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Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria Yesterday, 08:31 AM
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Posted By peter monahan
I was wondering why anyone, never mind the SOE...

I was wondering why anyone, never mind the SOE who I believe mostly made night drops, would bother to camouflage a chute. presumably anyone who saw it falling would notice it whatever colour it was...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria Yesterday, 08:21 AM
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Posted By peter monahan
Id's say a reproduction. The cord isn't right...

Id's say a reproduction. The cord isn't right at all, I don't think, so I'd guess it was made for re-enacting rather than for a ceremonial unit or museum.

My two cents worth.
Peter
Forum: International Militaria Forum Yesterday, 08:11 AM
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Views: 60
Posted By peter monahan
Lovely condition. Thanks for sharing.

Lovely condition. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: International Militaria Forum 10-28-2014, 08:26 AM
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Views: 68
Posted By peter monahan
It's not British military. It looks very German...

It's not British military. It looks very German in style, so I'd guess that or perhaps Swiss or Scandanavian, but the only British Army canteen anything like it was the 'Italian' style used in the...
Forum: International Militaria Forum 10-28-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 37
Posted By peter monahan
Not a specialist in European insignia at all but...

Not a specialist in European insignia at all but it does look fairly old: relatively crude loops and cast construction. The symbols suggest French or Belgian to me, just by the general look but I...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 10-14-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 248
Posted By peter monahan
Here is a site which shows very similar tunics...

Here is a site which shows very similar tunics being worn by the KRRC in 1902 and 1914: http://www.britishempire.co.uk/forces/armyuniforms/britishinfantry/krrcuniform.htm

And this Flickr site has...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 10-14-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 248
Posted By peter monahan
I agree that the style is Victorian but many...

I agree that the style is Victorian but many regiments kept such ornate style for their mess dress well into the 20th century. The typed label suggests a rather date to me, as does the condition,...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 10-14-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 336
Posted By peter monahan
Tony Care to take a stab at IDing the chaps...

Tony

Care to take a stab at IDing the chaps in posts 7 & 8? Mahrattas, perhaps?

Peter
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 10-14-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By peter monahan
I would say the same: they may be valuable. ...

I would say the same: they may be valuable. Check under 'Britain's'. Some of the sets are no worth hundred's of pounds and the Gurkha set sounds interesting and salable.
Forum: International Militaria Forum 10-14-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By peter monahan
Not Commonwealth. Don't know about US but tend...

Not Commonwealth. Don't know about US but tend to think not. Sorry.
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 10-02-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 189
Posted By peter monahan
It was and still is common to employ Gurkhas -...

It was and still is common to employ Gurkhas - often ex-Indian or ex-British Army - as security guards but I wasn't aware it happened that soon after the war. Still happening today and at one point...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 10-02-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 450
Posted By peter monahan
I'm seeing the same dark cross, so it's not just...

I'm seeing the same dark cross, so it's not just you!
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 10-01-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 336
Posted By peter monahan
I'd say second war or just after, judging by the...

I'd say second war or just after, judging by the service dress uniforms, lack of drum banners and so on and lack of Indian Officers in the background of the second photo. Not possible to ID the...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 10-01-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 189
Posted By peter monahan
Interesting that almost everyone in the photo...

Interesting that almost everyone in the photo seems to be in US uniform and outside somebody's HQ: parking spot for the Commanding General in the background there and one Gurkha [senior?] NCO in a...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 09-24-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 340
Posted By peter monahan
Sadly, its probably the case that the number of...

Sadly, its probably the case that the number of copies in circulation, some now decades old, greatly outnumber the total of originals issued.
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 09-24-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 115
Posted By peter monahan
In silver, if it's silver it is likely to have...

In silver, if it's silver it is likely to have been worn on 'patrols', the dark blue uniform used for decades by many regiments as their dress uniform, so could come from a number of periods up to...
Forum: International Militaria Forum 09-24-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 152
Posted By peter monahan
Made in Rabat, which is in Moroccco, so could be.

Made in Rabat, which is in Moroccco, so could be.
Forum: International Militaria Forum 09-23-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By peter monahan
Thta's right, not trench art but manufactured for...

Thta's right, not trench art but manufactured for sale to soldiers and civilians alike. Not too expensive, as they are fairly common still though of course pricier if working and in good shape.
Forum: International Militaria Forum 09-01-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 200
Posted By peter monahan
Leondes You will probably do better posting...

Leondes

You will probably do better posting this in the Imperial Militaria forum, I think.

Peter
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 08-31-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By peter monahan
And the '7/2' very probably indicates #7, 2nd Coy...

And the '7/2' very probably indicates #7, 2nd Coy or 2nd Troop. Very nice.
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 08-31-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 354
Posted By peter monahan
Various groups wore helmets with a white band...

Various groups wore helmets with a white band around them and letters I believe, including air raid wardens , ambulance and rescue squads and so on. Perhaps even munitions workers - with a white...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 08-31-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 558
Posted By peter monahan
WWI British/Canadians had a special vets or tunic...

WWI British/Canadians had a special vets or tunic for machine gunners [Lewis gun] to carry their weapons, with special shoulder pads and all. I suspect this is an equivalent item, perhaps for Bren...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 08-25-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 143
Posted By peter monahan
The serial number in the Canadian Army was...

The serial number in the Canadian Army was assigned to Lance Corporal Harry Frye of the 6th Infantry Battalion, so its not his. I agree that somebody has added US bars to a British medal for some...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 08-25-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 349
Posted By peter monahan
I do not think this is a Snider Enfield bayonet...

I do not think this is a Snider Enfield bayonet [Pattern 1853]: the 'wing nut' on the locking ring is wrong and the scabbard is very definitley not British issue. The British ones had a brass chape...
Forum: International Militaria Forum 08-25-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By peter monahan
No mystery, didier. As Byterock says, its an...

No mystery, didier. As Byterock says, its an obsolete Knights of Columbus cloak clasp.
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