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  1. Nice quality private purchased Luftwaffe Signals NCO's visor cap features a black center band with brown wool waffenfarbe piping to the crown. The front center of the cap has a second pattern silver washed alloy Luftwaffe eagle and silver washed alloy wreath with painted national tri-color cockade. Black patent leather chinstrap with two black painted metal retaining clips and two black painted metal buckles. The chinstrap is secured to the cap by two black painted metal buttons.  The interior of the cap is fully lined in brown rayon. Celluloid center diamond remains with maker beneath of 'CARL HALFAR, UNIFORM-MUTZENFABRIK, BERLIN N.20 Prinzenallee 74'. The interior of the cap  has a tan leather sweatband. Excellent unit marking 'IL/Ln.R.2' and date stamp 'APR 1938' 









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  2. Hi Bayley,

    here is the poster in question, it's really just a propaganda poster to raise moral. It's a chart showing badges, decorations and medals for the Royal Navy, the Army, Royal Air Force, Royal Marines, Merchant Navy, and Combined Operations. The right hand side shows medals awarded for bravery and general service medals. The General Production Division G.P.D. was one of the few divisions to remain in place throughout the war,it undertook technical work under Edwin Embleton. The G.P.D. often produced work in as little as a week or a fortnight, when normal commercial practice was three months. Artists were not in a reserved occupation and were liable for call up for military service along with everyone else. Many were recalled from the services to work for the Ministry in 1942, a year in which £4 million was spent on publicity, approximately a third more than in 1941. £120,000 of this was spent on posters, art and exhibitions. Many extra designs were pre-prepared in order to cope with short lead-times and the changing events of war. As far as I know the 365/18/33 is just a reference number. 


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  5. Found it, it's called 'Moanin' I actually posted it earlier in this thread but this is the Ready Steady Go version, I think that's what confused me. 

    Also found the other track I lost, travelling into make Believe.

    and a more up to date one at the Ronnie Lane Memorial Concert. Pity Mick Jones from the Clash spoilt it with his out of tune guitar.    


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  6. Thanks Asa, no I had not seen the new trailer, although I had seen the first one. It looks really good, and strangely enough it features the song I mentioned in my last post. Do you know the name of the first track ? I'll embed the trailer here for you. 


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  7. Hi Asa, welcome to the forum, yes it's hard to find photos of the old shop, even videos of Chris other than the well known ones. I did have some great ones here of my favourite mid to late sixties era, some very psychedelic ones but as usual you tube disabled the accounts I should really have made copies but they are out there somewhere. Great idea to ask here for media about Chris I would love to see that too.No idea how to contact Georg Grimm but maybe he might see this post. Also please keep us up to date with Chris's exploits and feel free to post any pictures or media here, it's a good place to keep it all together. Tell Chris I'm asking for him, and I hope we can get you some new material, if anybody has anything, feel free to post it  :thumbsup:     

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  8. We used to get them in all the time, but due to the new EU laws de-acts are not turning up as often as before, only the new specs can now be sold and they are only just coming onto the market. Most collectors can't sell their old specs which has reduced the amount of de-acts on the market , however there is talk that once we leave the EU we should be able to legally sell them again, whither this is the case or not we will need to wait and see.  From memory I think we used to get  Mg42 Lafettes more often than the Mg34's. However allot of them were ex Yugoslavian army with Yugoslavian paint, it was quite rare to find them with the original German paint and when we did we could at least double the price, especially with the original pads.   

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  9. Thanks Guys, Yes he was a very brave man, his medals are displayed at the Royal Highland Fusiliers Museum in Glasgow. My Aunt and my Grandmother presented the medals to the City of Glasgow in 1972. The Lord Provost of Glasgow had lunch with them and it was a very special day. Here is a picture of his medals from Museum, the V.C. here is a copy as they keep the original in the safe. Here is also a  painting of my Uncle with his Lewis gun by the artist Duncan Brown, he was kind enough to visit us in the shop when he heard I was one of the few relatives still living in Scotland. He has painted all 14 winners of the V.C. from Lanarkshire. Apparently there are more V.C.'s in Lanarkshire per square mile than anywhere else in the world, as Duncan said, there must be something in the water.   


    Medal entitlement of:
    Company Sergeant Major Thomas CALDWELL
    12th Bn, Royal Scots Fusiliers
    Victoria Cross
    1914 - 15 Star
    British War Medal ( 1914-20 )
    Victory Medal ( 1914-19 )
    King George VI Coronation Medal ( 1937 )
    Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal ( 1953 )

    (Picture - Thomas Stewart)

    Royal Highland Fusiliers Museum
    518 Sauchiehall Street
    G2 3LW




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  10. It's great doing the research, I agree, you really feel that you know them, especially as I only knew one of my uncles, the other two passed away before I could meet them. My uncle Tom was in the Royal Scots Fusiliers,  he was in command of a Lewis gun section. I always feel I am banging on about him on the forum,  as he won the VC, but I think he deserves a mention again being a Lewis gunner.   





    His last visit to the UK in 1968 for the The VC and GC Association in London, along side the two other winners of the VC from Carluke, William Angus VC and Donald Cameron VC. This was the last time my mother saw him as he passed away the following year.    

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  11. Nice cufftitle Fritz, the Gibraltar cufftitle, was the only commemorative cufftitle, it was instituted by the German Emperor Wilhelm II on January 24, 1901 and was issued to the personnel regardless of rank of three units  Füsilier Regiment General Feldmarschall Prinz Albrecht von Preußen Hannoversches Nr.73, Infanterie Regiment Von Voigts Rhetz 3.Hannoversches Nr.79 and Hannoversches Jäger Bataillon Nr.10.

    Institution of Gibraltar cufftitle was aimed at immortalization of heroic deeds of three Hanoverian battalions that fought against Spanish forces during the siege of Gibraltar 1776-1780. It also stressed the intergenerational continuity of Hanoverian units. The Gibraltar cufftitle was initially introduced by the King of England George III to honor the survivors from three infantry Hanoverian battalions  Von Beden, de la Motte and Von Hardeberg that defended Gibraltar against the Spanish. The blue cloth cufftitle bearing the title Gibraltar was worn on the lower right sleeve of the tunic.

    Hanover and England boasted tight relations within XVIII and XIX centuries. Hanoverian rulers became monarchs of Great Britain, and from 1801 of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. The first of these rulers was Georg-Ludwig who acceded to the British throne in 1714. By the way the last British monarch who ruled in Hanover was William IV as the Salic law which required succession by the male line forbade the accession of Queen Victoria in Hanover. As a male-line descendant of George I, Queen Victoria was herself a member of the House of Hanover. However her descendants bore her husband’s titular name of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. Three kings of the United Kingdom were at the same time Electoral Princes of Hanover.

    During the American Revolution 1775-1783 the King of England George III who had  a title of Duke of Hanover replaced British troops in the Mediterranean that were sent to colonies by five infantry battalions from his native Hanover. Three of them, namely Von Beden, de la Motte and Von Hardeberg were dispatched to Gibraltar on October 16, 1775. After Spain declared war on England in June 1776 Gibraltar was besieged for three years and seven months until the Treaty of Versailles ended hostilities on August 15, 1783.

    Prussian victory in the Austro-Prussian Seven Weeks’ War 1866 during which Hanover sided with the Austrian Empire led to the liquidation of Hanover as a kingdom and its annexation by Prussia. Hanover was made a capital of a Prussian province, its king George V left the country and Hanoverian infantry battalions were incorporated into the Prussian army. Three above mentioned battalions were renamed Füsilier Regiment General Feldmarschall Prinz Albrecht von Preußen Hannoversches Nr.73, Infanterie-Regiment Von Voigts-Rhetz 3.Hannoversches Nr.79 and Hannoversches Jäger-Bataillon Nr.10.

    The commemorative Gibraltar cufftitle that was instituted by Wilhelm II in 1901 had simpler design but still had yellow hand-embroidered Gibraltar title on a blue wool cloth. It was worn by all ranks on the lower right sleeve of the dark blue peace time tunic. The color of the cloth, height and width of letters slightly differed depending on the manufacturer. Privately purchased cufftitles were of a higher quality. Officers’ version of the Gibraltar cufftitle made from hand embroidered gold wire could have been authorized for the tunic that was introduced in 1910. The Gibraltar cuff title was continued to be worn during the WWI on the lower right sleeve of field grey tunic. 


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  12. No problem Fritz, Not 100% sure about everyone having their own topic as sometimes it's good to add similar items to something like the Brodie helmet thread, where everyone can contribute.

    However I do agree that who ever has started the particular thread should have the final say on what is added. If they would prefer such as in your equipment thread that other items are not added because for example they want to add more items, then that is easily done. Anybody who would like threads split, removed or merged just let me know by personal message, and of course the thread starter will have the privilege of the final say :thumbsup:

    I'll move these last posts to Forum rules for future reference.    

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