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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 14-10-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By magu
Thank you for the info it appears we have a left...

Thank you for the info it appears we have a left and right facing pair although mine is minus the slider and whilst doing some more googling i stumbled on this which i was unaware of and have just...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 14-10-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By magu
Flying cat and snake...military or ???

Hello Folks this has been in my unidentified box for some time,it originally came in a box oddments,it doesnt appear to have had any type of fixing on the reverse . I like it a lot...just wish i knew...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 09-06-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,658
Posted By magu
Its certainly been an education ...since finding...

Its certainly been an education ...since finding the blouse i have amassed quite a collection of books on all things armoured,made a visit to Bovington tank museum,unfortunately had no time for...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 07-06-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,658
Posted By magu
Hello folks Sorry to be a necromancer however i...

Hello folks
Sorry to be a necromancer however i have been doing some further research and apart from getting very bogged down with information i still haven't found out what the missing badge is ....
Forum: Other Militaria 28-05-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 252
Posted By magu
I'm inclined to think they were commercially...

I'm inclined to think they were commercially available items as i have one very similar ,also the chain is normally of the type found on pocket watches and with the explosion of wrist watch wearers...
Forum: Arab Nations 16-05-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By magu
Thank you for the quick response ...as an aside...

Thank you for the quick response ...as an aside these badges were manufactured in Birmingham...by whom i have no idea or when although it may have been T N Priest Birmingham B19 .I came across...
Forum: Other Militaria 16-05-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 278
Posted By magu
I too only noticed after i posted..i reckon its...

I too only noticed after i posted..i reckon its WH & GW & Co

W H is perhaps Whitehead and Hoag and my research continues into who or what GW were

Link below is to a history of WH
...
Forum: Other Militaria 16-05-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 278
Posted By magu
Thanks to Sally Bosleys ...

Thanks to Sally Bosleys

https://www.sallybosleysbadgeshop.com/shop.php?c=171

William Booth founder of the Salvation Army
Forum: Arab Nations 16-05-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By magu
Help required with translation

Hello Folks.
Came across a pair of the badge illustrated but have not a clue as to a translation so if any arabic readers could assist as to the legend on the badge i would be most grateful
TIA
...
Forum: Other Militaria 16-05-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 278
Posted By magu
Thank you for the prompt response Heres some...

Thank you for the prompt response
Heres some hopefully better pictures...i never usually use my phone camera and it shows !

I have managed to identify all of the others except the nautical...
Forum: Other Militaria 16-05-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 278
Posted By magu
Boer war military type badge ?

Hello folks.
Got this recently in a lot of very early button badges depicting Queen Victoria.
I think it may be Kitchener or Roberts depicted on the centre piece and looking at the construction it...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 12-12-18, 12:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 183
Posted By magu
South Staffords 70th division

First picture is of the box as found and the rest are self explanatory,however i've just seen a quote stating that the 70th division red star 'probably never worn on the uniform'. Is that still the...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 12-12-18, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By magu
Thank you gents for the quick responses,I still...

Thank you gents for the quick responses,I still have faith in the knife and the finish and colour of the sheath is due to it still being damp from sitting in a bath of neatsfoot oil which seems to...
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 12-12-18, 05:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By magu
Friends ambulance unit China badge

Hello Folks
Picked this badge up last year ,in the early morning gloom i thought it was a festival of Britain badge until i got home and looked a little more closely.
Its actually an individually...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 12-12-18, 04:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By magu
Middle east commando opinions please

Hello Folks
Purchased recently the items in picture 3 from the same person unfortunately not an ounce of provenance with them .I'm pretty certain the knife and sheath are spot on ,however the...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 29-09-16, 12:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,002
Posted By magu
Pictures of D day issued luminous discs on Mr...

Pictures of D day issued luminous discs on Mr Mark Bando's excellent website

http://www.101airborneww2.com/equipment3.html
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 19-09-16, 06:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,002
Posted By magu
Some more ...

Some more

http://chalknumber.blogspot.be/2013/01/merville-battery-glider-pilots.html
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 19-09-16, 05:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,002
Posted By magu
Mention here ...

Mention here
...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 23-08-16, 10:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,658
Posted By magu
Thank you for the wonderful comprehensive answer...

Thank you for the wonderful comprehensive answer Blackadder ,my education continues and as if by magic....

MENTIONED IN DESPATCHES
Major B. A. Wallace
Major ...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 21-08-16, 11:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,658
Posted By magu
Hi again folks Came across the attached...

Hi again folks
Came across the attached picture and finding the ''Types of Drivers badges'' thread and the excellent picture of various drivers badges posted by grey_green_acorn could the ''missing...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 19-08-16, 09:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,658
Posted By magu
Hi Alan During my research into the mention in...

Hi Alan
During my research into the mention in despatches award and using the website of Mr Peter Ghiringhelli B.A.(Hons), M.A. at http://www.petergh.f2s.com/medals.htm
I came to the conclusion...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 17-08-16, 09:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,658
Posted By magu
Hello folks and apologies for length of time...

Hello folks and apologies for length of time taken to reply...life has a horrible habit of intruding on hobbies !

Here are some pictures of a Westminster Dragoons badge affixed to the backing on...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 13-07-16, 02:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,658
Posted By magu
Hi Gents thank you for the prompt responses,i...

Hi Gents thank you for the prompt responses,i have been perusing the excellent British and C0ommonwealth badge chart available at ...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 13-07-16, 06:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,658
Posted By magu
Missing badges on bd blouse

Hello Folks
I found the blouse recently on my travels and apart from all the buttons being missing and no labels nor markings whatsoever on the inside the two black patches have me stumped,they...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-12-11, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 877
Posted By magu
Hi Rob I also have a Wiltshire helmet plate...

Hi Rob
I also have a Wiltshire helmet plate centre with a virtually identical slider with two very small holes at 6 and 12 o'clock punched through the rim...were these for stitches to hold the badge...
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