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for hostilities only

For Hostilities Only (2010)

This A4 publication detailing the insignia and dress distinctions of the six cavalry regiments:- 22nd Dragoons, 23rd Hussars, 24th Lancers, 25th Dragoons, 26th Hussars and 27th Lancers raised for hostilities only during World War 2 has 173 pages, 25 A4 colour plates of insignia (trial patterns included), uniform items and numerous black and white pictures showing members of each of the six regiments in uniform and showing to good effect various items of insignia being worn. The orders by which these regiments were raised and subsequently disbanded are also included as well as potted histories of each along with historical notes about their 18th & 19th century’s predecessors.

Praise for For Hostilities Only

"It's always dangerous to claim anything is the last word on the subject. But this must come close to it."
- Journal of the Military Heraldry Society, Issue 238, 2010

"What a magnificent piece of research!"
- Professor Charles Thomas CBE

"A useful addition to any military reference library."
- The Armourer, July/August 2010.

Contact Information

If you'd like to contact me then please send an email to the following address:

peter [at] peterfseaman {dot} co (dot) uk

I look forward to hearing from you.

army badges

Arm Badges (1994)

First published in 1994, this sell out title is once again available for sale. As stock is limited please order without delay to avoid disappointment. Written aiming to find answers to questions concerning Cavalry arm badges. This book is the culmination of years of research, involving visiting every Cavalry museum, sourcing important photographic evidence and meeting former and serving members of the Cavalry. The author offers a catalogue of Cavalry WO’s and NCO’s arm badges, including colour plates. With answers come the inevitable further questions as the text discloses.

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