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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Today, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 87
Posted By Alex Rice
Isn't the RN CPO badge the early Fleet CPO badge?...

Isn't the RN CPO badge the early Fleet CPO badge? Slightly different wreath.
Cheers,
Alex
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. Yesterday, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By Alex Rice
Amazing find, well done. Glad it stayed in the...

Amazing find, well done. Glad it stayed in the family.
Cheers,
Alex
Forum: Army 07-11-18, 05:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 396
Posted By Alex Rice
Great collection, thanks. Cheers, Alex

Great collection, thanks.
Cheers,
Alex
Forum: General Topics 04-11-18, 06:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 161
Posted By Alex Rice
Hi BC If that was a District Mounted Troop...

Hi BC
If that was a District Mounted Troop badge, I would have expected it to be cut-out sheet brass, not a properly made badge. I don't think it is that.
The sheet brass badges may be SA but no...
Forum: Military Buttons 02-11-18, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By Alex Rice
Stunning button, thanks for showing it. It's very...

Stunning button, thanks for showing it. It's very like the Natal Naval Vols button. The NNV was based on the RNAV so may have used the same design on purpose.
Cheers,
Alex
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 02-11-18, 02:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By Alex Rice
Thanks gents, back it will go! Very...

Thanks gents, back it will go! Very disappointed...
Cheers,
Alex
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 02-11-18, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By Alex Rice
PAOLIY Officer Badge

Hi All
I have had some correspondence with Griff regarding this badge, which he thinks is possibly a fake, mostly because the period that it would be worn was 1903-1908 and period photos only show...
Forum: General Topics 02-11-18, 05:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,145
Posted By Alex Rice
I just saw in this morning's paper that he had...

I just saw in this morning's paper that he had been pardoned and was due to be released yesterday and deported but no confirmation if he had been returned to SA yet. Good news anyway.
Forum: General Topics 31-10-18, 06:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,145
Posted By Alex Rice
Wow, I hope that is correct, great news. Thanks...

Wow, I hope that is correct, great news. Thanks for the update.
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 31-10-18, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 747
Posted By Alex Rice
Very interesting, thanks Chris.

Very interesting, thanks Chris.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 31-10-18, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By Alex Rice
Thanks Gerard, great link. Cheers, Alex

Thanks Gerard, great link.
Cheers,
Alex
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 31-10-18, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By Alex Rice
Hi Jerry Yes, after I posted I thought they...

Hi Jerry
Yes, after I posted I thought they probably never had a slidered badge due to the design but I wasn't near my PC to make a correction... :o
Cheers,
Alex
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 31-10-18, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By Alex Rice
Interesting WAAC badge

Hi All
I just received this badge today. It may be an officer's badge as it looks like it may have been gilded, though if so, it has faded. It is marked Gaunt London on the back and lugged, where I...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 31-10-18, 05:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 130
Posted By Alex Rice
Have you tried downloading his service records...

Have you tried downloading his service records from Ancestry or Forces War Records? Unless they were destroyed in the war they should shed some light on his service.
Cheers,
Alex
Forum: General Topics. 24-10-18, 05:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 234
Posted By Alex Rice
I think it is an officer's sporran cantle, seems...

I think it is an officer's sporran cantle, seems to be the type still used so difficult to date. Could be recent or 50 years old.
Cheers,
Alex
Forum: Air Force 21-10-18, 05:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,924
Posted By Alex Rice
Thanks Ted, great photos. Can you confirm if your...

Thanks Ted, great photos. Can you confirm if your uncle's should title is "Royal Flying Corps" or "South African Aviation Corps" please? I would expect RFC but just like to confirm.
Thanks, cheers,...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 20-10-18, 05:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 83
Posted By Alex Rice
'Bosbou' is the Afrikaans for 'Forrestry', is...

'Bosbou' is the Afrikaans for 'Forrestry', is isn't a name for a place. It literally means 'Bush-Building'.
Cheers,
Alex
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 20-10-18, 05:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 572
Posted By Alex Rice
Hi Frank No not really. I had thought that it...

Hi Frank
No not really. I had thought that it was only the RN dress regs which standardised the blue jewel in the centre of the crown and didn't think it necessarily applied to the other services....
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 19-10-18, 02:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 572
Posted By Alex Rice
Thanks Nozzer, that might be the document I was...

Thanks Nozzer, that might be the document I was remembering.
I did think that the jewel change was specifically aimed at RN badges though rather than all bullion badges. That was what I've always...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 19-10-18, 05:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 572
Posted By Alex Rice
No doubt there were stock of badges which...

No doubt there were stock of badges which continued to be issued and used after 1920 but if I remember correctly, in 1920, the blue jewel on new badges was actually written into the dress regs. There...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 18-10-18, 06:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 572
Posted By Alex Rice
Yes, that was a lovely badge at a very good price...

Yes, that was a lovely badge at a very good price IMHO.
Cheers,
Alex
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 18-10-18, 06:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 370
Posted By Alex Rice
Hi Stephen Thanks, never would have spotted it...

Hi Stephen
Thanks, never would have spotted it as a swan but now that you pointed it out it does look like a bird.
Cheers,
Alex
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 17-10-18, 05:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 370
Posted By Alex Rice
I think the photos are upside down and it's meant...

I think the photos are upside down and it's meant to be an elephant's head in the star. Looks like some sort of decorative Indian device, I doubt that it is an award.
Cheers,
Alex
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 16-10-18, 06:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 109
Posted By Alex Rice
Hi Guys I read those letters as 'HSY', not NSY,...

Hi Guys
I read those letters as 'HSY', not NSY, so maybe check on that. I have never seen a floreate style 'N' written like the one in the first post, always the same as the one on the button, so I...
Forum: General Topics. 15-10-18, 05:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By Alex Rice
Sorry to hear about his passing. Condolences to...

Sorry to hear about his passing. Condolences to all his friends and family.
Cheers,
Alex
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