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The Beginnings of My Collection

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    Finally managed to get pictures of all my bits and pieces and finally brave enough to post them up to Havent got much so far but slowly getting more pieces and you have to start some where with out noticing really ive kind of gone down the route of collectiong cap badges and side caps Got some more bits already in the post to add to the collection and will add them in here once i have them, still being cautionous with my buys and only bought one thing over a fiver so far which was 3 of the caps

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    Anyone know what the cap with the swords badge on is?? its the only cap i dont know what it is

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    Finally the bits that caused me to start collecting, my grandads gasmask and dog tags and the first piece i bought a gas mask bag

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    Thanks for looking and any information on any of my pieces is greatly appreciated and hopefully my collection will only get bigger along with my knowledge due to this amazing site

    Thanks
    Tom
    Last edited by Motley; 05-04-2012 at 07:28 PM.

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    Hi, you have some very nice items there! Thanks for showing!
    Thanks, Glen.

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    The cap you mention is a US garrison cap with West German Bundeswehr visor hat insignia...

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    great looking pieces Motley, gas mask is definitely my favorite

    regards

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    The first Gulf War British desert kit is becoming scarce now, you have a future collectable there. Welcome aboard.

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    Hi Motley,
    Some nice pieces so far i see you have your grandads dogtags, would he have some medals to go with them ?.
    you could get his service info and make a nice piece about him for you collection, keep up the good work and post your next pieces.
    Dave.

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    Quote by bigmacglenn1966 View Post
    The cap you mention is a US garrison cap with West German Bundeswehr visor hat insignia...
    Thanks for the information

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    Quote by KradSpam View Post
    The first Gulf War British desert kit is becoming scarce now, you have a future collectable there. Welcome aboard.
    Thats always nice to know especially when i got both the jackets for a quid each

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    Quote by Panzer 3 View Post
    Hi Motley,
    Some nice pieces so far i see you have your grandads dogtags, would he have some medals to go with them ?.
    you could get his service info and make a nice piece about him for you collection, keep up the good work and post your next pieces.
    Dave.
    I dont think he ever got any medals but finding out his service info could be interesting thanks for the idea got to question him next time i see him now

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    Got a few more little bits in the post today First got some more RAF buttons of different sizes and makes,

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    And what i was told is a RAF Regiment with a blacked out cap badge,

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    Thanks
    Tom

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