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Forum: Headdress 13-04-21, 03:43 PM
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Posted By Postwarden
Blue Army Berets from 1941?

The records of the Ministry of Supply held at Kew contain an entry dated 2nd September 1941 which reads

Commands informed that a special beret (Berets, Blue, Allied Forces) has been introduced...
Forum: Headdress 13-04-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By Postwarden
Jim, Very interesting. Thanks. Jon

Jim,

Very interesting.

Thanks.

Jon
Forum: Headdress 13-04-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By Postwarden
The Coloured Field Service Cap

This interesting item of military headgear with a complicated history was officially introduced in 1937 by Army Order 122 of that year,

Does anyone have a copy please?

Jon
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 10-04-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 168
Posted By Postwarden
The following details extracted from several...

The following details extracted from several sections of my book Badges on Battle Dress explain the history of your sign.Some samples of the 17th Indian Division's sign are shown for comparison.
...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 30-03-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By Postwarden
Great informative book. Highly recommended. ...

Great informative book. Highly recommended.

Jon
Forum: Military Book and Media Reviews 30-03-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By Postwarden
They are going fast so ;)Buy Now Whilst...

They are going fast so

;)Buy Now Whilst Stocks Last!

Jon
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 30-03-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By Postwarden
Both these badges have little known about them. ...

Both these badges have little known about them.

The AFS version with both red and blue ground was unofficial as there was no AFS equivalent to the large silver ARP badge and they could be bought...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 29-03-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By Postwarden
Queen's Surreys Territorial Band

Taken by a Thornton Heath, Surrey photographer the band, probably taking part in a local carnival, seems to be marching at ease. One of the bandsmen in the second rank has a T title on his shoulder...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 29-03-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By Postwarden
Cheshire County Volunteer/Voluntary Land & Garden...

Cheshire County Volunteer/Voluntary Land & Garden Association?

A Dig for Victory-type body?

Jon
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 29-03-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By Postwarden
Thanks for all the answers. Rolfi's badge does...

Thanks for all the answers. Rolfi's badge does seem to be a contender for the Surrey Bn as it has all the hallmarks of the badges produced by the Calico Printers.

Jon
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 28-03-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By Postwarden
Royal Dragoons Wartime grey beret

During their wartime service in North Africa the Royal Dragoons adopted a grey beret. On their return to Britain for the Campaign in North West Europe they were instructed to wear the black beret...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 28-03-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By Postwarden
Finding photos of any of these Brigade signs in...

Finding photos of any of these Brigade signs in use is not easy but as there is also an embroidered round version it seems likely that it was worn. Shaping a round printed one for sewing must have...
Forum: General Topics. 26-03-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 114
Posted By Postwarden
Jerry, In the post to you. Jon

Jerry,

In the post to you.

Jon
Forum: Military Book and Media Reviews 26-03-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By Postwarden
NAAFI Up!

The latest Special Edition of The Formation Sign Journal of the Military Heraldry Society marking NAAFI's centenary is now available. Price £10 inc postage.

Its 32 pages look at its origins in the...
Forum: General Topics. 26-03-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 114
Posted By Postwarden
NAAFI 100!

The latest Special Edition of The Formation Sign Journal of the Military Heraldry Society marking NAAFI's centenary is now available. Price £10 inc postage.

Its 32 pages look at its origins in the...
Forum: Headdress 25-03-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By Postwarden
Officers' Service Dress Caps

For my research on British Army Wartime Headdress for the Military Historical Society I have been reading John Bodsworth's excellent book on Service Dress.

This includes lots of detailed dress...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 16-03-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By Postwarden
The Mobile Defence Corps

Can you help solve a mystery?

The Mobile Defence Corps was formed in January 1955 to act as a link between the armed forces and the Civil Defence organisation in the event of a nuclear attack on...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 11-03-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By Postwarden
Perfectly OK as far as I am concerned. This...

Perfectly OK as far as I am concerned. This extract from my book Badges on Battle Dress sheds some light on this particular example.

Jon

Initially ‘Royal Navy’ – both embroidered and printed...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 11-03-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 688
Posted By Postwarden
Two extracts from my book Badges on Battle Dress...

Two extracts from my book Badges on Battle Dress that shed some light on green berets in the RN.

Jon

All ranks of Beach Commandos wore khaki battle dress from October 1942 with naval rank...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 09-03-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By Postwarden
Temperance Association? Jon

Temperance Association?

Jon
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 07-03-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By Postwarden
The extract below from Badges on Battle Dress...

The extract below from Badges on Battle Dress shows that I was unable to completely solve this puzzle, my best guess underlined. The numbers refer to the badge illustrations in the book.

Jon

In...
Forum: Headdress 26-02-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By Postwarden
Many thanks for the responses, much appreciated. ...

Many thanks for the responses, much appreciated.

I will keep the Forum updated with progress and may well ask for further help.

Jon
Forum: Headdress 25-02-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By Postwarden
British Army Headdress 1939-1945

On behalf of the Military Historical Society I am putting together a small publication with the above title.

It will include details of the introduction and use of the various types of headgear...
Forum: General Topics. 25-02-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By Postwarden
Jerry, PM sent. Jon

Jerry,

PM sent.

Jon
Forum: General Topics. 24-02-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By Postwarden
British Army Headdress 1939-1945

On behalf of the Military Historical Society I am putting together a small publication with the above title.

It will include details of the introduction and use of the various types of headgear...
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