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Forum: The Home Front Yesterday, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Postwarden
From my book Badges on Battle Dress The...

From my book Badges on Battle Dress

The first cloth badge appeared on ATS uniform in November 1939 after the Lord Mayor of London requested that ATS City of London companies ‘should be given the...
Forum: Indian Badges 25-02-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By Postwarden
Identification help please

Can anyone suggest which regiment this officer is serving with?

The photo probably dates to around 1880/1890, the cross belt and whistle suggesting a rifles connection. I have enlarged the cross...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 24-02-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By Postwarden
Regiment and Rank please

Presumably cavalry but whose POW feathers?

I am considering selling if anyone is interested.

Jon
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 22-02-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 89
Posted By Postwarden
Ox and Bucks in India

Some interesting insignia on view in this photo taken in Bangalore.

Jon
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 22-02-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 119
Posted By Postwarden
On hold. Jon

On hold.

Jon
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 22-02-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 119
Posted By Postwarden
Unofficial BEF title

Crudely made but clearly original this is an example of the unofficial titles worn by soldiers who returned from the British Expeditionary Force.

Asking £25 plus p&p.

Jon
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-02-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By Postwarden
Unknown Eagle cap badge

This badge has been sitting in my unknown box for around 50 years and unless I am being dense remains unidentified.

The crown has become detached hence its strange angle in the picture.

Can...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 20-02-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By Postwarden
Described as ‘Badges, Shoulder, Tropical, Royal...

Described as ‘Badges, Shoulder, Tropical, Royal Marines’ these were introduced by Royal Marine Routine Order 140 of 22nd January 1945. In October 1952 they were replaced by ‘R.M.’ in gilt for...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 18-02-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By Postwarden
Looks like you could be right and it is indeed...

Looks like you could be right and it is indeed Canadian.

Jon
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 17-02-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By Postwarden
No suggestions? Jon

No suggestions?

Jon
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-02-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 117
Posted By Postwarden
Unknown Castle - Indian?

Has been worn and looks like it was Indian made. Suggestions on who wore it please.

Jon
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 15-02-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By Postwarden
Light AA Artillery title

Is this British or possibly Canadian?

Jon
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 15-02-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 68
Posted By Postwarden
21st Army Group District Signs

I have been shown these two unusual badges which are attributed to two Districts in Belgium, Can anyone shed further light on them please?

Jon
Forum: The Home Front 15-02-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 114
Posted By Postwarden
In March 1940 the ATS were authorised to wear the...

In March 1940 the ATS were authorised to wear the badge or button of the Regiment or Corps with which they worked above the left breast pocket of their SD jacket. As Marc says they also wore the cap...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 15-02-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By Postwarden
Absolutely fine and typical of many made in SEAC....

Absolutely fine and typical of many made in SEAC.

Others shown.

Jon
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 14-02-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 72
Posted By Postwarden
Allied Land Forces Norway Car Pool

This cloth title was sold at Bosleys in September 1995.

Does any member own it or one like it please as I'd like a better scan?

Jon
Forum: The Home Front 13-02-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By Postwarden
Terry, The most likely badge to be worn...

Terry,

The most likely badge to be worn would be that of the Royal Army Service Corps as they were drivers.

Jon
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 13-02-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 97
Posted By Postwarden
Wessex Regt Cloth title

Watching the film Folly to Be Wise" starring Alistair Sim I noticed that the soldiers were wearing the red and white title "Wessex Regt".

Does anyone have an example to share please?

Jon
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 10-02-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By Postwarden
AA Command’s 51st (Ulster) AA Brigade applied in...

AA Command’s 51st (Ulster) AA Brigade applied in 1949 application to wear a red on blue ‘Ulster’ subsidiary arm title. The War Office Dress Committee approved a red on blue title in March 1950 but...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 10-02-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By Postwarden
I agree. First not wartime and fake, second...

I agree. First not wartime and fake, second original.

Jon
Forum: The Home Front 10-02-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By Postwarden
I have never seen a photo of them being worn but...

I have never seen a photo of them being worn but a file at the National Archives at Kew contains some correspondence between the ATS and the War Office in January 1943 recording that ‘drivers from...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 05-02-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By Postwarden
Recently submitted to the Military Heraldry...

Recently submitted to the Military Heraldry Society's journal having been noted on a serving officer.

Jon
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 02-02-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 121
Posted By Postwarden
The orange band was the wartime marking of South...

The orange band was the wartime marking of South African volunteers.

Middle East General Routine Order of 1st January 1943 states that ‘All UDF seconded personnel will conform to UDF dress...
Forum: The Home Front 31-01-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By Postwarden
Terry, I have in my collection a privately...

Terry,

I have in my collection a privately printed pamphlet written by the noted Cornish and Home Guard historian Charles Thomas which covered in detail the badges of the Cornish Home Guard.

It...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 30-01-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 90
Posted By Postwarden
Tim, Many thanks for the swift response and...

Tim,

Many thanks for the swift response and for pointing me in the direction of the Album. Great stuff.

Jon
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