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Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 13-04-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 599
Posted By Mike Jackson
Thanks. I'm in Year 12 of membership I think!

Thanks. I'm in Year 12 of membership I think!
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 12-04-20, 11:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 599
Posted By Mike Jackson
My second pattern - so called "cut down" - came...

My second pattern - so called "cut down" - came 35 years ago from a Belfast manufacturer's sample board. It was obviously manufactured in the "cut down" format and the yellow shade is brighter than...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 17-10-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By Mike Jackson
Unfortunately the lack of a visible formation...

Unfortunately the lack of a visible formation sign precludes a positive identification. The Germans (as at Feb 44) listed 38 in white on cobalt blue as being a Corps level RE Survey Coy. Mike
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 17-10-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 708
Posted By Mike Jackson
Gunner APJIs must have been few and far between -...

Gunner APJIs must have been few and far between - that might narrow the field of search. A TA APJI would be even rarer.
Mike
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 21-09-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By Mike Jackson
Colonel David Strangeways DWR

Has anyone got a photograph of Maj/Lt Col/Col David Strangeways DWR from the WW2 period. He was most well known for his work in the field of Deception - initially in the Middle East in A Force and...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 28-08-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By Mike Jackson
It doesn't answer your question, but this is the...

It doesn't answer your question, but this is the image - Pte Alfred King - later No 1 Cdo.
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Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 10-06-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By Mike Jackson
Very many thanks. Much appreciated. Mike

Very many thanks. Much appreciated. Mike
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 07-06-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By Mike Jackson
Thank you so much everyone - I think I will frame...

Thank you so much everyone - I think I will frame that single title with his photograph and all the personal information that members have so kindly provided. What a remarkable site this can be. ...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 06-06-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By Mike Jackson
4 Cdo

Pour memoire - as they say.
Nothing exceptional about this title - except that it was worn on D-Day, 6 June 1944 by a French Commamdo JNCO, LCpl Guyader, ex 10 (Inter Allied) Cdo.
Mike
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Forum: Other Military Topics 05-06-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 144
Posted By Mike Jackson
The eve of D-Day

From the poem Don Juan , written by Lord Byron:

"'Twas on a summer's day - the sixth of June
I like to be particular in dates,
Not only of the age, and year, and moon;
They are a sort of...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 30-05-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By Mike Jackson
Beach Groups - June 1944

Not sure where Beach Groups belong, being Joint Service and All Arms. However, for those who have access to Militaria Nos 404/406 (The D-Day 75th special edition) there are 11 well illustrated...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 20-05-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By Mike Jackson
The film includes John Mills reading the very...

The film includes John Mills reading the very moving poem, "For Jonny" by John Pudney and the delightful Jean Simmonds : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zWP2ZZEPvI&list=RDNdipXd3pdOs&index=2.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 20-05-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By Mike Jackson
I agree - properly dressed for his wedding. Mike

I agree - properly dressed for his wedding. Mike
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 14-05-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By Mike Jackson
Unidentified Insignia

Two images of an important parade in Hong Kong, date not known but probably late 1940s. Who are the guard in OG/KD, white webbing and berets - green or navy blue? The Sgt on the left is well...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 07-05-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By Mike Jackson
"The wish being father to the thought!" It's a...

"The wish being father to the thought!" It's a pity we didn't see the other half of the cape. Mike
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 07-05-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By Mike Jackson
Thanks Paul. Mike

Thanks Paul. Mike
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 07-05-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By Mike Jackson
Beach Commando title

A request for help from someone with requisite computer skills. Last Sunday's Antique Road Show (available on BBC TV iplayer) included - at about the 40 minute point - a QA's scarlet lined grey cape...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 07-05-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By Mike Jackson
Totally unofficial, but officers in 95 Cdo Lt...

Totally unofficial, but officers in 95 Cdo Lt Regt RA when serving in Sarawak where, in Company patrol bases, shirts were rarely worn, had OG wrist rank made up - pips being simply a small square of...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 04-05-19, 03:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 260
Posted By Mike Jackson
591 Para Sqn RE

Posted for the benefit of a new Forum member who sent me a PM on 591 Sqn RE. Mike
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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 04-05-19, 02:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By Mike Jackson
The Blue Lists from the late 1930s are...

The Blue Lists from the late 1930s are particularly useful at tracing TA officers into WW2 - many served throughout in the same regiment - from say 1937 through to VE Day - same names, same units,...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 02-05-19, 05:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,532
Posted By Mike Jackson
Stephen, Well said! Digesting all that will...

Stephen,
Well said! Digesting all that will keep you out of trouble for months to come! I'll be back on the Gold Coast 4 Jul - 14 Aug 19 and will make concerted effort to get up your way. Mike
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 25-04-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 330
Posted By Mike Jackson
D of D? Dept of Defence? Duke of xxxx,s?

D of D? Dept of Defence? Duke of xxxx,s?
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 25-04-19, 05:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By Mike Jackson
6 Armd Div

I don't know about facing pairs, but how did a Guardsman (of all people) get away with this arrangement on his BD? Definitely "Idle!"
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Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 25-04-19, 05:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 615
Posted By Mike Jackson
I think its a fold in the fabric of his shirt,...

I think its a fold in the fabric of his shirt, but look at the Brigadier's left upper arm - the combination on a rectangular patch dangling from his epaulette.
Forum: General Topics 25-04-19, 05:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By Mike Jackson
Frank Hawkins, 15th Bn AIF

In memory of my wife's great uncle, Frank Hawkins, KIA Sari Bair 8 August 1915.
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