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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 97
Posted By Milmed
WWII Italian airforce NCO Mechanic/fitter arm of...

WWII Italian airforce NCO Mechanic/fitter arm of service badge. There is a whole range of them. Look at Guido Rosignoli book on WWII airforce badges
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 17-02-20, 03:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By Milmed
Looks like a Victorian/Edwardian St John...

Looks like a Victorian/Edwardian St John Ambulance brigade uniform
Forum: The Home Front 15-02-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 104
Posted By Milmed
From photographic evidence (search google) both...

From photographic evidence (search google) both cap and collar badges were worn. Mostly corps badges but I have also seen infantry unit badges worn.

List of badges I have noted been worn on left...
Forum: Military Buttons 13-02-20, 04:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 117
Posted By Milmed
London Transport Police button

London Transport Police button
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-02-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 142
Posted By Milmed
Bog standard on American badges but not on UK or...

Bog standard on American badges but not on UK or commonwealth badges. It has one of those safety catches for the pin. I will stick with an American hospital nurses badge.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-02-20, 05:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 142
Posted By Milmed
Hi, I agree with General Hospital but not sure...

Hi,
I agree with General Hospital but not sure about the 'B'. It looks possibly like an American civilian nursing badge. What does the pin look like? as that may give a clearer picture of its...
Forum: General Topics 03-02-20, 04:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 102
Posted By Milmed
Confirmed WWII SAMNS nursing sister(Captain)...

Confirmed WWII SAMNS nursing sister(Captain) epaulette. See my writeup some time back on the forum... https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=33260
Forum: Army 25-01-20, 04:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By Milmed
The only South African Scottish Regiment I am...

The only South African Scottish Regiment I am aware of refers to the 4th SAI Regiment of the WWI Imperial Contingent to Europe.

This regiment did not wear cloth shoulder titles as far as I am...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 13-01-20, 03:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By Milmed
Top word does read "Inspectie" or a direct...

Top word does read "Inspectie" or a direct translation in English "Inspection" and lower words "Geneeskundige Dienst" and in English... "Medical Service"

The word 'Inspectie" can be interpreted as...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 12-01-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 324
Posted By Milmed
Not sure Mike, but scroll looks more like PVRB...

Not sure Mike, but scroll looks more like PVRB than NRB
Forum: Arab Nations 08-01-20, 03:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By Milmed
I believe it is Egyptian Infantry collar badge...

I believe it is Egyptian Infantry collar badge c.1950's to c.1970's
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 06-01-20, 03:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By Milmed
Post WWII Polish army

Post WWII Polish army
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 05-01-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,143
Posted By Milmed
Hi Peter, Just resurrecting your old post re....

Hi Peter,
Just resurrecting your old post re. ATS shoulder title. I found the following image that appears to shed some light on your full title embroidered ATS s/t.
It appears to be genuine and of...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-01-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 558
Posted By Milmed
The scroll reads NCMR, so not Natal Mounted...

The scroll reads NCMR, so not Natal Mounted Rifles. Maybe something like North(ern) ??? Mounted Rifles.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 04-01-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By Milmed
Also worn as Fireman rank badges by most...

Also worn as Fireman rank badges by most Commonwealth countries
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 24-12-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 309
Posted By Milmed
Cub Scouts, Scouts, Brownies and Girl Guides all...

Cub Scouts, Scouts, Brownies and Girl Guides all wore the same stars but on different colour felt circles. Difficult to tell the colour in a sepia photo though.
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 24-12-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 309
Posted By Milmed
Hi, Was your great grandfather ever involved in...

Hi,
Was your great grandfather ever involved in the Scouting movement as those stars on a colour felt background are very typical of Scout service stars.

The cockeral may be a Scout...
Forum: Army 23-12-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 114
Posted By Milmed
WWII

WWII
Forum: General Topics. 21-12-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By Milmed
During WWII there was a Mauritius Home Guard unit...

During WWII there was a Mauritius Home Guard unit called the Mauritius Defence Force. Complete speculation on my part, but could the LD possibly stand for Local Defence? So along with the C-of-A it...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 18-12-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By Milmed
The style of manufacture looks similar to other...

The style of manufacture looks similar to other SA made badges, so it may be a sample or even a non-military jump wing. It is rather thread bare like a badge that has been through the laundry a few...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 18-12-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By Milmed
Thanks Mark, I have trawled through all the SA...

Thanks Mark,
I have trawled through all the SA and Rhodesian insignia books and cannot find a similar wing, but it is unusual and i'm sure someone will recognize it.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 18-12-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By Milmed
Unknown para wing and engineer flash

Hi,
I bought a bag of items recently, most of which were South African and Rhodesian. Among the items were these two items that I need identification on.

1. Appears to be an Engineer Corps flash...
Forum: Navy 06-12-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 234
Posted By Milmed
Large tunic size +-20mm and small cap size should...

Large tunic size +-20mm and small cap size should be pretty easy to find. Its the middle size button that you may have difficulty with. And then there was also a screw shank button for officers dress...
Forum: Navy 06-12-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 234
Posted By Milmed
The Navy only wore the gilt version and in 3...

The Navy only wore the gilt version and in 3 sizes

The anodized item you speak of was actually a staybrite coating and not anything like anodized aluminium badges. This was mostly worn by the Army...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-12-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 138
Posted By Milmed
A South African badge i believe associated with...

A South African badge i believe associated with Durban Fire Brigade
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