BRITISH ARMY BADGES
BRITISH ARMY BADGES
BRITISH ARMY BADGES
£70.00
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BRITISH ARMY BADGES

 By: Lieutenant-Colonel Robin Hodges.

 

This stunning 540 Page High Quality Harback Book ( With coloured Dust Jacket ) was privately published by the Author in 2005 and is illustrated in Colour throughout.

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HERE ARE TWO RECENT REVIEWS OF THE BOOK:

 There are many things to commend this book:First,it is fully comprehensive, containing every badge currently issued to the British Army (rank, cap badge, shoulder flashes, collar dogs, formation signs, you name it), meaning you only have to go to one source to see them all, not many as with other books. Second,they are all actual size. Third, they are all in colour, even the photographs of soldiers wearing them. This is essential to all collectors, to know exact sizes, colours etc. Each section also gives information about each regiment or arm of service and its provenance (origins, amalgamations, traditions, etc). Because it's so extensive, it's not cheap, and weighs a ton, but in my view worth every pound (money and weight!). I was given a copy by my wife as a Christmas present last year and I was very excited to receive it. Lt.Col. Hodges states that it is a labour of love, and his passion for collecting and the British Army definitely comes across. The amount of work he put into it is mind-boggling, but must have been fun. I would recommend it to anyone collecting British Army badges, and it complements all the other standard reference books on previous eras and specialities. It should go down in the opus of all the recommended reference books on the subject. I can't wait for his next edition, when he updates it with the changes now taking place within the British Army.

 
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If you only buy one book on British Army badges, then look no further than this book. On looking at just the listing page it looks expensive, but it IS worth every single penny. It should be noted that this is a HUGE size book.

The book covers all British Army badges up to 2005. All badges are in full colour, and cover anything and everything including the ordinary cap badges through to musicians badges, and all yeomanry, Officer Training Corps and cadets. Each badge is listed with measurements and in most cases the materials they are made from, ie: silver plate, gilt, bullion etc. Each regiment and unit has a small paragraph of information on it, and there are sub paragraphs containing other historical and interesting facts about regiments, use of insignia and ranking systems. The latter is very helpful in making clear the strange absence of Sergeants in the Household Cavalry and the absence of Corporals in the Footguards.

If you're a collector of badges then this book is THE book to own. I am often referring to the book to identify badges and to judge the authenticity of supposed "genuine issue" items on eBay. Although this book doesn't cover any of the newly formed regiments, such as the Rifles or the Mercian regiment, there are plans for an updated version in about 2010. For the militaria enthusiast and collector this is the perfect reference book to own.
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