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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 01-12-18, 09:07 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Mike Jackson
Correct. Only rarely worn. Not worn at all when...

Correct. Only rarely worn. Not worn at all when I was CO.
197717
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 01-12-18, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By Mike Jackson
Agreed - a very attractive facing pair of Liver...

Agreed - a very attractive facing pair of Liver Birds. As worn in Italy, Palestine and Greece 1943-45 I reckon.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 01-12-18, 11:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 96
Posted By Mike Jackson
Shropshire Yeomanry and Scottish Horse

The final part (of 30 parts) on the Yeomanry in WW2 has just been published in Militaria No 399/400 (a double, 100 page issue). The Yeomen get five illustrated pages with lots of Atholl Bonnets...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 29-11-18, 06:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By Mike Jackson
Excellent. Many thanks. Mike

Excellent. Many thanks. Mike
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 29-11-18, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By Mike Jackson
Thank you both. Most helpful. Mike

Thank you both. Most helpful. Mike
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 28-11-18, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By Mike Jackson
LRDG in Albania

Could an expert on LRDG please pm me? Thanks. Mike
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 28-11-18, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By Mike Jackson
In a word - No! But if it was a reported...

In a word - No! But if it was a reported sighting in a very early "Formation Sign" I would be inclined to believe it. If not a sign for 89 AGRA(TA) it could possibly have been a regimental flash...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 27-11-18, 09:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By Mike Jackson
Outstanding! Many thanks. I'll know learn that...

Outstanding! Many thanks. I'll know learn that off by heart! Additionally two other Indian formation signs feauring fish - Kohat District (A white dogfish on a red square) and United Provinces...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 27-11-18, 09:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By Mike Jackson
I would say Boy Scouts (when the went by that...

I would say Boy Scouts (when the went by that title). Noted SF collector the late Len Whittaker had one tape title reading 1st CAIRO. Mike
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 27-11-18, 07:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 529
Posted By Mike Jackson
Burma Association

Much better - many thanks. What are you asking for this?
197556
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 27-11-18, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 529
Posted By Mike Jackson
Would it please be possible to see a clear image...

Would it please be possible to see a clear image of this badge?
197537
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 26-11-18, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 120
Posted By Mike Jackson
It was Operation Agila and the beast is a...

It was Operation Agila and the beast is a Pangolin. Mike
Forum: Formation and Tasking Signs 26-11-18, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By Mike Jackson
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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-11-18, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By Mike Jackson
Indian State Forces

Possibly a post-War variation on the lower sign - WW2 period Bhopal State Forces. Their cap badge also featured fish as supporters (in lieu of lions and unicorns!) Mike
197465
Forum: Formation and Tasking Signs 26-11-18, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By Mike Jackson
Very nice authentic specimens. I've never seen...

Very nice authentic specimens. I've never seen the 81 (WA) Div sign in circular format either. There's always been a lot of debate about which way up the spider should be displayed, but I think you...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 24-11-18, 07:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By Mike Jackson
Yes - from Militaria. I believe the writer of...

Yes - from Militaria. I believe the writer of the article from which this image was taken is a retired officer of the French Army. He wrote a two piece article on this subject - Identification...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 23-11-18, 09:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,184
Posted By Mike Jackson
According to John Waring (JW1/650 and JW1/651)...

According to John Waring (JW1/650 and JW1/651) the shield sign was AER Movcon and the global map their Regular RE counterparts. In your earlier listing I'm sure that the expansion of ARG is Armoured...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-11-18, 08:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By Mike Jackson
British, WW2, 214 Indep Inf Bde (JW1: 318). Worn...

British, WW2, 214 Indep Inf Bde (JW1: 318). Worn from about Oct 40 - Dec 41. You're very lucky to have stumbled across it - it's quite rare and desirable.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-11-18, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By Mike Jackson
On the right - Royal Engineers Movement Control ...

On the right - Royal Engineers Movement Control (JW1: 651) (I think it only existed as a printed sign). Mike
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 22-11-18, 06:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 257
Posted By Mike Jackson
It was an emotional time - many members of 50...

It was an emotional time - many members of 50 (Northumbrian) Inf Div had come all the way from the Western Desert to NW Europe and whilst 49 Inf Div was a very worthy formation, to many Geordies of...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 22-11-18, 06:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 257
Posted By Mike Jackson
Yes I have, but unfortunately it didn't migrate...

Yes I have, but unfortunately it didn't migrate to my collection! To me this version tells more of a story than the tidier all-embroidered version. The example you illustrate is, in my opinion,...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 21-11-18, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By Mike Jackson
North-Western District could be WW2, but was also...

North-Western District could be WW2, but was also worn post-War. The design of East Anglian District sign was approved on 24 Jul 46. East and West Ridings Area sign is post-War.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 21-11-18, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By Mike Jackson
From Left to Right: East Anglian District (2nd...

From Left to Right:
East Anglian District (2nd Pattern)
Northwest District
East and West Riding Area

In this context, Riding is a district of the County of Yorkshire - a very ancient term.
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 20-11-18, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By Mike Jackson
German Formation Signs - April 1945

A long shot, but does any Forum member have or have access to this very interesting identification book publish by the French Army (G2) in April 1945.The few signs illustrated are very interesting...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 20-11-18, 06:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By Mike Jackson
Based on that 22 Beach Bde OOB, I wonder if in...

Based on that 22 Beach Bde OOB, I wonder if in the wake of titles such as BEACH REME, BEACH ORDNANCE and BEACH SIGNALS did anyone submit a case for "Beach" titles for RAMC, PC and Provost? I would...
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