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Forum: General Topics. Yesterday, 12:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 862
Posted By John Mulcahy
I too enjoyed his postings and contributions. My...

I too enjoyed his postings and contributions. My condolences to his family.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 20-10-19, 11:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By John Mulcahy
Two very nice items Danny. The first one...

Two very nice items Danny.

The first one "Badge, Field & Forage Cap, Gilt, Sergeants and Band" Gilt SPN 5031 sealed 24/09/1901.

The second is the first pattern OSD star as described in DRs from...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 29-09-19, 11:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By John Mulcahy
Andy, I don't think Sean is active here any...

Andy,

I don't think Sean is active here any more so I will chime in.

I think its unlikely. The badge is question is FSH sized (I have one in my collection)

Although you are correct in...
Forum: General Topics. 29-09-19, 04:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 622
Posted By John Mulcahy
I am sorry to read this news, he was a true...

I am sorry to read this news, he was a true gentleman.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 13-09-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 237
Posted By John Mulcahy
I agree that it is unlikely to be Irish Guards,...

I agree that it is unlikely to be Irish Guards, all eight points of the star in the photo look equi-distant from the centre.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 07-09-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By John Mulcahy
That’s how it looks to me too, this badge was on...

That’s how it looks to me too, this badge was on e-Bay two weeks ago.
Forum: General Topics. 30-08-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By John Mulcahy
For me. Search the online database as...

For me.

Search the online database as thoroughly as you can in advance.

Apply for a temp. reader card online/by phone and order as many documents in advance as you can.

This will save you...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 25-08-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,450
Posted By John Mulcahy
Hi Trav & welcome. Alan is right in his...

Hi Trav & welcome.

Alan is right in his replies. For further info the badge you have posted is pattern number 4633 which was 'sealed" for wear on the Field Service Cap (sometimes colloquially...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 12-08-19, 03:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 846
Posted By John Mulcahy
My personal opinion is that it is a reproduction...

My personal opinion is that it is a reproduction mainly due to the quality of the strike & patina and the presence of prominent flanges on the loops which indicate modern fitments.

There is a...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 10-08-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 846
Posted By John Mulcahy
Not that badge, the brass one in the first image...

Not that badge, the brass one in the first image of the opening post. The one posted here looks to be an earlier pattern WM IG piper's star and looks OK to me.

John
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 10-08-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 846
Posted By John Mulcahy
The large GM Star of St Patrick in the first...

The large GM Star of St Patrick in the first image is very likely to be a re-struck 4th D.G/ I.G undress sabretache star. A better image would help.

John
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 11-07-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By John Mulcahy
That Fianna Fail is a political party and nothing...

That Fianna Fail is a political party and nothing to do with the Irish Defence Forces who were formed in 1922

FF used on defence forces insignia stands for Fianna (An Irish Military formation from...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 23-06-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 660
Posted By John Mulcahy
I have only just spotted this and am afraid I...

I have only just spotted this and am afraid I will not be able to solve the puzzle.

There is indeed the "ghost impression" of a Maid of Eireann Harp which is puzzling to me. For the most part the...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 14-06-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By John Mulcahy
Thank you Simon, that shows you what I know :(

Thank you Simon, that shows you what I know :(
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 13-06-19, 10:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By John Mulcahy
It looks good to me also.

It looks good to me also.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 13-06-19, 10:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By John Mulcahy
I have no great knowledge of medal ribbons...

I have no great knowledge of medal ribbons however, the ones worn in this photo do not look British to me. Thus, a possability is an officer of The South African Irish Regiment.

They too wore...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 13-06-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By John Mulcahy
Perhaps of relevance, Noted in WO359 Vol 10...

Perhaps of relevance,

Noted in WO359 Vol 10 p 255 during some recent research.

Plates GM AR Lance Caps 21st Lancers

ACD/Patterns/16
4.7.1900
Standard Patterns Deposited P. No....
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 28-05-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,601
Posted By John Mulcahy
Yes to the collar badge (but now sealed as a cap...

Yes to the collar badge (but now sealed as a cap badge and thus the SPN May refer specifically to this use) , 4659a/1903 is definitely an Elephant cap badge but no commentary at all on how many...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 28-05-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,601
Posted By John Mulcahy
Some data I noted on a recent visit to the...

Some data I noted on a recent visit to the National Archives from WO 359 Vol. 15 p. 17.

New Pattern... Badge Forage Cap and F.S. Helmet, with vertical shank, All Ranks 19 Hussars, New Pattern,...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 26-05-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By John Mulcahy
I believe it to be an FSC badge, it is certainly...

I believe it to be an FSC badge, it is certainly the same design as the first regimental pattern FSC badge for O/Rs, SPN 4184/1894, as the rubbing in the record of changes shows.

John
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 19-04-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By John Mulcahy
Drawing a blank on this one sorry, whenwver I can...

Drawing a blank on this one sorry, whenwver I can get to the stalls in Beach Road I will ask around.

John
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 18-04-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,812
Posted By John Mulcahy
Paddy Since we first had this discussion...

Paddy

Since we first had this discussion these two images have appeared showing the small coronet with "Brodrick Badge", the second intriguingly shows the badge in use in service dress during the...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 17-04-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By John Mulcahy
First one is officer cadet, junior for no 3...

First one is officer cadet, junior for no 3 uniform . Second one I will ask around.

John (in Singapore)
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 16-04-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By John Mulcahy
Yes its Singapore, I believe it is an Officer...

Yes its Singapore, I believe it is an Officer Cadet, Junior Term. The rank markings consist of one, two, or three white bars, denoting their seniority (Freshmen, Junior and Senior). Not sure of...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 14-04-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By John Mulcahy
Agreed reproduction, the research done by forum...

Agreed reproduction, the research done by forum member “ Ticker Riley” demonstrates no contracts awarded to this Jeweler 1914-1918. Then there is the die, patina etc which all point to a fake.
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