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Forum: Off topic 19-09-20, 12:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By Artynut
From a fellow octogenarian, may I wish you a...

From a fellow octogenarian, may I wish you a belated “Happy Birthday”.
I’ve only been collecting less than 50 years and I believe my “Bug” is incurable. (Does that make me Committable?). I do...
Forum: General Topics 18-09-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 326
Posted By Artynut
Well,...... Still some part of the story missing...

Well,...... Still some part of the story missing but I think we can put the medals question to bed. It’s strange that I started this thread as a means to try to get answers not forthcoming in the...
Forum: General Topics 16-09-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 326
Posted By Artynut
Pilot Officer John G. Magee RCAF

Further to my post in “Airforce” , below, I started thinking of what medals John Magee would have been entitled to. I have spent two hours unsuccessfully, to get that information. Has any member an...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 14-09-20, 01:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By Artynut
[QUOTE=Dan M;519435]The medal was awarded if a...

[QUOTE=Dan M;519435]The medal was awarded if a person, serving in the Canadian Forces, met the criteria for it. Country of origin was not a factor.

Cheers,
Dan.[/.
Dan, I was unable to...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 02-09-20, 02:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By Artynut
My Greek friend tells me the translation of the...

My Greek friend tells me the translation of the badge in first post is “Even in Death He Defeated His Enemies”. Also seen on a badge in a later post. Another badge in the later post has the Ancient...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 20-08-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 615
Posted By Artynut
Further to my post above, I met the Gentleman...

Further to my post above, I met the Gentleman today who was very interested in the Royal Signals badge. He had served in the Polish Boys camp at Heliopolis which was training boys for trades in the...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 16-08-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By Artynut
“Thank God the Guns!” As Mark says, they’re...

“Thank God the Guns!” As Mark says, they’re Canadian. “T” = Tradesman, Group C, “T in wreath” =Tradesman, Group B. Group A is same but with Crown over “T”. Rifle Regiments had same but black...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 15-08-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 615
Posted By Artynut
I am on the side of those who believe in the...

I am on the side of those who believe in the validity of the badge in question. Let us hope that some scoundrel does not seize the opportunity to flood the market with Repro’s! I have a good friend...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 13-08-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By Artynut
As an American, why was he awarded the Canadian...

As an American, why was he awarded the Canadian Voluntary Services Medal? Or should I do more research? D.J.
Forum: General Topics. 13-08-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 690
Posted By Artynut
Many members must remember the skill level that...

Many members must remember the skill level that DaveC2 reached before his untimely passing. I have a couple of his “repairs”, indistinguishable from the originals. Correct lugs, right colour silver...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 09-08-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 269
Posted By Artynut
Lemataf, not my field but I’ve seen references to...

Lemataf, not my field but I’ve seen references to “Fleet Reserve” . Would that have been on a cap tally? Regards, D.J.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 18-07-20, 02:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By Artynut
Has the fellow first in line with the shell got...

Has the fellow first in line with the shell got his helmet on backwards? The flash appears to be the wrong way around.
Forum: Military Buttons 02-07-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 315
Posted By Artynut
Btns, I thought you were using Wallah in the...

Btns, I thought you were using Wallah in the “Hindi” so not sure what your post meant. After a crash course in Arabic, I find a completely different meaning, still not sure of what you mean!...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 17-06-20, 02:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By Artynut
Re. 289 Bty.

Michael, (Expat Yeoman) As per “Popskipper”, I too served at Vicarage Lane East Ham. But I’m sure when I was there it was “P” Bty. Of 300 Regt. RA (TA) That was 1962-1965 and at that time , East Ham...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 20-05-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 199
Posted By Artynut
QSAMIKE, I can send you information re your...

QSAMIKE, I can send you information re your question about Hampshire and Northumberland Artillery units. Also an interesting note re the Elswick Bty. Send me a PM with your email address. Regards,...
Forum: The Home Front 20-05-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 757
Posted By Artynut
Never any foil in MY Woodbine packets!

Never any foil in MY Woodbine packets!
Forum: Corps, Branches and the Royal Canadian Artillery 13-05-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By Artynut
I must say that I was surprised nobody picked up...

I must say that I was surprised nobody picked up on the fact that the R.C.H.A. Never had a badge like this, or any other comment but as promised, here is the complete item. It is a book-mark, I’ve...
Forum: General Topics 09-05-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,636
Posted By Artynut
That is one nice piece! I’m green with envy...

That is one nice piece! I’m green with envy looking at your golden acquisition! What do mean “Test”?
Forum: Corps, Branches and the Royal Canadian Artillery 09-05-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By Artynut
Another "OOPS"............... here's the...

Another "OOPS"............... here's the picture
Forum: General Topics 09-05-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By Artynut
I’ve used “Tinto’s suggestion as well as nail...

I’ve used “Tinto’s suggestion as well as nail polish remover. No harm done in either case but DO wash in hot soapy water afterwards. Regards, D.J.
Forum: Corps, Branches and the Royal Canadian Artillery 09-05-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By Artynut
Sorry guys, not proof read, (had a needle in the...

Sorry guys, not proof read, (had a needle in the eye yesterday for AMD), it’s an R.C.H.A. Puzzle, And I should have said whole item is stamped “J R gaunt Montreal. Made in England” part shown only...
Forum: Corps, Branches and the Royal Canadian Artillery 09-05-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By Artynut
RHA Puzzle

Just to relieve the boredom of seeing "YMCA Pin" in this thread, Anyone care to try to figure what this is? It is not a "Sweet-heart"pin. The background squares are .25 inches. It's made by Firmin....
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 01-05-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By Artynut
There are enough of the Canadian ones on the...

There are enough of the Canadian ones on the market to wait for a better one. The one you show is not in great shape and I suspect it’s authenticity. As I do the “Cadet” one. Good luck!
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 25-04-20, 01:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By Artynut
Great learning place this forum! Come on Guys...

Great learning place this forum! Come on Guys (and Gals), who really knew what “Antipodean” meant. ? ...... untill they looked it up! Regards, D.J.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 21-04-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By Artynut
Further to my post above, I have just now put...

Further to my post above, I have just now put together two photo’s of badges I bought over 30 years ago. One, I now believe to be genuine, the other, I’m sure is fake. Both badges side by side, front...
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