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by Lord Byron
Fri Jun 13, 2008 4:57 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW2 R.A.F. UNIFORM
Replies: 4
Views: 2907

http://www.network54.com/Forum/180748/

There you go, have a look at the links at the top here and a few of the relevant threads, should sort you out.
by Lord Byron
Fri May 30, 2008 1:53 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Fire!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 2402

by Lord Byron
Wed May 28, 2008 2:12 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Skinner's Horse
Replies: 13
Views: 1975

Is the gentleman at the centre portraying an actual/specific Officer of the period? I ask as he seems to be wearing the VC - wearing campaign medals relevant to the period is usually ok, but wearing the Empires highest award for bravery if you're not portraying someone who did earn it seems a bit if...
by Lord Byron
Thu May 22, 2008 1:04 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Looking for a Tommy.....
Replies: 2
Views: 1092

Re: Looking for a Tommy.....

I spoke to a chap in British WW1 kit at Rockingham and took a pattern from his pistol holster in order to make a replica. I either didn't take - or have lost - his contact details. Can anyone help please? If that was Martin Lambert, posts here as Trenchy occasionally. If not, post his name and I mi...
by Lord Byron
Wed May 21, 2008 3:23 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Khaki cotton drill.
Replies: 1
Views: 1084

I believe Hainsworth did some in khaki a while ago.

Another possibility, I've seen plain white cotton drill available at John Lewis before now, could possibly be dyed to whatever colour was required?
by Lord Byron
Sun Mar 30, 2008 1:07 am
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: can you tell what it is yet.... :?
Replies: 30
Views: 6718

Wow... what stitch is it? Split stitch. Kind of like backstitch, but on the backstroke you put the needle through the stitch you've just made, splitting the thread. Which is a major clue btw, cos split stitch is most commonly used in only one type of embroidery :D Bayeaux Tapestry at a guess?
by Lord Byron
Tue Mar 18, 2008 1:53 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Field Surgery.
Replies: 5
Views: 1557

May be apocryphal but I have heard a tale of Larrey performing the fastest amputations ever recorded, removing two of his assistant's fingers at the same time!! :shock: I believe you're thinking of Robert Liston, a later British surgeon, who is suggested to have the only ever case of a 300% mortali...
by Lord Byron
Sat Mar 15, 2008 11:59 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: American revolution help needed!
Replies: 6
Views: 2204

Hello Tom, can't answer your question, just curious to know which WW1 group you're with?
by Lord Byron
Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:00 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Lee Enfield Breach Covers
Replies: 3
Views: 995

Been keeping an eye on this one, but since no one has replied I dug out the answer from the website below - 24th June 1915 was the date they were officially introduced into service in the LoC:

http://www.network54.com/Forum/28173/th ... ion+covers
by Lord Byron
Thu Feb 21, 2008 6:32 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: The attachment of a stomacher
Replies: 36
Views: 4307

Annis wrote:Who?!


The picture for stomacher help purposes ONLY!!!!


Have you never heard of Burke and Hare, the two famous body snatchers of the early 19th century?! :shock:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burke_and_Hare
by Lord Byron
Thu Feb 21, 2008 6:07 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: The attachment of a stomacher
Replies: 36
Views: 4307

Annis wrote:Oh yes, I can post a picture of my bodies if that helps!


Friends with Burke and Hare are we? :shock: :?:
by Lord Byron
Tue Feb 19, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Wanted - pair of button/pocket sized MGC buttons
Replies: 2
Views: 1287

All sorted for tunic buttons for the time being now, still looking for a pair of the small cap buttons if anyone knows of any. I got the missing ones from the following people: http://www.goldenagebuttons.co.uk/ I can highly recommend them - prompt helpful replies to my queries, an image as requeste...
by Lord Byron
Sat Feb 16, 2008 2:07 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Wanted - pair of button/pocket sized MGC buttons
Replies: 2
Views: 1287

Just a slight bump, and pending a reply to a query I've made, I'm now looking for THREE (or more for spares) medium MGC buttons in good condition, and ONE (or more, etc) large button in good condition.
by Lord Byron
Sat Feb 16, 2008 2:03 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: uniform dating
Replies: 18
Views: 3768

JC Milwr wrote:you are a gent sir, and I owe you a pint :)


Not at all, it's what us WW1 chappies are here for!
by Lord Byron
Wed Feb 13, 2008 1:02 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: uniform dating
Replies: 18
Views: 3768

We think this is the same badge, worn by a female relative after the war: That is the cap badge of the Army Veterinary Corps (you can just see the letters AVC superimposed on each other within the wreath (they weren't granted "Royal" status until just after the end of the Great War, after...
by Lord Byron
Mon Feb 11, 2008 4:54 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Wanted - pair of button/pocket sized MGC buttons
Replies: 2
Views: 1287

Wanted - pair of button/pocket sized MGC buttons

I'm badging up a smart cuff-rank tunic with original Machine Gun Corps buttons, so I can use the leather buttons that are currently on it for a trench-ready shoulder rank tunic. I have sourced most of the buttons I need from a former VMGS member, but I am still short two of the medium sized buttons ...
by Lord Byron
Mon Feb 11, 2008 3:08 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: My turn to stick my head above the parapet
Replies: 16
Views: 2008

Re: My turn to stick my head above the parapet

Dave B wrote:My turn to stick my head above the parapet ( they couldn't hit an elephant at this dist....)


My first thoughts on seeing the picture were "Avast me hearties!" - then I noticed it was for the GAOP, so you've achieved a suitable degree of nautical appearance! :wink:
by Lord Byron
Mon Feb 11, 2008 3:05 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Bayonet Fencing Rifle
Replies: 11
Views: 3700

Re: Bayonet Fencing Rifle

The rifle is 58" long with a 42" barrel made from 25mm stainless steel electrical conduit. The woodwork is made from 6"x2" joist pine, suitably bandsawn, shaped, sanded and stained. The 17" bayonet is from 20mm stainless conduit, which has been angle-ground to shape (note m...
by Lord Byron
Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:53 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: uniform dating
Replies: 18
Views: 3768

Lower picture - typical tropical cotton drill uniform again of a mounted soldier (breeches, puttees wound knee-to-ankle, spurs), this time with the more usual Wolseley pith helmet. The badge is just ever so slightly too blurred for me to get at the moment - it's a very clear frontal shot, so a sligh...
by Lord Byron
Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: uniform dating
Replies: 18
Views: 3768

My uncle found some more pics of Arthur (the second chap I posted). This one answers a question or two, but raises loads more! What rank is he? I'm completely ignorant on stripes etc! Family legend states that the first pic was taken in or near Jerusalem in WW1, is that likely? EDIT: Looks like he ...
by Lord Byron
Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:19 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Here we go...
Replies: 31
Views: 4250

Re: Here we go...

Zachos wrote:Well you shouldn't deal it out if you can't take it, so please find attached pictures of myself in my soft kit, and rip me apart.



:twisted:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0EFniA60Oo

(the only video I could find with the music I was thinking of!).
by Lord Byron
Fri Jan 25, 2008 3:26 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: uniform dating
Replies: 18
Views: 3768

This is quite a splendid picture, it really show the fashion of the time for the big moustache, and the picture is very similar to (the people I mentioned earlier fron east anglia) the photo I mentioned, he may (? wild guess) be attached to something like The Royal Field Artillery, as he looks darn...
by Lord Byron
Thu Jan 24, 2008 8:59 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: uniform dating
Replies: 18
Views: 3768

Great War again - same Simplified Tunic as before and same cap. Apparently on Mounted Duties - wearing spurs and putties wound knee-to-ankle (as opposed to ankle-to-knee for most other soldiers), with breeches as well by the looks of things. Badge s a bit blurred though, will need to have a bit of ...
by Lord Byron
Thu Jan 24, 2008 8:53 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: uniform dating
Replies: 18
Views: 3768

Did one get to choose which regiment got conscripted to? Would you mind awfully checking the date of this one too? This is supposedly the previous gentleman's brother, and this poor soul did die in the war: I love that this forum has experts from every era, you guys rock 8) Great War again - same S...
by Lord Byron
Thu Jan 24, 2008 4:38 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: uniform dating
Replies: 18
Views: 3768

PS Norfolk Regiment cap badge as well if my eyes don't deceive me.
by Lord Byron
Thu Jan 24, 2008 4:37 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: uniform dating
Replies: 18
Views: 3768

100% Great War photograph - he's wearing the Simplified version of the 1902 Service Dress Tunic introduced in late 1914/early 1915 to speed up production (no rifle patches on the shoulders and larger unpleated breast pockets), as well as the waistbelt of the 1914 Pattern leather webbig (introduced a...
by Lord Byron
Fri Jan 18, 2008 6:40 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Waht do you make of Ch 4's 'City of Vice'?
Replies: 18
Views: 2682

lidimy wrote:Arty?

Swap the 't' for an 's', more like :?

Can't enjoy a program with some much swearing, um... how to put it... sexual activity? in it!


What were you expecting from a programme called "City of Vice"?? :?: :roll:
by Lord Byron
Wed Jan 16, 2008 6:51 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: 1914 Pattern Leather Equipment
Replies: 4
Views: 1443

Re: 1914 Pattern Leather Equipment

Hello Lord Byron, as mentioned in my message, all queries may be answered by PM or e-mail rather than take up space here. I used this forum simply to advertise. Technocretin that I am I do not know how to attach photos here, but will willingly supply them to an e-mail address. Anyone interested e-m...
by Lord Byron
Wed Jan 16, 2008 6:27 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: WWII - RAF uniform shirts
Replies: 1
Views: 1102

Re: WWII - RAF uniform shirts

Hi - does anyone know of a supplier, or even a pattern, for pre-1945 RAF uniform shirts? I'm looking for the standard blue No 1 dress shirt, which I believe changed in '45 - quite happy to be corrected though! Many thanks, Cad RC: Have a look here, plenty of posts on RAF shirts to help: http://www....
by Lord Byron
Tue Jan 15, 2008 6:20 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: 1914 Pattern Leather Equipment
Replies: 4
Views: 1443

Re: 1914 Pattern Leather Equipment

Hi, I have a full set of reproduced 1914 Pattern Leather Equipment for disposal. Anyone interested let me know either by posting here or PM, and I shall give fuller details. John Tremelling Mostly interested in knowing the maker, age - when you say full set do you include the correct large pack, sm...

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