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Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 30-04-21, 01:29 PM
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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: 199
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: 193
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: 1,012
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: 229
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: 229
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: 188
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: 188
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: 278
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: 662
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: 278
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: 662
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: 662
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: 662
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....
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 13-03-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 662
Posted By Guzzman
QARNNS cap badge

Posted in error!
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 12-03-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 662
Posted By Guzzman
QARNNS cap badge

Hi Sailorbear

Some of what you said has come back to me now. It's sad how the memory starts to go as you get older. And to be honest, back in the day the last thing I tended to look at when I met...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 12-03-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 662
Posted By Guzzman
QARNNS cap badge

Very interesting to read Sailorbear's comments! Here are images of some of the headgear worn by naval nurses (ratings) that he mentioned.

The first images shows some QARNNS student nurses. They...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 11-03-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 662
Posted By Guzzman
QARNNS cap badge

The image shown is that of the style of badge worn by QARNNS in WWII. Only officers were employed at that stage. I must admit that I've never seen one with a white background before though - I've...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 09-03-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 803
Posted By Guzzman
Help to identify - Royal Navy?

Morning all

I have no idea what officers badges were being worn on berets prior to 1945. I only know that berets and the small metal cap badges were first officially sanctioned for use by Royal...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 05-03-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 803
Posted By Guzzman
Help to identify - Royal Navy?

Hi

As previously stated this is a King's Crown Royal Navy officers beret badge.

The first berets for RN officers were authorised in May 1945. Initially the beret was only issued to aircrew. The...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 28-02-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 523
Posted By Guzzman
Royal Yacht Clearance Diver Badges?

The white-on-blue 'BOMB DISPOSAL' badge has been around for a few years now.

One final point to emphasise the difference between Divers and Clearance Divers.

Ordinary Ship's Divers could be...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 28-02-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By Guzzman
I think he means try BJ at RBJ Militaria. He is a...

I think he means try BJ at RBJ Militaria. He is a member on here.

Pete
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 27-02-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 523
Posted By Guzzman
Royal Yacht Clearance Diver Badges?

Here's a fairly typical selection of the badges worn by Clearance Divers! As you can see, these are real specialists!

Pete
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 27-02-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 523
Posted By Guzzman
Royal Yacht Clearance Diver Badges?

Hi Marc

Divers wear a badge consisting of just the diving helmet. Clearance Divers wear the divers badge with one star above (Clearance Diver 3rd Class), one star above and one star below...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 26-02-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 554
Posted By Guzzman
Royal Navy badge collecting

Sorry Andy!

I didn't mean to put you off! Just buy whatever you want/can find/afford. You will probably find that some of the latest and most modern badges are quite hard to find while some of the...
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