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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-11-19, 10:22 AM
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Views: 104
Posted By altcar73
Somaliland. Dave.

Somaliland.

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-11-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 73
Posted By altcar73
Somaliland. Dave.

Somaliland.

Dave.
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 07-11-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 452
Posted By altcar73
Beewyse were a retailer not a manufacturer. I...

Beewyse were a retailer not a manufacturer. I have had sight of badges in the past so marked but with a "Firmin" marking in tandem. The badges usually relate to middle east countries.

Dave.
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 06-11-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By altcar73
It is actually part of the rank insignia worn...

It is actually part of the rank insignia worn either previously or currently by a senior fire officer. It is positioned below the wreath on epaulettes. I can't be specific as to the rank. The fire...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-10-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 71
Posted By altcar73
Not police related in any shape or form. Church...

Not police related in any shape or form. Church Lads Brigade Officers cross belt pouch badge.

Dave.
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 25-10-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 272
Posted By altcar73
The KC/Anchor buttons as illustrated by the...

The KC/Anchor buttons as illustrated by the starter of this thread were worn by the Admiralty Civil Police and the Admiralty Constabulary. There is no difference between the two.

Dave.
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 25-10-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 272
Posted By altcar73
Why is it that so many people on this forum don't...

Why is it that so many people on this forum don't like using the word eBay? Its quite easy to spell! Or perhaps they would rather puzzle readers and have them scratching their heads, such as the gent...
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 24-10-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 272
Posted By altcar73
The Met. Police in the Dockyards wore the same...

The Met. Police in the Dockyards wore the same tunic buttons as those serving in the Metropolitan Police District.

The Admiralty Civil Police wore buttons bearing the Crown above an anchor in...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 10-10-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By altcar73
Worn by their security officers. Dave.

Worn by their security officers.

Dave.
Forum: General Topics. 10-10-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By altcar73
The one on the far right appears to be a cap...

The one on the far right appears to be a cap badge from the South Africa Prison Service.

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-09-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 305
Posted By altcar73
Well, short of digging the Dep. Ch. Const. up to...

Well, short of digging the Dep. Ch. Const. up to ask him, I'd suspect that the badge he is wearing is in bullion wire. All the metal badges worn by the police appear to be complete with the scroll.
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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 29-09-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 305
Posted By altcar73
Also worn by the Perth City Police Pre. 1964. ...

Also worn by the Perth City Police Pre. 1964.

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-09-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By altcar73
The colours are those of Coventry as is the...

The colours are those of Coventry as is the Elephant.

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-09-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By altcar73
Sorry, but I don't have a cap badge for the...

Sorry, but I don't have a cap badge for the prison service in question. Nor have I ever seen one.

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-09-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By altcar73
I have a Crown Agents sealed pattern for this...

I have a Crown Agents sealed pattern for this badge. It is a shoulder title from the Mauritius Government Prison Service. It was sealed on the 17th Feb. 1965.

Dave.
Forum: General Topics. 24-09-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 182
Posted By altcar73
Very nice. I'm not sure of the significance of...

Very nice. I'm not sure of the significance of the brass "Norfolk" title. I would suggest that it is neither FB nor police related.

Dave.
Forum: The Home Front 21-09-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By altcar73
Whilst I can't identify the badge, I can confirm...

Whilst I can't identify the badge, I can confirm that it has nothing to do with Port Sunlight or the Mersey Railway.

Dave.
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 20-09-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By altcar73
This badge is a "general" badge which was worn by...

This badge is a "general" badge which was worn by a number of uniformed organisations on the Island. The Prison Service used it as a cap badge. The police primarily wore it as a collar (and later)...
Forum: General Topics. 20-09-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 182
Posted By altcar73
I have a large collection of insignia from the...

I have a large collection of insignia from the former Norwich City Police. That said, I've never seen this badge previously. However, prior to the introduction of the National Fire Service in August...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 12-09-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By altcar73
The patch with the saltire & lion is Royal...

The patch with the saltire & lion is Royal Regiment of Scotland.

Dave.
Forum: Military Buttons 12-09-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 260
Posted By altcar73
Whilst the buttons may have backmarks showing...

Whilst the buttons may have backmarks showing "Edward Jones etc", they themselves would have not have manufactured the buttons. The buttons would have been made (almost certainly) in Birmingham by a...
Forum: Military Buttons 11-09-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 260
Posted By altcar73
Peter, I take your point. That said, I can't...

Peter,

I take your point. That said, I can't take the matter any further myself. Perhaps someone else may feel inclined to chime in with some firm evidence.

Dave

Ps. I've just recalled that...
Forum: Military Buttons 11-09-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 260
Posted By altcar73
Peter, Firstly, I doubt that there were ever...

Peter,

Firstly, I doubt that there were ever any metal insignia (buttons/badges) produced in Ireland during the period we are talking about. The main production area was (and still is) Birmingham....
Forum: Military Buttons 10-09-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 260
Posted By altcar73
I have several identical buttons, in different...

I have several identical buttons, in different sizes. Mine are variously marked on the back "Rich Treble Gilt" and "H. Gilpin & Co. Dublin". Worn by the Constabulary of Ireland.

Dave.
Forum: General Topics 09-09-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,043
Posted By altcar73
Interesting! The collar badges were worn by the...

Interesting! The collar badges were worn by the Glossop Borough Police. They also used them as a cap badge. Apologies for (slightly) highjacking the thread.

Dave.
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