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Forum: The Home Front 16-05-22, 01:43 PM
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Posted By dobw
Many thanks to Jerry, London, and Mike for the...

Many thanks to Jerry, London, and Mike for the fascinating information! Does anyone know how the round WVS badge was worn?
Forum: The Home Front 14-05-22, 11:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By dobw
Unknown Civil Defence/WVS Items

In a recently purchased lot of WW2 era Civil Defence/WVS items were several pieces I could not identify. Can someone kindly tell me about the printed WVS disc? The small rectangle may just be a...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 19-02-22, 01:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By dobw
Alas, I feared it was too pretty to be true! ...

Alas, I feared it was too pretty to be true! Many thanks to Luke and CB for setting me straight, and also for the kind words!
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 18-02-22, 11:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 862
Posted By dobw
There is an excellent article by Les Hughes on...

There is an excellent article by Les Hughes on the Special Allied Airborne Reconnaissance Force (SAARF) at http://www.insigne.org/SAARF-I.htm. The article first appeared in the ASMIC Trading Post...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 18-02-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By dobw
Here is the Navy/Marine Parachutist Badge. And,...

Here is the Navy/Marine Parachutist Badge. And, yes, the quality does look better, so maybe Honduras...?
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 18-02-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By dobw
Artists Rifles (once again)

Today marks the 6th anniversary of my entry into this forum. I've been the grateful recipient of much help and my collection looks much better today than it did then. While my focus remains cloth...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 18-02-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By dobw
These appear to be US Navy/Marine Corps...

These appear to be US Navy/Marine Corps Parachutist Badges, in different grades (basic, senior, and master). The higher grades may not be authorized...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 11-02-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 12,234
Posted By dobw
Touché! Maybe it's Bradley who needs warning... ...

Touché! Maybe it's Bradley who needs warning...

One beauty of this hobby is that there are infinite avenues of historical interest a person can follow; if one gets too expensive, there is always...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 10-02-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 12,234
Posted By dobw
You gotta love this hobby! I too have been...

You gotta love this hobby! I too have been following this thread and the auction that inspired it, and I wholeheartedly agree with most of the comments that have been made. I have to say, though,...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 10-02-22, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,054
Posted By dobw
Lower right in fifth and sixth photos.

Lower right in fifth and sixth photos.
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 08-10-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By dobw
Many thanks, Marc, Tim, and Jon!

Many thanks, Marc, Tim, and Jon!
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 07-10-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By dobw
The aforementioned badge came as part of this...

The aforementioned badge came as part of this Southern Command lot, along with a number of variations and varieties...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 07-10-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By dobw
RAOC or Education Corps?

Can anyone out there kindly tell me if this Southern Command sign is a first pattern Ordnance Corps badge or one for the Army Education Corps? Or possibly something else entirely...?

Thank you!
Forum: Formation Signs and Unit Colour Patches 18-09-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 505
Posted By dobw
Once again many thanks, Keith! Yes, I think it...

Once again many thanks, Keith! Yes, I think it is black, so will make the appropriate change to my notes. I would doubt very much there was anything rare in either of the two groups, I'm just...
Forum: Formation Signs and Unit Colour Patches 17-09-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 505
Posted By dobw
Various Colour Patches for Identification Revisited

After I posted the small lot of colour patches I acquired last month and requested help identifying them, a friend gave me about half a dozen more, plunging me back into the unknown. Once again, I...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 20-08-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By dobw
Here's what the Imperial War Museum has to say...

Here's what the Imperial War Museum has to say about the curly-tailed rhino:

"The symbol of the most heavily 'armoured' wild animal was obvious for an armoured formation. There were at least three...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 18-08-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By dobw
Thanks to Terry and Normandie18 for your...

Thanks to Terry and Normandie18 for your comments! Feedback is always appreciated!

Still hoping someone has some insights regarding that curly-tailed rhino!
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 18-08-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,235
Posted By dobw
A few additional comments on woven badges, and...

A few additional comments on woven badges, and then maybe someone with more expertise can weigh-in:

The term "BeVo" originally was an acronym for the name of a company making insignia in Nazi...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 17-08-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By dobw
Very curious when the curly-tailed 1st Division...

Very curious when the curly-tailed 1st Division rhino made its appearance; Cole pictures it in his first book, others have said the change was made during the Italian campaign.
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 17-08-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By dobw
Armoured Formation Signs

While sorting and rearranging my formation sign accumulation, I photographed these varieties and thought I'd share them for your comments. Obviously far from a complete collection, if such a thing...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 17-08-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,235
Posted By dobw
I purchased a worn Brabant pair on eBay in 2019...

I purchased a worn Brabant pair on eBay in 2019 for £35.00. While I'm famous for overpaying, I do occasionally find a bargain. Don't know which this was...
Forum: Formation Signs and Unit Colour Patches 16-08-21, 05:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 507
Posted By dobw
Keith, Thank you very much for providing...

Keith,

Thank you very much for providing this information so quickly! I have updated my records and displays accordingly.
Forum: Formation Signs and Unit Colour Patches 15-08-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 377
Posted By dobw
Two additional badges from Down Under

While researching the badges shown in my previous post, I was reminded of these two oddities acquired 30-some years ago in Australia. The first one is still a mystery and any identification would be...
Forum: Formation Signs and Unit Colour Patches 15-08-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 507
Posted By dobw
Various Colour Patches for Identification

I recently purchased the pictured Australian formation signs, hoping they would be representative of Second World War badges, but without a clue as to identification. Subsequent internet research...
Forum: Infantry 06-02-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By dobw
Bill, thanks for clearing up the existence of...

Bill, thanks for clearing up the existence of this badge! And thanks to Chimo9000 and Doug N for posting additional photos!
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