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Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 07-07-18, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 212
Posted By Guzzman
H.M.S. Cap Tally

I can confirm that HMS cap tallys were used during the Falklands Conflict on the deep sea trawlers which were taken into use as deep sea minesweepers. Although they were given the prefix 'HMS', i.e....
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 06-07-18, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 161
Posted By Guzzman
Royal Navy Cloth Title Red on Dark Navy Blue

Simply going on the vividness of the colour, the size of the thread and it's general condition I would say this badge is post-war.

Pete
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 28-06-18, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By Guzzman
RN CPO slide

Sorry I meant 14 years ago but pressed the wrong button! :)

Slipping slowly into my dotage already!

Where's my Nurse? I want to go to the toilet!!

Pete
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 28-06-18, 05:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By Guzzman
RN CPO slide

Thanks Paddy!

I knew they were in use for quite a while but couldn't remember when they went out of use. I used to see them around but never wore them myself. It makes sense that they ceased to be...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 26-06-18, 05:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By Guzzman
RN CPO slide

Of course the main dress in which the woollen pully or foul-weather clothing was worn was No. 8 dress - Action or Working Dress.

Pete
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 26-06-18, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By Guzzman
RN CPO slide

Hello Laurent

When woollen pullovers and a new pattern of foul-weather gear was introduced in 1970 it was decided that shoulder badges should be issued to ratings. At first, only Chief Petty...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-06-18, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By Guzzman
Royal Navy Nurses

Agreed. Certainly not a Queen Alexandras Royal Naval Nursing Servive (QARNNS) badge.

Pete
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 14-06-18, 08:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 539
Posted By Guzzman
RN Silver Cap Badge

Hi Alex

Simple answer is no.

Prince Charles would not wear the uniform of a junior officer in the paras. He would wear the uniform of the most senior Para - which he is. In the same way Prince...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 13-06-18, 02:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 539
Posted By Guzzman
RN Silver Cap Badge

Firstly, no-one is patron of the RNXS as it ceased to exist 24 years ago.

Secondly, the senior rank anyone in the RNXS could achieve was Command Naval Auxiliary Officer (renamed Auxiliary Captain...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 10-06-18, 12:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By Guzzman
And when the above link refers to burlap, that is...

And when the above link refers to burlap, that is simply what North Americans call hessian.

Pete
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 09-06-18, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 539
Posted By Guzzman
Hi Tony That would be really interesting and...

Hi Tony

That would be really interesting and much appreciated! Thanks!

Pete
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 09-06-18, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By Guzzman
Hi Len The problems with dating trade badges...

Hi Len

The problems with dating trade badges have already been discussed on this forum. Please try the following link: -

www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3903

Pete
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 09-06-18, 08:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 539
Posted By Guzzman
RN Silver Cap Badge

Hi Alex

Firstly, the RNXS was disbanded in 1994 as part of the 'peace dividend' following the end of the Cold War.

RNXS personnel (including officers) were originally issued with serge...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 08-06-18, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By Guzzman
FAA Patch

Morning Len

Firstly this is is not a 'patch' - it's a non-substantive (trade) badge.

This is not the Telegraphist.Air Gunner badge introduced in 1935 - that was similar but the aircraft had a...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 06-06-18, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By Guzzman
Rate Patches LTO

Hi Len

In tropical white uniforms CPOs used to wear non-substantive (trade) badges on the right cuff above the centre gilt button. Gold badges were worn with No. 6 and 7 Dress, and blue with No. 5...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 28-05-18, 07:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By Guzzman
Yellow Embroidered Rate/Trade patches

Hi Len

It was a similar situation with the Royal Navy during World War II. Gold wire badges were discontinued at the outbreak of war in 1939, with the suspension of No. 1 dress for the duration....
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 23-05-18, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By Guzzman
Cap Ribbon Info please

Hi Alex

Firstly re the RNVR tally. the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve was formed in 1903. At first the ribbons bore 'R.N./crown over anchor/V.R.' but in 1909 the name of the division to which the...
Forum: Military Buttons 09-05-18, 08:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By Guzzman
Buttons ?

Just in case you aren't sure what a Flag Officer is, it is a senior officer who is allowed to fly a special flag to signify their rank - such as a Rear Admiral, a Vice Admiral or an Admiral.
...
Forum: Military Buttons 09-05-18, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By Guzzman
Buttons?

Royal Navy button as worn by Flag Officers.

Pete
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 07-05-18, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By Guzzman
Help Badging a jacket

Hi Michael

I have sorted out a few illustrations to help you find the badges you need.

If, as you say, the uniform you have was made in the 1970s then either gold wire or red thread badges will...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 07-05-18, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By Guzzman
Help badging a jacket

Hi Michael

I guess your relative was a Royal Navy regular? I wouldn't bother about trying to find a shoulder flash as none of those were worn before WW1. Even today the only people who wear...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 22-04-18, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By Guzzman
help to ID some QVC naval badges

Red badge in the centre - Chief Petty Officer's rate badge 1853-57. Normally a tombstone shaped badge but this one has been cut down.

Faded white badge in top right corner - this is NOT a First...
Forum: Military Buttons 17-04-18, 06:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 512
Posted By Guzzman
Maltese Cross & Fouled Anchor E Stilwell

These buttons have nothing to do with Royal Navy Chaplains. RN Chaplains didn't wear any official uniform until 1940 when they adopted a plain blue Reefer jacket with black buttons. In 1942 they...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-04-18, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By Guzzman
In design they are somewhat similar to this...

In design they are somewhat similar to this Queen's Crown epaulette for the Nigerian Marine - a Crown and bars.

Pete
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 01-04-18, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By Guzzman
Interesting Finds Cap Tallies .......

Re the other tallies.

The Royal Fleet Reserve was established in 1901 to provide a reserve of trained ratings and petty officers for the Royal Navy. It was composed of men who had served full time...
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