liegh i think you are right about this brass? motto now i study it it could well be bronze that would explane why the reg said they never used brass motto,s
i think i back then and now couldnot canot tell the difference between the two metals
it explanes a lot cheers for that
heres another little anomoly
number 2 dress belt
the reg for as long as anyone could remember did not wear a belt with the num 2 dress
we even had no belt hooks on the tunic
how ever i cant remember the year of hand but we had a new colonel who decided to break with tradition and make the reg wear belts it lasted about 6 months and we went back to no belt
these belts were very unpopular i was one of the very few who cept theres
Ade , this might interest you. I have an original army account book,combined with a monthly settlements clothing accounts book from the 17th regiment of Lancers, the lancers name is Henry Frank Conisbee no 3469, his enlistment date was 10th October 1889 at Canterbury . He was aged 18yrs and joined for 7yrs in the army and 5yrs in the reserve, bn in the parish of Edmonton,London.This mans entire army history is here all bound in a leather folding wallet, what equipment he was issued,his savings acccount book,a will document, it is becoming a bit fragile but i will see about having the pages treated for preservation,hopefully i can post this wallet and its contents soon.
I have just remembered guys, for those of us old enough to remember them.
One of the uniforms available for the original Action Man figures in the 1960's/70's was a 17th/21st Lancer.
I believe it is still currently available for the current generation of A-M figures!
Piece of totally random/useless information!
Hi Guys, thanks for all the posts. This old thread has suddenly taken off! I enjoyed seeing all of these items relating to the 17th/21st.
I remember the old Acton Man uniform - I think I have the tunic in a bag full of old bits & pieces somewhere.
The white waist belt - the white nylon "woven" type by the look of it?
heres a pic of the action man 17/21L ceremonial uniform
an original of this uniform pre 1908 will cost thousands
the lance cap alone for a trooper has bin known to sell for over £1,000
the 17 lancers is with out dout the most famous of all cavelty reg of the british army one of the oldest and more battle honours than most charge of the light bregaid included
I knew I should have kept all my old Action Man figures and bits that I had for them
It all went down the charity shop when I was in my late teens/early 20's.....no space and no kids of my own then to pass it on to!
Known to all the cynical squaddies as The Boneheads, my brother in law was in this regiment and killed his car commander when he rolled it into a sunken lane in Germany. He is still terminally stupid. John.