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Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 02-05-2016, 03:13 PM
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Posted By WWIIBuff
Thanks Bob. I was just reaffirming it from a 2nd...

Thanks Bob. I was just reaffirming it from a 2nd source to further show that your source is correct, and the person who mentioned a "blue" beret being worn was mistaken. :)

Thanks again!
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 02-05-2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 315
Posted By WWIIBuff
I just found details about the Royal Dragoons...

I just found details about the Royal Dragoons berets in the Brian Davis book on Uniforms & Insignia. His information confirms that the original grey berets were made in Cairo by a tailor.

While...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 02-04-2016, 07:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 192
Posted By WWIIBuff
Thanks guys, I definitely need to get a good book...

Thanks guys, I definitely need to get a good book or two on the subject.

Does anyone have a period photo or two they can post of this type of uniform being worn in North Africa?
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 02-04-2016, 12:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 315
Posted By WWIIBuff
That makes the most sense to me as well. Thanks...

That makes the most sense to me as well. Thanks guys!
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 02-04-2016, 01:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 315
Posted By WWIIBuff
Well in answer to the question about a blue beret...

Well in answer to the question about a blue beret versus a black one, I did not receive a definite answer on the other forum, but it appears the confusion was in the fact that "Royal" regiments wore...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 02-04-2016, 01:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 192
Posted By WWIIBuff
Thank you Matthew and Jerry for the information. ...

Thank you Matthew and Jerry for the information. Always great to learn this stuff. smilewink

That is a nice uniform ensemble you have there Matthew, thanks for posting the link to it. I've never...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 02-03-2016, 01:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 192
Posted By WWIIBuff
Thanks Marc. So the rank on the right sleeve was...

Thanks Marc. So the rank on the right sleeve was a practice only done for the tropical/desert uniforms?

I never knew chainmail was worn during WWII. You would not happen to have a picture of...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 02-03-2016, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 192
Posted By WWIIBuff
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Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 02-03-2016, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 192
Posted By WWIIBuff
Questions about Royal Dragoons KD uniform...

I recently picked up this uniform, but have a few questions I need help with since I am still fairly new to collecting British militaria.

1) Based on the makers tag, this is a 1941 dated KD...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 02-03-2016, 12:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 315
Posted By WWIIBuff
Actually Peter I am confused by that as well. I...

Actually Peter I am confused by that as well. I am trying to get more information about that and will post the reply once I receive it.
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 02-02-2016, 12:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 315
Posted By WWIIBuff
Thank you for the additional details Robert, that...

Thank you for the additional details Robert, that is great background information. thumbsup
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 02-01-2016, 07:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 315
Posted By WWIIBuff
Thanks Peter, I appreciate the information. I...

Thanks Peter, I appreciate the information. I also received a reply on another forum that they wore the grey beret in North Africa, and switched to the dark blue beret in Europe.
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 01-31-2016, 11:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 315
Posted By WWIIBuff
Correct headgear for Royal Dragoons in North Africa?

The Royal Dragoons regiment served as a Reconnaissance unit for the 1st Armoured Division at a time in North Africa. I believe they also used armoured cars. What would have been the correct...
Forum: Large Ordnance Forum 01-09-2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By WWIIBuff
Is this a ground-dug piece? Is it complete? Can...

Is this a ground-dug piece? Is it complete? Can you post more pictures showing details? It's hard to determine a value without being able to see what the condition is really like.
Forum: Kriegsmarine Uniforms and Equipment Forum 01-06-2016, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 306
Posted By WWIIBuff
Thank you Eduardo my friend. :) I passed on...

Thank you Eduardo my friend. :)

I passed on this compass and will wait for a better one, and hopefully a nice sextant too. smilewink
Forum: Kriegsmarine Uniforms and Equipment Forum 01-06-2016, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 306
Posted By WWIIBuff
Thanks for the information guys. I was wondering...

Thanks for the information guys. I was wondering about the FL number, so thanks for letting me know what that is.

So it seems like this is probably a good example of a compass, but not...
Forum: Kriegsmarine Uniforms and Equipment Forum 01-05-2016, 12:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 306
Posted By WWIIBuff
I believe it has been repainted post-war.

I believe it has been repainted post-war.
Forum: Kriegsmarine Uniforms and Equipment Forum 01-05-2016, 12:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 306
Posted By WWIIBuff
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Forum: Kriegsmarine Uniforms and Equipment Forum 01-05-2016, 12:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 306
Posted By WWIIBuff
Opinions on this Binnacle Compass

Hello Gents,

I've always liked the idea of having one of these in my collection, and this one is a bit smaller, so easier to display than the large pedestal mounted examples.

Any idea what type...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 12-29-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,255
Posted By WWIIBuff
This is an old thread, but the battledress now...

This is an old thread, but the battledress now resides in my collection and I am wondering if anyone knows what happened to the beret from this group?
Forum: Kriegsmarine Uniforms and Equipment Forum 12-28-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,302
Posted By WWIIBuff
Well I guess I am going to have to add a few...

Well I guess I am going to have to add a few pieces of KM porcelain to my collection. At least now I know which ones are which. ;)
Forum: Kriegsmarine Uniforms and Equipment Forum 12-28-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By WWIIBuff
I could be wrong, but I believe the second item,...

I could be wrong, but I believe the second item, the spherical piece, held compressed air inside the torpedo.
Forum: Kriegsmarine Uniforms and Equipment Forum 12-28-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By WWIIBuff
Those are some great examples Jakub, thanks for...

Those are some great examples Jakub, thanks for showing them. So now I am very curious, did you dive for them yourself? How did these survive? Were these from unused torpedoes from a sunken...
Forum: Kriegsmarine Uniforms and Equipment Forum 12-28-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 923
Posted By WWIIBuff
Very nice Jakub! thumbsup

Very nice Jakub! thumbsup
Forum: Kriegsmarine Uniforms and Equipment Forum 12-28-2015, 12:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By WWIIBuff
Hello Dr.V., Unfortunately I do not know the...

Hello Dr.V., Unfortunately I do not know the original source of the gyroscope. I bought it from a collector who had found a nicer one, so he was selling this one from his collection.

What is the...
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