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Forum: The Home Front Today, 12:50 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 2,502
Posted By mike_vee
Reply from Dr. Macnamara The PARLIAMENTARY...

Reply from Dr. Macnamara The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY :
"The hon. Member's proposal involves a very considerable extension of the present scope of the scheme for distributing War...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges Today, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 111
Posted By mike_vee
Not really relevent to your question but back in...

Not really relevent to your question but back in the 1990's a friend got a Nursing Sister post at the Sultan Qaboos Armed Forces Hospital in Muscat Oman.
She was given an officer's rank so she had...
Forum: The Home Front Today, 11:32 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 2,502
Posted By mike_vee
Another twist to the puzzle (or perhaps a...

Another twist to the puzzle (or perhaps a puzzling twist !) , based on a debate of 15th March 1915 (published in Hansard).

I've previously posted this quote from Tom Tulloch-Marshall's article:
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Forum: The Home Front Today, 10:56 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 2,502
Posted By mike_vee
When I first noticed the anomaly between the...

When I first noticed the anomaly between the Admiralty badges I assumed it was possibly a simple design/die error but when the same 'anomaly' appears on the HMNZ Transports badges that seems...
Forum: The Home Front Yesterday, 12:31 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 2,502
Posted By mike_vee
Thanks to dumdum posting photos of two...

Thanks to dumdum posting photos of two 'Admiralty' badges there are now five examples to compare. Strangely none have makers marks.

The photos are in the order I first saw them , showing the...
Forum: The Home Front Yesterday, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 83
Posted By mike_vee
Thanks for the very interesting photos , it shows...

Thanks for the very interesting photos , it shows there were 'variations' around.

This brings the total number of this badge I have seen reach five , none with makers marks. The 'paint' may simply...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran, Lapel Badges and Challenge Coins Yesterday, 10:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 190
Posted By mike_vee
I may have a spare one in my hasa box ! :D ...

I may have a spare one in my hasa box ! :D

Will check at the weekend and let you know.


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Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran, Lapel Badges and Challenge Coins Yesterday, 10:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 190
Posted By mike_vee
An interesting badge , I haven't seen any...

An interesting badge , I haven't seen any information about the BL having any branch in New Zealand .

When the BL was 'founded' the NZ Returned Services' Associtaion was already well established....
Forum: Headdress 25-11-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 210
Posted By mike_vee
It was no problem , I was the handsome Scottish...

It was no problem , I was the handsome Scottish ex-squaddie she was living with ! ;)


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Forum: Headdress 25-11-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 210
Posted By mike_vee
I immediately had a similar 'flashback' and think...

I immediately had a similar 'flashback' and think I have actually spoken to the guy........ at Edinburgh Castle ! Not 100% sure but chatted with him during a visit back home when my girlfriend wanted...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran, Lapel Badges and Challenge Coins 25-11-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 190
Posted By mike_vee
The celluloid BL badge was introduced in 1944...

The celluloid BL badge was introduced in 1944 because of a shortage of metal , don't know when they were phased out again. There was also an 'economy' Women's Section badge that was a tin button...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran, Lapel Badges and Challenge Coins 24-11-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 190
Posted By mike_vee
Checked my books but can't find much information...

Checked my books but can't find much information about the Cubs , in Brian Harding's book "Keeping Faith - The History of The Royal British Legion" there is basically one paragraph.

" It seems to...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran, Lapel Badges and Challenge Coins 24-11-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 190
Posted By mike_vee
I hasa box for spares/swaps ! :D .

I hasa box for spares/swaps ! :D


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Forum: The Home Front 23-11-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 2,502
Posted By mike_vee
There should be 9 because that is what the War...

There should be 9 because that is what the War Office decided ! :D

"St. Edward's crown is the crown supposed to be heraldically represented when for State or official purposes the crown is...
Forum: The Home Front 23-11-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 2,502
Posted By mike_vee
Regarding 2 dies , I could understand that if it...

Regarding 2 dies , I could understand that if it was only for the HMNZ Transports badge but the the fact that it also appears to have been the case with the 'silver' Admiralty badge is confusing.
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Forum: The Home Front 23-11-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 2,502
Posted By mike_vee
Appreciate your input Tim , hopefully between us...

Appreciate your input Tim , hopefully between us all we'll get as answer to this puzzle.

Here is a photo of a '9 ball' HMNZ Transports which has a C.M. Bay makers mark (Thanks to dumdum).

Edit...
Forum: The Home Front 23-11-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 2,502
Posted By mike_vee
The standard OWS 1914 enamel badge was introduced...

The standard OWS 1914 enamel badge was introduced in late 1914 with an Admiralty memo of 26th December 1914 giving it the title "Admiralty War Service Badge".

The first of the NZ Transport ships ,...
Forum: The Home Front 23-11-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 2,502
Posted By mike_vee
Question Got your e-mail , thanks. I'm now even more...

Got your e-mail , thanks.

I'm now even more confused ???? :confused:

Tim posted a photo (post #124) showing two of your badges , the enamel one has '9 balls' and the plain HMNZ one has '10...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 23-11-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 458
Posted By mike_vee
It is a standard bearer belt plate badge ,...

It is a standard bearer belt plate badge , examples exist with a large 'lion head' and a smaller 'lion head' (probably date related) , there is also a version with a plain top scroll presumably for...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran, Lapel Badges and Challenge Coins 23-11-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 190
Posted By mike_vee
Thumbs up Nice badges , the Women's Section one is a...

Nice badges , the Women's Section one is a standard bearer belt plate badge. I have one with a smaller 'lion head' that has a Gaunt makers mark and two screw post fittings. Gaunt had the original...
Forum: Other Militaria 23-11-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By mike_vee
That fits with the postmark 6 AUG 14 .

That fits with the postmark 6 AUG 14


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Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 22-11-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By mike_vee
See this thread : Grenadier Guards bedplate...

See this thread :

Grenadier Guards bedplate badge (https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=64749)


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Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 21-11-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By mike_vee
The article was also published in "Cross and...

The article was also published in "Cross and Cockade International " Volume 12 Number 1 (1981) if that is of any help.

Cross and Cockade International
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Forum: The Home Front 21-11-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 2,502
Posted By mike_vee
Question Stll trying to solve this puzzle. :confused: ...

Stll trying to solve this puzzle. :confused:

Decided to compare examples of 'Admiralty' and 'HMNZ Transports' badges using ones found on-line and noticed similarities. The photos show that both...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 21-11-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,754
Posted By mike_vee
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Next year is the Centenary of the RBL and a new award will be given out .

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