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Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 04-17-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,350
Posted By Patrick Dempsey
Hi Bill, the second medal is particularly...

Hi Bill,

the second medal is particularly interesting (although the epic Crimean battles in totality are noteworthy for any student of British military history) as the man named upon it is indeed...
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 04-08-2012, 05:35 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 41,587
Posted By Patrick Dempsey
Hello all, just to add to this discussion,...

Hello all,

just to add to this discussion, i would hate to think that people are forming the opinion that "Devils Guard" is serious contribution to the literature of the French experience in...
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 03-09-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,193
Posted By Patrick Dempsey
Apologies for the typographical faux pas. The...

Apologies for the typographical faux pas. The edit button is only live for 90 mins.
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 03-09-2012, 04:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,730
Posted By Patrick Dempsey
It's a Windproof smock certainly, i am sure most...

It's a Windproof smock certainly, i am sure most of us would dispute the 'SAS' moniker though.

smilewink
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 03-09-2012, 04:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,193
Posted By Patrick Dempsey
Hi Jack, not a huge amount i can add to...

Hi Jack,

not a huge amount i can add to this topic (one for Mr.Conboy really as he has written on the topic in the past), but i have some information to hand.
During the 1960 the South...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 03-05-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,136
Posted By Patrick Dempsey
Quality research job, also nice to see the...

Quality research job, also nice to see the Regiments lineage reflected in the insignia.

Always a pleasure to read this type of thread.

thumbsup
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 02-19-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,483
Posted By Patrick Dempsey
I never tire of seeing items such as this, they...

I never tire of seeing items such as this, they simply are never seen in this half of the world for obvious reasons.

Superb item.
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 02-19-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,398
Posted By Patrick Dempsey
Hunter, putting groupings back together is...

Hunter,

putting groupings back together is one of the most pleasurable things possible in militaria collecting ( although at times the most frustrating too), congratulations on the continued...
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 02-07-2012, 04:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,530
Posted By Patrick Dempsey
Nice images, thanks for posting them. Not...

Nice images, thanks for posting them.

Not being well versed in aircraft at all, is this the French built version or an older Germanic flavour of the aircraft?

There are some addtional images...
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 02-05-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,033
Posted By Patrick Dempsey
Nice pistol. A batch were released in the...

Nice pistol.

A batch were released in the UK (deactivated naturally) a few years ago, all were snapped up rather quickly to say the least.
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 01-29-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Patrick Dempsey
Any chance at a look at the 53rd Welsh group...

Any chance at a look at the 53rd Welsh group perhaps?

[angel]
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 01-28-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,761
Posted By Patrick Dempsey
Thanks for the reminder! Tracking a copy...

Thanks for the reminder!

Tracking a copy down now.
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 01-25-2012, 05:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,030
Posted By Patrick Dempsey
Joe, that letter is heart rending to say...

Joe,

that letter is heart rending to say the least, i cannot fathom the worry and pain the mother must have went through as she watched the nightly news, no doubt hoping for a glimpse of her son....
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 01-12-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,384
Posted By Patrick Dempsey
Hello Terry, any possiblility of a look at...

Hello Terry,

any possiblility of a look at the tunic at all? Victorian era items are becoming a strong interest of mine of late.
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 01-04-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,285
Posted By Patrick Dempsey
Here is another beret that is closer in colour...

Here is another beret that is closer in colour etc and it again typical of the tailor shop copy type. It was the one i was thinking of initially.

This fine example was originally posted by...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 01-03-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,118
Posted By Patrick Dempsey
Good call, in my naive collecting youth i...

Good call,

in my naive collecting youth i cleaned a trio to a shine and have regretted the rank idiocy i perpetrated ever since....

They have survived happily for almost a century and cared...
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 01-02-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,285
Posted By Patrick Dempsey
Something along these lines out of the collection...

Something along these lines out of the collection drawer.

I am not saying that this is exactly what we are seeing at all, just using it to illustrate the type of thing sourced locally.Obvously...
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 01-02-2012, 09:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,285
Posted By Patrick Dempsey
Hi Alex, i don't think it is that pattern....

Hi Alex,

i don't think it is that pattern. The footage reminds me of the locally produced cloth you occasionally see berets made in on the collector market ( from memory i think Spike posted one...
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 01-02-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,285
Posted By Patrick Dempsey
Ribbon bar,SSI, pocket zip modification, and...

Ribbon bar,SSI, pocket zip modification, and another view of the pattern. I have left the time bar in the shot as a guide. Just as a warning should this be viewed in a house with children or others...
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 01-02-2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,285
Posted By Patrick Dempsey
Two segments of the pattern in question. ...

Two segments of the pattern in question.

http://i42.tinypic.com/a9tg00.jpg

Despite the digital transfer being clear and vibrant at 720p, the details are a little soft and fuzzy....it does...
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 01-01-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,285
Posted By Patrick Dempsey
Could well be, will have to look again. He is...

Could well be, will have to look again. He is very clear in the segment we are talking about though.

Looks like one of the myriad patterns produced locally, and much more interesting (personally...
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 01-01-2012, 12:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,285
Posted By Patrick Dempsey
Alex, firstly, happy new year. ...

Alex,

firstly, happy new year.

Fascinating video indeed. Some interesting uniform details to ponder, especially the man who is in frame around 1.32, the last one you have shown. Note the...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 12-22-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,104
Posted By Patrick Dempsey
Great postings Darrell as ever. Also...

Great postings Darrell as ever.

Also disproves the entirely false notion that Afghans are impervious to defeat, something the historical record amply shows.

I wish there were more...
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 12-18-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,765
Posted By Patrick Dempsey
Chuck, the design is for the 2nd Regiment...

Chuck,

the design is for the 2nd Regiment Etranger de Parachutistes (2nd REP). (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5e/Insignes_du_2e_REP.jpg)
...
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 12-17-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,051
Posted By Patrick Dempsey
John, you keep posting all sorts of visual...

John,

you keep posting all sorts of visual treasure.....what a great studio shot.
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