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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 09-08-20, 05:04 PM
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Views: 204
Posted By peter monahan
Despite the crown, I don't think it is British...

Despite the crown, I don't think it is British military - they're hardly likely to have commemorated so signal a defeat by putting it on a badge.

Scottish nationalist jewelry, IMO. :)
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-08-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By peter monahan
That makes sense too: something to wear on a...

That makes sense too: something to wear on a watch chain so other Masons could recognize you [without the secret handshake]. Not the usual compass and square insignia, but I know nothing about...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-08-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By peter monahan
I'm guessing that it is a watch fob, so the...

I'm guessing that it is a watch fob, so the initials could in fact be the owner's, and not the makers. You say it is sterling. Are their proof marks? Often those will indicate the place [city] and...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 03-08-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By peter monahan
Need a better shot and, if at all possible, a...

Need a better shot and, if at all possible, a look at the back.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 31-07-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 417
Posted By peter monahan
Here are a couple of examples of 'sand cast'...

Here are a couple of examples of 'sand cast' badges - both to British regiments - which came out of India. As you can see, the quality of the castings is quite poor. These are still made to sell to...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-07-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 417
Posted By peter monahan
Mike Are these very worn or badly cast? The...

Mike

Are these very worn or badly cast? The detail seems blurry, behind the verdigris, and I'm wondering whether they may be Indo-Pakistani 'bazaar cast' copies.

If so, the middle one is...
Forum: Indian Badges 24-07-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 330
Posted By peter monahan
Wonderful, wonderful stuff! Where have these...

Wonderful, wonderful stuff! Where have these been hiding all these years?
Forum: Indian Badges 15-07-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 302
Posted By peter monahan
And, according to one of Kipling's less inspired...

And, according to one of Kipling's less inspired stories - a young woman who falls for a British Officer in India and 'tells all' to her female chum, kissing a man without a moustache is lighting...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-07-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 192
Posted By peter monahan
And it had a very fine record in WWII. Took part...

And it had a very fine record in WWII. Took part in the Sicily landings and the Italian campaign, then shifted to NW Europe in March 1945.
Forum: Indian Badges 07-07-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 302
Posted By peter monahan
Better eyes, or more patience than I! Thank you...

Better eyes, or more patience than I! Thank you for that necessary correction.

OTOH, you are completely correct: it is the moustaches which really count. ;)
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-07-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 103
Posted By peter monahan
This organization is responsible for security at...

This organization is responsible for security at the Legislative Building, aka 'Queen's Park' in Toronto, which is the capital of Ontario. As opposed to Ottawa, also in Ontario, which is the capital...
Forum: Indian Badges 05-07-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 302
Posted By peter monahan
None of them appear to be wearing any medal...

None of them appear to be wearing any medal ribbons. Neither battalion saw any action during their brief existance.

This Wiki entry provides an interesting if perhaps not very flattering...
Forum: Indian Badges 05-07-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By peter monahan
They both look quite dastardly enough to be...

They both look quite dastardly enough to be capable of anything. Or am I projecting? ;)
Forum: Indian Badges 28-06-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By peter monahan
Than you, Henk. :)

Than you, Henk. :)
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 27-06-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 114
Posted By peter monahan
My guess, and that's all it is: club badge for a...

My guess, and that's all it is: club badge for a 'B... Hunt Club'. Baroda, Bombay, Bangalore, Bareilly...

I'm basing that on the driving whip and rifle but I'm not sure why the badge has 'Indian'...
Forum: Indian Badges 27-06-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By peter monahan
I suspect you have considered the various States...

I suspect you have considered the various States Forces by now.

The top left badge is almost certainly 'His Highness A...' - fairly obvious but not much help.

Kashmir had a number of units...
Forum: Indian Badges 27-06-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By peter monahan
The short answer is 'yes'. The 8th was created...

The short answer is 'yes'. The 8th was created in 1922 from 6 Punjabi regiments and in WWII had 11 active and 4 training battalions. They would all have worn this badge.

In 1947 the non-Muslim...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 14-06-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By peter monahan
The 19th Punjabis, IA, were never a LI regiment. ...

The 19th Punjabis, IA, were never a LI regiment. It was raised in 1857, from loyal remnants of two police battalions, as the 7th Regiment of Punjab Infantry. It was designated as the 19th Punjabis...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 12-06-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By peter monahan
The chalice in the center is interesting and...

The chalice in the center is interesting and probably significant. I'm going to guess a Catholic labour organization and, from the language and tricolours in the center, probably French rather than ...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-06-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By peter monahan
One of the 'eastern' fraternal organizations? A...

One of the 'eastern' fraternal organizations? A Shriner's band member's emblem for his fez or some such? I'm reaching a bit, but there are some weird and wonderful outfits out there. :)
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-06-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 387
Posted By peter monahan
I'd be surprised if the bugle horn were American....

I'd be surprised if the bugle horn were American. They don't seem to have taken in the tradition which associates Light Infantry / Chasseurs / Jagers with hunting horns. The style looks...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 03-06-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By peter monahan
Possibly used by a Boer artillery unit?

Possibly used by a Boer artillery unit?
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 03-06-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By peter monahan
I think I remember the Stalags, at least in WWII,...

I think I remember the Stalags, at least in WWII, being numbered using Roman Numeral - such as 'XI/I.

In WWI, the XI Army Corps (Cassel) had three camps, one for officers and the other two of...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 02-06-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By peter monahan
I agree - the 'horseshoe' fitting is meant to go...

I agree - the 'horseshoe' fitting is meant to go into the button hole on a suit lapel. Although why we have that buttonhole is a different mystery, since the matching button has been gone for at...
Forum: Indian Badges 30-05-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By peter monahan
Cheers! I found the talk online and...

Cheers!

I found the talk online and listened to parts of it. Not a gifted natural speaker but very interesting material indeed. I'll check this out.
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