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. In 1900 a 4th VB was raised in Huntingdonshire. In 1908 the 3rd VB and the 4th VB were amalgamated to form The 5th Battn The Bedfs Regt. It is not clear [to me] who wore this Vic crown w/m o/r's helmet plate. The 1st [Herts] VB went through several changes of uniform. From Grey to Scarlet to blue to Khaki. So it is possible they wore this generic plate after 1897. The 2nd [Herts] VB remained in grey upto 1908 so I doubt it was worn by them. 4th VB briefly ? or maybe it was a Militia item. The voiding is poor around the Hart. Note the 3rd VB is not voided around the hart. None of the one I have seen are.
  2. The 1st Bedfordshire Rifle Volunteer Corps became the 3rd VB The Bedfordshire Regt in 1887.
  3. The 1st [Herts] VB amalgamated with the 2nd [Herts] VB in 1908. The new Battalion in the Territorial Force was initially called the Hertfordshire Battalion. But in 1909 was redesignated the Hertfordshire Regiment.
  4. The Hertfordshire Rifle Volunteers, 1st Admin Battn became The 2nd Hertfordshire Rifle Volunteer Corps in 1880. They later became the 2nd [Herts] Vol Battn The Bedfordshire Regt in 1887. This plate was worn in silver plate or white metal by officers and blackened with a w/m hart by o/r's.
  5. The Hertfordshire Rifle Volunteers , 2nd Admin Battalion became the 1st Hertfordshire Rifle Volunteer Corps in 1880. They later became the 1st [Hertfordshire] Volunteer Battalion, The Bedfordshire Regiment in 1887. This helmet plate was worn in silver plate or white metal by officers and with a bronzed or blackened star by o/r's. 1879 to 1897.
  6. Fantastic Marcus. Glad they have arrived at last. Ian Carmichael in Private's Progress. Graham.
  7. Although full dress for Infantry was dropped in 1914, it was worn on occasion after that date, such as Coronations. This is an Officer's H/P to The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regt. It has been converted from V/C to K/C and the title scroll is brass that has been silver plated. Graham.
  8. The Bedfordshire Regt Officer's H/P. Now with Kings crown. 1902 to 1914. Graham
  9. Worn on the blue cloth Home Service spiked helmet. The Bedfordshire Regt Officer's H/P. 1881 to 1900 when the blue enamel was changed to black velvet. Graham.
  10. A fascinating addition to your collection Marcus. I have been trying to figure out sleeve insignia with no luck. Graham
  11. Happy Birthday for yesterday Marcus H. Hope you had a great day. Graham.
  12. The WW2 badge for Instructor, Local Air Raid Precautions. Graham.
  13. Thanks for the replies. All the NFS helmets I see have decals. The AFS was amalgamated with the NFS in 1941 but was reintroduced after the war and continued to 1968 and even longer in N.Ireland. I am told the post war AFS were equipped initially with ww2 era helmets. I am still hoping the red band is connected to its ww2 service. Thanks for the manufacturers info Jerry.