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Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 16-09-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By Royal
There's no difference. Both use the same wings....

There's no difference. Both use the same wings. Just manufacturers variations.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 09-08-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By Royal
Thanks guys no surprises there - and the button?

Thanks guys no surprises there - and the button?
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 09-08-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By Royal
Artists Badges

Does anybody have any thoughts about these?

Way before my timescale and came with a bigger lot of stuff.

Happy to sell on here if they're gen, if not its the circular filing cabinet.
Forum: General Topics. 25-07-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By Royal
I would go for something like MIY ADAMOVIC ...

I would go for something like

MIY ADAMOVIC
LASOVAC

Adamovic would be a name - literally Son of Adam or Adamson.
Lasovac is a place in Croatia - east of Zagreb. Its in an area with a Serb...
Forum: General Topics. 05-07-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By Royal
The other one is the predecessor to Op ATALANTA -...

The other one is the predecessor to Op ATALANTA - the anti-piracy mission off Somalia...
Forum: General Topics. 05-07-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By Royal
All SIGINTers are (or at least were) known as...

All SIGINTers are (or at least were) known as darksiders given their aversion to sunlight - even the green hatted heroes of Y Troop...

There is another JSSU at Cheltenham, never seen a badge for...
Forum: General Topics. 29-06-22, 05:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 307
Posted By Royal
I have no idea how they were selected/organised...

I have no idea how they were selected/organised but my recolection is that CDT team members were from a mix of cap badges, and all three services.

I do remember an argument with an infantry WO2...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 25-06-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By Royal
Officers' badges have always been 2 part. ...

Officers' badges have always been 2 part.

Never seen anything like it in my time in the Corps.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 14-06-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By Royal
It was a long time ago, but yes. Looks familiar...

It was a long time ago, but yes. Looks familiar to this ex Air Cadet...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 10-06-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,007
Posted By Royal
That's a very good point. The clue is in...

That's a very good point.

The clue is in the name - one time pads - were intended to be used once then destroyed so there is no way that the powers that be would have bothered sewing to make them...
Forum: General Topics. 02-06-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By Royal
If I remember correctly the late Richard Pickup...

If I remember correctly the late Richard Pickup was a full colonel when he was i/c SFSG in Afghanistan. If he wasn't he was demoted, becuase he was a full colonel when I worked with him in Kosovo the...
Forum: Other Militaria 12-05-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By Royal
Every day's a schoolday. Many thanks! The...

Every day's a schoolday. Many thanks!

The BD blouse/jacket would suggest Italy Star was also issued in 1944, is that right?
Forum: Other Militaria 11-05-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By Royal
Sorry, let me be clearer. The MiD and MC...

Sorry, let me be clearer.

The MiD and MC were different awards. The MC an "immediate" at Anzio, the MiD in Germany (for a very similar action - he was an RA FOO). I have the Gazette entries for...
Forum: Other Militaria 10-05-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By Royal
Many thanks. Another question I'm afraid....

Many thanks.

Another question I'm afraid. We also have a 1943 dated BD blouse with ribbons for MC, 39-45 Star, Africa Star with 8th Army clasp and Italy Star but not France & Germany Star,...
Forum: Other Militaria 09-05-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By Royal
Thanks Simon, the grip and wires look okay to me,...

Thanks Simon, the grip and wires look okay to me, albeit the fish skin slightly faded and the wires tarnished...
Forum: Other Militaria 09-05-22, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By Royal
Edward VIII Artillery Officer's Sword

We have recieved a rather tatty gunner officer's (I think) sword with an Edward VIII monogram on it through the family.

This makes rough sense as my wife's grandfather was a (territorial) gunner...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-04-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By Royal
Bosnia is abbreviated BiH in Serbo-Croat, Bosnian...

Bosnia is abbreviated BiH in Serbo-Croat, Bosnian or whatever else they want to call it..
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 03-04-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 981
Posted By Royal
Personally I'd be hesitant unless you have some...

Personally I'd be hesitant unless you have some corroboration.

The aircrew shirts/jackets weren't hard to get hold of if you were either aircrew or outside of the 'normal' run of units. I had two...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 03-04-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 981
Posted By Royal
I would (hesitantly) go 2005-2011 not 2004. ...

I would (hesitantly) go 2005-2011 not 2004.

Desert cam wings and the screaming chicken were pretty uncommon in my expereince until then.

I'd also raise a warning flag. Aircrew had their own...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-03-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 695
Posted By Royal
MIR means PEACE in Russian

MIR means PEACE in Russian
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 17-03-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By Royal
Might be a poor die that isnt colour fast but I...

Might be a poor die that isnt colour fast but I certainly never saw blue on OD mudguards in my time...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 17-03-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By Royal
Just compared it to mine at the same angle -...

Just compared it to mine at the same angle - looks like St Edwards to me...
Forum: Airborne and Special Forces 18-02-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 876
Posted By Royal
DSTO is tri-service not RAF - although its now...

DSTO is tri-service not RAF - although its now headquartered at RAF St Mawgan. It has had several previous incarnations.

The badges in question were (to my knowledge) worn by UK personnel on...
Forum: General Topics. 06-02-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By Royal
RIP Dave and condolences to all his family. ...

RIP Dave and condolences to all his family.

I only ever chatted with him online, but a lovely guy and was glad to help him out with a couple of the more esoteric modern badges.
Forum: General Topics. 23-01-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By Royal
Those were cdertainly still being issued for Op...

Those were cdertainly still being issued for Op Grapple in the early/mid 90s Terry.

The officer's badge is 'unusual' - I've never seen one like that but plenty of countries were involved in tours...
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