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Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 15-07-21, 12:50 PM
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Posted By Mike B
Wish I could find mine Luke - It will be in a box...

Wish I could find mine Luke - It will be in a box I can not get to at present. I have a a couple of boards of circa around WW1 TF Bns - one for ORs, the other Bze OSD. I didn't leave a gap in the...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 15-07-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Mike B
Hi Luke, I was thinking 4th TF not Vols (as you...

Hi Luke, I was thinking 4th TF not Vols (as you post in post 4 above) - but may be way off. I apologise for not remembering if my 4th TF was lugs or slider - but I see your point. On reflection,...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 15-07-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 424
Posted By Mike B
Would you rule out a variant of 4th Bn? -...

Would you rule out a variant of 4th Bn? - Although that had a 4th Bn The Buffs - on the scroll KK1699. I can not put my fingers on mine but KK describe it as Bze (Can not recall if blades) - Could...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 14-07-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By Mike B
Phil - Other than as an Association badge they...

Phil - Other than as an Association badge they would be incorrect. I helped out at the Association for a while so have a bit of background. The car badge is a legit Association item and the badge...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 13-07-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By Mike B
COMMANDO ASSOCIATION CAR BADGE

The design is based on the Officer Pattern of No.2 Commando - the SS stands for Special Service. The design (based on reproductions of the badge) then had COMMANDO arched title scroll added as a...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 13-07-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 393
Posted By Mike B
I confirm I liaised with Irv regarding two RMA...

I confirm I liaised with Irv regarding two RMA badges, and he is correct - my correspondence refers to the seller as Brian. Unfortunately I did not note his forum name or surname. I think the...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 13-07-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 681
Posted By Mike B
Thanks Paul. Just a bit of a quirk for Cdo...

Thanks Paul. Just a bit of a quirk for Cdo collectors to be wary of.
Forum: Military Buttons 13-07-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By Mike B
Reference to CIG button - not available - has me...

Reference to CIG button - not available - has me foxed - any idea please what CIG refers to, or is it CIV (City Imperial Volunteers)

Mike

Update - date of letter 1901 so probably City Imperial...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 13-07-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 681
Posted By Mike B
Avoid black back on all but one pattern of...

Avoid black back on all but one pattern of printed red on black commando title. The back in printed commando badges is red with shadowing or bleed through (to the reverse) tracing red detail to the...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 09-07-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By Mike B
Cheshire (County? .Volunteer?). Land Girls...

Cheshire (County? .Volunteer?). Land Girls Association possibly.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-07-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By Mike B
I have no real clue about this one, but speculate...

I have no real clue about this one, but speculate a continental postal service perhaps?
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 05-07-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 671
Posted By Mike B
Thank you for clarification Simon.

Thank you for clarification Simon.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 05-07-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 671
Posted By Mike B
Please excuse me probably talking out of my hat -...

Please excuse me probably talking out of my hat - a lovely badge and great debate by members - a bit left field given lugs etc but could it be VTC as similar WM Hampshire etc exist?
Probably no...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 27-06-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,179
Posted By Mike B
Nice images Paul - thanks for sharing. Wings are...

Nice images Paul - thanks for sharing. Wings are a huge subject in their own right. It is interesting to compare notes ... so much to learn, particularly regarding theatre made items etc.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 26-06-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,179
Posted By Mike B
Hello Luke The general feel of the wing is much...

Hello Luke
The general feel of the wing is much more Force 133 to me, therefore Mediterranean / Balkan to my mind. Admittedly there are many variants regarding Force 136 - but shape of wings, and...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 26-06-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,179
Posted By Mike B
I do however think post #24 is completely...

I do however think post #24 is completely pointless and in potentially poor taste.[/QUOTE]

Yes - that is the post that dismayed me too. If I was the lady in question, I would have been upset by...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 26-06-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,179
Posted By Mike B
Well said - some of the comments are dismaying. ...

Well said - some of the comments are dismaying. In my collecting life I have set four world records which dealers crow about on their sites with 'new world record' announcements. One item was 4...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 20-06-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By Mike B
Many thanks for the clarification Barry ...

Many thanks for the clarification Barry

Agreed Tim - the rmhistorical is an excellent site. Royal Marines Historical Society is well worth joining, particularly given the quality of their FREE...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 19-06-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By Mike B
Many thanks for posting the useful link - an area...

Many thanks for posting the useful link - an area I have not explored before. I wonder if there is similar online access to RN Fleet Orders? Rather than Australian Navy.
All the best
Mike
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 19-06-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By Mike B
Many thanks Michael. It is very kind of you to...

Many thanks Michael.
It is very kind of you to keep us updated with book additions, and I hugely appreciate the work you put into it, including maintenance of your contacts who bought the book. It...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 17-06-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By Mike B
Name rings a bell Peter, just can't put a face to...

Name rings a bell Peter, just can't put a face to the name. No need to go back to the attic specially, please don't go to any trouble.
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 17-06-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By Mike B
Many thanks for posting - CI was a very...

Many thanks for posting - CI was a very interesting Group in its day - a shame it folded. Please do not go to any trouble, but can you recall the date or issue number the article was in please?
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 16-06-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By Mike B
If I recall correctly, the Caretaker of the...

If I recall correctly, the Caretaker of the Museum, still living on site at the time, was a 'Mr' York who dad knew. He opened the impressive building which is now the centre-piece of the housing...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 16-06-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By Mike B
Beautifully presented Roy - the images,...

Beautifully presented Roy - the images, information and background are first class.
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 16-06-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By Mike B
May be a bit of a red herring - you probably...

May be a bit of a red herring - you probably already know more than me about it Peter - but the TA Signals (and Cadets) based in Abbots Park Chester - were based in the old Yeo Depot there. When we...
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