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Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges Yesterday, 11:34 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By kingsley
Was there ever a genuine S of M badge with the...

Was there ever a genuine S of M badge with the thicker profile Lee Enfields? Mine has the earlier "thin" rifles.
Forum: General Topics Yesterday, 11:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 71
Posted By kingsley
I have the front part of the badge only, and it...

I have the front part of the badge only, and it has clutch pins as if it is supposed to fit on head dress. We had a post about it maybe five years ago and I think someone posted a scan of a British...
Forum: General Topics 20-05-20, 12:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By kingsley
About a year ago a friend published the...

About a year ago a friend published the first-ever book on Australian civilian buttons.
One of them was a silver anodised button (therefore post-war) with a rope border and intertwined "RSL"...
Forum: University Regiments, Officer Training Units and Cadets 19-05-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By kingsley
Definitely an Australian Cadet title. There were,...

Definitely an Australian Cadet title. There were, and still are, dozens of different public and private school Cadet corps doing back to the 19th century, and hundreds of badges and titles. There is...
Forum: General Topics 13-05-20, 02:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By kingsley
The early ones without the airman are scarcer...

The early ones without the airman are scarcer than the later ones which were worn for many years. There is also a much larger sized one with two figures which I understand was the very first pattern....
Forum: The Australian General Service Badge (Rising Sun) 06-05-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 122
Posted By kingsley
Rising sun swagger sticks

I have always been interested in all varieties of rising suns, and have only ever seen a few swagger sticks. None of these has a maker's name and were no doubt all private purchases.
Three of the...
Forum: Light Horse and Armoured (RAAC) 28-04-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 197
Posted By kingsley
This is the best image I can find. The type with...

This is the best image I can find. The type with the crown is the one that is widely copied and always for sale on Ebay.
Forum: Light Horse and Armoured (RAAC) 28-04-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 197
Posted By kingsley
There were two die struck badges, one with crown...

There were two die struck badges, one with crown and one without. I might have some pix in my files somewhere.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 19-04-20, 12:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By kingsley
English as she is spoke please. Please have a...

English as she is spoke please. Please have a captain cook instead. You FEEL butchers when you fall down the apples and pears with your china after having too much Guiness at the rubbity.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 16-04-20, 11:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 297
Posted By kingsley
Is this the badge in the picture?

Is this the badge in the picture?
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 14-04-20, 11:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 97
Posted By kingsley
Is this WM collar badge also Berkshire?

I have never been able to find out what regiment and period and have asked on the Forum before. It does appear to be British.
Forum: General Topics 12-04-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 372
Posted By kingsley
Years ago I met a retired sergeant from the...

Years ago I met a retired sergeant from the regiment, one of the original members (around 1947). He told me that a standard Argylle and Sutherland badge was worn until the Australian pattern was...
Forum: General Topics. 12-04-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 902
Posted By kingsley
You can add a WW1 Australian rising sun.

You can add a WW1 Australian rising sun.
Forum: Military Buttons 29-03-20, 12:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By kingsley
For years I have had miscellaneous boxes and...

For years I have had miscellaneous boxes and cards of Australian CIVILIAN buttons (police, fire brigade, railways, airlines, maritime etc etc). During the past couple of weeks I have been able to...
Forum: General Topics. 27-03-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By kingsley
I have got into trouble before on the Forum...

I have got into trouble before on the Forum because, shock, horror, I actually collect pre- 1881 restrikes and have about 80. Too late and too expensive to hope to collect originals and when looking...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 25-03-20, 11:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By kingsley
I presume he is offering Express postage.

I presume he is offering Express postage.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 25-03-20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By kingsley
Interesting that the BWI troops were armed with...

Interesting that the BWI troops were armed with Long LE rifles, of which there must have been a great number available around the Empire for second line and guard use. I posted a photo a while ago...
Forum: Light Horse and Armoured (RAAC) 24-03-20, 04:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By kingsley
Where is Austin Hospital? The title definitely...

Where is Austin Hospital? The title definitely has a Stokes mark.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 22-03-20, 03:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 262
Posted By kingsley
Remember Bairnsfather's cartoon called "The...

Remember Bairnsfather's cartoon called "The Thirst for Reprisals" when German shellfire broke the rum jar?
Forum: Military Buttons 14-03-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 119
Posted By kingsley
Forum: Formation Signs and Unit Colour Patches 09-03-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By kingsley
Will have a look and see what I can find. An old...

Will have a look and see what I can find. An old VAD veteran gave me her uniform and insignia years ago and I think there might be a hat band included.
Forum: Infantry and Special Forces 05-03-20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,098
Posted By kingsley
All the shoulder titles from this period are...

All the shoulder titles from this period are scarce. This one is 55/Collingwood. Most of the 1912-18 compulsory training militia badges were from Victoria whose regiments apparently competed with...
Forum: General Topics. 21-02-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 666
Posted By kingsley
I was hoping that someone on the Forum would win...

I was hoping that someone on the Forum would win these. Congrats Simon.
I admired the lot in an auction listing last week and would have bid except that my rich uncle left his sheep station to a...
Forum: Military Buttons 18-02-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By kingsley
Dear Brendon, PM sent

Dear Brendon,
PM sent
Forum: General Topics. 18-02-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By kingsley
Dear Rob, Let me know the cost with airmail to...

Dear Rob,
Let me know the cost with airmail to Australia and I will send you a PP Friends & Family.
Regards,
Kingsley
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