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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 116
Posted By Postwarden
Thanks for the help. Jon

Thanks for the help.

Jon
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 116
Posted By Postwarden
Wings for ID Please

The crown on the first implies an official use.

Thoughts please.

Jon
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By Postwarden
Sean, Thanks for the plug for the FS but I...

Sean,

Thanks for the plug for the FS but I was misinformed as the next FS will reveal.

It was actually worn by the Berlin Military Welfare Service which supported the British Troops stationed...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 111
Posted By Postwarden
POW WW1?

It has been suggested that this is some form of identity mark worn on uniforms by British Prisoners of War held by the Germans in WW1.

Is this true or is it something else - in which case what?
...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 01-06-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 344
Posted By Postwarden
A range of shoulder straps and their meaning from...

A range of shoulder straps and their meaning from a contemporary publication.

Jon
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 01-06-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 307
Posted By Postwarden
I am fortunate to own an original photo of this...

I am fortunate to own an original photo of this picture which includes on the back the original caption, sadly undated. Copy attached

However it makes it clear that the photo was published to...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 01-06-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 307
Posted By Postwarden
A closer view of the badge in the photo. Possibly...

A closer view of the badge in the photo. Possibly intended to represent a Hurricane?

Jon
Forum: The Home Front 01-06-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 98
Posted By Postwarden
The number on the back of the ATS badges is not...

The number on the back of the ATS badges is not the recipient's Army number but simply the number of the badge which depended on the order in which it was issued - ie the higher the number the later...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-05-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 65
Posted By Postwarden
Difficult to be certain but appears to be the...

Difficult to be certain but appears to be the "OR" version of the Civilian Mil(itary) Gov(ernment) title.

Jon
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-05-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 65
Posted By Postwarden
MTL in a Laurel Wreath Cap badge

In May 1944 SHAEF’s Psychological Warfare Division asked for a cap badge for the civilians from the BBC and Ministry of Information serving with the Division which would be worn with a uniform in...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 28-05-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,474
Posted By Postwarden
Examples of the red and gold badges, the latter...

Examples of the red and gold badges, the latter with bar and a photo of the badge being worn.

Jon
Forum: General Topics. 27-05-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 92
Posted By Postwarden
Tim, Will do. Jon

Tim,

Will do.

Jon
Forum: General Topics. 27-05-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 92
Posted By Postwarden
Tim, ACI 1520 of 9th December 1940...

Tim,

ACI 1520 of 9th December 1940 attached. There are a further five pages of Admin Bumph - rules, eligibility, pay etc. PM me if you need them.

Jon
Forum: The Home Front 27-05-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 206
Posted By Postwarden
Women's Land Army and Women's Forestry Service

Three nice badges. The right hand WLA badge is well known but I have not seen the other version before. Was it official or is it just a smarter, probably privately purchased, version?

The Women's...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-05-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 323
Posted By Postwarden
Thanks Gents, exactly what I thought. Jon

Thanks Gents, exactly what I thought.

Jon
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 26-05-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 687
Posted By Postwarden
Two titbits to add to the conversation. List...

Two titbits to add to the conversation.

List of Changes dated 31st January 1954 introduces as Change 5741 Berets, Green, WRAC and Grey, QARANC, 1953 pattern – now knitted. Fitted with regimental...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-05-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 323
Posted By Postwarden
Worn? Or Fantasy Items

Clearly intended for the Royal Artillery are/were these badges worn or are they another example of "speculative manufacturing"?

Thoughts please.

Jon
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 26-05-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By Postwarden
For interest a cloth version dated 1916. Jon

For interest a cloth version dated 1916.

Jon
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 25-05-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By Postwarden
At the time of Alamein neither the 7th Armoured's...

At the time of Alamein neither the 7th Armoured's rat nor the 8th Army sign were worn on uniforms. They both arrived on uniforms after the end of the fighting in North Africa.

The first version...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 23-05-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By Postwarden
I agree. The woven 52nd Division signs with the...

I agree. The woven 52nd Division signs with the WM Anderson stamp on the back are particularly fine and not common.

Jon
Forum: The Home Front 22-05-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By Postwarden
The Tiger is not correct for SY 51 as it was not...

The Tiger is not correct for SY 51 as it was not part of South East Command.

Jon
Forum: The Home Front 22-05-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By Postwarden
Terry, Malden, although in Surrey was part...

Terry,

Malden, although in Surrey was part of the Metropolitan Police District and as such came under the Army's London District. Although there was a London District sign the only unit so far...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 20-05-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By Postwarden
Two more examples of unofficial Channel Islands...

Two more examples of unofficial Channel Islands titles.

Jon
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 20-05-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By Postwarden
A photo of the badge worn by a soldier of the 2nd...

A photo of the badge worn by a soldier of the 2nd Bn.

Jon
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 20-05-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By Postwarden
An example of the RAChD Arm of Service strip on...

An example of the RAChD Arm of Service strip on an official sample document.

Jon
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