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Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 25-07-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Guzzman
Simon, Blue printed badges were designed for...

Simon,

Blue printed badges were designed for use with 'workwear' - overalls, work shirts, etc. They remained in use until the 1990s.

Pete
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 25-07-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 177
Posted By Guzzman
Leading Air Mechnic but what is the actual F?

Evening all!

Firstly, I wouldn't put too much faith in what the National Maritime Museum says! They often list items as 'unidentified' that even the newest badge or button collector can identify...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-07-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By Guzzman
I agree with Alex. It looks like an unfinished...

I agree with Alex. It looks like an unfinished example of the cap badges worn by Preventive Officers in H.M. Waterguard - now part of H.M. Customs and Excise.

I've attached some images as examples...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 28-06-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 536
Posted By Guzzman
R.N.A.S. or F.A.A. cloth eagle?

Submitted in error!

Sorry
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 13-05-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,438
Posted By Guzzman
Hi Terry Yes, I was aware of the uniform...

Hi Terry

Yes, I was aware of the uniform worn at the time of the AWI. I didn't mean to imply that the 1802 pattern hat was worn at the time and that was why I wanted it. I meant to just emphasise...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 11-05-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,438
Posted By Guzzman
Hi John Many thanks for the info. I did look...

Hi John

Many thanks for the info. I did look for your PM but as you say it seems to have vanished. It's immaterial as the owner has now decided that he doesn't want to sell it and would rather...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 10-05-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,438
Posted By Guzzman
You are so right! The number of times I've...

You are so right!

The number of times I've walked away from items or decided to get them later, only to change my mind, rush back, and find that they've been sold to someone else!

I've already...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 09-05-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,438
Posted By Guzzman
Thanks everyone. You've all been extremely...

Thanks everyone.

You've all been extremely helpful and pretty much confirmed what I thought.

The seller is a 'friend of a friend' and the last thing I want to do is to offend him in any way...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 08-05-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,438
Posted By Guzzman
Advice re price to pay please.

I have been offered the chance to purchase an 1802 pattern Royal Marines other ranks hat in good condition for its age. See the illustration (this is not the one I'm buying it was just the first...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-05-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By Guzzman
Hi Henk Please feel free to be as pedantic...

Hi Henk

Please feel free to be as pedantic as you wish! There's no greater pedant than me!

This isn't actually my field of collecting - I'm an Royal Navy collector. I just happened to come...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-05-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By Guzzman
In India the Home Guard is an auxiliary police...

In India the Home Guard is an auxiliary police unit. They were established in several parts of India during the 1960s - including Bengal. There is an article on the 'Home Guard (India)' on Wikipedia....
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 30-04-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By Guzzman
Southern Nigeran Marine

Simon and David

Thank-you both for your comments

Pete
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 29-04-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By Guzzman
Southern Nigerian Marine

As well as collecting Royal Navy badges and insignia, I also collect the insignia of the various small colonial 'navies' established by Britain at the height of the British Empire.

One of these...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 22-04-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 425
Posted By Guzzman
QARNNS nurses 1940?

During the Second World War auxiliary naval hospitals would have been manned by VADs with just a few QARNNS nurses in charge. QARNNS nurses were classed as officers and were intended to operate in a...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 05-04-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,299
Posted By Guzzman
Mystery 'CW' Armlet

Many thanks for showing the enamel badge - it's really interesting! I guess they would have worn that when they weren't on duty.

I haven't ever seen one like that. I guess I'll have to keep my...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-03-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By Guzzman
Coastguard?

I found the link but it doesn't say anything other than what has been said already.

However, here is an image of Mr. Litton, a former CPO working as a staff instructor at BRNC in 1973. The sloping...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-03-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By Guzzman
Coastguard?

These were worn as collar badges by retired CPOs who were working as instructors at Britannia Royal Naval College Dartmouth. They wore a standard CPO's uniform but with these slanting anchors as...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 21-03-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By Guzzman
Naval badge

I forgot to say this is not a Womens Royal Indian Naval Service badge. They wore the same cap badges as the WRNS.

They are actually quite interesting. They were only formed in 1944 and...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 21-03-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By Guzzman
Naval Badge

It looks like it's some of WRNS blazer badge. Probably one for a former officer. I've got several of them of different designs - some with a Naval Crown and some with a Royal Crown. Some have no...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 19-03-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By Guzzman
Changed to salmon-pink in 1951. Pete

Changed to salmon-pink in 1951.

Pete
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 16-03-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 864
Posted By Guzzman
Hi Tony Having seen the other pictures of...

Hi Tony

Having seen the other pictures of the hat, i agree that it is of the right pattern. The band to which the hat is attached is stil wrong though.

Pete
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 16-03-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By Guzzman
RNR Dentist Shoulder Boards

Morning Barry

Salmon pink was the distinction colour for Wardmasters. The colour for dentists is orange - which these are.

Also the buttons show RNV not RNR, so are for an officer in the Royal...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 15-03-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 864
Posted By Guzzman
QARNNS cap badge

Morning all!

Firstly I must apologise for not having had the opportunity to post my images of QARNNS sisters not wearing ward dress. I only have a couple of them as most of the time during the...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 14-03-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 864
Posted By Guzzman
QARNNS cap badges

Hi Tony

Thanks for sending the images. I've reread everything I've got on QARNNS uniforms and 1953 is the date given for the introduction of the badge with red laurel leaves. The badges look...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 13-03-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 864
Posted By Guzzman
QARNNS cap badge

Morning Tony

No, the red-wreathed QARNNS officers cap badge was not introduced until 1953. Apparently this was partly because of the small number of regular Nursing Sisters serving in the QARNNS....
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