Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by CL1, May 20, 2021.
Grandfather, Great Grandfather and G-Great Grandfather. I expect they were buried in their ties.
I am not sure ( screeched out in a high pitch whine for obvious reasons)
Talking of knees - my family favourite either before/after they lost their eldest in 1918 - shows how hard some old habits die whilst reminding me of Mr Pastry.
But I've only just now noticed how my off-duty artisan relative's tie erred towards his wife below his oddly-posh wing collar. So,,, conscious 'holiday rebellion' or not !?
Thanks. Clive dropped it whilst escaping.
I will never forget being ridiculed in front of my class at school .
My parents could not afford School uniform and I was wearing My uncles cutdown (Mum was a dressmaker )
pinstripe double breasted demob suit.
,But I was wearing School Tie.
who ridiculed me? My teacher Noel Edmonds Father.
How rude ... um, did Dudley Edmonds maybe resemble this twit ?
Nor forget 'My dead parents are melon-sized orbs' New Age Noel Edmonds' bizarre on-air rant | Daily Mail Online - inferring his headmaster dad was a 'melon head' ?
My Search-Fu is weak, although I'm sure that this has been asked and answered somewhere on the board:
What year did British non-officers begin wearing ties with their uniforms?
And back to the non-researchy material,
I have a 4th Indian Division tie that I bought as new on eBay a few years back.
I never served with this formation--or any formation--so would it be considered a faux pas to wear it by way of tribute?
My old university tie gets the most airing, but I have two lovely ones from Cordings:
Men's Country Ties | Shooting & Silk Ties | Cordings
And now I look again, I'm tempted by another!
Hi Clive I’ve got some pictures and video from Ranville CWWG cemetery if I put it here could set it on it’s own I’m rubbish at that regards Brian
Sorry done it thanks anyway
Use a decent search engine - not this forum's sad excuse for one - my choice DDG to avoid being tracked by almighty Gurgle but both let you alternatively apply a 'site:ww2talk,com' filter
Learn its search term syntax - a good lay guide being the free one I've attached which is fortunately aimed at the often-tricky needs of family historians but sadly no longer seems to be directly downloadable from the author's website
The hardest part is then, of course, to guess which keyword was most likely to have been adopted by the thread you hope to find
"ORs" "ties" site ww2talk.com at DuckDuckGo, for quick example, initially flags up Unidentified British Formation Patch | WW2Talk discussing this very point - not that anyone could reasonably be expected to deduce that from its main topical title.
An interesting thread here on this very subject, funnily enough:
As you can see, varied opinions but the great man himself, Ron Goldstein, seemed to have no problem with it provided you weren’t trying to deceive anyone.
Not a tie I know, but I do sometimes wear a RA sweetheart brooch (my current avatar) on my lapel to honour my great grandad, grandad and uncle, who all served with the RA in both world wars.
I never served myself and so if anyone ever asks me about the brooch, I would tell them exactly the reason I wear it - respect for them and their service. I guess the problem, and Ron’s point, would be if I started telling them I had been a Gunner myself.
I have a Lothians and Border badge I wear in my label for much the same reason - although I suspect I may be mistaken for a farmer..
National Farmers Union badge
If you wear a regimental tie/beret and capbadge/medals etc and are attempting to deceive, you have moved decisively into waltdom.
A classic walt.
That's what a "Medal-a-month" subscription will do in the wrong hands.
Kind regards, always,
Search is indeed still fucked.
Restarting the excellent elastic search should take a few minutes, but for some reason hasn't been done. (I have no power over the server settings.)
As for the rest of your post, I've given up on site-search terms.
Just whacking 'WW2talk' alongside whatever you're hunting, in whatever engine you choose, is now usually enough.
Yes vP and you know where that takes us
WW2talk all over the internet and comes up with everything you need
Point of note re the tie lenght
Does it sit
Above the waistline
On the waist line
Below the waistline
It does depend on shape of said wearer
suggest it sits just on waistline
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