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Old 03-03-19, 05:20 PM
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In Farnham today I secured my copy of the two-volume "Badges on Battledress" by Jon Mills. It's a masterpiece - unbelievably comprehensive and excellently illustrated and printed. For those interested in British, Canadian and Empire/Colonial cloth insignia centred on the period 1940 - mid-1960s, it's essential reading. Mike
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Old 03-03-19, 05:57 PM
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In Farnham today I secured my copy of the two-volume "Badges on Battledress" by Jon Mills. It's a masterpiece - unbelievably comprehensive and excellently illustrated and printed. For those interested in British, Canadian and Empire/Colonial cloth insignia centred on the period 1940 - mid-1960s, it's essential reading. Mike
Totally agree.

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I am now ready and able to send out copies of my book.

If you expressed an interest and would still like a copy please email me at
bob19391967@yahoo.co.uk and I will send a invoice with details of delivery and payment methods.

Thanks to all who are supporting my mad project.

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Hi Jon
I must congratulate you on a very fine reference work that you have spent many hours on relentlessly on achieving !! It a must for any British cloth badge collector who collects formation badges from WWII - 1960'S ATB STEVE
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In Farnham today I secured my copy of the two-volume "Badges on Battledress" by Jon Mills. It's a masterpiece - unbelievably comprehensive and excellently illustrated and printed. For those interested in British, Canadian and Empire/Colonial cloth insignia centred on the period 1940 - mid-1960s, it's essential reading. Mike
I totally concur with Mike, a superb publication, containing wealth of information, which will be the “bible” for collectors. Indeed I am already revising my “Wanted” list and using BoB numbers as reference!

I agree with the comments that the publication would have been more manageable in four volumes rather than two but, I suspect, this would have increased the price considerably.

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My thanks for all the supportive comments. As Keith quite rightly says four volumes would have made them more manageable but would have doubled (at least) the already eye-wateringly expensive print bill.

Look on lifting them as part of your daily exercise regime.

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Old 08-03-19, 10:59 AM
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Fortunately I've already invested in a RGJ lectern (bought originally to support "Anodised Aluminium: The 'No Bull' Cap Badge of the British Army") and an eagle lectern, so all I need do is buy a sturdier desk.
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I have now sold over a quarter of the print run of my book which has been well received.

Comments received include:-

Best study on the subject ever
Will become the bible for cloth collectors
Informative and extremely detailed
Fantastic end result in both content and production quality
Everyone at the Stratford Fair was buzzing about it


So get your copy whilst stocks last

Email me at bob19391967@yahoo.co.uk to buy one.

Jon

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Hello Jon, had responded through the email link a few weeks ago to purchase. Had not heard anything yet.
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An acquaintance of mine, an expert on WWII British Army Commando organisation and insignia has merely glimpsed the chapter concerning their insignia and states:

"Wow, looks like an excellent book ....... he has read the relevant documents at the Nat Archives........ On first impression it looks, as far as Commandos are concerned, that he is far better informed than......." (name of author he deems uninformed ommitted).
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