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Forum: Off topic 21-11-22, 06:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By conservator
G & N mark

I think this mark belongs to Gladman & Norman, of Birmingham; they are still in operation.
George

http://www.gladman-norman.co.uk/OurHeritage/
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 04-11-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By conservator
Mystery badge

Mike,
I think this badge relates to St John Ambulance Brigade and is WWI vintage.
I have, and have seen, versions of this, generally with a single letter below the wheels; the letters seen are N, X...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 09-08-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By conservator
The 'NCC' badge is the Indian National Cadet...

The 'NCC' badge is the Indian National Cadet Corps.
George
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 02-08-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By conservator
The '30' with palm is an ops patch, worn on the...

The '30' with palm is an ops patch, worn on the flying suit by aircrew of 30 Squadron, Royal Air Force. 30 Sqn was a Hercules C-130K C1 & C3 squadron operating from RAF Lyneham for many years. The...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 07-07-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 971
Posted By conservator
Simon, PM inbound. George

Simon,
PM inbound.
George
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 18-04-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 498
Posted By conservator
Jerry, The SF stands for Scottish Fisheries I...

Jerry,
The SF stands for Scottish Fisheries I believe; a CPO engaged in fishery protection duties on vessels in Scottish waters.
George
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 16-12-21, 01:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By conservator
Harry, I am interested in a copy of your book...

Harry,
I am interested in a copy of your book please and would like further details.
Many thanks.
George
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-12-21, 01:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,968
Posted By conservator
Bess, Many thanks for your replies. I thought...

Bess,
Many thanks for your replies.
I thought badge #1 was part of a Malawi Army badge when I originally posted a few years ago, and anodisedbob confirmed this; however, your posts show the correct...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 04-12-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,968
Posted By conservator
Many thanks for your quick reply Marc, I will...

Many thanks for your quick reply Marc, I will follow it up and see what I can find.
George
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 04-12-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,968
Posted By conservator
Since posting this request some years ago, I have...

Since posting this request some years ago, I have been able to positively identify badge #3 (BWVC) as a Bombay Women's Volunteer Corps cap / hat badge.

I still can't identify badge #2 or badge #4...
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 25-11-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By conservator
The cap badge for officer's of Ocean Fleets, a...

The cap badge for officer's of Ocean Fleets, a shipping company formed from older companies like Elder Dempster, Blue Funnel and Glen Line; I think they are now defunct.
George
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 18-11-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,735
Posted By conservator
Possibly 'Diamond Brass Band - Kimberley', UK or...

Possibly 'Diamond Brass Band - Kimberley', UK or SA.
The design is in keeping with many brass and silver band badges.
There was also a 'Kimberley and District Brass Band' in Nottinghamshire, that...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-11-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By conservator
I have one that's similar that I'd identified as...

I have one that's similar that I'd identified as a French helmet badge, some years ago. Check online,, there must be a reference.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-11-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By conservator
Leigh, It looks like a badge worn on the...

Leigh,

It looks like a badge worn on the front of the French Adrian helmet, perhaps artillery or ordnance related, as you suggest.
I can't check as my books are all packed at the moment after...
Forum: Army 24-09-21, 02:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 909
Posted By conservator
Leigh, I have two buttons (studs), with similar...

Leigh,
I have two buttons (studs), with similar pronged attachments, along with the twisted gold bullion chinstrap that fitted to a cap. The buttons (studs) were for the Argentinian Army, I think....
Forum: Indian Badges 17-09-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,231
Posted By conservator
Just a thought, this badge could be for the...

Just a thought, this badge could be for the Burmese Army under Japanese Occupation. A possibility.
I have a large coloured poster somewhere depicting the insignia, with Burmese and Japanese text. It...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 13-09-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By conservator
It looks like a British Red Cross detachment...

It looks like a British Red Cross detachment identification mumeral.
These were worn on the shoulder strap, in combination, between
the 'RED CROSS' upper title and the lower 'County' title.
They...
Forum: Other Militaria 22-08-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 723
Posted By conservator
Leigh, The last photo of 'Control No 20' with a...

Leigh,
The last photo of 'Control No 20' with a Sect/Ref No 14A/3208, is from part
of an aircraft camera system, possibly relating to film exposure control for an aircraft camera or camera flash...
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 20-07-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,237
Posted By conservator
Hi Harry, I would be interested in a copy too,...

Hi Harry,
I would be interested in a copy too, please.
Regards,
George
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 18-05-21, 11:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,207
Posted By conservator
WW2 Air Training Corps officer's badge, worn...

WW2 Air Training Corps officer's badge, worn above cuff rank braid on sleeves of tunic and above rank braid on epaulettes of greatcoat also, I think.
George
Forum: The Home Front 12-05-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By conservator
Bess, The 'E' badge looks to be US Navy (I...

Bess,

The 'E' badge looks to be US Navy (I can't see the colours correctly), which was for 'Efficiency' in enlisted grades E-1 to E-6, previously worn on the right sleeve and since superseded by a...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-05-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 617
Posted By conservator
Peter, The first is US Army 38th Infantry...

Peter,
The first is US Army 38th Infantry Division (subdued - the colours are blue then red with white letters).
The second is a Royal Observer Corps rank slide for Leading Observer.
The third is...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 03-05-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,929
Posted By conservator
Interesting comments; I'm intrigued to know why...

Interesting comments; I'm intrigued to know why it is considered fake.
I regularly read in posts about the need for provenance, this badge has been in my family since 1931. I got it after starting...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 03-05-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,929
Posted By conservator
Photos

Simon & Frank,

Attached are photos of said badge and medal.

George
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 03-05-21, 02:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,929
Posted By conservator
CB, I have a Nelson Battalion badge that looks...

CB,
I have a Nelson Battalion badge that looks very much like yours, with E-W lugs, that is genuine.
It was given to me in the early 1970s by an aunt along with a named Nelson Battalion 1914 Star;...
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