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Forum: Army Today, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By mike_vee
Found a group photo of the Durban Regiment intake...

Found a group photo of the Durban Regiment intake in 1962 taken at 1SSB Training Regiment Bloemfontein.

https://www.fad.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/DurbanRegt0011.jpg

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Forum: Army Yesterday, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By mike_vee
A couple of posts from a Durban Regiment...

A couple of posts from a Durban Regiment blog/forum :





And from a South African "bid or buy" site :
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-09-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 294
Posted By mike_vee
He may have never even been near HMS President ,...

He may have never even been near HMS President , found this on a site about the early Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve :



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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-09-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 294
Posted By mike_vee
No idea about that but possibly they would have...

No idea about that but possibly they would have his RNAS number which could indicate when he joined the reserve.

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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-09-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 294
Posted By mike_vee
Could he have served as a VTC officer pre/during...

Could he have served as a VTC officer pre/during WW1 then joined the Naval Reserve post war ?



HMS President was a shore establishment /accounting base/drill ship in London , if you have his...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-09-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 294
Posted By mike_vee
The car number plate has LA followed by 3 (or 4...

The car number plate has LA followed by 3 (or 4 ?) numbers , this would indicate that it was registered in London between APR 1910 -> JUL 1911.



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Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 22-09-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 114
Posted By mike_vee
From late 1960's : Also of interest : ...

From late 1960's :



Also of interest :




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Forum: Other Military Topics 22-09-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 18,000
Posted By mike_vee
The 2021 versions are around ........ but not yet...

The 2021 versions are around ........ but not yet from PoppyShop ! :(

I assume they have been ordered by Welsh/ROI branches/PAO's and will be available on line at some point but was disappointed...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 22-09-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By mike_vee
Thumbs down I sent a message via eBay asking for details of...

I sent a message via eBay asking for details of the makers mark on a badge , the image he had posted was unclear and didn't match ones I'd seen.

Got no reply !

Badge got no bids , so was then...
Forum: General Topics. 21-09-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 474
Posted By mike_vee
Found this on a jewellery site : But no...

Found this on a jewellery site :


But no indication if they were later involved in badge manufacture/supply.

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Forum: General Topics. 21-09-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 688
Posted By mike_vee
I posted before morning coffee ! :o After...

I posted before morning coffee ! :o

After seeing a few adverts from that era not all 'sweetheart' brooches were described as miniature , this one has the comment :



I assumed , as they would...
Forum: General Topics. 21-09-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 474
Posted By mike_vee
I was about to ask the same question as 'Google'...

I was about to ask the same question as 'Google' not much help ? :confused:

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Forum: General Topics. 21-09-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 688
Posted By mike_vee
I noticed the price list , in the "Special Terms...

I noticed the price list , in the "Special Terms to Badge Collectors" area it has badges for 6d. (sixpence) and the "Miniature Brooches" are listed starting at 1/- (one shilling).

A comparative...
Forum: General Topics. 20-09-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 688
Posted By mike_vee
From "Army List Advertiser" April 1922 : ...

From "Army List Advertiser" April 1922 :



and



So possibly the 'badges' are miniatures ?
Forum: The Home Front 20-09-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By mike_vee
Very nice badge ! I've seen an "On National...

Very nice badge !

I've seen an "On National Service" badge (CUNLIFFE-OWEN AIRCRAFT LTD) which has an 'S' stamped on the buttonhole fitting and issue/badge number 975 stamped on the badge itself....
Forum: General Topics. 20-09-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 474
Posted By mike_vee
Did a search on the forum/internet and found...

Did a search on the forum/internet and found examples (thread from 2008) of badges with :

EVCO

EVCO 79

EVCO 80

and , this may be a clue ......
Forum: General Topics. 20-09-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 474
Posted By mike_vee
This dealer has a section for EVCO which appears...

This dealer has a section for EVCO which appears to be the maker , there are 2 badges with EVCO 79 marks.

Possibly the other number , X-1-2633-78 , is a design/catalog number ?
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Forum: Headdress 19-09-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 590
Posted By mike_vee
Don't know if this applies to all khaki berets...

Don't know if this applies to all khaki berets but noted in the linked "berets" thread :



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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 19-09-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By mike_vee
Terry , knowing your interest in women in the...

Terry , knowing your interest in women in the services , the photo Leigh posted is a "first" :



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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 19-09-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By mike_vee
The busby-style of headdress replaced the peaked...

The busby-style of headdress replaced the peaked caps of the RAF Central Band in 1977 and was discontinued in 2012 .
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 19-09-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By mike_vee
Bandsman at Edinburgh Castle , so probably there...

Bandsman at Edinburgh Castle , so probably there for the Military Tattoo.

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Forum: Other Military Topics 18-09-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 18,000
Posted By mike_vee
Not the best photos but here are some of my...

Not the best photos but here are some of my Scottish badges.

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Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 17-09-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By mike_vee
Jan, They sound like "Graves Registration...

Jan,

They sound like "Graves Registration Service" identity tags.

https://www.qmgrs.com/category/equipment/identification/


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Forum: Other Military Topics 17-09-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 18,000
Posted By mike_vee
The PoppyScotland brochure arrived yesterday ! ;)...

The PoppyScotland brochure arrived yesterday ! ;)

I have a selection of Scottish pins and collect the RBL Scotland Conference badges (got about 25) , will have to get organised and post an album. ...
Forum: Off topic 17-09-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 417
Posted By mike_vee
I read that it originated in St.Martins Marsh in...

I read that it originated in St.Martins Marsh in the U.S.A ! :D

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