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leigh kitchen

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  1. Pouch for a flute or similar?
  2. Looks like the white "8" on red lozenge insignia of 1st/8th Bn Lancashire Fusiliers worn during & after WWI.
  3. I thought about putting in a bid for this on eBay a few weeks ago but thought better of it. Depending on the type of paint & the fabric it may be possible to chip or peel the paint off. I had complete success with this Wolesely using a penknife blade to remove a thick layer of white & khaki paint aouple of months ago, even getting the paint of the pagri, but then it's probably a case of success with a different type of paint & different fabrics.
  4. Identefication

    I have this Mk IV helmet, badged to the Irish Defence Forces Training Centre which I bought as a Military Police helmet.
  5. Yes, that's what I've said about the Musicians badge - I should've worded it differently perhaps. I have 1/2 dozen or so of the slidered version of the GG badge - could also be RA of course.
  6. Yes, as I said - "The Grenadier Guards wear the "flamed grenade" as a cap badge, ranks below full sergeant ("gold sergeant") and other than musicians (the guards term for what the army generally call bandsmen) wear the grenade with no device on the ball." The grenade badge I refer to is the "cap badge" (cap "star") type, shown, which I believe was introduced in 1896 (although I stand to be corrected), rather than other forms of grenade insignia.
  7. A "typo" there Jerry - RASC rather than RCT for a 1950's cap - RCT formed 1965, they wore the RASC cap minus the white piping around the lower edge of the headband.
  8. Hi, I contacted you a few years back regarding your NI political posters? I was wondering if you would be interested in selling any or all of them? Kind Regards Ryan

  9. "The two lads are protecting the Commissioner".

     

    "The commissioners building from a distance".

    The one definitely  on the right is my brother 

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    John Thomas Johnson.                     I think on the left is Fus. James Blakeley 

  10. Hi Leigh I found a old link to a thread you posted regarding a large fusilier cap badge and would desperately like to obtain one for myself, do you have one for sale or can you direct me to a site tgat as one for sale ?

     

  11. I'm sorry, but that's what happens with links - I'll amend the post.
  12. "Xsniper", a 1RNF NCO who was involved in this incident confirms that the remains of all of the Fusiliers and Argylls who were killed were recovered and interred at Silent Valley, Saudi Arabia. Some photographs taken at the military funerals are shown on page 4.
  13. A terrible experience for your father and all others concerned in it, thank you for providing this information, chilling though it is.
  14. Hat display

    Here we go, found it at last, article from this magazine (August 1988 edition) that I picked up second hand in Bruges about 1989. .
  15. It may not do a lot to clean the fur I suppose, but I used one of those sprays that are sold by pet shops for grooming dogs fur (while it's still on the dog). Worked well, a bit of a gentle brushing with that, "feeds" the fur.
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