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Forum: Other Military Topics Today, 03:58 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,851
Posted By mike_vee
Thumbs up Chairman

Just arrived , a nice (heavy) Chairman's Jewel . Could do with a clean but don't want to spoil it.

These are sold by PoppyShop for £99.99 !

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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Today, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 97
Posted By mike_vee
Nearest Austrian I can find is 1 Corp but design...

Nearest Austrian I can find is 1 Corp but design is different.

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Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies Today, 11:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 302
Posted By mike_vee
RM site dates that design 1923-1953. ...

RM site dates that design 1923-1953.

https://rmhistorical.com/files/content/Cap%20Badges.pdf

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Forum: Military Buttons Today, 09:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 556
Posted By mike_vee
A very quick search shows at least seven...

A very quick search shows at least seven companies involved in metal working/cutlery etc in Sheffield that were named Hobson , so possibly no connection to London firm.

An Illustrated London...
Forum: General Topics Yesterday, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 78
Posted By mike_vee
Thinking 'outside the box' , so probably wrong !...

Thinking 'outside the box' , so probably wrong ! :D

From Wiki :


The symbol was found on coins etc , so possibly adopted by Christians in England (original Earl Grey was created Viscount...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 06:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 255
Posted By mike_vee
I'm sure , at the time , personnel would...

I'm sure , at the time , personnel would "officially" have been employed/based at other units.

Bletchley Park has a "roll of honour" , which although not complete has the names of those who worked...
Forum: Other Military Topics 05-10-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 501
Views: 32,899
Posted By mike_vee
Thumbs up Remembrance Poppy

Been picking up a few Paper/Cloth poppies lately , here are the latest ones.

Cardboard "children's poppy" :- possibly dates 1922-1924.

"Austerity" Poppy :- 1942-1944.

Am in the process of...
Forum: Other Military Topics 05-10-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 501
Views: 32,899
Posted By mike_vee
Thumbs up Another mini !

Just got this 'mini' soldier pin , I now have three different pins this size. They are all well made (not cheap copies) so possibly made for Riders Branch.

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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-10-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 255
Posted By mike_vee
Shoulder title is "St.John" and cap badge is...

Shoulder title is "St.John" and cap badge is St.John Ambulance.

Prior's Field School magazine No.56 (December 1945) notes :




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Forum: General Topics. 05-10-22, 06:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By mike_vee
Top section 1st Royal Dragoons , lower section...

Top section 1st Royal Dragoons , lower section Fife & Forfar Yeomanry .

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Forum: Other Military Topics 04-10-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 501
Views: 32,899
Posted By mike_vee
Thumbs up Managed to do a swap and an "Overseas 2017" pin...

Managed to do a swap and an "Overseas 2017" pin has just arrived ! :D

No one has heard of (or seen) any earlier ones , so that is another 'set' completed. :)

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Forum: Military Buttons 04-10-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 556
Posted By mike_vee
Question Their main business was Military Tailoring and...

Their main business was Military Tailoring and Outfitting but they also supplied other items bearing their name including belt buckles and swords !

An article in Illustrated London (1893) states...
Forum: Military Buttons 04-10-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 556
Posted By mike_vee
A post from 2012 makes no mention of them...

A post from 2012 makes no mention of them manufacturing buttons , so it is possible/probable that you are correct.

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=192158&postcount=2

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Forum: Military Buttons 04-10-22, 06:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 556
Posted By mike_vee
They teamed up with Turner Virr & Co. Ltd. They...

They teamed up with Turner Virr & Co. Ltd. They had an on-line site called "Uniforium" but the site appears to have closed down.




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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 03-10-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By mike_vee
Other one described as : WW1 Polish Eagle...

Other one described as :

WW1 Polish Eagle Cap Badge of a society from USA



https://sarmatia-antiques.com/product/ww1-polish-eagle-cap-badge-of-a-society-from-usa/

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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 03-10-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By mike_vee
Eagle with cross is Spanish. ...

Eagle with cross is Spanish.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_Army


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Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 03-10-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 411
Posted By mike_vee
I post links I find in the hope that they will...

I post links I find in the hope that they will encourage other members to express their opinions and then perhaps someone will be able to provide a definitive answer.

Sometimes I'm completely off...
Forum: Indian Badges 03-10-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 88
Posted By mike_vee
Possibly at Officer Training School ? :confused: ...

Possibly at Officer Training School ? :confused:

https://www.jstor.org/stable/44230630

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Forum: General Topics. 03-10-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,946
Posted By mike_vee
The cypher was revealed on the BBC five days ago....

The cypher was revealed on the BBC five days ago. (posted in other cypher thread)

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=588083&postcount=25

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Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 03-10-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 411
Posted By mike_vee
This site shows a 'similar' title , described as...

This site shows a 'similar' title , described as :



https://rpjmilitaria.com/sf-virtual-gallery.html

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Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 02-10-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 275
Posted By mike_vee
That is what I thought ...... lock , stock and...

That is what I thought ...... lock , stock and two sawn-off barrels ! :D

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Forum: Other Military Topics 02-10-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 501
Views: 32,899
Posted By mike_vee
Exclamation Commemorative pins.

If anyone is missing any of the oval/hexagonal RBL pins , check out this listing.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/m.html?item=394269541655&_ssn=blackened-sunrise&_sop=10

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Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 02-10-22, 05:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By mike_vee
Thanks for the link , PoppyScotland send me a...

Thanks for the link , PoppyScotland send me a brochure every few month.

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Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 29-09-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,028
Posted By mike_vee
Just for interest , here is a post showing the...

Just for interest , here is a post showing the original documentation about introducing the printed wing :

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=254576&postcount=11

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Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 29-09-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By mike_vee
I thought it was just me , in post #1 I see a...

I thought it was just me , in post #1 I see a dark patch and a 'washed out' green/blue (turquoise ?) one. :confused:

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