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Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 17-11-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 723
Posted By Mike Jackson
WOSB seems plausible. Can anyone make any sense...

WOSB seems plausible. Can anyone make any sense out of the slivers of formation signs worn by the SNCOs in the front row?
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 16-11-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 630
Posted By Mike Jackson
I believe that the original text was, "Quit you...

I believe that the original text was, "Quit you like men, be strong" ("The First Epistle of St Paul to the Corinthians" Chapter XVI, Verse13). The Regiment's detractors are said to have reversed the...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 16-11-22, 06:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 630
Posted By Mike Jackson
RSR

https://www.antiquestradegazette.com/print-edition/2017/april/2287/medals-militaria/raiders-spark-bidding-battle-for-rare-badge/
Forum: Headdress 08-11-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 720
Posted By Mike Jackson
No - all printed in black ink directly onto the...

No - all printed in black ink directly onto the OG fabric. No evidence of any other labelling. Mike
Forum: Headdress 08-11-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 720
Posted By Mike Jackson
For what it's worth, my "jungle green" example...

For what it's worth, my "jungle green" example issued to me new in Singapore in 1964 is dated 1945 (made by J COLLETT LTD (?)) and factory (?) stamped RC 5410.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 05-11-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By Mike Jackson
I can strongly recommend the book published in...

I can strongly recommend the book published in South Africa: Long Range Desert Group - Rhodesia. 425 pages and over 1,000 previously unpublished photographs. Compiled by Jonathan Pittaway...
Forum: Arab Nations 03-11-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By Mike Jackson
SOAF Glider Pilot Regiment

I really love the idea of a Sultanate of Oman Glider Pilot Regiment. I imagine that such a unit would have a heavy lift capability to permit Combat Camels to be carried?
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 31-10-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 880
Posted By Mike Jackson
95 AO Regt RA

In Jan 64 whilst on a RA Junior officers' Driving and Maintenance Course at Bovington I saw a group of 3 or 4 members of what I learned was 95 AO Regt RA unusually dressed - dark blue berets, RAC...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 31-10-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 880
Posted By Mike Jackson
The officer is the then Capt Phil Green RA. In...

The officer is the then Capt Phil Green RA. In 1964 he was a Major in 95 Cdo Lt Regt RA so this image would have been c 1963 and he will have been serving in 95 AO Regt RA - hence the Combined...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 30-10-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,818
Posted By Mike Jackson
Pegasus and Bellerophon

In the Museum in Rhodes, Greece last week I was delighted to see a 3rd Century mosaic of Pegasus, Bellerophon and a Lion. An internet search: Pegasus Mosaic Lion Rhodes (or similar search) will...
Forum: The Australian General Service Badge (Rising Sun) 10-10-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By Mike Jackson
Australian Sweetheart

Marked [STERLING] [TLM] - but unlike yours the lettering is in one line. Australian sweetheart brooches were fairly easy to find in Southwest England c 40 years ago - indicating that many recipients...
Forum: The Australian General Service Badge (Rising Sun) 10-10-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By Mike Jackson
Australian Sweethearts

A very nice quartet - I particularly like the badge on the right. My example is identical with the gap between on the scroll between AUSTRALIAN and COMMONWEALTH being red over blue.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 02-10-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 494
Posted By Mike Jackson
In Shades of Green

In the course of 39 years of commissioned service I wore three green berets -_ first (a "proper one") awarded at Lympstone in 1964 - but replaced immediately since the CO (95 Cdo Lt Regt RA) insisted...
Forum: General Topics. 30-09-22, 05:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 668
Posted By Mike Jackson
1 AIR

A superb piece of Australian military history (in a Pom's opinion!). I hope that it remains untouched. l
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 18-09-22, 06:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By Mike Jackson
"Badges on Battledress"(Lt Col Howard N Cole) 3rd...

"Badges on Battledress"(Lt Col Howard N Cole) 3rd Edition August 1953 states that "this" (ie the East Africa Command sign - scarlet circle surrounded by black ring set on a khaki square etc etc) was...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 17-09-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By Mike Jackson
I have a very attractive pair of Surrey Yeomanry...

I have a very attractive pair of Surrey Yeomanry (QMR) cufflinks with coloured enamel KC cap badge on one side and a diagonal enamel strip in Regimental colours on the reverse. They are marked L'sB ...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 17-09-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By Mike Jackson
Cuff Links_xx Hussars.01

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Cuff Links_XX Hussars.02
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 16-09-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By Mike Jackson
Yes, as soon as I can persuade my scanner to...

Yes, as soon as I can persuade my scanner to work!
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 16-09-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By Mike Jackson
20th Hussars

Would a pair of 20th Hussars silver cufflinks (xHx - similar to cap badge without crown) be of any interest to a Cavalry collector?
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 16-09-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,882
Posted By Mike Jackson
Very interesting subject. In the group...

Very interesting subject. In the group photograph the Sub-Lieutenant's taste in shirt collars seems to have been stuck in the 19th Century. I wonder why?
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 13-09-22, 06:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By Mike Jackson
Jon, I've no idea but I've had an example of a...

Jon,
I've no idea but I've had an example of a similar sign for several decades. I'll post the image when I come acorss it again. Mike
Forum: The Home Front 09-09-22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,173
Posted By Mike Jackson
I recall reading that it caused something of a...

I recall reading that it caused something of a drama in Korea since all British and Commonwealth army personnel wore a formation sign which had to be changed on the death of King George VI on 6 Feb...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 04-09-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By Mike Jackson
Pater, It's very good to see that pristine and...

Pater,
It's very good to see that pristine and genuine BD blouse. How I wish I had saved my Surrey Yeomanry blouse when I left 287 Fd Regt RA (TA) in 1960 to join the Regular Army. With titles...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 02-09-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,073
Posted By Mike Jackson
Ayrshire Yeomanry

In the book, "Brief Historical Notes on The Ayrshire Yeomanry (Earl of Carrick's Own) 152 Fd Regt RA 1939-45" by Maj BM Cox MC the author states at page 25 that, "In March 1942 Lt Col RDH Houldsworth...
Forum: Formation Signs and Unit Colour Patches 31-08-22, 05:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By Mike Jackson
I stand corrected, but I'm still amazed! If SASR...

I stand corrected, but I'm still amazed! If SASR has a Boat Troop will we see a Jolly Swagman patch? But seriously, I'm grateful for the information.
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