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Forum: Army Yesterday, 08:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 69
Posted By Artynut
Yes, you’re right Milmed, very little space...

Yes, you’re right Milmed, very little space between L of Metal & A of art plus top part of R & the T is missing in ART making the word look like AN. Thank you again for the addition to your original...
Forum: Army Yesterday, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 69
Posted By Artynut
Thank you Milmed, I thought that might be the...

Thank you Milmed, I thought that might be the case but I only collect to the Artillery, (and bought these in the hope they might be Artillery), so they’re now consigned to the “trade/swap” box. The...
Forum: Army Yesterday, 06:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 69
Posted By Artynut
Rhodesian buttons

Please help! I have some tunic buttons bearing a seven flame grenade under which is a scroll “RHODESIA” I dare not think they are artillery, might they be engineers? If not, who did wear them? ...
Forum: Off topic 12-01-21, 10:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 834
Posted By Artynut
Some Out dated and some latest info on VAT. I...

Some Out dated and some latest info on VAT. I bought my first R.A.Artillery helmet plate from Stephen Bodley when he ran a stall at Camden Passage London (UK) many years ago. I showed him my...
Forum: Military Buttons 12-01-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By Artynut
My impression was that the button was an infantry...

My impression was that the button was an infantry Regiment of the E.I.C. It has the same open ended loop and dot as buttons of the E.I.C. Artillery had. The Bengal, Bombay and Madras Artillery...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 12-01-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By Artynut
To High Wood, Oh Dear!, The thought has occurred...

To High Wood, Oh Dear!, The thought has occurred to me to try and obtain photo’s of the different pugaree badges I have being worn. Hopefully, that thought may subside during the day, I just don’t...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 11-01-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By Artynut
High Wood, that was an interesting photo showing...

High Wood, that was an interesting photo showing the Bty marking on the Veh. Also of the link to the history of 17th Bty. One often reads of insignia being used to create confusion for the Enemy....
Forum: The Home Front 09-01-21, 02:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 640
Posted By Artynut
So there were two “Rescue” sections? My shoulder...

So there were two “Rescue” sections? My shoulder titles read “Heavy Rescue” . Sadly, when I was conscripted into the RAF, somebody from my division came to my house and took away all my gear...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-01-21, 10:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By Artynut
phil86, The only comment I would make is that the...

phil86, The only comment I would make is that the badges for perusal are quite worn and would not be worth buying as there are so many in better condition and probably around the same price, though...
Forum: Corps, Branches and the Royal Canadian Artillery 06-01-21, 11:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 135
Posted By Artynut
Mike, that thought occurred to me but as it has...

Mike, that thought occurred to me but as it has lugs, I couldn’t see someone putting holes in a patrol or other jacket. The size certainly lends itself to that idea though. Regards, David J. Keep...
Forum: Corps, Branches and the Royal Canadian Artillery 06-01-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 135
Posted By Artynut
Thank you Bill, just saw your post, I’m thinking...

Thank you Bill, just saw your post, I’m thinking it’s too small for an arm badge, see first post. Regards, D.J.
Forum: Corps, Branches and the Royal Canadian Artillery 06-01-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 135
Posted By Artynut
Hello Lovat, Thank you for alerting me to “Cox’s”...

Hello Lovat, Thank you for alerting me to “Cox’s” book. My octogenarian brain had completely forgotten to consult my copy, including the Errata pages! Thank you also for including those errata pages...
Forum: Corps, Branches and the Royal Canadian Artillery 05-01-21, 11:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 135
Posted By Artynut
40th Canadian Field Artillery

Help Please:- Can any learned collector of Canadian Artillery badges advise me on which hat badge I should put this with? As all of the generic “Gun” badges seem to have various Grenades as collars...
Forum: Other Militaria 02-01-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 314
Posted By Artynut
For the length and width shown in the photo and...

For the length and width shown in the photo and as it appears to be flat, my thoughts would be that it was once attached (riveted?) to a leather or other material purse/handbag or satchel. If it is...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 02-01-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Posted By Artynut
That crown appears to be along the lines of the...

That crown appears to be along the lines of the Guelphic crown, (though not as ornate) seen on military buttons up untill 1910. DJ.
Forum: Corps, Branches and the Royal Canadian Artillery 29-12-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,647
Posted By Artynut
Early RCA Helmet Plate

Further to trying to figure what dates the Guelphic Crown was used, I’ve tried to figure when wooden trails were changed to iron trails on early Artillery badges. It seems to have been the whim of...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 29-12-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 493
Posted By Artynut
Royal Artillery embroidered badge

Hello Simon (Highwood), My panic is over! Here are two shots of my arm badge similar to yours as mentioned in an earlier post. Best regards, David J.
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 20-12-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 189
Posted By Artynut
Thank you so much X111, That certainly rounds...

Thank you so much X111, That certainly rounds out the story a little more. It appears that Sgt/Pilot Langley was flying a Miles Magister out of Croydon (in Kent) when he crashed in Upminster...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 19-12-20, 10:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 189
Posted By Artynut
X111, Yes, That does appear to be the Langley I...

X111, Yes, That does appear to be the Langley I was looking for. How you ever did that is a mystery to me. So, died of injuries, 12th Feb., after an operational flying accident. An American by Birth...
Forum: General Topics 19-12-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,743
Posted By Artynut
Mike, That site was most informative! That just...

Mike, That site was most informative! That just might set the ball rolling for descriptions to be more definitive when mentioning “fasteners” on insignia. I know I for one will probably be using one...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 19-12-20, 05:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 189
Posted By Artynut
RCAF Casualties 1942.

I have searched various sites to find particulars of the circumstances surrounding the deaths of two RCAF pilots. I find it most frustrating trying to navigate these sites and even to find that when...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 19-12-20, 05:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By Artynut
A good start to your collection! But you’re...

A good start to your collection! But you’re already lost!....... It will not be a small collection, you’ll keep finding different makers, different crowns, different metals etc, etc. Have a look...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 14-12-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 493
Posted By Artynut
Simon, (Highwood), I have one almost identical to...

Simon, (Highwood), I have one almost identical to yours, purchased from a respected forum member many years ago. It was listed as late Victorian. I got into a panic last night trying to find it. When...
Forum: General Topics. 04-12-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,913
Posted By Artynut
As a nod to Gunners everywhere on this St....

As a nod to Gunners everywhere on this St. Barbara’s Day, here’s one of my best this year. White metal helmet plate to the Trinidad Artillery, c.1895.
Forum: Off topic 29-11-20, 11:26 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 39,115
Posted By Artynut
Ron, Strange that you showed the Horse Head, as...

Ron, Strange that you showed the Horse Head, as you see, I have one too! Others that might interest you are “Sun Brand” by IMCO,(maybe a later trade mark from WIMCO). The rather gruesome “KALI”,...
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