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  1. George VI's star

    Looks perfectly good to me...... Official name: The 1939-1945 Star...... Now all you have to do is get the other 8 stars to make a complete set....... 1939-45 Atlantic Arctic (a new one) Air Crew Europe Africa Pacific Burma Italy France and Germany Take a look here: http://www.rogersstudy.co.uk/medals/ww2_stars/stars.html Mike
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. SURVIVABILITY OF MEDALS TO CANADIAN SCOUTS GOOD EVENING GENTLEMEN...... I Have decided to take on the project of compiling a list of all the existing Queen's South Africa Medals either in singles or in groups named to..... THE CANADIAN SCOUTS I would ask the assistance of all members of the forum if they can provide me with the following information..... 1. Name, Rank and Regimental Number (Note: Some medals were issued without a Number). 2. Style of Name Unitt: CAN. SCOUTS, CANAD'N SCOUTS, CANADIAN SCOUTS 3. Bars on the medal. 4. If part of a Group the other medals in the group. 5. Country of Location. I do not want any personal information just Country. All information will be kept confidential and I may possibly be able to pass on some information to you...... Thank you in advance for any assistance that you can provide..... Mike
  10. 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
  11. Just Bumping Up To Top....... Still Looking.....
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Hi Chris....... According to FMP they are father and son...... Mike
  15. Good Morning Everyone....... Even though I have sworn to keep to my collecting theme I have been picking these up over the years and just thought that you might like to have a look at a few that I have..... Mike 1) Pictou Highlanders 2) 14/20th Hussars 3) Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps 4) Royal Corps of Signals 5) Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers 6) Lord Strathcona Horse (Between the wars according to Museum) 7) 16th Lancers (Boer War Period)
  16. 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
  17. Bayern....... Found a picture of a Garrison Cap (Black) and my RCMP Cap...... Mike
  18. 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
  19. Here is my latest...... Officers, Devonshire and Dorset Regiment.......
  20. The regiment was renamed in 1798 for The Princess Frederica as the 14th (The Duchess of York's Own) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons and allowed to use the Prussian Eagle as its badge and has used it ever since in various forms...... M.
  21. Without actually handling it I would say that it is 75% authentic...... As you can appreciate it is hard to tell just from pictures...... There are still a few things of which I am not sure...... M.
  22. Sorry cannot tell from those pictures..... Need close ups of cypher / crown and sides...... Mike
  23. Hello Peppe....... Here is his information from FMP...... First name(s) Fuller Roberts Last name Hill Age 30 Birth year - Service number 100060 Regiment Royal Engineers Unit / Battalion 226th, 517th Field Company Year 1915 Residence county London Residence country England His service files are on line in FMP...... Mike
  24. Yes it looks like a good Victorian badge and czapka........ You really have to be careful as there is a company in a country on the sub-continent that is reproducing these. even down to the wear and tear...... But saying that this one looks good with the proper signs of age...... Mike
  25. Definitely Canadian..... 1. Collar Badge..... 2. 7 Button Tunic...... 3. Looks like a Signals arm band...... 4. Cavalry Ammo Pouches...... Mike
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