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Forum: Headdress 16-09-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By Postwarden
The SAS White beret

Does anyone know anything about this apparently short-lived SAS headdress?

Where was it made? Who if anybody authorised it? When was it introduced/worn?

I know it has been discussed before on...
Forum: Headdress 16-09-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 833
Posted By Postwarden
I am reviving this thread in the hope that it...

I am reviving this thread in the hope that it might unearth a reasonable photo of the white peak worn by Army officer cadets. One member kindly sent me an image but it was not clear enough for my...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 15-09-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 362
Posted By Postwarden
I know I am an older collector but are they...

I know I am an older collector but are they really bothering to fake what must be one of the most common British cap badges?
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 10-09-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 100
Posted By Postwarden
Neil, All good genuine badges from WW2 with...

Neil,

All good genuine badges from WW2 with the possible exception of the 3 Div triangle which as a printed badge is more likely to be postwar. Most recorded WW2 3 Div signs are either embroidered...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 30-08-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By Postwarden
Don't claim to be an expert but I would say both...

Don't claim to be an expert but I would say both are good.

The majority of these were private purchase items bought by both officers and ORs so they could vary greatly depending on who made them....
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 29-08-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By Postwarden
Not seen one made like that before but it does...

Not seen one made like that before but it does have the look of a locally made badge.

Jon
Forum: The Home Front 27-08-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By Postwarden
They were worn on the shoulder straps of some AFS...

They were worn on the shoulder straps of some AFS officers as the photo of a Divisional Officer shows.

I'll dig out the AFS Uniform specifications and let you have chapter and verse.

Jon
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 27-08-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By Postwarden
Jerry, I think I may have posted this before...

Jerry,

I think I may have posted this before - a photo of a Sapper Corporal taken in Germany in 1945 showing him wearing the RN diver's badge as you suggest,

Jon
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-08-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By Postwarden
There are numerous variations of this sign...

There are numerous variations of this sign -printed, embroidered and woven, King's crown and Queen's crown, some with a darker almost black ground.

To be correct the lion should face the direction...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 12-08-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 346
Posted By Postwarden
A photograph of the Guernsey title being worn by...

A photograph of the Guernsey title being worn by an ATS private will appear in the next edition of The Formation Signthe journal of the Military Heraldry Society.

In the meantime an example of...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-08-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By Postwarden
To mark NAAFI's Centenary at the beginning of the...

To mark NAAFI's Centenary at the beginning of the year The Military Heraldry Society published a 32-page special issue of The Formation Sign, the front page of which is shown.

With over 200...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 03-08-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By Postwarden
To me the whole thing looks like fancy dress. ...

To me the whole thing looks like fancy dress.

Jon
Forum: The Home Front 02-08-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 171
Posted By Postwarden
Cumberland Civil Defence Mystery Badges

These badges in CD colours have remained unidentified for many years.

It has been suggested they may have been worn by the County's Civil Defence Reserve units, the letter after the numbers...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-07-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 505
Posted By Postwarden
My book Badges on Battle Dress shows as badge 624...

My book Badges on Battle Dress shows as badge 624 an identical example recorded as worn by the 15th Bn of The Queen's Royal Regt (W Surreys)whilst serving with the 77th Division.

Image attached.
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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 29-07-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By Postwarden
RAF? Posted Before?

This sign, said to be RAF, may have been posted before but an ID would be appreciated.

Jon
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 20-07-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By Postwarden
A close up of the SR title and black button. ...

A close up of the SR title and black button.

Jon
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 19-07-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By Postwarden
Where Did You Get That Hat?

Two nice clear images of regimental headdress.

The Cameronian wears an outsize Tam O'Shanter, the Caubeen - officially the Bonnet, Drab - worn by a soldier of 8th (Irish) Bn The King's Regiment...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 07-07-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 588
Posted By Postwarden
This appears to relate to the question. Jon

This appears to relate to the question.

Jon
Forum: General Topics. 07-07-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By Postwarden
Ebay - Again

Has anyone else experienced the problems I am having with Ebay sales and Payment via Paypal?

When I sold an item I used to get an Ebay email telling me it had been sold and a note from Paypal...
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 27-06-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By Postwarden
According to Keith Rawlings ACF badge book it's...

According to Keith Rawlings ACF badge book it's Northamptonshire ACF which matches the cap badge. The 1 below the Cadet Force title presumably indicates the County ACF's 1st Bn.
Jon
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 02-06-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By Postwarden
One version from a wartime battle dress. Jon

One version from a wartime battle dress.

Jon
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 19-05-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By Postwarden
RAMC Musician

The metal title indicates a TF unit but surely unusual to have both bugle and band badge? And should they not be on the other arm?

Jon
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 19-05-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 549
Posted By Postwarden
As worn. Jon

As worn.

Jon
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 17-05-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 422
Posted By Postwarden
Pegasus Brooch Badge

I was very interested to see the Pegasus brooch badge being offered for sale by Monty.

In my book Badges on Battle Dress I recorded that in November 1963 the Commanding Officer of the Parachute...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 13-05-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 895
Posted By Postwarden
Luc, Interested to note that you say the...

Luc,

Interested to note that you say the British pathfinders wore this badge which I thought was purely a US item.

What evidence is there of this please as I'm always on the lookout for...
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