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Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 12-11-17, 09:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 259
Posted By Eddie Parks
It is presumably post 1948?? Eddie

It is presumably post 1948??

Eddie
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-10-17, 08:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,222
Posted By Eddie Parks
The rectangular shoulder title - along with...

The rectangular shoulder title - along with others rather similar - has been giving me trouble for years.

The Arabic reads (phonetically) Askar Milayou which I now think must mean Malayan Army
...
Forum: Military Buttons 22-10-17, 09:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By Eddie Parks
No 4 is a civilian tie pin. Agree 1 is...

No 4 is a civilian tie pin.
Agree 1 is Egyptian, not sure what it's function was.
Forum: Arab Nations 14-10-17, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By Eddie Parks
In Omani colloquial that would be "la ramee ana...

In Omani colloquial that would be "la ramee ana sidiq", but in MSA it might be "la tutliq alnaar 'ana sadiq" ... so you'd better check first which version the sentry speaks ... hadn't you!...
Forum: Arab Nations 14-10-17, 03:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 225
Posted By Eddie Parks
South Yemen

South Yemen
Forum: Arab Nations 13-10-17, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 225
Posted By Eddie Parks
I've been thinking and on reconsideration I think...

I've been thinking and on reconsideration I think No 4 might actually be Royal Army of Oman in the brief period before buttons etc were changed from silver to gilt.
Forum: Arab Nations 13-10-17, 08:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By Eddie Parks
Arabic is a very fluid language which is spoken...

Arabic is a very fluid language which is spoken between Malaya and Morocco and many other places in-between. Lots of dialects and accents.

What is taught in western language schools is Modern...
Forum: Arab Nations 12-10-17, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By Eddie Parks
Arabic Military Word Lists

The latest addition to my collection of Arabic Military Dictionaries and Word Lists, from the Aden Protectorate Levies.

The collection includes an Arab Legion English/Arabic dictionary from the...
Forum: Arab Nations 12-10-17, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 225
Posted By Eddie Parks
Hi 1. Original SAF officers' button 1950ish ...

Hi

1. Original SAF officers' button 1950ish
2. Later SAF officers
3. Royal Army of Oman c1985 on
4. Royal Guard Regt - I think
5. SON officers
6. Maybe SON?
7. Maybe early ROP
8. Royal...
Forum: Arab Nations 12-10-17, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,756
Posted By Eddie Parks
Hi, Your button does appear Egyptian to me, but...

Hi,
Your button does appear Egyptian to me, but the letters underneath do not mean anything to me, in fact I don't recognise them as Arabic!

Eddie
Forum: Arab Nations 06-10-17, 07:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By Eddie Parks
It is the Union Defence Force 1971-1974. And...

It is the Union Defence Force 1971-1974. And that's what it says on the scroll BUT its an unusual version I haven't seen before.

This is the more usual version, the falcon faces left and is...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 03-10-17, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 141
Posted By Eddie Parks
This is not my field, except that the lugs do not...

This is not my field, except that the lugs do not look British to me.

And is this not virtually identical to the badges you can buy at Bisley etc today?

Eddie
Forum: Arab Nations 25-09-17, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By Eddie Parks
That's better!! It reads Al Banadik Al...

That's better!!

It reads

Al Banadik Al Mushat which doesn't really translate too well directly, but loosely means The Infantry's Rifles.

So to use just plain Rifles is probably best!
...
Forum: Arab Nations 22-09-17, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By Eddie Parks
If you repost a clear photo of the scroll on the...

If you repost a clear photo of the scroll on the rifle/bren badge I will be able to tell you what it says. The bottom word is musha = infantry but I can't make out the top word.

Eddie
Forum: Arab Nations 21-09-17, 09:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By Eddie Parks
Egyptian pre revolution The water wheels is...

Egyptian pre revolution

The water wheels is Army Engineers

The other is - I think - Royal Guard but I am having trouble reading it. I'll try again later

Eddie
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 18-09-17, 09:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 821
Posted By Eddie Parks
William I have been reading some of the responses...

William I have been reading some of the responses on here with embarrassment. Your reception as a new member was a long way short of the usual welcome. People really do need to lighten up!
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 17-09-17, 09:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 593
Posted By Eddie Parks
During my time most RA officers avoided RA dress...

During my time most RA officers avoided RA dress rules on every possible occasion. Cream corduroy trousers, BD trousers, blue/green/maroon/sand pullovers, issue jersey's HW with BD pockets, funny...
Forum: General Topics. 16-09-17, 09:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 90
Posted By Eddie Parks
Research Help NI Op Banner Maps

Hi Guys
I wonder if anyone might have a copy of the 1:50,000 map of South Armagh/ RUC Div H overprinted with the Border Crossings reference numbers? I'd really like an original but scans of the...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-09-17, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 172
Posted By Eddie Parks
I served in the RNXS Guernsey unit for about...

I served in the RNXS Guernsey unit for about seven years up to it's disbandment along with the rest. I never advanced beyond Leading Auxiliaryman but our officers had caps with the standard RN...
Forum: Arab Nations 12-09-17, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By Eddie Parks
Hi It says Al Istabil Al Sultani, The...

Hi

It says Al Istabil Al Sultani, The Sultan's Stables.

Later versions have a crown above and say Royal Stables.

The Royal Stables and the Royal Cavalry of Oman are two separate...
Forum: Other Militaria 11-09-17, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By Eddie Parks
Mike, Im not an expert, but I do know that...

Mike, Im not an expert, but I do know that reprinted Michelin road maps (and guides) were issued.
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 11-09-17, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By Eddie Parks
Your second picture is of a First Aid Nursing...

Your second picture is of a First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY) Ensign (2/Lt).

Eddie
Forum: Arab Nations 10-09-17, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By Eddie Parks
That's a nice offer, I'd take you up but I have...

That's a nice offer, I'd take you up but I have one!

Eddie
Forum: General Topics 10-09-17, 09:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 404
Posted By Eddie Parks
Hi Mike No real help to you, but there is an...

Hi Mike
No real help to you, but there is an interesting parallel in that when the Newfoundland Regiment was decimated and withdrawn from the line while serving with 29th Div they were replaced by...
Forum: General Topics. 09-09-17, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By Eddie Parks
bumping this up after a year. Anybody got...

bumping this up after a year. Anybody got anything tucked away?
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