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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 09-04-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 417
Posted By peter monahan
Lumberjills & Monty Python? Let's just not go...

Lumberjills & Monty Python? Let's just not go there, though the temptation is well nigh irresistible.

Take the high road, gentlemen; take the high road! ;)
Forum: Indian Badges 09-04-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By peter monahan
I notice no one has answered your query. ...

I notice no one has answered your query. Probably, and sadly, because the badges are so hard to find, especially the pre-'47 versions. I once had a few of the Scout unit badges but they went to...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 17-03-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By peter monahan
Buehler? Buehler? Thanks. I plead ignorance...

Buehler? Buehler?

Thanks. I plead ignorance of things nautical. Did say it was a guess. ;)
I'm glad you could help, sir.

PM
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 17-03-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By peter monahan
Or N... Postal Corps? ;)

Or N... Postal Corps? ;)
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 12-03-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By peter monahan
I think it's US Navy, 1890-1920 period. Like...

I think it's US Navy, 1890-1920 period. Like this one. The gold stripe on the trousers is what caught my eye and made me thing so, but navies are not my thing, so it's just a guess.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-02-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 436
Posted By peter monahan
I posted your photo on the South Asian Military...

I posted your photo on the South Asian Military Heritage Facebook page and got this answer from one member: 'I can make out the word "Misr" which is Egypt.'

I hope that helps. :)

Peter
Forum: Indian Badges 19-02-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 920
Posted By peter monahan
I would agree. For one thing, the Scouts units,...

I would agree. For one thing, the Scouts units, like most IA units, had small badges. Particularly true of those who 'pursued the wily Pathan', I think. You wouldn't wear anything that large and...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-01-22, 12:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By peter monahan
The 3rd Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force...

The 3rd Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force was the '3rd (Toronto) Battalion, as were at least ten other Battalions, not counting the 'Toronto Beavers', 'Toronto Americans' and more. This could...
Forum: Indian Badges 26-01-22, 12:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 639
Posted By peter monahan
This doesn't ring any bells with me, not that...

This doesn't ring any bells with me, not that that means much at my advanced age, but I agree that the use of hanuman in a military context seems a bit unusual. It is a puzzlement!
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 01-01-22, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By peter monahan
From the Lions of Ashoka, it must be post-1947...

From the Lions of Ashoka, it must be post-1947 but, given the gold braid - a Flight Commander, I think - probably '50s or so. I'm not sure when the IAF went to blue on blue rank tabs, but is what...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 01-01-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By peter monahan
From the Lions of Ashoka, it must be post-1947...

From the Lions of Ashoka, it must be post-1947 but, given the gold braid - a Flight Commander, I think - probably '50s or so. Not sure when the IAF went to blue on blue rank tabs, but that seems to...
Forum: Indian Badges 16-11-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 809
Posted By peter monahan
Khyber If it were SF or based on one, I want...

Khyber

If it were SF or based on one, I want to say 'Bahwalpur', but that's pulled out of my 66-years-old-today memory, not a book.

OTOH, I'm tending more and more to agree with you that it's...
Forum: Indian Badges 13-11-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 809
Posted By peter monahan
I must coinfess, I hadn't thought of the Frontier...

I must coinfess, I hadn't thought of the Frontier Corps units of Pakistan. There are, Wiki informs me, 35 of them now, some created as recently as 2015.

In the past I have seen badges this crude...
Forum: Indian Badges 12-11-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 809
Posted By peter monahan
Interesting! The crossed scimitars behind a...

Interesting! The crossed scimitars behind a shiled is very like one of the princely states badges - 'States Forces', as they were known. However, the five pointed star is modern, I think. That...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 18-10-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 752
Posted By peter monahan
No idea, but if you post it on the South Asian...

No idea, but if you post it on the South Asian Military Heritage page, Ashok Nath will have more information and one of the members may be interested in acquiring. Ashok is incredibly knowledgeable...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 18-10-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By peter monahan
Or 'East Anglia' JTC, perhaps. Probably more...

Or 'East Anglia' JTC, perhaps. Probably more likely than East Africa, if found in the UK.
:)
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-10-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By peter monahan
I've just seen this post. It sounds as if...

I've just seen this post. It sounds as if 'STAFF' titles were common to many Imperial armies, but the lugs on this one - flat tabs with holes - are typical of a lot of Indian badges, and practically...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 11-10-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By peter monahan
And, I believe, the Dental Corps went straight...

And, I believe, the Dental Corps went straight from being a branch of the IMS - Indeian Medical Service - to being the 'Army Dental Corps', so that doesn't explain the 'S' :(
Forum: Indian Badges 11-10-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 451
Posted By peter monahan
I don't think this badge belongs to an Indian...

I don't think this badge belongs to an Indian infantry unit: not one of the regular IA units and doesn't have the 'look' of a State Forces badge.

OTOH, the wreath surronding a set of letters is...
Forum: Indian Badges 13-09-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,266
Posted By peter monahan
I had one of these years ago and [stupidly] got...

I had one of these years ago and [stupidly] got rid of it. Now idea at this distance whether it was real or fake, but here's an example anyway.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-08-21, 10:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 685
Posted By peter monahan
There were only two 'R. J. Young' of the 1500...

There were only two 'R. J. Young' of the 1500 Youngs and only one was a Gunner. Served with the Halifax Battery, Royal Canadian Garrison Artillery from 1908, wife lived in the barracks, so he was a...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-08-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 685
Posted By peter monahan
Mike There are 1,500 'Young's in the C.E.F....

Mike

There are 1,500 'Young's in the C.E.F. records, but only two 'R. J.'. I think your man is Reuben Joseph Young, a Newfoundlander who joined the CEF in Halifax. He was a miner but had also...
Forum: Indian Badges 18-08-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 669
Posted By peter monahan
Very nice. Thanks for sharing. I've always...

Very nice. Thanks for sharing. I've always thought, given the style of the 'I P' in the center, that this is a very attractive badge. :)
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-07-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 566
Posted By peter monahan
I would be inclined to agree with you. The IA...

I would be inclined to agree with you. The IA seems to have done far less 'differentiation' by way of armbands and specialist badges than the other Imperial armies.

That said, any badges they...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 29-07-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 566
Posted By peter monahan
No, not that. If IA stretcher bearers wore a...

No, not that. If IA stretcher bearers wore a badge, and they were cloth arm bands, not brass badges, they would have said 'S.B.' just like the rest of the British and Imperial armies. :)
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