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Forum: General Topics. 24-07-22, 11:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By Ian B
Knife Writing

Stephen,

Writing looks Cyrillic. I'm no Russian speaker, I'm just going by the Russian Cyrillic alphabet in my dictionary.

It appears that the stamping, transliterated, is as follows:

...
Forum: Off topic 20-07-22, 02:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 719
Posted By Ian B
Well....

Everything is relative, I guess. Downtown Sydney in January, I might just be a little grease spot on the pavement. In parts of Canada in January, I'll wager I'm running around in just a sweater...
Forum: Off topic 19-07-22, 11:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 719
Posted By Ian B
Intemperate Weather

For all members of the Forum residing in the U.K. Saying prayers for you all as you endure the present intemperate heat over there.

Please, listen to the advice of your health care professionals....
Forum: Airborne and Special Forces 02-06-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By Ian B
Sorry Mike, wrong Rochester. The Rochester that...

Sorry Mike, wrong Rochester. The Rochester that Alain refers to was D.H. (Don) Rochester, the first CO of the Canadian Airborne Regiment (CABR), formed in 1968. (Unless you are referring to the very...
Forum: Airborne and Special Forces 02-06-22, 12:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By Ian B
Alain, that identification is correct. Ian

Alain, that identification is correct.

Ian
Forum: Airborne and Special Forces 02-06-22, 12:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,778
Posted By Ian B
Re: Canadian Parachute Instructor Badge

Good day Alain,

While I do not have a Group I Para Instr trade badge in my possession, you can see a picture of one owned by Lou Grimshaw in Bennett's book, "CANADIAN AIRBORNE WINGS & PARACHUTE...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-05-22, 10:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By Ian B
Now I'm Thunderstruck!

Now I'm Thunderstruck!
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 17-05-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By Ian B
Or maybe S_____ C_____ Gliding Club? Ian

Or maybe S_____ C_____ Gliding Club?

Ian
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-05-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By Ian B
Wings

Agreed. Construction suggests Indian/Pakistani (depending on overall width as Pakistani wings tend to be larger). There is a lack of a horizontal split in the two inner most feathers (closest to...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 29-04-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,117
Posted By Ian B
Re: Spare Badges

Good day Steve,

If the Italian Folgore para qual is still available, I would like to get it. Please PM me with total cost and preferred method of payment. You can send it tracked but no...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 14-04-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,101
Posted By Ian B
Re: Surplus Badges

PM sent.

Ian B
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-04-22, 11:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,064
Posted By Ian B
badge #4 ID

#4 has been incorrectly id'd as Indian. It is fact the PJI from Ghana (B&T 266).

Ian
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-03-22, 01:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 672
Posted By Ian B
Mike, If you transliterate the letters from...

Mike,

If you transliterate the letters from Cyrillic to Roman, the first letter that looks like an "M" is an "M"; the backwards "N" is "I"; and if you close one eye and squint the other, the...
Forum: General Topics. 25-03-22, 12:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,207
Posted By Ian B
Neil, there's the excuse to separate out the...

Neil, there's the excuse to separate out the different regiments into their own frames. Unless S.W.M.B.O. does not want any more of your "stuff" cluttering up the walls!!:D

Ian
Forum: General Topics. 24-03-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,207
Posted By Ian B
Re: Placement

Good day Terry,

Yes, lining the badges up can be a chore. What I do is tape a piece of thread (of a contrasting colour to the backing material, so it stands out) either horizontally or vertically...
Forum: General Topics. 23-03-22, 11:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,207
Posted By Ian B
Displaying Badges

ccfc,

If you intend to mix metal badges with cloth, you may not be able to hold the cloth successfully by pressure of the backing board against the glass. A display of cloth badges may be mounted...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-03-22, 11:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By Ian B
Plaid Brooch

Fairly certain that it is a plaid brooch for the Canadian Black Watch.

Ian
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-02-22, 08:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,553
Posted By Ian B
Para Wing

Bill, could I get a better picture of #2 please. I lose detail when I blow it up, which is causing me some trouble in id'ing it from all my reference material. From your original picture, it does...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 13-02-22, 02:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,182
Posted By Ian B
Shoulder Eagle

So, is the dress reg that the eagle faces to the rear? Is the eagle only worn on one shoulder?

Because, if that is the case, then there are two other squadies with them on the wrong shoulder...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-01-22, 12:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By Ian B
Re: Small Medical Badge

Good day Terry,

The small medical badge at the bottom of your photo is for the Royal Canadian Army Cadets qualification, Hospital Attendant Course. I am not sure what training that a Cadet would...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-01-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 726
Posted By Ian B
Re: RCR shoulder bdges

billy,

I guess my reply to your post was deleted in the recent forum upgrade. Just in case you missed it, the reason I knew it was the RCR shoulder badge (1894-1902) is because I am ex-RCR and...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 20-01-22, 12:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 726
Posted By Ian B
Shoulder badge

Looks to me to be the OR's shoulder badge for The Royal Canadian Regiment, worn around the turn of the 20th cent.

Dimensions?

Ian B
Forum: Off topic 24-12-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 998
Posted By Ian B
A Merry Christmas from this side of the pond. ...

A Merry Christmas from this side of the pond.

Peace and joy to all members and their families.

Ian
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 17-11-21, 12:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,281
Posted By Ian B
#30

The close up confirms. The letters "PW" (in a stylised vertical position) was the Polish phrase "Polska Walczla" which translates "Fighting Poland". Worn by Poles who jumped into Poland to assist...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 16-11-21, 12:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,281
Posted By Ian B
#7 & #30

Have to disagree on #7 - I think it is the wedge cap badges for German Army Aviation with the cockade in national colours and the wings beneath.

#30 is harder because of the size, but to my eyes,...
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