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  1. Keep an eye on this site, I have no connection with the Vendor but have always found them beyond reproach and extremely helpful. None available at the moment but they be able to help with information. http://www.antiquearmsandarmour.com/current-stock/truncheons/ Regards Simon
  2. Marry this Girl! What a trooper!!!!

    Chris, That Tankgewehr is one huge beast, she handles that better than most, some great weapons on show too. Simon
  3. Pierre, Below is a link to an excellent thread on this Forum concerning British Army helmets, if you scroll down to post number 10 you will see a photograph of a 5th Dragoon Guards helmet in the wonderful collection of Stuart Bates, coupled with the information in the Carmen book above I think we can positively id the last plume you show as that of the 5th Dragoon Guards although it appears to missing its top. http://gmic.co.uk/topic/35945-7-th-dragoon-guards-helmet/ Simon
  4. Tony Have just checked Ancestry UK site for Jacobs on the Military Campaign Medal and Award Rolls 1793 to 1949 with no direct match unfortunately, will keep you updated. Simon
  5. Tony, As a start and by using this useful website it would appear that with your Man's number being 1246 he would have joined the Regiment between 29th July 1884 and 9th April 1885, next step will be to check the Regimental History to ascertain which campaigns the Regiment was involved in and then check the relevant Medal Rolls for him. http://armyservicenumbers.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/cameronians-scottish-rifles-1881-1914.html Simon
  6. Pierre, My pleasure will try to give you positive identifications if I can as time allows. All the best Simon
  7. Welcome to the Forum Pete, look forward to seeing your posts! Simon
  8. Thanks Tony, can't say I've seen similar labels but that means nothing. Still searching for your Man and will let you know if I turn anything up. Simon
  9. Looking again at your photographs and consulting with the book , British Military Uniforms from Contemporary Pictures by WY Carmen I have found the following:- Heavy Cavalry 1855 -1901 The brass helmet continued in use for the seven Dragoon Guards' Regiments as did the white metal pattern for the 1st or Royal Dragoons and the 6th or Inniskilling Dragoons. The 2nd or Royal North British Dragoons continued, of course, to wear their black bearskin caps with a nine inch white hackle feather. For the other Cavalry the three colours of red, black and white were chosen. Red was used by the Kings Dragoon Guards, white for the 4th Dragoon Guards and the 6th Dragoons, black for the 2nd and 6th Dragoon Guards and Royal Dragoons. Black and red were used by the 3rd Dragoon Guards, red and white by the 5th Dragoon Guards and black and white for the 7th Dragoon Guards. Lancers 1855 - 1901 The plume which had been of simple black horsehair for all Lancer Regiments was in the 1857 regulations noted as different for each Regiment. The 9th Lancers had black and white cock tail feathers, the 12th had scarlet, the 16th scarlet and white and the 17th all white. What you probably need to do now is check with online sources which relevant Regiment had which type of metal fittings and you may be able to narrow down the identity of each item. The one issue is of course the Yeomanry Regiments who had very elaborate uniforms linked to the regular Cavalry style uniforms and so there is always the possibility that these items could belong to them. I have no idea about the 7 inch white and red plumes, never seen anything similar before and the tall feather plume could well be Hussar or Corps related. Hope this helps and all the best Simon
  10. Welcome to the Forum. Regarding the various plumes you have shown us, the white over green over white short horsehair is worn by the Welsh Guards on left side of the bearskin cap, the all white similar one is worn by the Grenadier Guards also on the left side and both are for Non commissioned ranks. Regarding the longer falling type which were worn by Cavalry and Yeomanry Regiments, positive identification will need to be made on the fitting device and finial top as the colours shown were worn by more than one Regiment, for example black was used in the Albert pattern Helmet by the 2nd Dragoon Guards, 7th Dragoon Guards and Household Cavalry Farriers along with many others. They were also, of course worn by Lancer Regiments and again style of fitting will need to ascertained for identification. I will attempt to get a list together of the Cavalry Regiments and get back to you, nice items by the way. All the best Simon
  11. Tanker Uniform c. 1940 - value

    Paul Am no expert on this but below are two links to WW2 era Soviet uniforms that have sold on Ebay recently, may be of help. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WW-2-Soviet-Russian-uniform-army-Tunic-Breeches-Hat-Bag-Belt-Style1943-/162477115191?hash=item25d4640737:g:MZAAAOSw4DJYfMlB http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WW-2-Soviet-Russian-uniform-army-Tunic-Breeches-Hat-Bag-Belt-Style1943-/162523052859?hash=item25d720fb3b:g:OdwAAOSw5UZY-Mz- All the best Simon
  12. Thank Tony, Look forward to seeing them. will see if I can find any records of your Man. Regards Simon
  13. Interesting find Farkus, is the name label sewn in or stuck to the band, Hard to make out exactly. Simon
  14. Cabinet card Oberst Konrad Kronberger


    • FOR SALE

    Cabinet Card as discussed and kindly identified by Glenn J in this thread, http://gmic.co.uk/topic/70702-is-this-man-a-bavarian-not-my-area-of-knowledge/ Asking for £15.00 and postage at cost please (Payment in GBP if possible please)


  15. Post War Autographed Knights Cross Photos


    • FOR SALE

    A set of four autographed Post War Knights Cross Winner Photographs as follows:- Otto Gunsche, £20 Heinz Jurgens £15 Walter Girg £15 Otto Weidinger £20 For sale individually as priced or will sell all four for £60 and P & P at cost. (Payment in GBP if possible please)