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Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 05-03-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Guzzman
Help to identify - Royal Navy?

Hi

As previously stated this is a King's Crown Royal Navy officers beret badge.

The first berets for RN officers were authorised in May 1945. Initially the beret was only issued to aircrew. The...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 28-02-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 329
Posted By Guzzman
Royal Yacht Clearance Diver Badges?

The white-on-blue 'BOMB DISPOSAL' badge has been around for a few years now.

One final point to emphasise the difference between Divers and Clearance Divers.

Ordinary Ship's Divers could be...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 28-02-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 348
Posted By Guzzman
I think he means try BJ at RBJ Militaria. He is a...

I think he means try BJ at RBJ Militaria. He is a member on here.

Pete
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 27-02-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 329
Posted By Guzzman
Royal Yacht Clearance Diver Badges?

Here's a fairly typical selection of the badges worn by Clearance Divers! As you can see, these are real specialists!

Pete
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 27-02-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 329
Posted By Guzzman
Royal Yacht Clearance Diver Badges?

Hi Marc

Divers wear a badge consisting of just the diving helmet. Clearance Divers wear the divers badge with one star above (Clearance Diver 3rd Class), one star above and one star below...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 26-02-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 395
Posted By Guzzman
Royal Navy badge collecting

Sorry Andy!

I didn't mean to put you off! Just buy whatever you want/can find/afford. You will probably find that some of the latest and most modern badges are quite hard to find while some of the...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 26-02-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 329
Posted By Guzzman
Royal Yacht Clearance Diver Badges?

Totally agree! Someone who had qualified as a basic Ship's Diver may well have volunteered to serve on the Royal Yacht. And they would have worn the white diving helmet badge shown above. But I...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 25-02-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 252
Posted By Guzzman
Royal Yacht Collection

Hi

I'm unable to get to my RM Band Service badges at the moment as I'm having a bit of a reorganisation - which means the room I keep my collection in is in chaos!

However I have found a couple...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 25-02-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 395
Posted By Guzzman
Royal Navy badge collecting

Morning Andy!

Firstly, I should have stressed clear plastic wallets with different sized pockets in them and not just clear plastic wallets. Sorry.

What do you collect first? That's entirely up...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 24-02-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 395
Posted By Guzzman
Royal Navy badge collecting

Hi Andy

As you say there are thousands of cloth trade badges, badges of rating, shoulder titles etc. to collect. I keep mine inside clear plastic wallets inside spring-loaded binders. These can be...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 24-02-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 81
Posted By Guzzman
RN Armband

Tony

These have been the topic of debate for many years. Basically they seem to have been worn by any naval personnel sent ashore to undertake virtually any role! They simply served to denote that...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 24-02-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 329
Posted By Guzzman
Royal Yacht Clearance Diver Badges?

Hi Tony

Being a rather specialist elite, I don't suppose many Clearance Divers volunteered for service on the Royal Yacht! Most of the ones I knew went into commercial diving, working on oil rigs...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 23-02-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 395
Posted By Guzzman
Royal Navy badge collecting

Hi Alex

Yes, I agree that Coleman's books have their faults too. But as you also say I think that they are essential volumes in any badge collector's library. I know that a lot of people...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-02-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 232
Posted By Guzzman
What is This Patch

The cross shown has nothing to do with Scotland. It is known as the 'Cross of Life' and is increasingly replacing the Geneva Red Cross worn by medics. It is not only worn by Armed Forces medics but...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 22-02-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 252
Posted By Guzzman
Royal Yacht Collection

Hi

My pleasure. I'll scan some images of them over the next couple of days and post them on here.

Pete
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 22-02-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By Guzzman
3 Commando Bde TRF Dating

Hi

Another excellent source of information is 'Personal Distinctions: 350 Years of Royal Marines Uniforms and Insignia' by John Rawlinson. This is published by the Royal Marines Historical Society...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 22-02-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 395
Posted By Guzzman
Royal Navy badge collecting

Hi Andy

Just a word of warning about the May volume. It was published in the early-1970s so it's fifty years old now and there have been a lot of new badges issued since then! In fact the smaller...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 21-02-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By Guzzman
3 Commando Bde TRF Dating

Top row, left to right: 2002 and 2002
Second row, left to right: 2003 and unofficially adopted 2006
Bottom row, left to right: 2007 (possibly earlier) and 2009

Hope this helps

Pete
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 21-02-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 159
Posted By Guzzman
There you go! Thanks Tim! The Lovat badge is...

There you go! Thanks Tim!

The Lovat badge is the only one I haven't got and I haven't seen one anywhere!

Thanks again.

Pete
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 21-02-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 125
Posted By Guzzman
I think I've found the answer! The first...

I think I've found the answer!

The first four URNUs were Aberdeen (1965, but which relocated to Edinburgh in 1968), Glasgow and Strathclyde (1972), Liverpool (1972) and Southampton (1972). These...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 21-02-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 125
Posted By Guzzman
University Royal Naval Unit Shoulder Titles

Like you I have only seen the four titles shown above.

The first URNU was founded in 1965 in Abedeen. The success of the organisation resulted in 15 URNUs being established throughout the UK.

I...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 21-02-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 252
Posted By Guzzman
Royal Yacht Collection

Firstly, every single trade or rate badge used by the RN was also made in a white-on-blue version for Royal Yacht personnel. All the crew were volunteers and could be from any branch and any rate, so...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 21-02-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 159
Posted By Guzzman
Sorry! I forgot your other questions! The...

Sorry! I forgot your other questions!

The 'Royal Band' is based at Portsmouth and consists of Royal Marine musicians.

There are no Royal Navy musicians as such. All the musicians in the Royal...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 21-02-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 159
Posted By Guzzman
Royal Band Questions?

When HMY Britannia was decomissioned in 1997, the 'Royal Yacht' title used by the RM musicians that formed the Royal Yacht band, was replaced with 'Royal Band'. Unlike the 'Royal Yacht' title, the...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 19-02-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,105
Posted By Guzzman
Hi Barry. The original RNAV buttons were...

Hi Barry.

The original RNAV buttons were silver with a gilt crown and anchor and not the other way around (see image below). Don't worry - an easy mistake to make :)
And then, they changed to all...
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