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Shame they cannot get the Regiments correct!

Their Grenadier Guards sweetheart brooch is the nicest Royal Scots Fusiliers brooch I have seen!

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I was shouting at the telly!!!!!

Not as loudly as I was!

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It is indeed unbelievable as to how wrong they get things on occasion.

The 'expert' commented that the thistle motif on the ball of the grenade meant that there must have been a scots member/connection in the family--in her defence she is an expert in jewellery but should still check her facts before adding 2 and 2 together to get 10!!

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Lucky they recognised it as a grenade. Some would've thought it represented a round flowerpot with leaves out the top.

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So by the expert's logic, if the Grenadier Guards officer had a Welsh connection he could have a nice dragon on his flaming grenade cap badge?

Might have been the top of a leek!

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Another one of the "experts" on Antiques Road Show, Flog It, Bargain Hunt etc., who doesn't have a clue...neither do their minions who allegedly do their research for them before they present their piece to camera.

Personally, as the item in question had nine flames on the grenade, I reckoned it was a Scottish Royal Engineers sweetheart brooch.... :thumbsup:

The piece with the RAF chap's DFC made no mention of him being a member of the RAFVR and their terms of joining, service etc.

The VR initials on his unform jacket collar were quite clear in the photograph.

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