QSAMIKE

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About QSAMIKE

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  • Birthday 29/09/48

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    Home of the New West, Calgary, Ab. Can.
  • Interests
    Collector of South African War (1899-1902) in all aspects, Medals, Badges, Books, China all Collectables with regards to the Boer War......

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  1. Hi Tony...... I specifically collect and do research on British Medals for the Boer War and Natal Rebellion along with their badges, uniforms and regimental histories...... Have been collecting in that field for nearly 50 years now...... Specializing in Canadian Units and the Canadian Scouts....... Mike
  2. Hi Tony...... I am not a helmet expert as they did not have them during the Boer War but I suggest you look at this...... http://thebrodiehelmet.weebly.com/military---canada.html Mike
  3. Hi Farkas....... You have to be careful with these early helmets as some of them have found that the padding on the top it is made out of Asbestos...... Otherwise it is a very good helmet.... Mike
  4. Arcweld...... It is nothing to do with the MM of the 1914 Star (officially there is no such thing as Mons Star)...... Looks like something he put on the ribbon so he could hang it from a watch chain or something like that..... Mike
  5. Hi Caz..... Nice start to a collection of QSA's....... If you are really interested in the Boer War I suggest you have a look at this forum..... https://www.angloboerwar.com/ Mike
  6. Here are his enlistment documents....... http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=262410 Mike
  7. You are right...... It is a MM that has been thoroughly destroyed and someone had it engraved to their liking...... What a waste...... Is it named?????? Mike
  8. Thank You Jamie...... Yes I have seen this one before and when I checked the site I found another but that one I had already as well...... Your assistance was greatly appreciated....... Mike
  9. Just Bumping Up To Top....... Still Looking.....
  10. The badge in picture No. 1 - Army Service Corps - WW1 The badge in picture to is also WW1 period...... The Mafeking pin is a souvenir of the Boer War period with a picture of Baden-Powell...... Mike
  11. Hi Chris..... Here is the listing for the Father...... Mike First name(s) Henry George Last name Kimber Service number J62109 Birth year 1887 Birth date 14 Jan 1887 Birth place Portsmouth Birth county Hampshire Birth country England Archive The National Archives Archive reference ADM 188/771/62109 Record set British Royal Navy Seamen 1899-1924 Here is the Son...... I tried to copy his attestation but will not come through........ Also states Re-Enlisted 1937 for a further 12 years....... There is a note to Pension 1961....... Mike First name(s) Henry George Last name Kimber Age 18 Birth year 1906 Birth place Portsea Attestation year 1924 Service number 756372 Former service number - Record set Royal Artillery Attestations 1883-1942
  12. Hi Chris....... According to FMP they are father and son...... Mike
  13. Good Morning Everyone...... For your viewing pleasure...... Here are a few more...... The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Victorian 48th Highlanders of Canada (Dated 1936) Chaplain, W.W. 2 Corps of Signals, W.W. 2, British Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal, W.W. 2 Mike
  14. Bayern....... Found a picture of a Garrison Cap (Black) and my RCMP Cap...... Mike
  15. Hi Bayern...... They came out in the 1850's - 1860's but were not really popular till the 1880's..... At that time they were a design called Garrison caps which morphed into the side cap..... A number of our units had the side cap and went away from them to the Beret..... I have a side cap that was used by the R.C.M.P. during WW2 for less than a year and they went to a beret...... Mike