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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-06-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 188
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Similar item here...

Similar item here https://www.pinterest.es/pin/274156696040192664/

Tim
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-06-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 116
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Laurent, These slides are possibly worn by...

Laurent,
These slides are possibly worn by retired ex Gurkhas employed as uniformed security guards by government departments and commercial companies.

Tim
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 22-06-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By grey_green_acorn
War office Controlled Units

Laurent,

This is the Formation Badge worn by War Office Controlled Units in the 1950s to 1960s.

Such units included Schools of Instruction which did not have their own badge. It exists with...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 19-06-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 85
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Certainly looks different to the Birmingham Mint...

Certainly looks different to the Birmingham Mint version. Note on your example the join points from the neck to the wing and the wing to the tail.

Tim
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 17-06-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 285
Posted By grey_green_acorn
I saw it as a keyboard transcription error. Also...

I saw it as a keyboard transcription error. Also known as a mis-type!

Vomecacrocc
Come across

Tim
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 17-06-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 285
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Come across! Tim

Come across!

Tim
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 15-06-19, 10:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 471
Posted By grey_green_acorn
1957+ Tim

1957+

Tim
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 15-06-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By grey_green_acorn
I think it was the other way round and the red...

I think it was the other way round and the red lion was heraldically incorrect?

Tim
Forum: General Topics. 15-06-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 303
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Initially identified by Westlake as Royal Scots...

Initially identified by Westlake as Royal Scots shoulder title in white metal (722)

Subsequently suggested in Westlake Supplement No 1 as worn by Rover Scouts (the over 16 section of the Scout...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 15-06-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 492
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Chris, More photos of the NSN packaged version...

Chris,
More photos of the NSN packaged version which I have no doubt is official issue.
Backing is a dark royal blue shade rather than navy or black.
The scroll is outlined in royal blue.

Tim
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 14-06-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 492
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Chris, Here for comparison is an SRR badge...

Chris,
Here for comparison is an SRR badge acquired in NSN marked packaging from source.

Tim
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 13-06-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 815
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Must be the paw print of "The dog that did not...

Must be the paw print of "The dog that did not bark in the night"?


Perhaps not the paw print of a dog?


Proper identification awaited!


Tim
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 11-06-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Soldiers beret badge worn on the SCOTS DG grey...

Soldiers beret badge worn on the SCOTS DG grey beret, yellow lion.

This was apparently a temporary measure pending manufacture of a metal badge worn on a black backing.

Tim
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 11-06-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Officers Scottish Yeomanry with title, can't see...

Officers Scottish Yeomanry with title, can't see why one without the title would be produced - except to reduce cost! The yellow lion looks more like a teddy bear!

Tim
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 08-06-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By grey_green_acorn
I believe the East Surrey Regiment collection was...

I believe the East Surrey Regiment collection was part of the Surrey Infantry Museum collection at Clandon Park near Guildford, Surrey. Unfortunately most of the collection was lost in a fire at the...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-06-19, 09:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 149
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Uniform is Service Dress and photo is probably...

Uniform is Service Dress and photo is probably taken late 1930s to very early World War 2. You say he was an engineer? It is possible he was an RASC fitter or vehicle mechanic and would have been...
Forum: General Topics. 05-06-19, 08:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 489
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Also top left is Capt K W D Strong Royal Scots...

Also top left is Capt K W D Strong Royal Scots Fusiliers - subsequently Major General and a Director of Military Intelligence.

See https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_Strong

Tim
Forum: General Topics. 05-06-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 489
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Also of interest is that one of the ‘founding...

Also of interest is that one of the ‘founding fathers’ of Airborne Forces is in the group photograph named as Lt J F Rock RE

See https://www.paradata.org.uk/people/john-f-rock

Tim
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 01-06-19, 11:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By grey_green_acorn
We seem to be making some progress. Do you know...

We seem to be making some progress. Do you know anything about Vincent's employment after he left the army? If the Royal Army Service Corps (RASC) badge was his it could explain his service in the...
Forum: The Home Front 01-06-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By grey_green_acorn
The cap and uniform do not look particularly...

The cap and uniform do not look particularly British in style - perhaps American?


Tim
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 01-06-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By grey_green_acorn
From the badges which are mostly formation signs...

From the badges which are mostly formation signs showing the higher army formations in which he may have served I would suggest service possibly commencing in 1951/52 with national service then...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 27-05-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 156
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Mick, I have two versions in my collection. ...

Mick,
I have two versions in my collection. One is a slightly 'cleaner outline' design than the other so either or both may not be original.

Tim
Forum: Other Militaria 27-05-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 493
Posted By grey_green_acorn
1944 pattern and 1958 pattern binocular cases ...

1944 pattern and 1958 pattern binocular cases

Tim
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 27-05-19, 12:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Sovereign's Platoon/Company lanyard. ...

Sovereign's Platoon/Company lanyard.

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/album.php?albumid=2027&pictureid=92154

Tim
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 25-05-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By grey_green_acorn
My assessment Royal Pioneer Corps 9/12...

My assessment

Royal Pioneer Corps
9/12 Lancers if scarlet - if maroon/old gold is SOUTH STAFFORDS
RMA Sovereigns Company - more likely ROYAL SUSSEX
RAEC
Royal Engineers - if very dark blue...
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