Graham

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  • Birthday 02/12/1962

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    British Military Insignia. The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regt. USAAF wings. WW1/WW2.

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  1. That's it Jerry. http://www.karkeeweb.com/patterns/1939/1939_intro.html This page gives details of its use. Home service, training etc. Graham
  2. I am not familiar with the belt but had a bit of a google and checked my books. Its not the leather belt used by the Home Guard. [1903 pat] That used a webbing sleeve fitted with two buckles for attaching the webbing braces and a 'conventional' brass buckle. It looks similar to the pat 1937 webbing belt but in leather. There are four on ebay at the moment. All described as Webley pistol/revolver belts. Strangely all four are in the US. So none the wiser really. Why would the webley revolver need a specific belt ? Graham
  3. 1962. Same age as me. Looks older......like me. Although the 'heyday' of the swagger stick was the Victorian to 1920's clearly they were around longer. Infact I remember we presented a Civilian instructor with one when I was in the ATC in about 1976/77. Graham.
  4. Jerry, I can't make out the date letter. N ? Post WW2 seems late. I always think of Victorian upto 1920's as the period for swagger sticks. The Birmingham date letter for 1912 =n. 1937=N. 1962=N. So 1937 ? Graham.
  5. Central Hospital Supply Service. A WW2 organisation tasked with supervising hospital supply depots and the production of medical supplies.
  6. Thanks for posting yours Jerry. I see your silver hall marked one has the same maker's mark as my as my Bedfs & Herts one. F.N which I think is Frederick Narborough [Birmingham]. Mine is also marked SWAINE & ADENVY LTD LONDON. The date letter B is for 1926.
  7. I keep them in a 1945 105mm shell case. Also have a few swagger stick tops. Anyone else have any ? Graham.
  8. Difficult to display and Photograph. I don't really go looking for them but when I come across one that fits into my Bedfs & Herts collection it is hard to resist. Bought this Haileybury OTC one today. Graham
  9. Price drop. £145 + post. Graham.
  10. This badge was for Italian troops who served on the Russian front between 22nd June 1941 and 5th June 1943. It was also awarded to some German troops attached to C.S.I.R and the 8th Army Corps. Apparently the first issue of the badge had a vertical pin. They are very rare. Then they switched to a cheaper diagonally mounted pin. The makers details are on the reverse. Made from zinc , this one has suffered some corrosion or damage to the 'knot of Savoy'. £165 + postage at cost. Graham
  11. I bought a card with about ten various military badges from an antique fair at the weekend. I had no idea what this one was. A quick search has revealed this badge was for Italian troops who served on the Russian front between 22nd June 1941 and 5th June 1943. It was also awarded to some German troops attached to C.S.I.R and the 8th Army Corps. Apparently the first issue of the badge had a vertical pin. They are very rare. They then switched to a cheaper diagonally mounted pin. The makers details are on the reverse. Made from zinc , this one has suffered some corrosion to the 'knot of Savoy'. From my online search I believe this is an original example but would value any opinions. Graham
  12. Rest Centre's were usually requisitioned buildings used to temporarily house people whose homes had been damaged or destroyed by the bombing. The staff were issued with lapel badges and arm bands.
  13. Shame on him who thinks evil of it (the motto of the Order of the Garter).
  14. My latest acquisition. Upon the formation of the Territorial Force in 1908 the 1st [Herts] Volunteer Battalion of the Bedfordshire Regt amalgamated with the 2nd [Herts] VB Bedfs Regt to form the Hertfordshire Battalion. This did not sit well in Hertfordshire and as they had no regular Regiment it was decided in 1909 to change the title to The Hertfordshire Regiment. Some insignia for the short lived Hertfordshire Battalion was produced including this rare Helmet plate for the Officer's Home Service blue cloth spiked helmet. It was made by Jennen's and Co. There maker's mark can be seen on the end of the title scroll.
  15. That is a really cracking badge Marcus.