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Forum: General Topics. Yesterday, 10:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Chris. I wonder what its status was? ...

Chris.

I wonder what its status was?

There is a Crossed Swords Pipes and Drums Germany organisation active since 2007 with British military origins and connections.

See...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 10:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 103
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Bess, I can only suggest that they are civilian...

Bess,
I can only suggest that they are civilian pipe band insignia.

For example: https://www.rspba.org/html/history_earlycivilian.php

Tim
Forum: General Topics. Yesterday, 09:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 194
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Marc, Many thanks, we seem to have the facts,...

Marc,
Many thanks, we seem to have the facts, just need some photo evidence of badges in wear.

Tim
Forum: General Topics. Yesterday, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 194
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Mike, Thanks for the detailed response. Tim

Mike,
Thanks for the detailed response.

Tim
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 17-07-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Bess, They are Cameronian (Scottish Rifles) ...

Bess,
They are Cameronian (Scottish Rifles)

Tim
Forum: General Topics. 16-07-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 194
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Ian, Many thanks. Oddly the original assertion...

Ian,
Many thanks. Oddly the original assertion came from CAD Kineton (and a former Ammunition Technician). The story of the WRAC colours badge being worn on dpm combat dress by a male AT was also...
Forum: General Topics. 16-07-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 194
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Women's Royal Army Corps - Ammunition Technician

I have just read an assertion on line that no individual in the Women’s Royal Army Corps (WRAC) ever qualified as an Ammunition Technician prior to 1992 when all WRAC personnel were integrated into...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 16-07-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Special Air Service current cap badges

I understand that the correlation between Pattern Numbers and NATO Stock Numbers (NSN) is far from a precise science but it is interesting that the anodised badge and the cloth embroidered badge...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 16-07-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Chris, Cannot provide a precise date of sealing...

Chris,
Cannot provide a precise date of sealing but it presumably predates this example by FIRMIN packed date 16 January 2004

Tim
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 15-07-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Special Air Service Cap Badge anodised aluminium gold / silver

Current issue Special Air Service Cap Badge in anodised aluminium gold / silver NSN 8455-99-973-9574 Pattern No 19173 - In anonymous (FIRMIN?) bag of issue dated 19/11/15 with slider unmarked as per...
Forum: Off topic 15-07-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Here is a soldier from the Adjutant Generalís...

Here is a soldier from the Adjutant Generalís Corps (Staff & Personnel Services) attached to the Royal Regiment of Scotland wearing the Tam OíShanter.

Tim
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 14-07-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 242
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Birmingham Mint version is QC with a slider. ...

Birmingham Mint version is QC with a slider.

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/album.php?albumid=767

Danbury Mint are mostly anodised with two blades.
...
Forum: Off topic 14-07-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Could it be a soldier attached to the Royal...

Could it be a soldier attached to the Royal Regiment of Scotland who is wearing his own corps cap badge in the glengarry? e.g. Adjutant General’s Corps, Royal Logistic Corps or Royal Electrical and...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-07-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By grey_green_acorn
The breast plate over crossed sabre and carbine...

The breast plate over crossed sabre and carbine is the collar badge of the Irish Army Cavalry Corps 1934 - 1953.

The ‘mangled’ crossed rifles on left of the belt is an Irish Army Infantry collar...
Forum: General Topics. 10-07-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 259
Posted By grey_green_acorn
For interest there were four issues of these...

For interest there were four issues of these badge sets from Military Mailwise. The badges were sourced from various manufacturers including Firmin and Ammo UK. Here are the flyers from the first...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 10-07-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 263
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Perhaps just the backing cloth remaining and the...

Perhaps just the backing cloth remaining and the tartan has frayed and come away or been destroyed by moths!

Tim
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 05-07-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 200
Posted By grey_green_acorn
However REME (Royal Electrical and Mechanical...

However REME (Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers) was not formed until October 1942 from Regimental tradesmen including gun fitters (so could be RAC) and also certain RAOC, RE and RASC trades....
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 04-07-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 337
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Or this one? Tim

Or this one?

Tim
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 04-07-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 337
Posted By grey_green_acorn
This one? Tim

This one?

Tim
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 02-07-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 290
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Here is a more recent example. The earlier...

Here is a more recent example. The earlier badges seem to be of better quality!

Tim
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 29-06-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 265
Posted By grey_green_acorn
The trainee Guardsman would probably be destined...

The trainee Guardsman would probably be destined for F Company SCOTS GUARDS and public duties as his first posting.

Likewise there is an incremental Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards and Number 7...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 28-06-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Queen's Royal Regiment gold anodised collar...

Queen's Royal Regiment gold anodised collar badges:

Tim
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-06-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Similar item here...

Similar item here https://www.pinterest.es/pin/274156696040192664/

Tim
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-06-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Laurent, These slides are possibly worn by...

Laurent,
These slides are possibly worn by retired ex Gurkhas employed as uniformed security guards by government departments and commercial companies.

Tim
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 22-06-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By grey_green_acorn
War office Controlled Units

Laurent,

This is the Formation Badge worn by War Office Controlled Units in the 1950s to 1960s.

Such units included Schools of Instruction which did not have their own badge. It exists with...
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