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Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 27-07-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By Colin S
Patch worn behind RGR badge by 1 RGR is rifle...

Patch worn behind RGR badge by 1 RGR is rifle green, not black.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 12-07-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By Colin S
Not black but rifle green patch - Gurkhas are...

Not black but rifle green patch - Gurkhas are rifle regiments and normally wear a rifle green beret. The green patch was originally worn on a maroon beret by parachute trained RGR soldiers (only)...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 07-07-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 683
Posted By Colin S
Those few Royal Navy telegraphists serving in a...

Those few Royal Navy telegraphists serving in a COBU supporting an airborne unit and who were parachute qualified unofficially wore a maroon beret with a Parachute Regiment cap badge whilst in...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-07-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By Colin S
There have already been threads on this item on...

There have already been threads on this item on the Forum - definitely a fashion item, not real.
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 01-07-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By Colin S
Looks French to me and in Foreign Legion colours,...

Looks French to me and in Foreign Legion colours, but I can’t help with the precise unit..
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 01-07-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 518
Posted By Colin S
The only other modern non Household Division unit...

The only other modern non Household Division unit that I can think of that wears cloth shoulder titles in No.2 Dress is the HAC. Their titles are rounded but they also have the Grenadier Guards...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 01-07-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 518
Posted By Colin S
Guards units have always used rounded end titles...

Guards units have always used rounded end titles as a way of distinguishing themselves and the London Regiment is the Guards Reserve regiment.....
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-06-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By Colin S
Thanks Tim

Thanks Tim
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-06-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By Colin S
Unknown TRF

Can anyone help me identify this British TRF?
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 07-06-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 893
Posted By Colin S
I agree - Terry is a top bloke and a trustworthy...

I agree - Terry is a top bloke and a trustworthy dealer
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-06-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By Colin S
Scandinavian Air Services ?

Scandinavian Air Services ?
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 02-06-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By Colin S
I also think its a standard 1970s British wing,...

I also think its a standard 1970s British wing, not WW2.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 02-06-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By Colin S
Dark blue lettering on light blue backing - lots...

Dark blue lettering on light blue backing - lots of images on the net. The photo seems to show the printed version rather than an embroidered one.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 25-05-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,570
Posted By Colin S
Definitely a flaming sword of Damocles when...

Definitely a flaming sword of Damocles when designed because, as Johan says, the ‘winged dagger’ only came from Roy Farran’s book title.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 25-05-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By Colin S
Can anyone tell me where the badge is worn -...

Can anyone tell me where the badge is worn - shoulder or cuff, right or left arm?
Forum: General Topics. 23-05-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 579
Posted By Colin S
For completeness, there were parachute schools...

For completeness, there were parachute schools outside of the UK. The Middle East Training School was numbered No.4 and started at Kabrit in Eygpt in 1942, moving to Ramat David in Palestine in 1943...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 13-05-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 758
Posted By Colin S
21 and 22 Companies were both Pathfinder roled...

21 and 22 Companies were both Pathfinder roled and would have received additional training in marking out DZs and other relevant aspects which qualified them beyond the normal training for a...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 13-05-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 758
Posted By Colin S
Is this not a qualification badge worn in...

Is this not a qualification badge worn in addition to the normal Pegasus formation badges? Just trying to keep definitions clear.....:)
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 12-05-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 758
Posted By Colin S
Pathfinders - formation signs? Please can you...

Pathfinders - formation signs? Please can you explain which badges you are referring to?
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 05-05-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 599
Posted By Colin S
Current tunic badge in BRIPAC (Spanish Para Bde).

Current tunic badge in BRIPAC (Spanish Para Bde).
Forum: General Topics. 05-05-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 700
Posted By Colin S
Thank you for all the replies. It was the picture...

Thank you for all the replies. It was the picture of Browning that partly prompted the question! Guards officers seem to have had a problem giving up their shoulder titles!
Forum: General Topics. 05-05-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 700
Posted By Colin S
General Staff shoulder titles and insignia in WW2

When an officer was promoted to full colonel and above, they became members of the General Staff and started to wear red hatbands and gorget patches on their battledress. I’m presuming that they were...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-05-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 587
Posted By Colin S
Red and white were the official colours...

Red and white were the official colours prescribed for Line Infantry infantry regiment shoulder titles in WW2.
Forum: Other Militaria 01-05-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By Colin S
Another possibility for the red and green one...

Another possibility for the red and green one might be Kings Regiment ???
Forum: Other Militaria 29-04-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By Colin S
I was about to say the same!

I was about to say the same!
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