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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 17-01-21, 01:11 AM
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Views: 413
Posted By dragon166
I have rotated it for you.

I have rotated it for you.
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 14-01-21, 10:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By dragon166
Yes Laurent it is a WRAF rank brooch for use on...

Yes Laurent it is a WRAF rank brooch for use on Mess Dress. See attached.
Dave
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 11-01-21, 01:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 197
Posted By dragon166
They both look OK to me although the RAF item...

They both look OK to me although the RAF item does not look like a British made version - possibly Canadian made. The metal colour seems a little bright and the reverse detail is not as crisp as I...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-01-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By dragon166
No it is not for the British UAS they only wore...

No it is not for the British UAS they only wore cloth identifiers - possibly Australian?

Dave
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 02-01-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 118
Posted By dragon166
I don't think that is a stylised Kris, it looks...

I don't think that is a stylised Kris, it looks more like a ceremonial trumpet with a banner hanging from it.
Dave
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 29-12-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By dragon166
Very modern construction, they could have been...

Very modern construction, they could have been made yesterday!!
Dave
Forum: General Topics. 24-12-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 688
Posted By dragon166
Have a safe Merry Christmas and hopefully we will...

Have a safe Merry Christmas and hopefully we will all have a better 2021.
Dave
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 22-12-20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By dragon166
Hi Graham If this was a RN badge it would...

Hi Graham
If this was a RN badge it would definately be pre 1920/21, when the central jewel changed to blue instead of red. With RAF badges I don't believe there was such a strict demarkation. ...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 21-12-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By dragon166
faubourg In regard to your initial comment,...

faubourg
In regard to your initial comment, there were no special cap badges for the RAF Reserves. They all wore the same standard cap badge as regular officers. They were distinguished by wearing...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 19-12-20, 12:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By dragon166
It would be much better if you can obtain a...

It would be much better if you can obtain a picture. Warren Carroll did say something about a red wreath issue being awarded by one of the Canadian EFTS schools so the pic would go a long way to...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-12-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By dragon166
They are all British Royal Navy. Here is a link...

They are all British Royal Navy. Here is a link to help you identify them all;
https://www.naval-history.net/WW2aaRN-PayTables00Ranks-Badges.htm
Gold wire badges were worn on the best uniform, red...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 30-11-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 229
Posted By dragon166
Turned it for you. Dave

Turned it for you.
Dave
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 30-11-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 580
Posted By dragon166
Just to illustrate the last two posts here are...

Just to illustrate the last two posts here are the badges for Humint unit
Dave
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 30-11-20, 12:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 580
Posted By dragon166
Tommo, the answer to the first one (dragonfly) is...

Tommo, the answer to the first one (dragonfly) is given in the second post. What is DHU/FRU? If you mean the Defence Humint Unit then their trident has a long central tine, with them being...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 21-11-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By dragon166
Belgian Red Cross Decoration 1940-1945 Bronze...

Belgian Red Cross Decoration 1940-1945
Bronze decoration in the form of a Greek (Geneva) cross within a crowned palm wreath; the face with the lateral arms of the cross dated ‘1940 • 1945’; the...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 19-11-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By dragon166
Can't see any rank on the disc. The only mistake...

Can't see any rank on the disc. The only mistake is the apostrophe in the wrong place for the standard designation OFFR standing for "Officer". O'FFR instead of OFF'R.
Dave
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 17-11-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 580
Posted By dragon166
Thanks Phil, I had searched all of those, but...

Thanks Phil, I had searched all of those, but this is definitely a British badge and the tines are different to the items you mentioned.
Thanks to gey-green-accorn and Bobanodised for the idents and...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 17-11-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By dragon166
Perfectly good second pattern badge with...

Perfectly good second pattern badge with replaceable blades.
Dave
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 16-11-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 580
Posted By dragon166
The source of the info said it was for 2503 Sqn. ...

The source of the info said it was for 2503 Sqn. The badge for them is the Lincoln Imp on crossed rifles so this led to my question. Someone must know?
Dave
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 16-11-20, 12:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 580
Posted By dragon166
Unidentified TRFs - Possibly RAF

Have received info re these TRFs as being RAF. As I have never seen them before can anyone offer the identities?
Dave
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 13-11-20, 12:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By dragon166
The badges indicate he ws a member of the Machine...

The badges indicate he ws a member of the Machine Gun Corps. The two chevrons (Overseas service stripes) on his right sleeve would suggest the picture was taken after 1918. The chevrons on the left...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 12-11-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By dragon166
Here it is Jon Dave

Here it is Jon
Dave
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 11-11-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 123
Posted By dragon166
These are old style Master Sergeant rank badges...

These are old style Master Sergeant rank badges for the US Air Force. The newer badges only have two stripes under the star and one chevron above.
Dave
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-11-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By dragon166
As Craig says above, Here is a pic for you to see...

As Craig says above, Here is a pic for you to see how it was worn.
Dave
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-11-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By dragon166
Try this link - it may help; ...

Try this link - it may help;
http://users.skynet.be/Belgian.militaria/resumeinsigniaindex.htm
Dave
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