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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 12:55 PM
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Posted By peter monahan
No idea, but if you post it on the South Asian...

No idea, but if you post it on the South Asian Military Heritage page, Ashok Nath will have more information and one of the members may be interested in acquiring. Ashok is incredibly knowledgeable...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 95
Posted By peter monahan
Or 'East Anglia' JTC, perhaps. Probably more...

Or 'East Anglia' JTC, perhaps. Probably more likely than East Africa, if found in the UK.
:)
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-10-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By peter monahan
I've just seen this post. It sounds as if...

I've just seen this post. It sounds as if 'STAFF' titles were common to many Imperial armies, but the lugs on this one - flat tabs with holes - are typical of a lot of Indian badges, and practically...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 11-10-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By peter monahan
And, I believe, the Dental Corps went straight...

And, I believe, the Dental Corps went straight from being a branch of the IMS - Indeian Medical Service - to being the 'Army Dental Corps', so that doesn't explain the 'S' :(
Forum: Indian Badges 11-10-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 111
Posted By peter monahan
I don't think this badge belongs to an Indian...

I don't think this badge belongs to an Indian infantry unit: not one of the regular IA units and doesn't have the 'look' of a State Forces badge.

OTOH, the wreath surronding a set of letters is...
Forum: Indian Badges 13-09-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 766
Posted By peter monahan
I had one of these years ago and [stupidly] got...

I had one of these years ago and [stupidly] got rid of it. Now idea at this distance whether it was real or fake, but here's an example anyway.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-08-21, 10:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 400
Posted By peter monahan
There were only two 'R. J. Young' of the 1500...

There were only two 'R. J. Young' of the 1500 Youngs and only one was a Gunner. Served with the Halifax Battery, Royal Canadian Garrison Artillery from 1908, wife lived in the barracks, so he was a...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-08-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 400
Posted By peter monahan
Mike There are 1,500 'Young's in the C.E.F....

Mike

There are 1,500 'Young's in the C.E.F. records, but only two 'R. J.'. I think your man is Reuben Joseph Young, a Newfoundlander who joined the CEF in Halifax. He was a miner but had also...
Forum: Indian Badges 18-08-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 368
Posted By peter monahan
Very nice. Thanks for sharing. I've always...

Very nice. Thanks for sharing. I've always thought, given the style of the 'I P' in the center, that this is a very attractive badge. :)
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-07-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By peter monahan
I would be inclined to agree with you. The IA...

I would be inclined to agree with you. The IA seems to have done far less 'differentiation' by way of armbands and specialist badges than the other Imperial armies.

That said, any badges they...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 29-07-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By peter monahan
No, not that. If IA stretcher bearers wore a...

No, not that. If IA stretcher bearers wore a badge, and they were cloth arm bands, not brass badges, they would have said 'S.B.' just like the rest of the British and Imperial armies. :)
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 21-07-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 658
Posted By peter monahan
Sadly, probably not. There doesn't seem to have...

Sadly, probably not. There doesn't seem to have been a central registry for the official War Service badges. I've just this week come across a Canadian who has the serial number of his scrawled...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-06-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 808
Posted By peter monahan
Nigeria actually brews a half dozen good lagers,...

Nigeria actually brews a half dozen good lagers, or did a few decades ago. When my wife lived in the south, early '80s, at least one of the local breweries still employed a German brewmaster - who...
Forum: Indian Badges 19-06-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,739
Posted By peter monahan
Reading Durell's books on animal collecting, with...

Reading Durell's books on animal collecting, with the wonderful illustrations, convinced me, as a teen, that I wanted to be a veteranairian. I still have those books!

Peter
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 12-06-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By peter monahan
I have a vague recollection from several years...

I have a vague recollection from several years ago of a number of 'powder carriers' appearing on the market and the general consensus seemed to be that they were modern imitations of historic...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 09-06-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 813
Posted By peter monahan
After two years locked in my house? Yes, sadly,...

After two years locked in my house? Yes, sadly, it doesn't take much these days. ;)

P
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-06-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 813
Posted By peter monahan
" RA, reversed and intertwined (the technical...

" RA, reversed and intertwined (the technical description) LMAO! Thanks for a giggle, Simon.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-05-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 572
Posted By peter monahan
Agreed. The shape makes it extremely unlikely,...

Agreed. The shape makes it extremely unlikely, IMO, that it is military. :(
Forum: Indian Badges 25-05-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By peter monahan
Yes, pin backs are tricky, especially when...

Yes, pin backs are tricky, especially when discussing IA and AFI units. There is a tendency to want to say 'Oh, for a turban!' and assume 'sepoy' or 'mess servant' or 'follower', as appropriate, but...
Forum: Indian Badges 23-05-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By peter monahan
A dealer in the UK is selling a very similar...

A dealer in the UK is selling a very similar piece, described as 'silvered white metal, 40 mm, possibly officers. So 25 mm could well be a collar badges. Indian cap badges are often quite small. ...
Forum: Indian Badges 18-05-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By peter monahan
The Hyderabad State Forces were, I'm pretty sure,...

The Hyderabad State Forces were, I'm pretty sure, the largest such contingent and included infantry, cavalry, engineers and a transport corps and maybe even some gunners and a camel unit.

Pity...
Forum: Indian Badges 18-05-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 685
Posted By peter monahan
I thought it was pretty neat too. Anyway,...

I thought it was pretty neat too.

Anyway, subsequent posts suggest that the two giants are just that - 7'4" and 7'9" apparently - and that their identities are definitley known and, yes, they are...
Forum: Indian Badges 17-05-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 685
Posted By peter monahan
This photo was recently posted on the South Asian...

This photo was recently posted on the South Asian Military heritage Facebook site. The caption read "2 guards from Delhi Durbar with James Recalton an American photographer who visited India in...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 12-05-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,194
Posted By peter monahan
I have to agree. 'Indian made', which covers the...

I have to agree. 'Indian made', which covers the whole subcontinent, almost invariably have thin cast 'lugs': small rectangular projections made as part of the original casting, with holes crudely...
Forum: Indian Badges 10-05-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,199
Posted By peter monahan
A little more information. The NABHA AKAL...

A little more information. The NABHA AKAL infantry were part of the state forces of the Punjabi state of Nabha [not 'Nabna]. During WW2 they were taken into the Punjab Regiment as the 14th...
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