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Forum: Imperial Uniforms and Headgear 03-24-2020, 05:18 PM
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Posted By Robert Shoaf
I have always thought the the second edge above...

I have always thought the the second edge above the peak is indicative of an officer's helmet, although the Garde Star is not officer quality.
One can always learn, and I try to do so.

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Forum: Imperial Uniforms and Headgear 03-23-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 510
Posted By Robert Shoaf
These are highly sought after helmets, but I...

These are highly sought after helmets, but I would not say they are rare; a quick internet search will find multiple examples for sale. Two regiments wore the same helmet, the GdC and the Garde...
Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum 03-14-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 51,990
Posted By Robert Shoaf
That Cav price is ridiculous, especially in this...

That Cav price is ridiculous, especially in this market.
I paid $700 for mine, about 6 yeras ago,made by BAMUFA, in very good condition.
Not many bargains at Emedals, IMHO.:nono:

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Forum: Model Building and Display Forum 03-10-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By Robert Shoaf
It's on Netflix, in the original color. ...

It's on Netflix, in the original color.

Bob Shoaf
Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum 02-20-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By Robert Shoaf
It's a Potemkin Village of a general's...

It's a Potemkin Village of a general's cap.:1no_way:
Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum 01-31-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By Robert Shoaf
Superb.thumbsup Bob...

Superb.thumbsup

Bob Shoaf
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 01-27-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By Robert Shoaf
Looks like a full dress rank isignia for a 2nd...

Looks like a full dress rank isignia for a 2nd lieut., or lieut., depending upon the date, for a Scootish regiment, given the thistle on the button.
Victorian crown, so pre-1902, and the M may well...
Forum: Roger Bender Book Review and Media 01-20-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,588
Posted By Robert Shoaf
Mine was "Afrikakorps" as well, 1st Edition 1973....

Mine was "Afrikakorps" as well, 1st Edition 1973.
Recall it was close to that date that I purchased it.

Bob Shoaf
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 01-06-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By Robert Shoaf
This officer is not listed in my 1938 Army List,...

This officer is not listed in my 1938 Army List, but he is in my 1952 copy, first as a DAAG ( Deputy Assistant Adjutant General ) in the War Office, with the rank of Temp. Major. He has the letters...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 12-06-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By Robert Shoaf
The badge is very inexpensive,maybe $10-15. At...

The badge is very inexpensive,maybe $10-15. At least that's what I paid for mine about 10 years , via Ebay France.
I would also check there to see if any other trumpet banners are listed; I have no...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 12-02-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By Robert Shoaf
Badge and what appears to be a trumpet banner are...

Badge and what appears to be a trumpet banner are for the French 5th Cuirassiers Regiment, formerly the Royal Pologne Cavalry Regiment.
I have the same badge in my collection.

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Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 11-18-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 720
Posted By Robert Shoaf
No, the Greys had a white van dyke pattern , and...

No, the Greys had a white van dyke pattern , and the RSDG pipers the same, but in yellow.
You can easily find photos on the web.

Bob Shoaf
Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum 11-12-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By Robert Shoaf
Indeed, price is too high even for a cap in much...

Indeed, price is too high even for a cap in much better condition.:nono:

Bob Shoaf
Forum: Roger Bender Book Review and Media 11-03-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 377
Posted By Robert Shoaf
"Spitfire" on Netflix

I just watched the new Netflix documentary "Spitfire; The Plane that Saved the World" last evening & thought it was very good.
A 2018 production, it featured a few surving Battle of Britain pilots,...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 10-29-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 720
Posted By Robert Shoaf
The Greys had, and now, the Royal Scots Drgoon...

The Greys had, and now, the Royal Scots Drgoon Guards also have a pipe band, but their glengarries have the van dyke pattern similiar to that on the peaked cap, not this dicing.

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Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 10-25-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By Robert Shoaf
Yes, the French troops confirm. Five years in a...

Yes, the French troops confirm. Five years in a POW camp coming up.

Bob Shoaf
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 10-24-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By Robert Shoaf
Yes, Scottish and they appear to be POW's. I'm...

Yes, Scottish and they appear to be POW's.
I'm thinking perhaps the 51st Highland Div., captured at St. Valery en Caux in 1940, by troops commanded by Rommel.

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Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum 10-23-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 868
Posted By Robert Shoaf
What is a jager badge doing on a cavalry cap? ...

What is a jager badge doing on a cavalry cap?
Why cover up the name of the purported owner?
I don't get a warm & fuzzy from this cap and the price is way high.

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Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum 10-16-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By Robert Shoaf
Wool quality looks to be much higher than...

Wool quality looks to be much higher than normally seen on enlisted caps.
A very handsome item; would be even better with matching insignia, IMHO.

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Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 10-08-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By Robert Shoaf
2nd Household Cavalry Regt. ( 2HCR) was initially...

2nd Household Cavalry Regt. ( 2HCR) was initially a corps level armoured car regt .of VIII Corps, but was atttached to Guards Armoured Div. in August, 1944.
Not sure if they wore a corps or...
Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum 10-01-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 51,990
Posted By Robert Shoaf
$1400 for the LW white top, Erel or not , seems...

$1400 for the LW white top, Erel or not , seems very high to me .
They are not hard to find under $1000.

Bob Shoaf
Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum 08-28-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,091
Posted By Robert Shoaf
I have a postcard from Berlin, written to my...

I have a postcard from Berlin, written to my grandfather from a war correspondent who knew my father and spoke to him near the Brandenburg Gate.
Postcard is stamped June 18, 1945. My father was in...
Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum 08-16-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 553
Posted By Robert Shoaf
Yes, indeed a very handsome cap.thumbsup ...

Yes, indeed a very handsome cap.thumbsup

Bob Shoaf
Forum: Roger Bender Book Review and Media 08-14-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 934
Posted By Robert Shoaf
I'm hoping that it turns out better than the...

I'm hoping that it turns out better than the trailer; Woody Harrelson as Nimitz??::
It has to be better than the abysmal first "Midway" with Charlton Heston.
As one who has read most of books on...
Forum: Roger Bender Book Review and Media 08-13-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 590
Posted By Robert Shoaf
Yes, I was also disappointed in the CGI and the...

Yes, I was also disappointed in the CGI and the story seemed disjointed to me as well.
Too bad, as it's a story well worth telling. Guess we should be glad an attempt was made.

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