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Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 22-11-22, 12:51 PM
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Posted By Staffsyeoman
Whoever it was designed for, that's the badge I...

Whoever it was designed for, that's the badge I wore (in 1995 and subsequently) on CFE and Vienna Doc missions out of JACIG. I regret I can't remember if the crown was enamelled.
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 21-11-22, 06:50 PM
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Views: 218
Posted By Staffsyeoman
It's not. In the 1990s I was, by virtue of...

It's not.

In the 1990s I was, by virtue of my job in the Ministry of Defence, an officially accredited Arms Control inspector for the Conventional Forces in Europe (CFE) Treaty and the Vienna...
Forum: General Topics. 17-11-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By Staffsyeoman
Knowledge never dies. As long as the family of...

Knowledge never dies. As long as the family of the lost member have no objections to their remaining, the author had contributed to the sum of knowledge - and you never know, something could be lost...
Forum: Military Buttons 07-11-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By Staffsyeoman
Mess waiter button?

Mess waiter button?
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 27-10-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Staffsyeoman
Other way around (says a former Gunner) Red to...

Other way around (says a former Gunner) Red to front, to represent "barrel flash" for the Royal Artillery, blue to front for the Royal Engineers.
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 27-10-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By Staffsyeoman
It's not an additional scroll, it's the squadron...

It's not an additional scroll, it's the squadron crest-shaped velcro patch to which the badge is attached, creating a shadow-like effect in the photo.

Could it be 202 Squadron?
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 15-10-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 780
Posted By Staffsyeoman
The Queen's Own Mercian Yeomanry wore the QOMY...

The Queen's Own Mercian Yeomanry wore the QOMY cap badge and a shoulder title QOMY. Each Squadron wore its predecessor's collars. A wore a Bear and Ragged Staff for Warwickshire B wore the...
Forum: General Topics. 10-10-22, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By Staffsyeoman
Most kind of you. Thank you. I spent 10 years...

Most kind of you. Thank you.
I spent 10 years studying WW2 Brigadiers for my PhD, so I've seen a few!
Forum: General Topics. 10-10-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By Staffsyeoman
Could be either cap or beret; the former for...

Could be either cap or beret; the former for mounting on the red Staff band, the latter directly on the beret. An officer of this rank would be expected to buy his accoutrements from a tailor. Nice...
Forum: General Topics. 11-09-22, 08:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,614
Posted By Staffsyeoman
The tie pin says GVIR. It's his grandfather's...

The tie pin says GVIR. It's his grandfather's cypher.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-09-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 367
Posted By Staffsyeoman
The US badge is the 7th Infantry Division. ...

The US badge is the 7th Infantry Division.

http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Catalog/Heraldry.aspx?HeraldryId=6404&CategoryId=3623&grp=2&menu=Uniformed%20Services&ps=24&p=0
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 19-08-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 304
Posted By Staffsyeoman
The NCT is the National Childbirth Trust.

The NCT is the National Childbirth Trust.
Forum: All other Colonial Badges 15-08-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By Staffsyeoman
Copies originating from the sub-continent. The...

Copies originating from the sub-continent. The lettering is too thin and "weedy"; the backs show signs of the extensive network of "spaghetti" common to these productions, and they seem to have...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 15-08-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By Staffsyeoman
For my money - the KC is a modern copy.

For my money - the KC is a modern copy.
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 09-08-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By Staffsyeoman
The one I've been offered I think is the newer...

The one I've been offered I think is the newer pattern with a scroll "Devon" below.

Many thanks - logic suggests they are Company related.
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 08-08-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By Staffsyeoman
DEVON ACF - Query

I have been offered a Devon ACF brassard where there is a yellow strip - like a smaller AoS strip of old - beneath the county badge. Does anyone know the significance, please? (I have another one...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 31-07-22, 09:00 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Staffsyeoman
I picked one up via a colleague in the Royal...

I picked one up via a colleague in the Royal Signals serving in MOD around 2000, and still have it.
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 26-07-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 234
Posted By Staffsyeoman
Warwickshire Army Cadet Force.

Warwickshire Army Cadet Force.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 21-07-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By Staffsyeoman
The HLI monogram, yes - but that's the cap/bonnet...

The HLI monogram, yes - but that's the cap/bonnet badge of the Royal Highland Fusiliers.
Forum: General Topics. 04-07-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By Staffsyeoman
Those from Digby are known as "darksiders" as...

Those from Digby are known as "darksiders" as they specialise in SIGINT.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 18-06-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By Staffsyeoman
"Volunteer Reserve Training" was worn by officers...

"Volunteer Reserve Training" was worn by officers of the Air Training Corps
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 11-06-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 592
Posted By Staffsyeoman
I wouldn't touch the Staffordshire badge. Just...

I wouldn't touch the Staffordshire badge. Just wrong.
Forum: Military Buttons 06-06-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 541
Posted By Staffsyeoman
It's a uniform button for the British Overseas...

It's a uniform button for the British Overseas Airways Corporation. (BOAC)
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 14-04-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By Staffsyeoman
Interesting that the medic, whoever it was,...

Interesting that the medic, whoever it was, continued wearing the sign of a division broken up in July 1944.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 09-04-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,132
Posted By Staffsyeoman
4 is an Indian Army Parachute Jumping Instructor....

4 is an Indian Army Parachute Jumping Instructor.

8 looks like a variation on British Troops in Libya - so might 7 & 8 have a Libyan connection.

A white gorget with a button is an Army Officer...
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