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Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 05-01-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By conservator
Badge ident

The badge is an ops badge worn on flying suits by members of 30 Sqn, RAF.
The squadron was based at RAF Lyneham in Wiltshire, flying C-130K C1 and C3 aircraft and latterly at Brize Norton flying the...
Forum: Navy 16-02-17, 07:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,849
Posted By conservator
Pete, It could possibly have been worn by...

Pete,
It could possibly have been worn by Stewards or Officer's Stewards on their whites; the use of white metal buttons seems to have been the convention on the whites of Stewards in the Merchant...
Forum: The Home Front 13-02-17, 08:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 876
Posted By conservator
A.O. 180 of 1927

Jon,

The text of this short A.O. is as follows:

Recognition of the Women's Legion Motor Drivers. - The Women's Legion Motor Drivers have been officially recognised by the Army Council as a...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 09-02-17, 07:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By conservator
Top row: 3. Zambia - Warrant Officer Class...

Top row:

3. Zambia - Warrant Officer Class 2, Army and Air Force.

4. Ghana - Warrant Officer Class 2, Army and Air Force.

George
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-01-17, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 621
Posted By conservator
Badge ID

Didier,

The badge is that of a Sergeant in the Belgian Army. It is the style that was worn post-WWII and up until, I think, the 1980s. Belgian Army NCO ranks were worn on the forearms above the...
Forum: Indian Badges 17-01-17, 03:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 900
Posted By conservator
Badge ID

Peter,

I can ID the following:

CTC = Cavalry Training Centre (1935); Combined Training Centre (1946-48).
HAES = Hyderabad Army Engineer Services.
HAFC = Possibly Hyderabad Army Forage Corps....
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 31-12-16, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,181
Posted By conservator
RNMWS/RNXS

Jon,

PM in the pipeline.

The 'MW' badges are Royal Navy, the first is for a Leading Seaman in the Mine Warfare branch, the second (printed blue on white) for an Able Seaman, Mine Warfare...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 20-12-16, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,122
Posted By conservator
CD ranks

Michael,
Many thanks, you've saved me a bit of time!
The information you have linked to on Wiki, is the information that I was going to transcribe from 'Appendix D - Badges of Rank' to the 'Civil...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 20-12-16, 01:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,122
Posted By conservator
CD badges

Michael,
Photo 1. The three lapel badges shown were worn by CD qualified Instructors when out of uniform. They are graded as follows:
Gold - 'Special Pass' Certificate issued by CD Central Schools....
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 14-12-16, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By conservator
55 Sqn badge

Paul,
I would be interested in one with the backing on please; PM sent.
George
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 14-12-16, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By conservator
Badge ID

Paul,
The diamond shaped badge, with '55' and the spear, is a squadron ops badge for No 55 Squadron RAF. It could be from the squadron's V Bomber days at RAF Honington with the Victor B1As, or the...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 02-12-16, 01:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 787
Posted By conservator
medal ribbon

The medal ribbon is that of the 1939-45 Star.
George
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 28-11-16, 07:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,894
Posted By conservator
The eagle, VR and chevrons should be worn on both...

The eagle, VR and chevrons should be worn on both sleeves; the eagle shown, is on the wrong sleeve, that particular badge should be worn on the left sleeve with the eagle facing rearwards. No...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 27-11-16, 08:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,319
Posted By conservator
RNMBR badge

Alex,
This is A Motor Mechanic's badge of the RNMBR (equivalent to a Leading Hand), worn between 1917 and 1919; it was worn as a pair on the collar in red on blue, they were also issued in blue on...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 06-11-16, 03:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 933
Posted By conservator
RNA badge

Hi Mike,
I would be interested in receiving details please.
Many thanks.
George
Forum: General Topics. 30-10-16, 04:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,952
Posted By conservator
SWB

Hi,
Your badge was issued to J.41404 Frank Blackford AB RN.
He enlisted Portsmouth and served from:
17 June 15 - 2 July 15 as Boy 2 class, HMS Ganges.
3 July 15 - 28 Oct 15 as Boy 2 class, HMS...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-10-16, 11:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By conservator
Badge ID

Jackhr,
This is the collar badge of the Indian Army 18th Infantry (or 18th Musalman Rajput Infantry); it was in use prior to 1922, when the regiment disbanded.
The regiment served on the North West...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-09-16, 06:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 455
Posted By conservator
Badge ID

Tim,

This is the old sleeve badge worn on the tunic, near the top of the sleeve, by uniformed security staff at the Imperial War Museum. The design also featured on the gold anodised buttons,...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 19-09-16, 10:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,028
Posted By conservator
Badge identification

Bryan,
The letters 'R N F S' represent Royal Navy Flying Scholarship. I suspect this metal badge was worn in civvies by those who had qualified for a scholarship.
The badge was issued embroidered...
Forum: General Topics. 30-08-16, 01:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,256
Posted By conservator
AO 340 1916

Regarding AO 340 1916, as mentioned previously, this order carries amendments to Kings Regs.
Paragraph 4 of the order relates to an amendment instruction for paragraph 1696 of KRs, it refers to...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 27-10-14, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,347
Posted By conservator
WRNS officer's economy badge

Further to the previous comments, this photo shows a Standard Pattern economy badge, with metal crown, metal fouled anchor and blue embroidery. The two standard badges are shown for comparison, with...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 09-10-14, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,070
Posted By conservator
Qatari ribbon

Peter,

This is a piece of sash ribbon for 'The State of Qatar Sash of Independence'
(Qashah al-Istiqlal); it is the third highest Qatari order.

George
Forum: General Topics. 25-09-14, 06:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,106
Posted By conservator
War Office Messengers

Marc and Mike,
I forgot to mention, from the group of Established Messengers, two were classed as Supervisors, hence the Supervisor's badge shown by Jon.
George
Forum: General Topics. 25-09-14, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,106
Posted By conservator
Messenger's badge

Marc and Mike,
The DOK badge is that of the Deputy Office Keeper who was effectively 2 i/c of the Office Keepers and Messengers at the War Office, the Office Keeper being in charge.
These were on...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 04-09-14, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 753
Posted By conservator
Belgian Air Force badge

Hi,
This is Belgian, as Marc suggests; it is a Belgian Air Force Dog Handler's trade badge.
George
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