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Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines Today, 01:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 85
Posted By mike_vee
Today there are three Queen's Harbour Masters in...

Today there are three Queen's Harbour Masters in the UK, one for each of the major naval ports of the UK: the Clyde Dockyard Port of Gareloch and Loch Long in the Firth of Clyde, the Dockyard Port of...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges Yesterday, 09:48 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 24,456
Posted By mike_vee
"Moody" is from Cockney rhyming slang and is...

"Moody" is from Cockney rhyming slang and is often used to refer to something that is dodgy or stolen.



Dwight L Moody (1837-1899) and Ira D Sankey (1840-1908) were American evangelists who...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia Yesterday, 09:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 395
Posted By mike_vee
Have you tried contacting the "1st Canadian...

Have you tried contacting the "1st Canadian Parachute Battalion" virtual museum ?

https://1stcanparamuseum.com/

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Forum: General Topics. Yesterday, 06:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 286
Posted By mike_vee
Can see three different versions : JSSU ...

Can see three different versions :

JSSU

JSSU(D) - Digby

JSSU(AN) - Ayios Nikolaos

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Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 04-07-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 207
Posted By mike_vee
I was in an earlier version of the Geordie...

I was in an earlier version of the Geordie Gunners ! :D

From Hansard Friday 25 May 1984 :


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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 03-07-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By mike_vee
Kelly's has it listed as : ...

Kelly's has it listed as :



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/101st_(Northumbrian)_Regiment_Royal_Artillery

NB. 204 (Tyneside Scottish) Battery, 101st (Northumbrian) Regiment Royal Artillery

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Forum: The Home Front 03-07-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 354
Posted By mike_vee
Not my area but I found bits of info on the...

Not my area but I found bits of info on the internet that indicate the horse shoe badge was in use from their Militia era.

An article from the Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research...
Forum: The Home Front 03-07-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 354
Posted By mike_vee
Photo titled : ...

Photo titled :



https://www.langhaminrutland.org.uk/rvreg.htm


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Forum: The Home Front 03-07-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 354
Posted By mike_vee
Found this thread from 2014 : ...

Found this thread from 2014 :



https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=40827



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Forum: Other Military Topics 02-07-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,895
Posted By mike_vee
Another nice find , I have quite a few of the RBL...

Another nice find , I have quite a few of the RBL Scotland "Conference" badges but don't even have a quarter of the ones they made !

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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-06-22, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By mike_vee
Found a post showing a similar large badge : ...

Found a post showing a similar large badge :



https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=82009&highlight=Large+Buffs

Post #9

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Forum: General Topics. 29-06-22, 07:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 230
Posted By mike_vee
They would have been recruited/employed from all...

They would have been recruited/employed from all three services , of any trade and the list of "Essential competencies" is basically :


Well-developed interpersonal skills, oral and written...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 29-06-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,194
Posted By mike_vee
Thanks , I only looked at the main photo. ;) ...

Thanks , I only looked at the main photo. ;)

Since he was a 'collector' selling off "the cream of his collection" and has been selling medals for years I'm sure he realised he had bought a dud and...
Forum: Other Military Topics 28-06-22, 06:05 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,895
Posted By mike_vee
Julie Summers who wrote the "We Are Legion" book...

Julie Summers who wrote the "We Are Legion" book has a web page with details of various groups the British Legion had.
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Forum: Other Military Topics 28-06-22, 04:51 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,895
Posted By mike_vee
British Legion Taxi School

The School opened its doors in 1928 and was available to ex-Servicemen. The Taxi School was run by the Legion, who paid for a third of the costs, the remaining two thirds being covered by the...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 28-06-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,194
Posted By mike_vee
As it was in a frame when sold at auction (and on...

As it was in a frame when sold at auction (and on eBay) there was no way of seeing the rear , so anyone buying it should have been aware of that fact and took a risk.

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Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 28-06-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,194
Posted By mike_vee
OK , I didn't read the description properly but...

OK , I didn't read the description properly but still find the whole thing a bit odd.

He buys the medal for £338.80 on 30th March 2022 without checking if it was genuine.

He gets the medal but...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 28-06-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,194
Posted By mike_vee
Looks like this was the one : ...

Looks like this was the one :

https://www.peterfrancis.co.uk/catalogue/lot/ee826446580a45e2142525b702f4b34d/634ee3a1a303f30dd2f30db1954ea530/spring-fine-sale-lot-316/

One point about the...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 27-06-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By mike_vee
Found this on GWF : Followed by : ...

Found this on GWF :



Followed by :



RDC badge photo taken from :
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-06-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By mike_vee
It's on your other thread. ...

It's on your other thread.

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=90096

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Forum: Military Buttons 26-06-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By mike_vee
Found another : The Royal Sussex Regiment...

Found another :

The Royal Sussex Regiment Uniform Button (P. BERNEY LONDON)

https://www.marway-militaria.com/products/the-royal-sussex-regiment-uniform-button-lot-of-2

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Forum: Army 26-06-22, 06:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,074
Posted By mike_vee
The positioning/spacing of the letters definitely...

The positioning/spacing of the letters definitely look like the "S" was not originally there. :confused:


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Forum: Military Buttons 25-06-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By mike_vee
From 1925 Army List Advertiser.

From 1925 Army List Advertiser.
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 25-06-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 477
Posted By mike_vee
Found an illustration on the IWM site titled : ...

Found an illustration on the IWM site titled :

WRNS Boat Crew, Home Waters 1943; WRNS Motor Mechanic, Home Waters 1943; Nursing Sister, QARNNS Reserve, 1942
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Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 25-06-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 477
Posted By mike_vee
I like puzzles ! :D Found some more info...

I like puzzles ! :D

Found some more info that doesn't really help with the badges but does give details about the WW2 Motor Mechanic Branch :

1941


Other designations :
Motor Mechanic (FM)...
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