Jump to content


Standard Membership
  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by woodbine

  1. Hi Danny, In response to collectiing Canadian Cap Badges, You did not indicate what period you would be interested in. A) Canadian Militia Badges Pre 1914. B) First World War. C) Canadian Badges 1920-1950. D) Second World War. E) Canadian Army 1953 - 1973. Let me know what period would be of interest to you, and I will be able to give you a few book titles. Concerning restrikes, all I can say is buyer beware, as there are some very good fakes out there. Cheers Woodbine
  2. [fo Hi Andy, I would say that Item # 267 is a Canadian badge for "The Victoria Rifles of Canada". c.1928. Cheers, Woodbine.
  3. Hi Mossy, after a little more research your jacket may in fact be that of The Royal Lincolnshire Regiment (Yellow Facings) Pre 1881. Embroidered versions of the Sphinx collar badges for officers 1880-1881 may have been in use, but according to Colin Churchill, these have yet to be discovered. may be your jacket is the missing link, who knows. Ah, the joys of collecting. Woodbine
  4. Hello Mossy, I have just taken a peek at Colin churchills' book "History of The British Army Infantry Collar Babge" and I think the Jacket in question may be that of "The South Wales Borderes (Fig.659) an embroidered Sphinx, c 1879-1881, then known as The 24th (2nd Warwickshire) Regiment of Foot. If I find out more info on your jacket I will pass it along. Cheers, Woodbine
  5. The Lancashire Fusiliers wore the primrose (Yellow) coloured brush plume in the fusilier fur cap until 1914, and it was not until after the Second World War that all Fusilier Regiments readopted the coloured plumes. (Feather Hackles) From what I can gather The QLR were created in the 1970's and traces its history back to the 30th; 40th; 47th; 59th; 81st; and 82nd. regiments of foot, and it was only natural that they adopted the Primrose coloured hackle. Cheers Woodbine
  6. I have this mystery item that I acquired some years ago from an antique shop in Vermont, U.S.A. This item is in brass, with a copper seamless chain which is about 32 inches long attached to it. The container is 3" wide x 2" high x 7/16" thick. It has capital letters stamped on the front as follows: N.A.D. with a broad arrow or crow's foot. The lid is a separate piece which is about 5/16" high. Over the years when I have shown this mystery item to people at different Canadian Militaria shows I have been told it is a match safe, or a container for calling cards ( I am not convinced this is what it is.) I think that it is a WW1 item that was worn around the neck, maybe. and I have not a clue what N.A.D. stands for, and I even scanned Howard Williamson's book "A Dictionary of Great War Abbreviations" to no avail. I would sure appreciate any feedback on this one. Thanks[attachmentid=308]
  7. I think you are both spot on :food-smiley-004:
  8. Re: The Canadian Airborne Regiment. You are correct, they have been disbanded. All I can say it was a sad day for the Canadian Military, and another example of what happens when the ******* politically correct get involved. Cheers
  9. Hello again, I could send you scans of a Pattern 1790 Royal Navy Officer's Sword, and/or a Pattern 1805 British Naval Commanders Sword. Would this be of help to you. There is not too much available in British Naval Sword Patterns between P 1796 and P 1822.
  10. Hi Try www.military heritage.com In my opinion they are a great source for reproductions of good quility and for reference in general.
  11. One of my favourite regiment nicknames is one given to The Coldstream Guards - "sheep shaggers" allegedly as a result of carnal acts of the basest possible nature on Pirbright Common. Woodbine.
  12. Hi Bigjarofwasps: Did a little research on this one. The 35th Royal Sussex Regiment of Foot was Cyprus in 1881-2 and after the bombardment of Alexander was present in the operations in Egypt, including the surrender of Kafr el Dowa and Damietta. The battalion served throughout the Nile campaign of 1884, with the Desert Column under Sir Herbert Stewart, and fought at Abu Klea. A party of the battalion formed the escort on board Gordon's steamers in Sir Charles Wilson's Expedition in 1884. The battalion returned home in 1885. Woodbine.
  13. The Yeomanry Cavalry were raised around 1794 and were comprised of part time volunteers, in order to defend England from possible invasion by Revolutionary France. In the 19th. century it was often used to prevent & contain civil disturbances such as Peterloo. It became a strong organisation to which many influential people belonged, and formed part of the fabric of British social history. Woodbine
  14. Hello, A few years back I had the pleasure of visiting the Portsmouth Naval Yards, boarded H.M.S. Victory and was very impressed with the whole set up. I sure gave me a sense of what life in the service of The Royal Navy was like back then. I was in awe when walking on the lower gun decks, and just for a moment trying to get a feeling of the action that would have taken place in the course of heated engagement (Smell of gunpowder, noise of cannon fire, the smoke, splintered oak, the dead and wounded) in such a place. To me it was well worth the time spent there. I was also most impressed with the restoration of the Mary Rose and the artifacts recouvered that are on display. Woodbine, Canada
  • Create New...