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Old 11-01-19, 06:48 AM
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Congratulations Jon

Years in the making that makes life easier for us cloth collectors and history buffs.

I too will order once I save up some funds and it will be worth very penny and would fit alongside my US SSI insignia books.

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Old 11-01-19, 10:47 AM
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Jon
Very much looking forward to receiving my copy in due course. You have done a great service to the collecting community over the years you have researched this magnum opus. The trips you have made, hours of research you have spent, collating, sifting, organising and checking content have at last come close to fruition.
The books will prove a fantastic investment for the serious collector/researcher and from the pages I have seen break much new ground. I have no doubt your work will potentially save many collectors from hundreds of pounds of pitfalls - helping keep us on the straight and narrow, and more than paying the price of purchase. It is a book we can not afford to miss.
Congratulations on your mammoth effort, and thanks again.
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Old 11-01-19, 11:24 AM
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A good question.

The use of khaki - as you quite rightly say officially drab - was an attempt to encompass the variety of uniforms on which the cloth insignia shown in the book was worn.

The book starts with the adoption of drab Service dress in 1902 then goes on to explain its use in WW1 and the interwar years as many of the badges adopted for battle dress had earlier origins. The wartime use of such the badges then spread to the forces overseas who wore khaki drill and later jungle green, all eventually with most of the same badges worn on battle dress.

It also looks at the use of battle dress by the Royal Navy, Royal Marines and RAF as all later adopted khaki battle dress and versions in their own colours and by the wide variety of civilian organisations which served alongside the armed forces from War Correspondents to Welfare Workers.

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Jon, fully understood. I had better start saving ..................... !!

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Jon
Very much looking forward to receiving my copy in due course. You have done a great service to the collecting community over the years you have researched this magnum opus. The trips you have made, hours of research you have spent, collating, sifting, organising and checking content have at last come close to fruition.
The books will prove a fantastic investment for the serious collector/researcher and from the pages I have seen break much new ground. I have no doubt your work will potentially save many collectors from hundreds of pounds of pitfalls - helping keep us on the straight and narrow, and more than paying the price of purchase. It is a book we can not afford to miss.
Congratulations on your mammoth effort, and thanks again.
Mike
Could not have put it better my self , these books will become ` land mark` publications for many years to come ..... oh come the day they arrive in my hands a warm fire , a bottle of Irish an a comfy chair - cant come soon enough !
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Old 11-01-19, 06:39 PM
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I am overwhelmed by the degree of support I am receiving. I only hope my book can live up to your expectations!!

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Old 13-01-19, 11:56 AM
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Volume One was on the presses on Friday. Some proof sample pages attached.

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Old 13-01-19, 01:51 PM
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Hello Jon
Direct message sent to reserve my copy.
Great to finally see the fruits of your labour I know it has been a very long journey for you and has delved deep into many of the fine collections of the member on this forum and the MHS.
I'm sure it will set a new standard for our hobby, I just need to make some space on my bookshelves which are already at capacity!
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IIRC I contributed? So I really hope that the shipping costs won't be too high because I am really looking forward to it!
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