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Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 21-09-22, 01:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 481
Posted By dumdum
Don't forget to include Simon, the ship's cat....

Don't forget to include Simon, the ship's cat. Recipient of the Dickin Medal.
Forum: Military Book and Media Reviews 16-09-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 670
Posted By dumdum
Agreed!

Am just reading this book having been recommended it by our local book shop (a REAL bookshop, not one of those gift shops that also sell the odd book...)

Very good work with lots of "factoids" to...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 16-09-22, 01:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 436
Posted By dumdum
Why don't I still have my padded NZ set picked up...

Why don't I still have my padded NZ set picked up in an "antique" shop for NZ$2 about 20 years ago.....:mad:
Forum: General Topics. 21-08-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 524
Posted By dumdum
I can probably get hold of the NZ set to...

I can probably get hold of the NZ set to photograph if you want.

Nicely done and the sort of thing that any competent local jeweller could have done for you at one time but you would be...
Forum: Other Military Topics 20-08-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,873
Posted By dumdum
Hi Mike Amazed at what is out there and also...

Hi Mike

Amazed at what is out there and also what you unearth! I have a badge for the BL in Port Sunlight in my "archives" somewhere. I can't believe that it is unique, but I'll post a photo if...
Forum: Other Militaria 19-08-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,004
Posted By dumdum
Hi Paul I'll quote my late Dad: "I may have...

Hi Paul

I'll quote my late Dad: "I may have too many, but I haven't got enough..."

This has lead me to spend more than my pocket money allows on bit and pieces over the years.
Forum: General Topics. 18-08-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 524
Posted By dumdum
OK, scrub the reference to the Canadian medals......

OK, scrub the reference to the Canadian medals...
;)
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 17-08-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 467
Posted By dumdum
Some local issues of the NZ Wars medal do have...

Some local issues of the NZ Wars medal do have clasps but they are made up by local jewellers. Doubt that a British soldier would have indulged in this however.

Does the apparent age of the sitter...
Forum: General Topics. 17-08-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 524
Posted By dumdum
Interesting photos. Not seen this style before.

Interesting photos. Not seen this style before.
Forum: General Topics. 17-08-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 524
Posted By dumdum
Just a quick comment. I was always told that the...

Just a quick comment. I was always told that the only countries that officially named their WW2 medals were: Australia, Canada and South Africa.

I've also seen Indian issues "named" but they look...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 11-08-22, 11:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 425
Posted By dumdum
Hi I guess I should have discussed past...

Hi

I guess I should have discussed past Bakelite sniffing with my brother the brilliant scientist!

One other POW "factoid" that I will mention is that the "kriegies" soon worked out that the...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 11-08-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 463
Posted By dumdum
Hi Joe Thanks for that. It does work but my...

Hi Joe

Thanks for that. It does work but my badge doesn't figure, although there is one that is very close (2836).

What a great find. I was just amazed to find them dishing out badges in 1975...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 11-08-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 463
Posted By dumdum
Hi Joe Many thanks! We'll give it a try and...

Hi Joe

Many thanks! We'll give it a try and report back!:)
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 11-08-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 425
Posted By dumdum
I know from what I've been told by an ex-POW that...

I know from what I've been told by an ex-POW that badges were made from melted foil liners from cigarette packets and I've had at least one of these so not impossible that other materials were used. ...
Forum: General Topics. 11-08-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 879
Posted By dumdum
I am deeply saddened to hear of this news. I...

I am deeply saddened to hear of this news. I always enjoyed James' comments and his posts.

He gave me some very useful information about the badges that interest me and was always forthcoming with...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 09-08-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 463
Posted By dumdum
Hi Joe Many thanks for that! I didn't have...

Hi Joe

Many thanks for that! I didn't have much luck trying to paste the link and even with a search under Returned Sailors Badge. What am I doing wrong?

I have has some joy with the RASB and...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 06-08-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 463
Posted By dumdum
Hi bc I guessing that all of these are less...

Hi bc

I guessing that all of these are less than common today, apart from the "new" RAN Female Relatives badges.
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 06-08-22, 12:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 463
Posted By dumdum
Here are the two badges mentioned in my last...

Here are the two badges mentioned in my last post. The RAN badge is numbered 2830 and the Female Relatives badge is 2907.

I see that the latter are now available as restrikes on our most favourite...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 05-08-22, 11:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 463
Posted By dumdum
I have one of these plus the Female Relatives...

I have one of these plus the Female Relatives badge for this. I'll post pics of both for interest's sake.

I'm told that the records for these have not survived the passage of time which is a pity...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 01-08-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 587
Posted By dumdum
Thanks Mike! That was it. I think that this was...

Thanks Mike! That was it. I think that this was the programme where they were chasing the owner of a watch and came to the conclusion that it had belonged to a Captain England who was in the RAMC.
...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 31-07-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By dumdum
Hi Bill Nice brooch. I once spoke with a...

Hi Bill

Nice brooch. I once spoke with a retired jeweller who had served in the Middle East.

He said that the filigree work like this was made by little boys who twisted and then soldered the...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 31-07-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 587
Posted By dumdum
I've just recalled a trench excavation carried...

I've just recalled a trench excavation carried out by Andy Robertshaw of the NAM on an ancient "Finding the Fallen" prog. He was digging on the site of an RAP or similar and located some iodine...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran, Lapel Badges and Challenge Coins 31-07-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By dumdum
Oh and mine is in much better nick....:D

Oh and mine is in much better nick....:D
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran, Lapel Badges and Challenge Coins 31-07-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By dumdum
Hi Mike Thanks for that. I found it but...

Hi Mike

Thanks for that. I found it but would be intrigued to know what it fetched however I think that the use of the words "rare" and "original" always carry a real premium....
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran, Lapel Badges and Challenge Coins 31-07-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By dumdum
Hi gents Many thanks for your replies....

Hi gents

Many thanks for your replies. You've added to my knowledge which was almost nothing!
:)
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