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Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 19-05-22, 09:19 AM
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Posted By Royal
From memory they were issued wrapped in tissue...

From memory they were issued wrapped in tissue paper of some kind back in the 90s. The most recent ones have the the standard clear (and now white) plastic bags with NSN etc printed on...
Forum: General Topics. 12-05-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By Royal
Every day's a schoolday. Many thanks! The...

Every day's a schoolday. Many thanks!

The BD blouse/jacket would suggest Italy Star was also issued in 1944, is that right?
Forum: General Topics. 11-05-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By Royal
Sorry, let me be clearer. The MiD and MC...

Sorry, let me be clearer.

The MiD and MC were different awards. The MC an "immediate" at Anzio, the MiD in Germany (for a very similar action - he was an RA FOO). I have the Gazette entries for...
Forum: General Topics. 10-05-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By Royal
Many thanks. Another question I'm afraid....

Many thanks.

Another question I'm afraid. We also have a 1943 dated BD blouse with ribbons for MC, 39-45 Star, Africa Star with 8th Army clasp and Italy Star but not France & Germany Star,...
Forum: General Topics. 09-05-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By Royal
Thanks Simon, the grip and wires look okay to me,...

Thanks Simon, the grip and wires look okay to me, albeit the fish skin slightly faded and the wires tarnished...
Forum: General Topics. 09-05-22, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By Royal
Edward VIII Artillery Officer's Sword

We have recieved a rather tatty gunner officer's (I think) sword with an Edward VIII monogram on it through the family.

This makes rough sense as my wife's grandfather was a (territorial) gunner...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-04-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 188
Posted By Royal
Bosnia is abbreviated BiH in Serbo-Croat, Bosnian...

Bosnia is abbreviated BiH in Serbo-Croat, Bosnian or whatever else they want to call it..
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 03-04-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 857
Posted By Royal
Personally I'd be hesitant unless you have some...

Personally I'd be hesitant unless you have some corroboration.

The aircrew shirts/jackets weren't hard to get hold of if you were either aircrew or outside of the 'normal' run of units. I had two...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 03-04-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 857
Posted By Royal
I would (hesitantly) go 2005-2011 not 2004. ...

I would (hesitantly) go 2005-2011 not 2004.

Desert cam wings and the screaming chicken were pretty uncommon in my expereince until then.

I'd also raise a warning flag. Aircrew had their own...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-03-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By Royal
MIR means PEACE in Russian

MIR means PEACE in Russian
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 18-03-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By Royal
Thanks very much - PM replied...

Thanks very much - PM replied...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 17-03-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By Royal
Wanted: WWII RA Officers OSD badge & collar dogs

Like it says in the title, I'm after set of WWII RA Officers OSD badge & collar dogs suitable for a display...

Thanks!
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 17-03-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By Royal
Might be a poor die that isnt colour fast but I...

Might be a poor die that isnt colour fast but I certainly never saw blue on OD mudguards in my time...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 17-03-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By Royal
Just compared it to mine at the same angle -...

Just compared it to mine at the same angle - looks like St Edwards to me...
Forum: Airborne and Special Forces 18-02-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By Royal
DSTO is tri-service not RAF - although its now...

DSTO is tri-service not RAF - although its now headquartered at RAF St Mawgan. It has had several previous incarnations.

The badges in question were (to my knowledge) worn by UK personnel on...
Forum: General Topics. 06-02-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 619
Posted By Royal
RIP Dave and condolences to all his family. ...

RIP Dave and condolences to all his family.

I only ever chatted with him online, but a lovely guy and was glad to help him out with a couple of the more esoteric modern badges.
Forum: General Topics. 23-01-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 497
Posted By Royal
Those were cdertainly still being issued for Op...

Those were cdertainly still being issued for Op Grapple in the early/mid 90s Terry.

The officer's badge is 'unusual' - I've never seen one like that but plenty of countries were involved in tours...
Forum: General Topics. 18-01-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 836
Posted By Royal
I'm sure I've read somewhere that its already...

I'm sure I've read somewhere that its already been decided by MoD that there will be no change - in order to limit costs.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 14-01-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By Royal
Thanks - mag to grid it is...

Thanks - mag to grid it is...
Forum: The Home Front 14-01-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By Royal
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 14-01-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By Royal
SAS (???) badges

I picked these up with a set of bullion wings on the assumption that they are repros.

Can anyone shout if they're something I've missed, or they're going in the circular filing cabinet?

I'm...
Forum: The Home Front 13-01-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By Royal
Home Guard in London

I'm clearly spending too much time on here and the Home Guard has piqued my interest as I'm at the point where I'm looking for unicorns to fill the gaps in my chosen areas of interest.

I had one...
Forum: General Topics. 12-01-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,456
Posted By Royal
It was ever thus. I joined the Royal...

It was ever thus.

I joined the Royal Marines in part because the regiment that 5 generations of my family had served in had gone even before I was born...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 10-01-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 837
Posted By Royal
:eek:

:eek:
Forum: General Topics. 04-01-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 658
Posted By Royal
Thanks Marc!

Thanks Marc!
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