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Old 07-01-19, 05:23 PM
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For some years I have been mentioning a book I have been writing on cloth badges. I can now report that it is finished and will go to press later this month. Publication date is 28th February. I am selling it myself but am talking to specialist booksellers who may stock it

Entitled Badges on Battle Dress ; An illustrated history of the cloth insignia worn on khaki and jungle green by Britain's Armed Forces 1939 to 1967 the book is in two volumes, runs to 1,200 pages and includes over 5,000 cloth badge images and 500 photos of the badges being worn. It has a Foreword by General The Lord Dannatt, Chief of the General Staff, 2006 to 2009. Cover price is £150 pounds. Delivery is likely to be by courier as Royal Mail prices are exorbitant.

Sample pages to follow in the next couple of days.

To receive further details email me at bob19391967@yahoo.co.uk

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Old 07-01-19, 05:29 PM
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Sign me up to purchase please. A knee jerk purchase, I'll feel the pain later.
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Old 07-01-19, 06:31 PM
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Thatís wonderful news Jon, looking forward to it immensely.
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Old 07-01-19, 10:33 PM
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Sounds impressive Jon. glad to see you got it finished.
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Old 09-01-19, 04:05 PM
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I have now received the proofs of the covers for the two volumes which are attached.

Thanks to all those who have expressed an interest so far.

Jon
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Old 09-01-19, 04:12 PM
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Jon,
Looks great! Put me on the list.

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Old 09-01-19, 04:40 PM
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To avoid the confusion caused to another Forum member there are two covers as the book is in two volumes. The signs and photos on each cover reflect the contents.

Jon
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Swallowing hard, but have to express interest.
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Old 09-01-19, 11:17 PM
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Ditto, will be looking forward to it. Hopefully posting to the US is not a problem, other than the expense.
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Old 10-01-19, 12:26 AM
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Jon, I too have been waiting for this book (books) and will definitely be purchasing a copy. How will we deal with overseas shipment?
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Duplicate post, sorry, don't know how to delete...
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Jon - Well done. You must be well pleased with finishing this project.

I look forward to purchasing a copy.

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Jon, I am aware of the enormous work youíve put into this. It will be a seminal work and I canít wait to buy it.

Jon.
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Old 10-01-19, 07:20 PM
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My thanks to all who have replied for the encouraging response.

If all goes well my book will be reviewed in the first issue this year of The Bulletin of the Military Historical Society so potential purchasers can get an unbiased opinion.

Jon
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Old 10-01-19, 08:48 PM
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Well done. A question: which "khaki" do you mean?

As in KD, the original khaki, or as in Service Dress/ Battle Dress, officially "drab" when introduced in 1902?

I am tempted to joke "a grey area", but I didn't, did I?

Good luck with reviews.
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