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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 01:43 PM
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Posted By peter monahan
Simon My bad! I was just putting the nail...

Simon

My bad! I was just putting the nail in the 'Hood' coffin. But, unnecessarily and perhaps heavy handedly, it appears. Carried away by the 'puzzle' aspect. :(

Peter
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 18-08-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By peter monahan
There were originally 7 battalions of Canadian...

There were originally 7 battalions of Canadian Mounted Rifles, each with a distinct badge, and the cipher, for what it's worth, doesn't match any of them. However, the letter 'C', stamped heavily...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 18-08-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 526
Posted By peter monahan
Not the same bird, IMHO - the stance of the what...

Not the same bird, IMHO - the stance of the what is meant to be a Cornish Chough in Viscount Hood's livery, judging by the example, is quite different from what appears here. It appears to be...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 13-08-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 376
Posted By peter monahan
I hope the rather droopy scimitars on the Saudi...

I hope the rather droopy scimitars on the Saudi badge are not intended as a comment on those who wear the badge. ;)
Forum: Indian Badges 08-08-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 118
Posted By peter monahan
I agree with Khyber. As a tribal police unit,...

I agree with Khyber. As a tribal police unit, they would likely have been issued rifles and some type of bandolier/pouch and maybe tunics of some sort, but in that period would have worn pagris or...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-07-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By peter monahan
The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa M.G. served in...

The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa M.G. served in Iceland and then in Northern Europe during WWII but none of the many variations on their shoulder title seem to match this example. First, they are...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-07-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 117
Posted By peter monahan
;)

;)
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 16-07-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By peter monahan
So, likely another sweetheart pin?

So, likely another sweetheart pin?
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 14-07-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By peter monahan
Looks to be a post 1900 cavalry pouch of a fairly...

Looks to be a post 1900 cavalry pouch of a fairly standard pattern, and I suspect ID may depend on hunting down which regiment[s] had a black velvet background to all the gilt and perhaps the square...
Forum: Indian Badges 14-07-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By peter monahan
I'm not sure it's Indian. I thought at first...

I'm not sure it's Indian. I thought at first that figure might be the Lion of Judah from Ethiopian insignia but it's not the same. It looks like a lion holding a sword with a sun behind it and that...
Forum: Indian Badges 13-07-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By peter monahan
Lovely! Thanks for sharing. I was very young...

Lovely! Thanks for sharing. I was very young when I first heard of the exploits of the 'Calcutta Tight Horse', as they were irreverently known, and they made a big impression.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-06-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By peter monahan
First came across a reference to this in a Gavin...

First came across a reference to this in a Gavin Lyall novel. One gathers it became slightly confusing when the 'Captain' of one of these vessels was a Lt. Or a Major! ;)
Forum: Indian Badges 26-06-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By peter monahan
I think there must have been at least one other...

I think there must have been at least one other Alwar Imperial Service Infantry regiment and there was a cavalry regiment, based on these few gleanings:

Indian Army List, July 1919, with War...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 04-06-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By peter monahan
Something like that seems likely. Almost...

Something like that seems likely. Almost certainly not a military badge.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 04-06-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 166
Posted By peter monahan
Other than 'Canada Post' for the first two...

Other than 'Canada Post' for the first two letters, nothing leaps to mind and this is definitely not the right style letters for that. :(
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 29-05-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By peter monahan
I only meant to suggest, in my post, that it...

I only meant to suggest, in my post, that it might be Canadian, as our uniforms 'aped' those of Mother England, and in many, perhaps most cases, would have been made there, by British tailors...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-05-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By peter monahan
The 1st Hussars of London, Ontario has a mounted...

The 1st Hussars of London, Ontario has a mounted unit, portraying the regiment in 1914-18. A friend of mine, Sgt Steve Hartwick, has a pre-War uniform of that regiment, which he had made for him. ...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 25-05-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 404
Posted By peter monahan
Very nice! Always good to see a well labelled...

Very nice! Always good to see a well labelled collection. :)
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-05-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 404
Posted By peter monahan
In the nineteenth century, they were worn on BOTH...

In the nineteenth century, they were worn on BOTH shoulders. In the Napoleonic period, line, Light and Grenadier companies each wore a distinct form or colour of shoulder ornament and the members of...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-05-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By peter monahan
I'm sticking my neck out here, as I cannot...

I'm sticking my neck out here, as I cannot presently back up my theory with specifics, but I'm almost certain that 'Defence Not Defiance' is the motto of a number of Imperial and British units and...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 19-05-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By peter monahan
The style of the numbers doesn't seem quite right...

The style of the numbers doesn't seem quite right to me for the 69th CEF - see below. OTOH, that unit was perpetuated by the Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal, whose badge does incorporate a grenade [with 13...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 17-05-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By peter monahan
Aha! I was going to guess that the curved...

Aha! I was going to guess that the curved objects represented elephant tusks, not boomerangs. Sadly, too much military heraldry follows medieval practice: artists producing images based on verbal...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-05-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By peter monahan
I believe several units of the current US Army...

I believe several units of the current US Army have members who jump WITH their dogs: the dog is strapped to chest of the parachutist, which strikes me as a more practical solution.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 04-05-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By peter monahan
As Badgecollector's post suggests, it's a...

As Badgecollector's post suggests, it's a shooting badge, not a unit insignia.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 03-05-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 194
Posted By peter monahan
Yes! History packrats of the world unite. ;)

Yes! History packrats of the world unite. ;)
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