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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 17-06-22, 05:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By Colin S
The 4th Foot - the Kings Own??

The 4th Foot - the Kings Own??
Forum: Other Militaria 19-05-22, 06:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By Colin S
An anodised beret badge is normal for ORs, while...

An anodised beret badge is normal for ORs, while officers wear a much darker bronze badge. Whether or not this badge is an ORs which has been ‘tactically darkened’ or not I don’t know. The green...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 18-05-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 628
Posted By Colin S
It looks fine to me - I have a similar one and...

It looks fine to me - I have a similar one and believe it’s a 1960s issue
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 18-05-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 628
Posted By Colin S
You are right that the Belgian SAS were disbanded...

You are right that the Belgian SAS were disbanded after WW2 but they immediately became 1st Parachute Battalion in 1946, which is why they used the SAS ‘winged dagger’ but in metal, unlike the SAS...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 17-05-22, 08:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 628
Posted By Colin S
Belgian badges are normally gold for officers,...

Belgian badges are normally gold for officers, silver for NCOs and brass for ORs. The ‘winged dagger’ badge was inherited from the Belgian 5 SAS Regiment raised in the UK during WW2 and was worn by...
Forum: General Topics 15-05-22, 06:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,951
Posted By Colin S
Have a look at http://stablebelts.co.uk/ which...

Have a look at http://stablebelts.co.uk/ which has a good section on Australian (and NZ) stable belts.
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 25-04-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By Colin S
The one in the bottom centre with bright yellow...

The one in the bottom centre with bright yellow wings looks the same shape as those issued to 3 Bn Royal Australian Regiment when they were in the airborne role (1983-2011), which itself was a...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 23-04-22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By Colin S
Yes, I’m hopeless at Roman numerals :) but, as we...

Yes, I’m hopeless at Roman numerals :) but, as we said at school:

Latin is a language as dead as can be
It killed the ancient Romans
And now it’s killing me! :D
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 23-04-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By Colin S
The ‘CLXIV’ might suggest 144 Parachute Medical...

The ‘CLXIV’ might suggest 144 Parachute Medical Squadron? It’s a Mk 7 helmet, as used in the later stages of Afghanistan. The spray painting through nets was common in the initial issue of the helmet...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 16-04-22, 06:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By Colin S
Yes, the Canadian Royal 22nd Regiment - the ‘Van...

Yes, the Canadian Royal 22nd Regiment - the ‘Van Doos’
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 05-04-22, 05:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By Colin S
Both 5th Bn and 15 PARA(SV) wore the backing as a...

Both 5th Bn and 15 PARA(SV) wore the backing as a diamond. 15 PARA(SV) wore it aligned so the red stripe ran from from the midpoint of the right upper edge to the midpoint of the left lower edge. (I...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 04-04-22, 10:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By Colin S
5 Para Bn originally wore the first pattern AAC...

5 Para Bn originally wore the first pattern AAC badge with the Hunting Stewart tartan backing on a Tam-O-Shanter and then on a maroon beret. The AAC cap badge was then replaced by the Parachute...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 04-04-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By Colin S
5th Bn Parachute Regiment - Hunting Stewart...

5th Bn Parachute Regiment - Hunting Stewart tartan to Para Regt beret badge - diamond shape (Also used post WWII by 15 PARA (SV). )
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 02-04-22, 09:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 927
Posted By Colin S
Yes

Yes
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 02-04-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 927
Posted By Colin S
The DZ flash under the para wings was unique to 9...

The DZ flash under the para wings was unique to 9 Regt AAC while in 16 Air Assault Brigade. Although it was in generic AAC colours, as used by the earlier 664 (Para) Sqn AAC in 16 Para Bde in the...
Forum: Other Militaria 01-04-22, 04:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 586
Posted By Colin S
The lanyard has been identified as one for the...

The lanyard has been identified as one for the post war 10th Battalion Parachute Regiment (TA) in the 1950s, but their lanyard was definitely two cords tightly intertwined (maroon and black) into one...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 10-03-22, 06:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By Colin S
‘Small crown’ refers to the size/volume of the...

‘Small crown’ refers to the size/volume of the beret - it means they are generally smaller than those used in WWII and into the 1950s and 1960s - less overhanging the side of the head when pulled...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 09-03-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 801
Posted By Colin S
Removing the lining is common - it helps when...

Removing the lining is common - it helps when moulding it to the desired shape.

The black badge is only used when the beret is worn in the field and it was common in Northern Ireland. However,...
Forum: Headdress 26-02-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By Colin S
Imitation Scottish feathered bonnet?

Imitation Scottish feathered bonnet?
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 20-02-22, 11:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By Colin S
Looks like a Airborne REME unit DZ flash but too...

Looks like a Airborne REME unit DZ flash but too small.....
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 18-02-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By Colin S
The USMC and US Navy do not issue or wear wings...

The USMC and US Navy do not issue or wear wings in different grades (Master, Senior and Basic, unlike the US Army and USAF) as even freefall instructors wear the ‘basic’ model. These wings are...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 17-02-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,139
Posted By Colin S
Thank you for further expanding on this point. I...

Thank you for further expanding on this point. I am assuming that 63 (UKSF) Sig Sqn are retaining their beige (sandy) berets despite the name change, but it would be nice to get that confirmed.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 15-02-22, 10:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,139
Posted By Colin S
Thanks for the correction, Alan, I’ve learnt...

Thanks for the correction, Alan, I’ve learnt somethings new, but why the brackets around SAS?

Colin
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 14-02-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,139
Posted By Colin S
The patch shown by Jon was for 21SAS(R) whose...

The patch shown by Jon was for 21SAS(R) whose full title is 21 SAS (Artists)(R), as the Artists Rifles merged with 21SAS in 1947.
Forum: Airborne and Special Forces 11-02-22, 09:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Posted By Colin S
Some images..... Why is this in the Canadian...

Some images..... Why is this in the Canadian section - should it not be in the British RAF section?
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