Grenadier Guards and bottom row extreme right is QARANC.

Tim
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-07-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Tim

Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

Tim
Forum: Off topic 23-07-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 315
Posted By grey_green_acorn
David, If you want to continue to sell on eBay...

David,
If you want to continue to sell on eBay you will have to register for their ‘Managed Payments’ scheme which allows buyers to pay eBay who then pay you (minus their fees) to your nominated...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 23-07-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 378
Posted By grey_green_acorn
From the Marsh catalogue Tim

From the Marsh catalogue

Tim
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-07-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Bangalore Rifle Volunteers

Phil and Luke,
Many thanks Bangalore Rifle Volunteers it is.

Tim
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-07-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 451
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Here are three I have: Large is not maker...

Here are three I have:

Large is not maker marked but numbered 33408

Small maker marked in relief J.R.GAUNT LONDON and numbered 173032

Small maker marked in relief J.R.GAUNT LONDON and...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-07-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By grey_green_acorn
KC over BVR in white metal

Identification assistance please on this:

King's Crown over bugle horn with letters 'BVR' in white metal measuring 30mm x 30mm

Tim
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-07-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 199
Posted By grey_green_acorn
PM sent Tim

PM sent
Tim
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-07-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 199
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Here is my 'set'. Came from MOD disposals via...

Here is my 'set'. Came from MOD disposals via dealer Andy Garrett about eight years ago.
Theory was RGR trial pattern but no evidence except a reference to 'Royal Gurkha Rifles, red and black on...
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