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  1. Yes, definitely British Army issue, right down to the last four numbers of the last man issued with it written on the back. Simon.
  2. From the fact that the pouch is padded and the single brass belt fixing I would say that this is a pouch for carrying the prismatic compass. Can't make out the ink stampings so can't give you a date but these were still being used up to the late 80's at least. All the best Simon.
  3. The Silver War Badge records show one Harry Fraser with the Rank of Driver in the 15 Reserve Battery, Royal Field Artillery with Regimental number 58897. He is shown as enlisting on 04/1/15 and date of discharge as 24/7/15 being issued Badge Number B2699. Reason for discharge given as 'Sickness, permanently unfit for any form of military service.' He is also shown as aged 35. Could be your Man, I'll see what else I can find on him. Regards Simon
  4. Bilco, Thanks for the link, interesting and appears answer the original question posed in this thread! Regards Simon.
  5. Whilst this may be a made up badge I have to say that I have never come across a Sweetheart badge with a two lug fixing as shown, can't imagine any Sweetheart being to keen to make the required holes in his or hers favorite clothing item to wear this, Which leaves the question is this a badge none of us have seen before or has it been made to deceive or is at indeed some form of Sweetheart or unofficial item? Regards Simon. A trawl on the net shows a number of these badges and the link below shows one recently sold on EBAY http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WW1-BRITISH-ROYAL-NAVAL-AIR-SERVICE-CAP-BADGE-RNAS-FLYING-CORPS-/281613014652?nma=true&si=362CHRgxRkJgJ5OHyXFMbSGNmmI%3D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557 Regards Simon
  6. Peter, Certainly bears a resemblance to a Berkshire Yeomanry badge but a very strange metal and stone configuration and also there appears to be no method of affixing this item to anything! The stone reminds me of those used in Scottish edged weapon hilts but this is of no help when trying to identify this piece. What size is the badge please? Regards Simon.
  7. Can we see the back of this item please?
  8. Hello there, I doubt that this is a tunic to the Coldstream Guards, the Garter star on the collar is like nothing I have seen before and there should be embroidered rose emblems on the shoulder straps. The skirt ornamentation is similar and it obviously should have Coldstream buttons. I'm wondering if this is in fact a tunic with connections to the Canadian Guards Regiments? Regards Simon
  9. Thanks Chris, still looking for those scans, will be in touch! Simon
  10. Chris. Nice photo, excuse my ignorance but what is the badge/emblem worn on the left breast of his tunic? Cheers Simon
  11. Thanks for posting these photos. Had the opportunity to visit this cemetery myself many years ago and was struck with how serene the place was. The trip up to the Monastery also puts into focus just how difficult the battle must have been for the Infantry, steep, very high and extremely rough terrain.. Regards Simon.
  12. Thanks for showing this Mervyn, way beyond my wallet but lovely to see, particularly the pith style helmets. Regards Simon
  13. Glenn Nice to hear from you, thought you may have known him. Never seen that backing before, when you first recieved yours was it the red backing or like this one? Cheers Simon (H)
  14. Chris No, not made for showing at home. The Guards along with some other Regiments have their medals court mounted, ie on a stiff board backed ribbon so as not to swing about. Normally the backing would be red to match the colour of the Guards tunic when engaged on home service public duties. I have no idea why the backing cloth is green but this medal does appear to have been professionally tailored. Value anywhere from £50 to £70 imho. Regards Simon
  15. Hello Kornel Looks like an interesting book, just bought a copy on UK ebay, there is still one copy available if any one else wants one. Regards Simon