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Forum: General Topics. 03-05-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By Postwarden
No More Londons

I may have missed a reference to it whilst out of action recently but the London Regiment no longer exists.

Jon

The following is taken from Wikipedia:-

Status from April 2022
The London...
Forum: General Topics. 29-04-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 105
Posted By Postwarden
Military Heraldry Society Spring Meeting

Tomorrow's meeting -Saturday 30th April - is being held in a new Southern venue more convenient for members living south of Watford.

Between 12 noon and 4pm we will be in the Church Hall of ...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 15-04-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 514
Posted By Postwarden
The answer to the question is in the records of...

The answer to the question is in the records of the Army Clothing Factory in this entry dated 8/4/1916.

Titles, Embroidered SD The following titles now embroidered, curved on a No 2 size patch 2”...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 14-04-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By Postwarden
Terry, The stripe was introduced in 1940...

Terry,

The stripe was introduced in 1940 before the coloured arm titles as the BEF in France found it difficult to identify soldiers in helmets and without shoulder titles.

Jon
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 13-04-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By Postwarden
I can't comment on this practice in WW1 but it...

I can't comment on this practice in WW1 but it was quite common for soldiers of British units in the later stages of WW2 and afterwards to wear the signs of formations they had previously served...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 09-04-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 978
Posted By Postwarden
7 and 8 are Libyan Army, circa 1950s. Jon

7 and 8 are Libyan Army, circa 1950s.

Jon
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 15-02-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By Postwarden
Gunner with T in wreath badge

Has anyone yet solved the mystery of the unknown T in wreath badge, worn here with Signallers flags?

Jon
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 15-02-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,847
Posted By Postwarden
Two Strange Photos to Ponder

Can anyone shed any light on these two?

The first could be a cadet but the cap badge looks to be a General Service one with a similar badge on his dark coloured chevrons surmounted by what looks...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 10-02-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 769
Posted By Postwarden
RACC was indeed an unofficial title in...

RACC was indeed an unofficial title in anticipation of the Royal title being granted.

A letter sent to all Commands in November 1947 pointed out that ‘It has been brought to notice that a number...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 02-02-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By Postwarden
The badge worn. Jon

The badge worn.

Jon
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 27-01-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By Postwarden
Thanks Tim. Jon

Thanks Tim.

Jon
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 26-01-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By Postwarden
Royal Marines King's Badge Certificate

Instituted by King George V, since 1918 the best recruit in each King's Squad is awarded a badge bearing the cypher of George V surrounded by laurel leaves.

The badge comes in a variety of styles...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 18-01-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 721
Posted By Postwarden
An example of the 7th London title. Jon

An example of the 7th London title.

Jon
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 18-01-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 454
Posted By Postwarden
RAOC Fire Brigade

An unusual badge, believed worn on overalls by soldiers of the Fire Brigade of the 3rd Base Ammunition Depot, RAOC. It measures 3 inches by 2.5 inches.

Before the creation of the Army Fire Service...
Forum: Indian Badges 18-01-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By Postwarden
Identification Help please!

A member of the Military Heraldry Society is trying to identify this badge.

He has been told it represents the Hindu god Hanuman defending India with a knife in one hand and the island of...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 18-01-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By Postwarden
The only reference to this badge as being that of...

The only reference to this badge as being that of the RE Port Commandos is in Major John Waring's Identification Pamphlet No 1 published in the 1970s by the Military Heraldry Society and still...
Forum: The Home Front 18-01-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 777
Posted By Postwarden
As Terry says after some forty years of looking...

As Terry says after some forty years of looking at HG photos I have failed to find any evidence of the ROF badge being worn by a Home Guard unit.

As an earlier post says it was worn on clothing by...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 12-01-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By Postwarden
I agree with Luc. Jon

I agree with Luc.

Jon
Forum: General Topics. 11-01-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 238
Posted By Postwarden
The First World War in 3D

Ian Bayley of Sabrestorm Publishing who published my Home Front book Doing Their Bit has just produced a new book of original stereoscopic photographs with the original captions which can be viewed...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 11-01-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 557
Posted By Postwarden
The brown beret and badge. Jon

The brown beret and badge.

Jon
Forum: Indian Badges 11-01-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 749
Posted By Postwarden
MGBG Rank Slide

Could this be Indian - possibly State Forces?

Suggestions welcome.

Jon
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-01-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By Postwarden
MGBG Rank Slide

Looks British Colonial but I can't interpret the initials.

Suggestions please.

Jon
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 06-01-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By Postwarden
Bomber or Something Else?

Wearing a King's Own cap badge this Lance Corporal has a brass grenade above his stripe.

Is this in lieu of a cloth Bomber's grenade?

Jon
Forum: The Home Front 05-01-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By Postwarden
Women's Forage Corps

This OHMS badge came with a collection of badges to the First World War Women's Forage Corps and it has been suggested that it may have been worn before the Corps got a uniform.

The Corps adopted...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 28-12-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By Postwarden
Another photo of the collar badge being worn. ...

Another photo of the collar badge being worn.

Jon
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