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Re: Head dress badges of the ABW period 9 years 9 months ago #5893

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Thanks Iain.....

No for my reference and maybe to give a printed copy to a couple of friends....

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Re: Head dress badges of the ABW period 9 years 9 months ago #5894

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Hello Iain,
Forgot to ask you before, so whats all this interest in helmet flashes about then, is this another collecting area of interest that you have?
The problem here is twofold, firstly, its getting them, they were embroidered on to melton cloth which was prone to moth, the very few surviving examples are seldom in reasonable condition, secondly, people just don't realise what they are, in particular, those that appear to be shaped like a curved shoulder title, these latter were often attached to the pagri and not the cover.
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Re: Head dress badges of the ABW period 9 years 9 months ago #5950

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Hi Frank,

my interest still lies in headdress badges but I was just trying to establish what was worn when.
Do you have any examples of the curved helmet flash?

regards, Iain

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Re: Head dress badges of the ABW period 9 years 9 months ago #6195

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Hello Iain,
Sorry, I had meant to reply, Paul mentioned the word Mafeking! :woohoo: and I got very excited and then Mike showed his DCM! and I got excited again.
In answer to your question, yes.
Regards Frank

iaindh wrote: Hi Frank,

my interest still lies in headdress badges but I was just trying to establish what was worn when.
Do you have any examples of the curved helmet flash?

regards, Iain



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Re: Head dress badges of the ABW period 9 years 9 months ago #6197

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Hi Frank,

thanks for displaying it; as you say it looks very much like a cloth shoulder title :unsure:

regards,

Iain

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Re: Head dress badges of the ABW period 9 years 9 months ago #6200

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Hello Frank,
Thats a very nice group, complimented with the badge and flash.

Paul :)

Frank Kelley wrote: Hello Iain,
Sorry, I had meant to reply, Paul mentioned the word Mafeking! :woohoo: and I got very excited and then Mike showed his DCM! and I got excited again.
In answer to your question, yes.
Regards Frank

iaindh wrote: Hi Frank,

my interest still lies in headdress badges but I was just trying to establish what was worn when.
Do you have any examples of the curved helmet flash?

regards, Iain



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