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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 11:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 46
Posted By grey_green_acorn
I believe the TA badge is Trinidad Artillery. It...

I believe the TA badge is Trinidad Artillery. It is fairly common and sometimes seen cut square and (mis) described as a Drop Zone flash.

I also have the 4 IY badge and would be interested in...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 22-07-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By grey_green_acorn
A few examples of King’s and Queen’s Crowns...

A few examples of King’s and Queen’s Crowns amongst these. The variations are infinite as most were supplied by tailor’s shops up until the 1970s. Red or scarlet backed crowns and pips were worn on...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 22-07-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 621
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Here is how the US Airborne managed it - in one...

Here is how the US Airborne managed it - in one piece!

Tim
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 22-07-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 621
Posted By grey_green_acorn
The 3.5 inch rocket launcher was 1.52 metres long...

The 3.5 inch rocket launcher was 1.52 metres long but broke into two parts for carriage. As such it would be about 76 cm long and could fit the 60 cm carrier parachutist with an obvious need for the...
Forum: General Topics. 21-07-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 347
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Mike, Although confused by some of the...

Mike,
Although confused by some of the contradictory information in this thread 🤨. This is my summary:

The A in flames badge in green on beech brown was intended for WRAC Assistant Ammunition...
Forum: General Topics. 19-07-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 347
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Mike, Thanks, you triggered my memory from 1965...

Mike,
Thanks, you triggered my memory from 1965 when I spent a few days at CAD Kineton with a small group from Merseyside ACF and CCF units. We got a guided tour and I remember seeing WRAC girls...
Forum: General Topics. 18-07-19, 10:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Chris. I wonder what its status was? ...

Chris.

I wonder what its status was?

There is a Crossed Swords Pipes and Drums Germany organisation active since 2007 with British military origins and connections.

See...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 18-07-19, 10:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Bess, I can only suggest that they are civilian...

Bess,
I can only suggest that they are civilian pipe band insignia.

For example: https://www.rspba.org/html/history_earlycivilian.php

Tim
Forum: General Topics. 18-07-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 347
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Marc, Many thanks, we seem to have the facts,...

Marc,
Many thanks, we seem to have the facts, just need some photo evidence of badges in wear.

Tim
Forum: General Topics. 18-07-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 347
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Mike, Thanks for the detailed response. Tim

Mike,
Thanks for the detailed response.

Tim
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 17-07-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Bess, They are Cameronian (Scottish Rifles) ...

Bess,
They are Cameronian (Scottish Rifles)

Tim
Forum: General Topics. 16-07-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 347
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Ian, Many thanks. Oddly the original assertion...

Ian,
Many thanks. Oddly the original assertion came from CAD Kineton (and a former Ammunition Technician). The story of the WRAC colours badge being worn on dpm combat dress by a male AT was also...
Forum: General Topics. 16-07-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 347
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Women's Royal Army Corps - Ammunition Technician

I have just read an assertion on line that no individual in the Women’s Royal Army Corps (WRAC) ever qualified as an Ammunition Technician prior to 1992 when all WRAC personnel were integrated into...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 16-07-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Special Air Service current cap badges

I understand that the correlation between Pattern Numbers and NATO Stock Numbers (NSN) is far from a precise science but it is interesting that the anodised badge and the cloth embroidered badge...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 16-07-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Chris, Cannot provide a precise date of sealing...

Chris,
Cannot provide a precise date of sealing but it presumably predates this example by FIRMIN packed date 16 January 2004

Tim
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 15-07-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Special Air Service Cap Badge anodised aluminium gold / silver

Current issue Special Air Service Cap Badge in anodised aluminium gold / silver NSN 8455-99-973-9574 Pattern No 19173 - In anonymous (FIRMIN?) bag of issue dated 19/11/15 with slider unmarked as per...
Forum: Off topic 15-07-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Here is a soldier from the Adjutant General’s...

Here is a soldier from the Adjutant General’s Corps (Staff & Personnel Services) attached to the Royal Regiment of Scotland wearing the Tam O’Shanter.

Tim
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 14-07-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 250
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Birmingham Mint version is QC with a slider. ...

Birmingham Mint version is QC with a slider.

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/album.php?albumid=767

Danbury Mint are mostly anodised with two blades.
...
Forum: Off topic 14-07-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Could it be a soldier attached to the Royal...

Could it be a soldier attached to the Royal Regiment of Scotland who is wearing his own corps cap badge in the glengarry? e.g. Adjutant General’s Corps, Royal Logistic Corps or Royal Electrical and...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-07-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By grey_green_acorn
The breast plate over crossed sabre and carbine...

The breast plate over crossed sabre and carbine is the collar badge of the Irish Army Cavalry Corps 1934 - 1953.

The ‘mangled’ crossed rifles on left of the belt is an Irish Army Infantry collar...
Forum: General Topics. 10-07-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 268
Posted By grey_green_acorn
For interest there were four issues of these...

For interest there were four issues of these badge sets from Military Mailwise. The badges were sourced from various manufacturers including Firmin and Ammo UK. Here are the flyers from the first...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 10-07-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 275
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Perhaps just the backing cloth remaining and the...

Perhaps just the backing cloth remaining and the tartan has frayed and come away or been destroyed by moths!

Tim
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 05-07-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 205
Posted By grey_green_acorn
However REME (Royal Electrical and Mechanical...

However REME (Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers) was not formed until October 1942 from Regimental tradesmen including gun fitters (so could be RAC) and also certain RAOC, RE and RASC trades....
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 04-07-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 341
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Or this one? Tim

Or this one?

Tim
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 04-07-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 341
Posted By grey_green_acorn
This one? Tim

This one?

Tim
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