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    Rodney my superman

    Amy, that’s very sad news. I send my condolences. Patrick
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    Is this worth restoring?

    Nick, You’re very welcome. Glad you’ve benefited already. Through being a member of this forum, I have learnt a lot, received great advice, avoided making some expensive mistakes, and been able to buy some great haubes. Apart from all this, it is a great community of courteous, intelligent and...
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    Is this worth restoring?

    Nick, Glad you checked this out! Patrick
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    Hi From England

    Hi Nick, Welcome from Scotland. There’s a huge amount of knowledge and experience available here, freely given. Patrick
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    Dragoon Helmet

    I can’t help thinking that these guys were amongst the lucky ones, on both sides, taken prisoner in the early days of the war, thus avoiding the carnage of the next four years.
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    Looking for 5th Dragoon Guards Helmet

    Peter, You’d be very welcome, but don’t forget the sewing kit! Cheers Patrick
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    Looking for 5th Dragoon Guards Helmet

    Well done Peter, I’ll send you all mine to fix now! Patrick
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    Looking for 5th Dragoon Guards Helmet

    Yes, light brown.
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    Looking for 5th Dragoon Guards Helmet

    Hi Peter, Attached are some photos of two of my 1871 pattern helmets where the stitching has gone. These show two layers of brown leather. and David Rowe in his book, 'Head Dress of the British Cavalry and Yeomanry' (p99). says that Dragoon Guards Other Ranks had brown leather backed chin...
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    Looking for 5th Dragoon Guards Helmet

    Peter, I’ll take some photos of the chinstraps on my helmets. Patrick
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    Looking for 5th Dragoon Guards Helmet

    Great that Peter got this helmet. It was one I spotted, and would have gone for myself if I hadn’t had one already. It’s in really good condition and better than mine! Patrick
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    Looking for 5th Dragoon Guards Helmet

    Hi Peter, Just sent you some information. Thought it was going as a pm, but seems to have gone into ‘conversations’ - don’t know if that’s the same thing in the new set up. Patrick
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    Restoration project

    I don’t think even Brian could bring this one back from the dead!
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    Friedrich's III's ephemeral emperorship and tragic death: too many doctors?

    HI Bruno, There’s quite a lot wrong with the 21st century, but there‘s much to be thankful for in terms of medical advances! Patrick
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    K. R . 3 Gilbert Hamilton

    Thank you both, and thanks to Glenn as well. Quite a record! Patrick
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