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Forum: Cavalry and Armoured Units 14-12-12, 08:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,890
Posted By Wyn vdSchee
LdSH (RC) western rodeo buckle

The above discussion reminded me that I have somewhere in my accumulation a similar buckle that incorporates a regimental registered brand, an upright L with a lazy (lying on its side) S beneath it....
Forum: Corps, Branches and the Royal Canadian Artillery 14-10-12, 11:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,067
Posted By Wyn vdSchee
10th Halifax Siege Battery

That would be 10th Halifax Siege Battery CGA (Canadian Garrison Artillery) not CFA (Canadian Field Artillery).:(
Forum: General Topics 01-10-12, 12:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,242
Posted By Wyn vdSchee
Doug Townend

Doug and I served in Fort Chambly, 4 CIBG Germany, he in the OFP and I in Recce Sqn FGH, in the mid-1960s and reconnected many years later through a mutual interest in badge collecting. He is a fine...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 20-07-12, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 970
Posted By Wyn vdSchee
E-bay offering

Goodness gracious, the vendor has gone through eleven world wars (11). His corner pf the world must be completely destroyed; the rest of us had difficulty coping with two (II):)
Forum: Infantry 14-07-12, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 893
Posted By Wyn vdSchee
No Jo, he died a few years ago, but I have heard...

No Jo, he died a few years ago, but I have heard that his stock is still being sold.
Forum: Infantry 10-07-12, 12:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,597
Posted By Wyn vdSchee
Well, you have upset members of the forum. We...

Well, you have upset members of the forum. We hope you have learned your lesson.:mad:
Forum: General Topics 10-07-12, 12:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,853
Posted By Wyn vdSchee
YELLOW-BANDED CAP

Some Canadian cavalry regiments, regular and militia, until 1970 wore peaked caps with coloured bands. e.g. green, yellow, white. Other ranks and junior officers' caps had plain peaks. Senior...
Forum: General Topics 19-06-12, 08:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,495
Posted By Wyn vdSchee
Army Branches

Why not go the whole hog and designate the successor to the RCASC, RCOC, RCPC and RCAPC as the Royal Canadian Logistics Corps. There is a precedent; the British Army has a Royal Logistics Corps, as...
Forum: General Topics 16-06-12, 08:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,495
Posted By Wyn vdSchee
There is only a very tenuous connection between...

There is only a very tenuous connection between the Order of Canada and the Canadian Forces, other than that they are both Canadian. The Order of Canada is very deliberately not awarded to people who...
Forum: Infantry 09-06-12, 12:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 959
Posted By Wyn vdSchee
PPCLI Repro Titles

I can't understand why he is reproducing them. I know a dealer in Kingston who has enough real ones to supply a battalion; he acquired them at the time of unification when it was decided to get rid...
Forum: Cavalry and Armoured Units 03-06-12, 07:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,413
Posted By Wyn vdSchee
Cap, mechanic

Having served 23 years in the RCAC, I can verify Ed Storey's identification of this piece of head gear as a mechanic's cap, never to be confused with a beret. It was worn predominately by RCEME...
Forum: General Topics 29-05-12, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,363
Posted By Wyn vdSchee
Misc Patch Lot

The rectangular coloured patches were worn by cadets of the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) to designate the wearer's squadron and year, the colour indicating the squadron and the number of...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 26-04-12, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 922
Posted By Wyn vdSchee
Gibralter Defence Force

Hullo Simon,
You have obviously been brainwashed by your American neighbours insofar as spelling is concerned. Here in the true colonies (Canada) we stick (mostly) to British spellings for words...
Forum: Officer Training and Cadets 08-04-12, 09:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,589
Posted By Wyn vdSchee
RMC Badge

Bill,
Possibly a a badge for the buckle of the white waist belt. Mine has three lugs. To my knowledge, a pouch belt was never worn by RMC cadets.
Wyn
Forum: Cavalry and Armoured Units 08-04-12, 09:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,158
Posted By Wyn vdSchee
Angry The dog ate my cloth badge collection:rolleyes:...

The dog ate my cloth badge collection:rolleyes: And he has the gall to ask for full sales tax payment.:mad:
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 01-04-12, 11:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,025
Posted By Wyn vdSchee
economy plastic (boat raiding support badge)

Moderators,
Can we move this thread to the British Airborne and Special Forces section, please.
Forum: Cavalry and Armoured Units 01-04-12, 11:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,088
Posted By Wyn vdSchee
Calgary Regiment (Tank)

I have one of these in my collection, sand cast rather than die stamped. Regimental lore has it that the Regiment ran short of cap badges in Italy, and the mechanics, or fitters as they were then...
Forum: Formation and Tasking Signs 13-03-12, 12:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,184
Posted By Wyn vdSchee
Maj (LtCol) John Begg

Thanks Clive for filling in the details. He was considered too old for command by the time the Regiment was ready to move to Italy in 1943.
Wyn
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 09-03-12, 12:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 693
Posted By Wyn vdSchee
KORBR

I recently acquired a King's Own Royal Border Regiment cap badge in bimetal - white metal lion with gilding metal wreath and crown - that is exactly the same in appearance as the anodised aluminium...
Forum: General Topics. 08-03-12, 08:33 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,617
Posted By Wyn vdSchee
Forum Badge

Mine arrived last week and I have affixed it to my "badge show" vest for the next show in Etobicoke. I will be at Lou Grimshaw's table. The badge is a really fine piece of workmanship!
Wyn
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-03-12, 09:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,277
Posted By Wyn vdSchee
Trades badges

Were the hammer and tongs not also worn by shoeing smiths in the cavalry? I am intrigued by Sketchley Kid's post. The "Tongues" would presumably be used to lick the parts clean, while "Tongs" would...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 15-02-12, 09:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 654
Posted By Wyn vdSchee
Worcester Regiment badge

Can we move this thread to the British infantry section, please.
Forum: Formation and Tasking Signs 14-02-12, 12:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,184
Posted By Wyn vdSchee
Dieppe Patches

The Calgary Regiment (Tank) officer in Clive's photo is Lt Col John Begg, who assumed command of the Regiment from Lt Col Andrews. Begg was the 2 i/c during and prior to the Dieppe raid, and was a...
Forum: Infantry 09-02-12, 12:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,095
Posted By Wyn vdSchee
PPCLI Officer at Downton Abbey

In the penultimate episode of Downton Abbey, broadcast in North America on Sunday 5 February, a surprise character arrives at the officers' convalescent hospital that occupies most of the house from...
Forum: General Topics. 23-01-12, 10:18 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,617
Posted By Wyn vdSchee
Forum Badge

Like Clive, I lurk of the west side of the pond. Any still available; I would like at least one and possibly two.
Wyn
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