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Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 21-05-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 385
Posted By dragon166
Hi Royston Unfortunately I don't have the...

Hi Royston
Unfortunately I don't have the actual photo and when expanded the image I have just pixelates. However I have found another picture where they definitely look embroidered - see what you...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 21-05-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,072
Posted By dragon166
Assistant parachute jump instructor (APJI) is an...

Assistant parachute jump instructor (APJI) is an Army designation and they wore arm badges and not flying badges.
Dave
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 20-05-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 158
Posted By dragon166
Here are the details of the CAG uniform and...

Here are the details of the CAG uniform and badges.
Dave
Forum: The Home Front 19-05-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 324
Posted By dragon166
I remember them as being dressed in khaki with...

I remember them as being dressed in khaki with black cuffs and collars edged in yellow, the same colours as the roadside phone boxes were painted. AA Inspectors had maroon backed AA badges and...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 17-05-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 182
Posted By dragon166
Sorry but I don't like it. The second row of...

Sorry but I don't like it. The second row of feathers (from top) are poorly defined and the backing is unusual, possibly hiding a "spaghetti" mass of embroidery.
Dave
Forum: General Topics. 17-05-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,568
Posted By dragon166
I would suggest that "No 1" was the original...

I would suggest that "No 1" was the original Russia braid version. There was also an "un-tarnishable" version, by Firmin, and a sew on un-numbered version.
Dave
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 17-05-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 182
Posted By dragon166
I believe these are both poor fakes. Dave

I believe these are both poor fakes.
Dave
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 16-05-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By dragon166
This is the second similar item posted this week....

This is the second similar item posted this week. See Glory Badge - Unknown
Dave
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 16-05-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By dragon166
You could try contacting the Generral Secretary...

You could try contacting the Generral Secretary of the Orders and Medals Research Society who may know who you can contact.
https://omrs.org/contact
Dave
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 14-05-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 93
Posted By dragon166
Thanks Bess, I will pass it on. Dave

Thanks Bess, I will pass it on.
Dave
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 14-05-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 93
Posted By dragon166
RAF Horse Brass

I was recently asked by a Canadian collector if the badge shown here was worn on RAF Horses. I have already asked the question on the RAF Police site (the main users of horses pre and post war) to...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 13-05-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 385
Posted By dragon166
Her is a pic of a RNAS CPO wearing embroidered...

Her is a pic of a RNAS CPO wearing embroidered collar eagles.
Dave
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-05-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By dragon166
1st on the second row is German Luftwaffe...

1st on the second row is German Luftwaffe Squadron but I am sorry I don't know which one.
Dave
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 08-05-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 179
Posted By dragon166
Top left and bottom badges are virtually...

Top left and bottom badges are virtually impossible to find and if you did you would have to have very deep pockets.
The top right is more readily available and they do appear from time to time. ...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 30-04-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 286
Posted By dragon166
Here are the rear views of the badges. Neither...

Here are the rear views of the badges. Neither of them is maker marked.
Dave
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 27-04-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,403
Posted By dragon166
Excellent Ray, the info has now been incorporated...

Excellent Ray, the info has now been incorporated into the book.
Dave
Forum: Arab Nations 27-04-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 130
Posted By dragon166
The slide on the left is Bangladesh Major...

The slide on the left is Bangladesh Major General.
Dave
Forum: Arab Nations 27-04-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 130
Posted By dragon166
The slide on the right is for the Sultanate of...

The slide on the right is for the Sultanate of Brunei.
Dave
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 25-04-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 210
Posted By dragon166
Orderly Room is the setting when the "guilty...

Orderly Room is the setting when the "guilty bastard" is wheeled in front of the CO on a charge.
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 25-04-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 363
Posted By dragon166
This is a quote from the official briefing note...

This is a quote from the official briefing note re new Flying Badges;

"Use of the term ‘Flying Badge’.
With acknowledgement to the work of the RAF Historical Society, it appears that sometimes...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 25-04-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 286
Posted By dragon166
Here is a better detail pic. They don't look...

Here is a better detail pic. They don't look like theatre made items, as they wouldn't have had a pattern to follow or cast.
Dave
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 24-04-20, 11:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 286
Posted By dragon166
Unusual metal "RFC" rank badges

A friend in Canada has recently sent me the attached photos of some metal "RFC" rank badges. At first they do appear to be such but, on closer examination, the Flight Sergeant version is not right. ...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 14-04-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 385
Posted By dragon166
Postwarden - see my RAF book. The rank is CPO as...

Postwarden - see my RAF book. The rank is CPO as he is wearing a bullion cap badge. At the time Petty Officers wore a red embroidered cap badge the same as other ranks. I think it was about 1920...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-04-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By dragon166
The first one is for Officer Cadets at RAF...

The first one is for Officer Cadets at RAF College Cranwell, they can be found on three different backgrounds. I think the second is for Army recruits at Catterick.
Dave
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 28-03-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By dragon166
Since the introduction of the brass badge, in...

Since the introduction of the brass badge, in 1919, the design was unchanged until the 1950s when the Queens crown replaced the Tudor kings version. The WWI cap badges were of a completely different...
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