How can you identify an army uniform?
Units are distinguished by badges and the colours of the cap, tunic piping, vertical stripes (“welts”) on the trousers, and the colour of the collar for certain cavalry regiments. The tunic and trousers of the Royal Gurkha Rifles are rifle green. The Rifles wear a rifle green tunic with black trousers.
Is a Purple Heart worth money?
The Metal in the Medal The value of the Purple Heart is immeasurable. The courage and bravery exhibited to receive a Purple Heart cannot be measured financially. A person awarded with a Purple Heart is an American hero. That said, the metal used to manufacture the actual medal is not very valuable.
What are some of the best WW1 regiments cap badges?
Devon shoulder titles WW1 – reprometal shoulder titles with back lugs and pin.. Duke of Wellington shoulder titles – reprometal shoulder titles with back lugs and pin.. DLI regiment cap badge WW1 – repro..
How do you identify a First World War military badge?
oval-shaped openwork brass badge formed by two scrolls enclosing a large numeral ‘2’. Upper scroll is embossed ‘CITY BATN.’ and lower scroll embossed ‘THE KING’S’. Identifying a First World War military badge can be relatively straightforward if you can hold the badge in your hand, or see it clearly in a portrait photograph.
What are the different types of WW1 and WW2 badges?
WW1 & WW2 German Badges Buttons Cloth & Formation Patches Cloth Shoulder Titles Cloth Formation Patches Cloth Insignia WW2 Slip-On Shoulder Titles WW1 & WW2 Lapel Badges WW1 & 2 Lapel Badges British Legion Badges Officers Insignia & Rank Pips Relic & Dug Cap Badges etc.
What does a cap badge look like?
The badge overall is a distinctive triangular shape, and easily identified, even in a blurred photograph. However, some units had very similar cap badges which can be hard to differentiate – this example is the Royal Engineers cap badge, whose wreath-style looks like a number of other round-shaped badges when it is even slightly blurred .