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Forum: New Zealand Badges 23-06-21, 06:36 AM
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Posted By atillathenunns
Over the years Laurie helped me many times...

Over the years Laurie helped me many times sharing information and pictures of his collection, a true loss to the NZ badge collecting community.
Forum: Headdress 06-06-21, 11:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,095
Posted By atillathenunns
Thumbs up Nice WW2 period officers SD cap

Nice WW2 period officers SD cap
Forum: New Zealand Badges 25-05-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 911
Posted By atillathenunns
Most excellent, it would seem that the honours...

Most excellent, it would seem that the honours badges were first issue, most likely ordered before Godley gave approval for a badge without honours.
Forum: New Zealand Badges 13-05-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 809
Posted By atillathenunns
Looking at photographs taken in New Zealand, both...

Looking at photographs taken in New Zealand, both Engineer's and Tunnellers' were issued the small size hat badge and NZE shoulder titles.
All photos that I have seen showing the large NZE badge and...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 13-05-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 809
Posted By atillathenunns
New Zealand Tunnelling Company Officer and men on...

New Zealand Tunnelling Company Officer and men on parade dated 2 July 1918

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Forum: New Zealand Badges 13-05-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 809
Posted By atillathenunns
Two NZ Tunnelling officers cropped from the same...

Two NZ Tunnelling officers cropped from the same photo, one wearing an NZE and the other is wearing E/NZ.
Yes I know the E/NZ is very distorted, but it is what it is.
Besides I do have another...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 13-05-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 809
Posted By atillathenunns
Captain Harold Watkinson, if you use his buttons...

Captain Harold Watkinson, if you use his buttons as a measuring gauge, he is definitely wearing the large size cap badge.
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Forum: New Zealand Badges 13-05-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 809
Posted By atillathenunns
Yes there is proof that the tunnellers wore both...

Yes there is proof that the tunnellers wore both the NZE and E over New Zealand, and the larger size NZE badge.
When I can find the pictures I will post them.
Forum: New Zealand Badges 11-05-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By atillathenunns
Not common, it is most unusual, just checked my...

Not common, it is most unusual, just checked my files and I have nothing past 14th Reinforcements.
Forum: New Zealand Badges 26-04-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,243
Posted By atillathenunns
John, its always good to get the toys out and...

John, its always good to get the toys out and show them off, and to me it doesn't get much better than proving the historians and book writers have been getting it wrong for the last 50 years.
...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 25-04-21, 02:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,243
Posted By atillathenunns
If you were to do a Google search for “History of...

If you were to do a Google search for “History of the Lemon Squeezer hat,” you will find there are several different opinions as to its early origins.

Number 6 in the Google search is an article...
Forum: General Topics 24-04-21, 11:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 411
Posted By atillathenunns
Lest We Forget. 249271

Lest We Forget.

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Forum: New Zealand Badges 24-04-21, 05:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,243
Posted By atillathenunns
Tomorrow members of the Wellington branch NZA&HAA...

Tomorrow members of the Wellington branch NZA&HAA are putting together an ANZAC display for the RSA/Petone Working Men’s Club.

My first contribution for the display is a WW1 Service Dess Cap worn...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 21-04-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By atillathenunns
There are many makers variations of the 9ths KC...

There are many makers variations of the 9ths KC hat badge, yours appears to be New Zealand made.:)
Forum: New Zealand Badges 16-04-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By atillathenunns
Brendan O'Carroll's latest book, Images of War...

Brendan O'Carroll's latest book, Images of War The LRDG in action 1940-1943, page 28 shows a picture of a T patrol member wearing a SD cap with a 10th Nelson mounted rifles badge, dated 1st November...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 14-04-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By atillathenunns
Onward badges were issued to 1st echelon on the...

Onward badges were issued to 1st echelon on the troopships, 2nd and 3rd were issued prior to departure.
I have photos of regiment badges on troopships, but nothing in Egypt or UK.
Forum: New Zealand Badges 13-04-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,243
Posted By atillathenunns
There is no anomaly with any of the 4 WW2...

There is no anomaly with any of the 4 WW2 squeezers on the right, or the modern ceremonial squeezer in the center, but there is an anomaly with one of the Wellington Battalion WW1 squeezers on the...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 12-04-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,243
Posted By atillathenunns
(1) The ceremonial squeezer is New Zealand made...

(1) The ceremonial squeezer is New Zealand made and was only recently retired thru army stores, it is only fitting that a ceremonial squeezer should have a quality brim edging.
The WW2 squeezer on...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 12-04-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,106
Posted By atillathenunns
Thankyou John and John, it is still a work in...

Thankyou John and John, it is still a work in progress.
Cheers
Brent
Forum: New Zealand Badges 11-04-21, 01:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,243
Posted By atillathenunns
Thankyou, the display generated a lot of interest...

Thankyou, the display generated a lot of interest on the day, as it is the first time in 50 years that the origins of the New Zealand lemon squeezer is finally solved.:D
Forum: New Zealand Badges 11-04-21, 01:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,106
Posted By atillathenunns
As with the Wellington 4th Battalion badges and...

As with the Wellington 4th Battalion badges and 11th Taranaki honors badges, there are still many badge mysteries to be solved.

MY Wellington Volunteers board

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Forum: New Zealand Badges 09-04-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,106
Posted By atillathenunns
My bronze Gaunt officer badges are in post #11

My bronze Gaunt officer badges are in post #11
Forum: New Zealand Badges 09-04-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,106
Posted By atillathenunns
All photos of 5th Wellington officers 1912 to...

All photos of 5th Wellington officers 1912 to 1915 that have seen show the Gaunt bronze scrolled badges being worn, the only exception is Colonel Robert Collins who is photographed wearing a gilt or...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 08-04-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,243
Posted By atillathenunns
Well spotted, definitely an anomaly, but not the...

Well spotted, definitely an anomaly, but not the one I was thinking of.:)
Forum: New Zealand Badges 08-04-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,106
Posted By atillathenunns
A very interesting person, he was promoted 2nd...

A very interesting person, he was promoted 2nd Lieutenant in the 5th Wellington in January 1912. He also started the Kiwi concert party.
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