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Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 22-04-21, 02:38 PM
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Posted By royston
Hi Luke Large RND purchased from Bosley's...

Hi Luke

Large RND purchased from Bosley's small OSD from ebay
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 21-04-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By royston
Hi Rob Thank you for your observations ...

Hi Rob

Thank you for your observations

Regards

John
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 21-04-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By royston
You may be right, however this is definitely 1WW...

You may be right, however this is definitely 1WW Hood by construction and purchased as such from a well known auctioneer, I also have known the previous two owners. I am purely a 1WW RN collector.
...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 19-04-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By royston
Royal Naval Division

Attached for Reference:

1. Hood Battalion RND Formation Sign
2. Hawke Battalion RND Small Formation Sign
3. Hawke Battalion RND Large Formation Sign. I am told this was worn on the back of the...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 06-04-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,593
Posted By royston
The centre badge does look like a 1WW CPOs badge...

The centre badge does look like a 1WW CPOs badge (Civil List), it has the right construction with the broad anchor, which I assume to be gold, and the back definitely looks 1WW The big debating point...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 29-03-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 465
Posted By royston
Wireless Operators badge worn by an AB. Depending...

Wireless Operators badge worn by an AB. Depending upon the uniform, Best to working, the worn in Gold Bullion on Blue, Red tread on Blue or Blue on white.

This one is a gold thread, worn by Canada...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 28-03-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 465
Posted By royston
Hi Carl It depends on his Rate.

Hi Carl

It depends on his Rate.
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 28-03-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 350
Posted By royston
All badges absolutely genuine. All with a crown...

All badges absolutely genuine. All with a crown are pre 1952 "Kings Crown"

John
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 01-03-21, 10:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 612
Posted By royston
Ships divers were also employed to search the...

Ships divers were also employed to search the bottom of the vessel for any item attached to the hull i.e limpet mines. during war exercises at Portland they were used in this capacity.

I also...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 23-02-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By royston
Good shooting marksman 3rd class 1890 - 1920 ...

Good shooting marksman 3rd class 1890 - 1920
Boy Marksman 1927 -1956
Junior Markman 1956 - 1974

Also worn by cadets
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 23-02-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 712
Posted By royston
Nice display

Nice display
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 23-02-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 587
Posted By royston
The best of luck with your collecting. If you go...

The best of luck with your collecting. If you go for gold badges, red badges, embroidered blue and printed blue you will be talking of thousands of badges. You may consider specialising. And do not...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 19-02-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By royston
Although I do not recognise the badge, It is for...

Although I do not recognise the badge, It is for a CPO Higher rate of pay, since there is a crown above and star below. The higher rate of pay went out about the mid 70s

In the 70s Welfare Workers...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 12-12-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 24
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Posted By royston
Many thanks all. The badge has certainly...

Many thanks all. The badge has certainly generated a lot of interest
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 11-12-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 24
WCP
Views: 793
Posted By royston
Additional photographs Letters sewn by hand and...

Additional photographs Letters sewn by hand and then stitched on. Sorry duplicate of above.
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 10-12-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 24
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Views: 793
Posted By royston
Hi All More scans of the badge. The W / CP...

Hi All

More scans of the badge. The W / CP are both crudely hand embroidered. Any other suggestions? maybe funny ones to have us all in stitches!!!!!!!!
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 10-12-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 24
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Views: 793
Posted By royston
Thank you all, the letters are sewn on and I will...

Thank you all, the letters are sewn on and I will post a copy of the back.

During the start of the 2WW there was an explosion in specialisations in gunnery etc, hence many badges started to...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 09-12-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 24
WCP
Views: 793
Posted By royston
Many thanks. Lots of ideas. Being ex RN (33years)...

Many thanks. Lots of ideas. Being ex RN (33years) and being a collector of RN badges, this one still is intriguing, I assume now, looking at the references, that this is 2WW since the torpedo with...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 07-12-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 24
WCP
Views: 793
Posted By royston
Hi Mike I keep on thinking Warden Cinque...

Hi Mike

I keep on thinking Warden Cinque Ports. Maybe he had his private navy. It reminds me of the torpedoes set up on shore ready to be launched against an enemy ship approaching. Was there...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 06-12-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 24
WCP
Views: 793
Posted By royston
WCP

This badge had been on requests for identification before, along with a few others, however, I am still intrigued to see if anyone knows the answer as to the meaning of this badge. A basic...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 06-12-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,196
Posted By royston
Well done Mike for finding the photograph of...

Well done Mike for finding the photograph of someone wearing "the armband"
I will put an unidentified badge on another thread to see if anyone recognises it.

Most of my RN badges have now been...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 22-11-20, 11:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By royston
Hi Mike just looked at your post again. Many...

Hi Mike just looked at your post again. Many thanks

John
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 22-11-20, 11:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By royston
Hi Mike Many thanks. Do you know if they...

Hi Mike

Many thanks. Do you know if they publish back copies, otherwise another search on ebay.

John
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 21-11-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By royston
Royal Naval Air Service - Sea Classics Inernational

Does anyone know the date and year that the Sea Classics International, No longer printed where they ran an article called "Rather Naughty After Sunset"? I have a copy of the pages in the book but...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 25-06-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By royston
Hi Barry Yes it could mean that, but having...

Hi Barry

Yes it could mean that, but having looked at RN officer's, RNAS officer's cap badges over a number of years, I go on the side of caution, especially looking at dodgy RNAS cap badges on...
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