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Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. Today, 01:05 AM
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Posted By Bill A
Hello S C, welcome to the Forum. Your account is...

Hello S C, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone Yesterday, 07:13 PM
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Posted By Bill A
Hi Stacy, welcome to the Forum. Your account is...

Hi Stacy, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
Your questions are difficult to answer briefly. There a couple of basic considerations. First WW CEF badges almost all...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 137
Posted By Bill A
Just a note. The 12é Regt Blindé was stood up as...

Just a note. The 12é Regt Blindé was stood up as a regular force regiment in 1968. It was the Three Rivers Regiment in the Second WW with the designation 12 Canadian Armoured Regiment. After the war...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 08-07-20, 08:27 PM
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Posted By Bill A
Hello Kelvin52, welcome to the Forum. Your...

Hello Kelvin52, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
The badge appears to be a grenadier regiment, maybe the Grenadier Guards. Note the small grenade on the shoulder...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 07-07-20, 11:14 PM
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Posted By Bill A
Hello minty1, welcome to the Forum. Your account...

Hello minty1, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
Forum: General Topics 06-07-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 30
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Posted By Bill A
Hi Terry, I think the lighting may be the issue...

Hi Terry, I think the lighting may be the issue in the image you posted. It could be silver.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-07-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By Bill A
Hello Raechel, welcome to the Forum. Your account...

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Forum: General Topics 05-07-20, 08:22 PM
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Posted By Bill A
Hi Terry, that is an interesting comment. The...

Hi Terry, that is an interesting comment. The only ones I have seen have the oxidized silver finish.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 05-07-20, 02:33 PM
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Posted By Bill A
Hello Nick, welcome to the Forum. Your account is...

Hello Nick, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
Forum: General Topics 05-07-20, 02:32 PM
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Views: 590
Posted By Bill A
The Oxford Rifles is good. The 51st Soo is bad....

The Oxford Rifles is good. The 51st Soo is bad. The 67th appears to be a cast badge?
Forum: General Topics 04-07-20, 11:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 590
Posted By Bill A
If I remember correctly.

If I remember correctly.
Forum: General Topics 04-07-20, 07:19 PM
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Posted By Bill A
From the image it looks OK, but iirc, Croft...

From the image it looks OK, but iirc, Croft Militaria subjected these to their practices and made copies. Need a good close image of the front and back.
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 04-07-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 83
Posted By Bill A
I can't say with certainty when they started on...

I can't say with certainty when they started on issue, but they were worn in the 1950's and 1960's. And I am not certain of an end date. Note, the detail on your badges is excellent. The examples I...
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 04-07-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 83
Posted By Bill A
Province of Ontario Correctional Services. These...

Province of Ontario Correctional Services. These are older badges, but the cap is quite common. The service may have had different designations in the past.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 04-07-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 91
Posted By Bill A
It was the Province of Ontario Legislature...

It was the Province of Ontario Legislature security service. Not sure of the date, but it appears to be currently in wear. Canada is a federal system, with the national government and 10 provinces...
Forum: General Topics 03-07-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 590
Posted By Bill A
Some Pictou badges were brass, but again, it...

Some Pictou badges were brass, but again, it could be for several other Scottish regiments.
The button is identified as the first pattern RCEME, circa 1944-1950.
Forum: General Topics 02-07-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 590
Posted By Bill A
Pretty sure that is one of the copies. The...

Pretty sure that is one of the copies.
The brass CTTC is still a scarcer badge, but not in the same category as the plastic one.
The stag badge could be Pictou Highlanders, but hard to say...
Forum: General Topics 02-07-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 590
Posted By Bill A
Morning (Canada time), The CTTC cap badge is...

Morning (Canada time),
The CTTC cap badge is plastic? It is a scarcer badge. The Canadian Beavers was a precursor of the CWAC. Again, a better badge. The CATS badge has been repro'd and most of the...
Forum: General Topics 01-07-20, 11:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 590
Posted By Bill A
As Phil said, the 51st Soo is a well documented...

As Phil said, the 51st Soo is a well documented fake. I have reservations about the Oxford Rifles, and the 79th Cameron's is damaged.
Forum: Corps, Branches and the Royal Canadian Artillery 01-07-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 66
Posted By Bill A
Hi Terry, Many First WW nursing sisters ONLY...

Hi Terry,
Many First WW nursing sisters ONLY wore the CAMC collars, though as pointed out on the other thread, some did have cap badges. They were not considered a separate service, as in some...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 30-06-20, 05:22 PM
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Views: 204
Posted By Bill A
Hello Keith, welcome to the Forum. Your account...

Hello Keith, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
Forum: Airborne and Special Forces 30-06-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 91
Posted By Bill A
Hi Steve, the wing you imaged has all the...

Hi Steve, the wing you imaged has all the characteristics of the Type 1.
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 28-06-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 125
Posted By Bill A
Hello Sakalamn, welcome to the Forum. Your...

Hello Sakalamn, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 28-06-20, 11:25 AM
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Views: 250
Posted By Bill A
Hello Kelvis, welcome to the Forum. Your account...

Hello Kelvis, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 27-06-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 110
Posted By Bill A
Hello DiggerPete, welcome to the Forum. Your...

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