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Jerry B

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  1. a rare button indeed....obviously when you posted recently you mean't nearly five years back https://www.peoplescollection.wales/items/408021
  2. As an army collector, I have a few items of headgear by Hawkes, but nothing by Gieves or Gieves & Hawkes, I think they joined together in 1978.
  3. the beret has a fake date on it, this company never made para berets until well after WWII, the earliest I have seen is 1970's. They made other headgear, before WWII, but never para berets. The badge from your one, not very close up pic, appears to be a pointy wing tip fake.
  4. I know this is an old thread bumped by someone else, but the thread starter badge exhibits details consistent with a copy, the tail touching the leg is not a good sign. You really need to share some pics if you want an answer, sounds more like a sweetheart or old comrades badge than an "issue" badge
  5. it is British made and these markings on the sweatband are not precisely dated but late 30's early war is probably correct.
  6. Not British as far as I am aware, maybe Belgian or other near Continental
  7. When I clicked on this post earlier it confused me, I only just now realised why, the spelling site as opposed to sight made me think it was about a gun emplacement rather than an optical device. Auto spelling I assume to blame. Sorry I can't actually help you.
  8. The crown could also be for QEII. I assume the II is either for a 2nd Battalion or is for Her Majesty....I also cannot id this to any Prince of Wales regiment. I assume it is quite small and is more of a pennant than a "colour"?
  9. All true, the wrong things become obvious once you can compare to an original. I can't remember the last time I saw an original for sale
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