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Jerry B

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  1. i would think interwars anything is less well studied and KD from the period is likely to be no exception. period photos exist from the afghan frontier and the tribal areas, perhaps an extensive search might help. i have seen the occasional KD item from the 30's for sale on dealers sites but mostly just the jackets and not shirts...i have a few undated pics that show them with a short sleeved or rolled up sleeve shirt and one from 1932 showing the RWF in the OR's collarless shirt similar as you suggest to the WWI shirt.
  2. very nice, Herbert Johnsons have always made quality headgear.
  3. I am trying to id the regiment of this officers scarlet tunic, I assume late Victorian or early 20th century, in fact it is 1881 to 1902 when it is replaced by the other type I own. It is not a royal regiment as the facings are white, but obviously an officers example but it has some subtle differences on the cuff braid and the rear white piping to one I own to the Welsh. It has been robbed of its collar badges, shoulder boards and buttons and has no label inside it. It is badly moth eaten and I don't know what to do with it, just leave it or attempt a restoration as it was thrown in with a job lot of other items I bought. I would be very grateful if anyone can id the unit from which it originated.
  4. I did consider the bays from the shape of the badge, but not sure if they wore this pattern frock with white collar and cuffs. I had a look on uniformology and they did seem to wear something similar with white facings. I had thought infantry of the line as the ornamental braid is correct for infantry and not for the cavalry as each cavalry regiment had unique braid, 2DG for instance had as shown below. Thanks for pointing back in the direction of the Bays, I shall undertake further research.
  5. thanks for commenting Peter. Always likely to be along shot as to unit id. As for rank it is officers, 2lt to major I think wore the same.
  6. Jerry B

    Death Penny

    It was very common in WWI for aircrew to die in training accidents, I think about two thirds of all aircrew who died were killed in this way.
  7. I have one as well along with the standard issued type. Certainly not a modern item.
  8. This type is a copy, though some have argued they are period made private purchase for those who did not get one issued, but that is debated
  9. As I said on the other forum, lovely cap and all correct IMO
  10. A very fine period example, though a bit large to display. I have a door sized example which is just about displayable.
  11. As already stated Lord LT or Deputy LT is my opinion.
  12. A minor point but it was the Welch Regiment that along with the South Wales Borderers were amalgamated to form the Royal Regiment of Wales, not the Royal Welsh Regiment which is what they became after the RRW was amalgamated in 2005 with Royal Welch Fusiliers.
  13. Both look fine tony, the dug up is post 1920 with Welch spelling though is a one piece? and the bimetal is pre 1290 with Welsh spelling. Here are two dug up great war Royal Welsh Fusilers Some more from the RWF, both wars, both spellings
  14. Tony, I have a few Welsh badges, probably a few more than shown in these pictures as these are now out of date.
  15. Whilst I don't have a royal welsh, I do have the RRW and the Welsh Brigade
  16. Tony, the first one is welsh brigade form the 60's or Gurkhas, second is welch and is possibly ok, last is the welsh with the bottom scroll cut off
  17. Tony, A standard WELSH regiment OR's bi metal I think for the pals. Note during the pre 1920 period the Welch wore the badge with the spelling WelSh with an S not a C which is seen on post 1920 badges.
  18. Sorry to have been the bearer of bad news. By the way, I am also a Cardiff lad, well not a lad any more and no longer living in the Diff. My Cardiff Pals medal. Another photo of a Cardiff pals man, note he wears the Welsh cap badge
  19. Simon, They were both copied from the web, thanks to someone else is due for them.
  20. Sadly I have to offer my opinion in it being a copy. Actually, it is a collar badge, not for the cap.
  21. That would make sense, post war Irish use.
  22. the helmet shell is by Fisher & Ludlow, a British maker. Post War Irish army use seems most likely, or perhaps a civilian factory fireguard unit. They only made shells between 1939-42, but the shells were reused by the irish into the post war period
  23. are there any markings on the underside of the helmet on the shell near the lugs or on the liner cradle? A pic of the underside might help.
  24. A lovely badge, and something I ever got into, but that is a stunner.
  25. the badge in the top three rows, in bronze I think for BD, is correct, as shown in the magazine, the other badge with the Royal Scots scroll is the other ranks badge.