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Forum: Formation Signs and Patches Today, 12:30 PM
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Posted By Postwarden
The first of these is one of an unofficial type...

The first of these is one of an unofficial type of post-war title whose story is told in this extract from my book. Despite the comment in Soldier such titles were never an official issue.

The...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches Today, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 110
Posted By Postwarden
This extract from my book Badges on Battle Dress...

This extract from my book Badges on Battle Dress explains the sign and its origins. A rare badge.

Jon

The 25th Tank Brigade with 51st RTR, 142nd Regiment, RAC and the North Irish Horse arrived...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 137
Posted By Postwarden
Mike, Thank you. After I posted I found a...

Mike,

Thank you. After I posted I found a reference to the Canadian units and have asked the question of a Canadian expert to see what he says.

Jerry,

Good question, I think I'd go for...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 137
Posted By Postwarden
No2 Cemetery Construction Unit?

Back in 1988 a member of the Military Heraldry Society attributed this printed badge with white details on a black shield to No2 Cemetery Construction Unit serving with 21st Army Group, hence the...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 27-01-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By Postwarden
Fascinating combination which has me stumped. ...

Fascinating combination which has me stumped.

The colours of the lower badge would seem to suggest a Rifle Brigade flash but tying a specific unit to 13th Division's Orbat is quite hard as I know...
Forum: Army 24-01-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 100
Posted By Postwarden
South African Scottish Regiment

It has been suggested in the British Army Section of the Forum that this title could be connected with the Regiment and have nothing to do with the Special Air Service.

Can any confirm please?
...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-01-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 195
Posted By Postwarden
Royal Armoured Corps - But what's the badge?

Taken from a 1943 group photo of the staff of the RAC OCTU at Sandhurst this Warrant Officer is wearing the RAC black beret but unless I am going senile I do not recognise his cap badge.

Clearly...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 24-01-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By Postwarden
Ian, Could be dark blue or possibly black,...

Ian,

Could be dark blue or possibly black, very hard to tell. As you say almost RE colours. My thoughts on the use of Regiment are much the same as yours.

Jon
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 24-01-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 51
Posted By Postwarden
Argyll & Sutherland rank slides

Can anyone put a date on these please? There is no sign of synthetic materials and the rust mark top right suggests they have been stapled together at some point for a long time.

I may be selling...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 24-01-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By Postwarden
SAS Regiment cloth title

Can anyone shed light on this title which appears from its construction to be an old item?

Jon
Forum: The Home Front 23-01-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By Postwarden
No Home Guard oddities, rarities or interesting...

No Home Guard oddities, rarities or interesting bits out there?

Jon
Forum: The Home Front 22-01-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By Postwarden
Just bumping in the hope that someone might have...

Just bumping in the hope that someone might have examples of the HG county letters A, BNF, CA, F&D, INV, ORK, R-L, SU, WNM.

Jon
Forum: General Topics. 22-01-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 120
Posted By Postwarden
Happy to help. Jon

Happy to help.

Jon
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 21-01-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 160
Posted By Postwarden
Marc, Brilliant. Exactly what I was looking...

Marc,

Brilliant. Exactly what I was looking for. Thank you.

Jon
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 21-01-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 351
Posted By Postwarden
The officer in the first photo which started this...

The officer in the first photo which started this thread is wearing an austerity pattern SD jacket authorised in 1942 which lacks the central pleat found in non-austerity jackets so it dates the...
Forum: General Topics. 21-01-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 120
Posted By Postwarden
From A War History of the Royal Pioneer Corps...

From A War History of the Royal Pioneer Corps 1939-1945 by Major EH Rhodes-Wood.

Jon
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 21-01-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 160
Posted By Postwarden
The AA Command Sign

A Forum member drew to my attention that the AA Command sign shown on page 47 of the Calico Printers issue of The Formation Sign is an unusual variation with the arm on the right hand side - 1st...
Forum: The Home Front 21-01-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By Postwarden
Thanks for that. The fellow collector who sent me...

Thanks for that. The fellow collector who sent me the picture said he got it from that book but that there were no more pictures of it anywhere else in it.

Jon
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 21-01-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By Postwarden
Dave, Makes sense. Thank you. Jon

Dave,

Makes sense. Thank you.

Jon
Forum: The Home Front 20-01-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By Postwarden
Simon, Thanks for that but I believe that...

Simon,

Thanks for that but I believe that the badge described is the WWI version.

Jon
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 20-01-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By Postwarden
Queen's Crowns on light blue

Your thoughts please.

Jon
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 20-01-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 660
Posted By Postwarden
All copies sold so far have now been dispatched...

All copies sold so far have now been dispatched leaving just ten copies of this unique and informative special issue available.

PM me if you are interested in buying one.

Jon
Forum: The Home Front 20-01-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By Postwarden
Women's Timber Corps

The Calico Special Edition of The Formation Sign - copies still available - included this previously unrecorded and unknown fir tree sign.

A member of the Military Heraldry Society has now found...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 18-01-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By Postwarden
The War Diary for 137 Field Ambulance for the...

The War Diary for 137 Field Ambulance for the period August 1939 to June 1946 is held at the National Archives under the reference WO 177/716.

Jon
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 17-01-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By Postwarden
Royal Naval Motor Boat Reserve

Two photos and some badges from this short-lived WWI RN Branch.

Jon
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