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Forum: The Home Front Yesterday, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Postwarden
My guess would be Personal Service League, a...

My guess would be Personal Service League, a charity founded in the 1930s. Lots about the charity on Google. Queen Mary was the Leagues's patroness which might explain the MR (Mary Regina) at the top...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 13-09-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 147
Posted By Postwarden
Another exception. RASC serving with 9th Armoured...

Another exception. RASC serving with 9th Armoured Division.

Jon
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 13-09-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 95
Posted By Postwarden
Badges on Battle Dress Book

I am now selling my two volume book on Ebay - item number 163860777640.

At the moment it is only available to UK buyers beacuse of the range of delivery costs to other countries. If you are an...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 13-09-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 147
Posted By Postwarden
Thanks to all who commented. Glad I'm not going...

Thanks to all who commented. Glad I'm not going blind or daft.

Yet another example of the black beret worn by those other than RAC/RTR
units .

Jon
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 13-09-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 147
Posted By Postwarden
Irish Guards - or Middlesex Yeomanry?

Just bought this photo from a well-known auction site where it was listed as Irish Guards.

Althought he is clearly wearing a star cap I think it is that of the Middlesex Yeomanry and not that of...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 11-09-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,308
Posted By Postwarden
A wartime photo of it being worn Jon

A wartime photo of it being worn

Jon
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 11-09-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By Postwarden
I thought it might be the sign based on that of...

I thought it might be the sign based on that of GHQ India worn by The Military Adviser in Chief to the Indian State Forces which is in these colours.

Jon
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-09-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By Postwarden
Unknown printed Star

Can anyone shed light on this please? Measures 4.5 x 5.5 cm.

I will be selling it if it does not come within my collecting field.

Jon
Forum: The Home Front 09-09-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,920
Posted By Postwarden
I am also reviewing this great book in the...

I am also reviewing this great book in the forthcoming issue of The Formation Sign Journal of the Military Heraldry Society due out shortly.

I heartily endorse all the previous comments. Buy this...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 06-09-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,703
Posted By Postwarden
The VP and TC arm badges were in effect...

The VP and TC arm badges were in effect regimental flashes and not trade badges. As such they would almost certainly have been worn on both arms.

Images attached.

Jon
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 04-09-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By Postwarden
It might be a little difficult to pin this down....

It might be a little difficult to pin this down. When the khaki beret was introduced quite a few regiments adopted coloured backings to make the badge stand out, their existence usually only recorded...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 03-09-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 654
Posted By Postwarden
The printed versions of the title are pure...

The printed versions of the title are pure fantasy. The glider battle honour was not granted until after the war by which time all such titles were embroidered.

Jon
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 03-09-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By Postwarden
My thanks to everyone who responded. I have now...

My thanks to everyone who responded. I have now finished the article for The Formation Sign which will be out shortly.

Jon
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 01-09-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By Postwarden
Mark, PM sent. Jon

Mark,

PM sent.

Jon
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 01-09-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By Postwarden
The cloth slip-on version of the title. Jon

The cloth slip-on version of the title.

Jon
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 30-08-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By Postwarden
The black-backed printed version was around but...

The black-backed printed version was around but was gradually replaced by the woven version once combat dress was introduced as the printed versions did not stand up well to regular washing.

Jon
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 26-08-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By Postwarden
Just added a couple more. Jon

Just added a couple more.

Jon
Forum: General Topics. 26-08-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 170
Posted By Postwarden
In his book Divisional and Other Signs published...

In his book Divisional and Other Signs published in 1920 Capt V Wheeler-Holohan notes under the sign's description "It would appear that there is no particular history attached to it".

Jon
Forum: General Topics. 26-08-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 170
Posted By Postwarden
Attached is a cutting from the local newspaper. ...

Attached is a cutting from the local newspaper.

A quick check shows that the - frankly, dull - formation sign was used by the Division in the First World War. A similar sign was used during and...
Forum: General Topics. 26-08-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 170
Posted By Postwarden
Tim, Interesting. I take it that the sign...

Tim,

Interesting. I take it that the sign shown is the new 6 Div sign?

Jon
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 22-08-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By Postwarden
Badged Battle Dress

I have just started an album with the above title containing images of a varirty of wartime and post-war battle dress blouses showing how badges were worn on them, an illustration of a complete set...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 22-08-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By Postwarden
18th Infantry Division round sign

The division's windmill sign is well known, the majority of examples found being printed although there are also some embroidered versions.

I have been aware for some time of a circular version...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 20-08-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 432
Posted By Postwarden
Interesting article. Ernest J Martin wrote...

Interesting article. Ernest J Martin wrote several similar badge articles for The Journal of The Society for Army Historical Research from which your article came.

Jon
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 20-08-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By Postwarden
Belgian Army in Northern Ireland

I am writing an article for The Formation Sign, Journal of the Military Herladry Society on the Belgian formations trained in Northern Ireland in 1945.

I have been unable to find an example of the...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 17-08-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By Postwarden
The only initials listed on the official HG list...

The only initials listed on the official HG list for North Riding are NRY. Would be interested to know the source of the information that NR was worn.

Jon
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