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Re: British kit questions

Postby prideofengland » Sat Jun 07, 2014 10:00 pm

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Re: British kit questions

Postby dcheetham89 » Sun Jun 08, 2014 5:49 pm

Chomley-Warner wrote:Heh, I listed in the uniform requirements - any cap badge. No3 Commando were volunteers and retained their regimental badges. Attached is No 3 Commando, No 4 Troop just before D-Day.


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Re: British kit questions

Postby Tommy9151 » Wed Jul 02, 2014 2:20 pm

Hello everyone, just a quick query about the Rifle Brigade. I'm at the understanding that they used black pips, crowns etc, my question is, where should one consider heading if they wish to buy some since I'm finding black metal very easily, but since they're only authorised on battle dress for The Guards Regiments if I've not been deceived... Where would one go since they're eluding me so far.
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Re: British kit questions

Postby Ramsay00105 » Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:09 pm

I have not seen ones for sale. Originals look to be cloth not metal. They might only be outlines in black material. You need to research on this as if confirmed making your own should be not too difficult.
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Re: British kit questions

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Re: British kit questions

Postby Tommy9151 » Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:42 pm

Thank you for both for your help, gentlemen. It's not perfect, but I'm sure I can do something with them. Many thanks for your assistance.

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On another more puzzling note, I'm finding that the cloth shoulder titles for the Rifle Brigade are being sold in black on dark green and what from my eyes looks like black on black.

http://www.montyslocker.co.uk/ourshop/p ... Title.html

Here's Monty's Locker which shows what I believe is black on black, if it's green, I've never seen a darker shade of it in my life. If it's true that it's only dark green with black writing... Why am I finding these on the interwebs?

Another query is about whether they had unique stripes in black and dark green or just used standard pattern that everyone else used.

Sorry for the trouble I'm causing.

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Re: British kit questions

Postby Ramsay00105 » Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:11 pm

I have seen these on the Monty's Locker stall they are black writing on very dark green cloth. The Rifle Brigade did use their own black on green rank chevrons. Not exclusively but most photo references show their use on BD.
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Re: British kit questions

Postby Kendo » Mon Jul 07, 2014 4:50 pm

What kind of watches did British troops - specifically airborne forces - wear?

I'm wanting to get a decent look-a-like, or a robust enough replica, for airsoft use, so any help would be great.
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Re: British kit questions

Postby McVickers » Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:20 pm

Kendo wrote:What kind of watches did British troops - specifically airborne forces - wear?

I'm wanting to get a decent look-a-like, or a robust enough replica, for airsoft use, so any help would be great.


Have a 'Google' for "Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection Issue 12" and see if you like what you see - luckily for you, it's due for publication next Thursday... :good:


https://www.facebook.com/EaglemossMilitary/photos/pcb.286136301565924/286135634899324/?type=1&theater
(Click on the "Next" button to then go to a picture of the watch)
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Re: British kit questions

Postby Kendo » Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:59 pm

Not only can I not believe my luck, but I can't believe I forgot about that feckin' magazine! :slap:

Shan't complain too loudly though - some man, McVickers. :good:
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Re: British kit questions

Postby MartinR » Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:02 am

As I'm CO for Avellino I've got a couple of corporals stripes to sew on.

What is the regulation distance from the top of the BD sleeve? My Dad can't remember at this distance in time, so any advice welcome! I could eyeball it but I'd rather get it right.

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Re: British kit questions

Postby Universal Gunner » Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:03 am

A two bar chevron is worn with the bottom of the point 9.5" from the top of the sleeve.

Incidentally 1 bar is 9" and 3 bar 10.5".

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Re: British kit questions

Postby MartinR » Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:07 am

Brilliant, thanks Charlie. I think I actually knew that but I'd forgotten.

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Re: British kit questions

Postby TheChef » Sun Sep 21, 2014 9:41 pm

A quick question on the "Basic Airborne" kit guide, it suggests a maroon beret for airborne or green for commando, or a cap comforter, were cap comforters worn by commando and airborne ?
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Re: British kit questions

Postby Russe11 » Mon Sep 22, 2014 1:26 am

They were worn by anyone who wanted a warmer head, they were worn under helmets in cold weather. Commandos used them as hats because stealth was more useful than any protection a helmet provided. It is unlikely that Airbourne would do the same as the planes and parachutes would give the game away.
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