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Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 23-05-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 300
Posted By Bill A
Hello greenshoots, welcome to the Forum. Your...

Hello greenshoots, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
Forum: General Topics 22-05-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By Bill A
Fake 8th Recce 2 Cdn Inf Div formation patch

Recently a patch was offered for sale at a militaria show, and then migrated to ebay. The patch in question is a fake. Attached below are the points used to analyze the authenticity of the 8th Recce...
Forum: General Topics 22-05-22, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By Bill A
I think the finish JunoCA is asking about is...

I think the finish JunoCA is asking about is actually a coating applied by the manufacturer. It is not anodized or "staybrite".
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 08-05-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By Bill A
Hello PC Peet. Welcome to the Forum. Your...

Hello PC Peet. Welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 01-05-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By Bill A
Hello Sarah, welcome to the Forum. Your account...

Hello Sarah, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
Forum: Off topic 21-04-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By Bill A
I have had messages from a couple of members re...

I have had messages from a couple of members re accessing the Forum and they get the 403 code. I will pass it on to Mike.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 16-04-22, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By Bill A
Yes I saw that. I wanted to confirm this thread...

Yes I saw that. I wanted to confirm this thread was a duplicate.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 16-04-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By Bill A
Rob, there is no image.

Rob, there is no image.
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 15-04-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By Bill A
Thread has been sideswiped a bit. Is there any...

Thread has been sideswiped a bit.
Is there any information that two signs were worn during the First WW?
Forum: General Topics 09-04-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By Bill A
Could you clarify your question? Gold wash...

Could you clarify your question? Gold wash finishes were not used during the Second WW.
Forum: General Topics 09-04-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By Bill A
Hello JunoCA, welcome to the Forum. Your account...

Hello JunoCA, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-04-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By Bill A
Hello Frank1ethe, welcome to the Forum. Your...

Hello Frank1ethe, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
Forum: Cavalry and Armoured Units 29-03-22, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By Bill A
Hi John. These badges are not scarce. They were...

Hi John. These badges are not scarce. They were worn by a depot. They have been incorrectly identified as a badge for drafts.
Forum: Cavalry and Armoured Units 29-03-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By Bill A
It would be prudent to err on the side of caution...

It would be prudent to err on the side of caution and include them.
Forum: Cavalry and Armoured Units 29-03-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By Bill A
Morning Jon A bit of a complicated story. The...

Morning Jon
A bit of a complicated story. The 6th Hussars were the 5 CAD HQ Sqn, and unofficially continued as such after the 1943 reorganization of the amoured divisions in the Canadian army. They...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-03-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By Bill A
Hello UnkownUser, welcome to the Forum. Your...

Hello UnkownUser, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 25-03-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By Bill A
Hello Ralph, welcome to the Forum. Your account...

Hello Ralph, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
Forum: General Topics 25-03-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,082
Posted By Bill A
Thanks Keith. Note many of the badges have been...

Thanks Keith. Note many of the badges have been fretted, and the casting sprues are obvious on the back of many of them.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-03-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 580
Posted By Bill A
Hello Mike, welcome to the Forum. Your account is...

Hello Mike, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 23-03-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By Bill A
Hi stormi, welcome to the Forum. Your account is...

Hi stormi, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
Forum: Corps, Branches and the Royal Canadian Artillery 21-03-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By Bill A
Hi Keith, the chroming is more likely associated...

Hi Keith, the chroming is more likely associated with the order of dress. It was common practice to plate badges for wear on the blue patrol uniforms.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 19-03-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,479
Posted By Bill A
Hello 17thairborne, welcome to the Forum. Your...

Hello 17thairborne, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
Forum: Infantry 19-03-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By Bill A
Hi Didier, Le Regt de Chateauguay did not serve...

Hi Didier, Le Regt de Chateauguay did not serve overseas during the Second WW. They were mobilized for home defence, and that was the extent of their service during the war.
Forum: Corps, Branches and the Royal Canadian Artillery 18-03-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By Bill A
A bit of clarification. The Canadian permanent...

A bit of clarification. The Canadian permanent army artillery had been designated the Royal Canadian Artillery, with three components, Horse Artillery, garrison artillery and field artillery. There...
Forum: Infantry 18-03-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By Bill A
Hi Didier. That is a bad cast copy.

Hi Didier. That is a bad cast copy.
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