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Forum: Military Buttons 31-05-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By Buttonman
It's a family livery button using a lozenge shape...

It's a family livery button using a lozenge shape for the crest which signifies a woman/widow.

David.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-05-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By Buttonman
Ben Line Steamers Ltd., William Thomson & Co....

Ben Line Steamers Ltd., William Thomson & Co. Ltd.

David.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-05-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 171
Posted By Buttonman
Identified by Gwen Squires as the Pytchley Hunt,...

Identified by Gwen Squires as the Pytchley Hunt, plate 68, no.5.

David.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 02-05-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 160
Posted By Buttonman
The first one is Victorian & has the shield &...

The first one is Victorian & has the shield & motto of the City of London, Domine Dirige Nos [Lord direct us].

David.
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 30-04-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By Buttonman
A very good account of a subject I knew nothing...

A very good account of a subject I knew nothing about, thank you.

David.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 17-04-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By Buttonman
Yes, Jamaica Local Forces. MHS BULLETIN No. 118,...

Yes, Jamaica Local Forces. MHS BULLETIN No. 118, page 55.

David.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 13-04-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 120
Posted By Buttonman
Unknown cloth naval propeller badges.

I am hoping someone can positively identify these good quality, small [an inch across the embroidered part] badges. I think they might be U.S.N. warrant officer machinist cuff badges.

Thanks,
...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-04-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By Buttonman
They are Charterhouse School. David.

They are Charterhouse School.

David.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-04-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By Buttonman
Keith, Listed as 20th [Artists'] Middlesex...

Keith,

Listed as 20th [Artists'] Middlesex Rifle Volunteers. post 1880 in Howard Ripley's book on Rifle Volunteer buttons. The smaller ones could be the same or a generic button.

David.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 03-04-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By Buttonman
Hi Bess, Yes please, I have tried to send...

Hi Bess,

Yes please, I have tried to send you a pm but not sure it's gone through.

Thanks,

David.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 03-04-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By Buttonman
The fifth badge, AR in lightning flashes, star...

The fifth badge, AR in lightning flashes, star above, star below, is Leading Radio Electrician's Mate [air], Royal Navy 1948-1955.

David.
Forum: Military Buttons 20-03-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By Buttonman
Simon, In August 1976 Howard Ripley wrote an...

Simon,

In August 1976 Howard Ripley wrote an article for the Military Historical Society Bulletin on OTC buttons. It incudes all the units with known individual buttons and Manchester Grammar...
Forum: Military Buttons 15-03-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By Buttonman
Thanks again for your replies. My first...

Thanks again for your replies.

My first guess was Lancashire Fusiliers, but as Simon points out there was no 5th Battalion until 1908 [not WW2 as I said in the first post] and the Victorian crown...
Forum: Military Buttons 13-03-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By Buttonman
Thank you both for your suggestions. I...

Thank you both for your suggestions.

I hadn't thought of Loyal Fencibles but I think they might be a bit early for the Victorian era.

The Legion of Frontiersmen did use a similar script LF in...
Forum: Military Buttons 13-03-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By Buttonman
L5F button, Lancashire Fusiliers?

Would like some help with identification of this small [14mm] mounted two piece button please. The crown looks Victorian to me but as I understand it there was no 5th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 10-03-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By Buttonman
Mike, You are most welcome. All the...

Mike,

You are most welcome.

All the best,

David.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 06-03-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By Buttonman
Mike, I have these, if interested send me a...

Mike,

I have these, if interested send me a private message.

David.
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 30-01-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By Buttonman
It's merchant navy, Royal Mail & Pacific Steam...

It's merchant navy, Royal Mail & Pacific Steam Navigation Company. The cross on the right hand flag was blue but has faded.

David.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-01-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By Buttonman
I think I can make out the name FONSON on the...

I think I can make out the name FONSON on the bottom of the badge. If so then it is probably Belgian. Try googling fonson brussells, they also made swords.

David.
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 27-12-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By Buttonman
There was a RE London Territorial Balloon...

There was a RE London Territorial Balloon Company. The shoulder title of T above RE above LONDON is shown in Ray Westlake's book on shoulder titles [photo number 535].

David.
Forum: Military Buttons 18-12-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By Buttonman
Howard Ripley's Rifle Volunteer Buttons 1859-1908...

Howard Ripley's Rifle Volunteer Buttons 1859-1908 identifies it as 2nd Admin. Bn. [then 2nd Corps] North Riding of Yorkshire Rifle Volunteers.
1860: 2nd Admin. Bn. [Malton].
1880: 2nd Corps...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 18-12-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By Buttonman
The crossed guns with star above badge was for...

The crossed guns with star above badge was for Gunlayer 2nd class 1909-35 & Gunlayer 1935-39.

David.
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 17-12-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By Buttonman
Patrol Service - Gunlayer 1941-48 - crossed guns...

Patrol Service - Gunlayer 1941-48 - crossed guns with star above, letter P below. Same source as post 3.
What is the date of your list on post 1?

David.
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 16-12-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By Buttonman
Crossed guns, star above, star below. Gunlayer...

Crossed guns, star above, star below.
Gunlayer 1st class, 1909-48.
Director layer, 1935-48.
Badges & Insignia of the British Armed Services.

David.
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 09-12-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 24
WCP
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Posted By Buttonman
To me it looks like the WCP is stitched on.

To me it looks like the WCP is stitched on.
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