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Old 16-04-21, 12:45 PM
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Default Super, just arrived.

What a brilliant book, highly recommended. Much impressed with OCA badge section and lots of insignia types not usually found in Regt insignia books, most useful in that it covers more general fittings as well like a shako grotesque mask etc.

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Old 17-04-21, 11:36 AM
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My copy just arrived this morning safely at home.
This book seems to be a 'second to none' work. it's slendid.
And i am pleased to share pictures (bad, sorry) of a great item of my collection :

a plaid brooch of the 1st Battalion Tyneside Scottish. The cairngorn is yellow. The reddish colour is that of the red felt backing.

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Old 20-04-21, 06:40 AM
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Thanks everybody for the reviews and comments. I have relayed these to Denis and he is thrilled with the feedback and pleased to see copies of his hard work finding appreciative homes.


Cheers
Mike

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Old 20-04-21, 06:43 AM
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Stunning Jean-Marie. I am very jealous. Denis illustrates the 4th Battalion plaid brooch but great to see a 1st Battalion example.
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Mike

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Old 28-04-21, 01:44 AM
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Just received Colonel Wood’s the 2nd edition of “The Fifth Fusiliers and its Badges” and it is superb! It is what Kipling and King could have been had K&K had better access to the research material now available and modern publishing photography.

If you’re on the fence about purchasing the book, don’t hesitate too long. It is a fantastic bargain at £50, and once these editions are gone, it will be a difficult tome to find at a reasonable price point.

Lastly, working with Simon is great! He’s helpful, prompt, communicates well, and also had a significant role in producing Colonel Wood’s excellent reference.

If this were an Amazon review, I’d give both the book and working with Simon 5 stars and then wish I could add several more!

Jay
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Old 28-04-21, 09:57 AM
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a niche subject but a worthy addition to a tome afficinado's bookshelf.
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Old 29-04-21, 03:02 PM
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Got one on way, looking forward to it!
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Old 29-04-21, 07:31 PM
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Hi Chris, well done on the arm twisting!
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Hi Chris, well done on the arm twisting!
Cheers
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Ha ha, exhausting! but got there in the end, cheers Mike.

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Old 09-05-21, 11:02 AM
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I just got my copy and it is amazing!! It is WELL worth the price and every badge collector should have a copy on their book shelf. I didn't really have a real interest in the Fifth Fusiliers but damn it, I do now! Please excuse my "curse" but I am too excited. Buy it before they are gone, you will regret it if you don't.

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Old 09-05-21, 03:16 PM
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Hi I bought a copy as a present for a friend but, having looked at it, I'm seriously tempted to keep it. It certainly sets the standard for a regimental badge book, best wishes Mike
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Old 09-05-21, 04:35 PM
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I received mine last week and it really is a stunning achievement.
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Old 11-05-21, 10:07 AM
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Dear all,
Many thanks to those who have purchased the book. I printed off all your kind comments and posted them to Denis. He was absolutely thrilled with the feedback. Still some copies left, but we are making serious inroads into the remaining stock so do not delay!

I particularly like the gosling green cover jacket. This has been the colour of the Regiment for most of its history (in a variety of shades). Some old wags in the Regiment used to call it 'goose shite green' (say it with a geordie accent!).

I recently acquired a full set of NCO and WO cloth worn by the same man as he progressed through the ranks of the RNF in the 1950s and 60s, for my own collection. He was Quartermaster D M Thornton. They were worn on No 1 Dress (blue) and have gosling green as the backing coloured felt to all of the rank insignia. Photos attached for interest.

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