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Old 26-03-17, 07:52 PM
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Default ..another Pith with LRDG badge

Been a few weeks, so I suppose it's time to see another Pith with an LRDG badge?

https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/a...1-a72b00b46d84
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Old 26-03-17, 08:41 PM
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1936 Peshawar on the North West Frontier of India, and a newly arrived young officer marched smartly into the Adjutant's office wearing immaculate khaki drill and his solar topee.

"Pith off" ordered the Adjutant!



"But thirr" lisped the young officer, I've only just arrived!
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Old 26-03-17, 09:34 PM
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Not sure that is even a British sun helmet, possibly Italian or a Civvy example but from the only pic it looks Indo China perhaps.
An underside pic would help but as it is all obviously bollo# it does not matter
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Old 26-03-17, 09:58 PM
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Default LRDG pith helmets

Somewhere, in the deepest darkest loft of an old persons home, (who must have a telegram from the Queen around at least) lays a box full of LRDG memoribilia.

I don't think this is out of that loft . . !

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Old 28-03-17, 07:53 AM
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Somewhere, in the deepest darkest loft of an old persons home, (who must have a telegram from the Queen around at least) lays a box full of LRDG memoribilia.

I don't think this is out of that loft . . !

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I knew a very private person who had a historically important suit case that lived in the dark confines of his garage that was "full of LRDG memorabilia."

There wasn’t “a telegram from the Queen,” but among the extensive collection of one man’s interesting journey through life, there was an extremely important LRDG letter from the Queen which I have provided a snippet of below.

The suit case also contained a big bag of unissued LRDG cap badges and shoulder titles.



Do I believe in the two sun hats on offer? I have doubts as neither helmet is of a type that was issued to New Zealand LRDG members, and the cast LRDG badges do not inspire me.
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Old 28-03-17, 05:57 PM
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I knew a very private person who had a historically important suit case that lived in the dark confines of his garage that was "full of LRDG memorabilia."

There wasn’t “a telegram from the Queen,” but among the extensive collection of one man’s interesting journey through life, there was an extremely important LRDG letter from the Queen which I have provided a snippet of below.

The suit case also contained a big bag of unissued LRDG cap badges and shoulder titles.


Why the masked out name? Surely it is common knowledge who the letter is to and in any case he's been dead since 2001.

Is this a dasterdly ploy to put it out there, so that future 'finds' will be from 'The suitcase'. Mmmmmn
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Old 27-03-17, 07:10 AM
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1936 Peshawar on the North West Frontier of India, and a newly arrived young officer marched smartly into the Adjutant's office wearing immaculate khaki drill and his solar topee.

"Pith off" ordered the Adjutant!



"But thirr" lisped the young officer, I've only just arrived!
Ah yes - I have this post card in my collection:
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Old 27-03-17, 04:17 PM
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And another

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WW2-LRDG-L...IAAOSw2gxY2AXY
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The badge is a Fake, isn't it ?
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Been a few weeks, so I suppose it's time to see another Pith with an LRDG badge?

https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/a...1-a72b00b46d84
and the auction location is Fakenham, Norfolk...
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Old 29-03-17, 12:42 PM
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Been a few weeks, so I suppose it's time to see another Pith with an LRDG badge?

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Seller has one of those ww1 tank crew protective face masks as well as LRDG Pith? Apparently Auction house thought it was for protection when 'strimming'..................these things do well when they appear............ is it??.................I have a feeling these are being copied?
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Old 29-03-17, 03:50 PM
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With LRDG memorabilia is it a question of "provenance" or "Providence" (Their Guide)?

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