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Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted Yesterday, 01:53 PM
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Posted By Mike B
Fantastic Leigh - great site - yes you have...

Fantastic Leigh - great site - yes you have nailed it thank you
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted Yesterday, 01:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 182
Posted By Mike B
Thanks Andy for your further help - good to see...

Thanks Andy for your further help - good to see what would be worn.
Regards
Mike
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 28-02-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 182
Posted By Mike B
Many thanks Leigh - I wonder how it came to be...

Many thanks Leigh - I wonder how it came to be with the uniform? Possibly through post war service I believe the veteran did at Western Command HQ - possibly a 'pick up'.
Sincerely appreciate your...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 28-02-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 182
Posted By Mike B
Hi Andy Any ideas what the belt in the image is...

Hi Andy
Any ideas what the belt in the image is please? I am way out of my comfort area but would like to help the family as much as possible if you can add any further information please
Mike
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 28-02-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 182
Posted By Mike B
Very many thanks

Very many thanks
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 28-02-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 182
Posted By Mike B
Grenadier Guards - Uniform - Requiring Cap Badge

A good friend has the uniform illustrated below - attributed to his grandfather, wounded on Longstop Hill (appears to have been part of the Grenadier Guards patrol in that area). He was a pre-war...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 25-02-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 97
Posted By Mike B
ROYAL NAVY COLLECTORS - PLEASE HELP

Hello fellow collectors

I follow the Royal Navy threads with a great deal of interests having had a relative who served in the Senior Service.

I am hoping to put together a pair (if possible)...
Forum: Headdress 24-02-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 350
Posted By Mike B
Probably worn with Royal Navy officer shoulder...

Probably worn with Royal Navy officer shoulder boards, combined operations patch, Commando trained soldier badge and parachute wings.
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 22-02-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 975
Posted By Mike B
Interesting - it may explain why so many RAF...

Interesting - it may explain why so many RAF personnel in Combined Operations Command during WW2 (RAF Servicing Commando Units etc) were considered to wear their insignia the wrong way around - eagle...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 21-02-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 251
Posted By Mike B
It always appears a matter of personal choice...

It always appears a matter of personal choice regarding wear of the backing - but certainly Cameron of Lochiel sanctioned wear of the backing given use of his estate at Achnacarry as the Commando...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 21-02-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 251
Posted By Mike B
Jimmy Dunning was correct, but NOT all...

Jimmy Dunning was correct, but NOT all instructors wore the backing patch.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 21-02-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By Mike B
A great buy for someone - I certainly appreciate...

A great buy for someone - I certainly appreciate my copy.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 20-02-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 946
Posted By Mike B
3 Battalion - 29th Rangers - what a couple of...

3 Battalion - 29th Rangers - what a couple of crackers you have in your collections

Arnhem - useful thoughts - thanks for sharing more images of great items.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 20-02-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 946
Posted By Mike B
These are all great items, no doubt from your...

These are all great items, no doubt from your highly discerning collection. One factor to hold in mind is perhaps the length of time a unit/item existed, and theatres of war in which worn. The...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 19-02-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 946
Posted By Mike B
Cheers Arnhem

Cheers Arnhem
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 17-02-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 946
Posted By Mike B
Many thanks Luc.

Many thanks Luc.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 17-02-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By Mike B
Steer clear of any titles saying No.8 COMMANDO -...

Steer clear of any titles saying No.8 COMMANDO - there is no known thing. The truth is various reproductions exist but like the rest of the UK raised Commandos who made up Battalions of Layforce (7,...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 14-02-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 946
Posted By Mike B
Luc - your opinion is always valued - is this a...

Luc - your opinion is always valued - is this a more typical example? From a very reliable source
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 08-02-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By Mike B
Many thanks Graham for your very prompt...

Many thanks Graham for your very prompt attention. Extremely well packaged - some great articles. Regards Mike
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 04-02-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By Mike B
Many thanks Graham - payment sent.

Many thanks Graham - payment sent.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 04-02-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By Mike B
Email Sent via forum - thank you

Email Sent via forum - thank you
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 25-01-21, 10:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By Mike B
Here is a genuine one CB - but yes - I would...

Here is a genuine one CB - but yes - I would definitely agree, absolute care required. All the best - Mike (sorry about quality of image - protected from moths).
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 25-01-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By Mike B
BUYER BEWARE

BUYER BEWARE - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cloth-silk-Battledress-Shoulder-badges-x-2-to-V-commando-plus-skull-badge-in-D/313391751949?hash=item48f79aa30d:g:T1MAAOSwJblf9yVy
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 18-01-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 598
Posted By Mike B
Hoping to see anything you wish to post - it...

Hoping to see anything you wish to post - it would definitely be worthy of a thread of its own - Regards Mike
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 16-01-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By Mike B
Lovely piece - 1943 dated too. I agree that some...

Lovely piece - 1943 dated too. I agree that some things are difficult to put a price on given the enjoyment they provide. Not that we collect for investment, but these high end items only appear to...
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