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Forum: Colonial Police and Paramilitary Badges Yesterday, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 91
Posted By Chacal
Thank you Steve and Stephen, I've been lucky the...

Thank you Steve and Stephen, I've been lucky the last couple of months with BMA-related badges and photos. :)

Graham
Forum: Colonial Police and Paramilitary Badges 25-01-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 91
Posted By Chacal
Thank you Dave - like the cap badge it came from...

Thank you Dave - like the cap badge it came from Sweden of all places.

Graham
Forum: Colonial Police and Paramilitary Badges 25-01-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 91
Posted By Chacal
New arrival - Eritrea Prison Service shoulder title

This new addition arrived this morning: an Eritrea Prison Service shoulder title stamped from thin white metal sheet with soldered wire lugs (one absent), I was previously unaware that this existed....
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-01-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 303
Posted By Chacal
Cars are not really my thing but the radiator...

Cars are not really my thing but the radiator badge looks (to me) as the winged "B" of Bentley.

Graham
Forum: General Topics. 12-01-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 417
Posted By Chacal
I used to have a plastic Military Police cap...

I used to have a plastic Military Police cap badge which had been curved to fit the front of the SD cap, presumably using the hot water method described, so it is possible - although that was with a...
Forum: Colonial Police and Paramilitary Badges 08-01-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 121
Posted By Chacal
Tripolitania Police

Good evening

Just moved my Tripolitania Police collection into a new display case (in time they will be updated with proper labels).

Graham
Forum: Colonial Police and Paramilitary Badges 08-01-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 132
Posted By Chacal
Thank you Sean. Graham

Thank you Sean.

Graham
Forum: Colonial Police and Paramilitary Badges 08-01-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 94
Posted By Chacal
Sean & Dave Thank you for your comments....

Sean & Dave

Thank you for your comments. With the amount of photographic and printed material I've recently acquired I think it won't be long before I invest in larger cases.

All the best
...
Forum: The Home Front 08-01-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 658
Posted By Chacal
To my eyes it looks like "LIGHT RESCUE", would...

To my eyes it looks like "LIGHT RESCUE", would that make sense?

Graham
Forum: Colonial Police and Paramilitary Badges 07-01-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 94
Posted By Chacal
Eritrea Police/Prisons

Good evening

A few additions to my Eritrea Police/Prisons collection made it necessary to move it to a new display case (in time they will be updated with proper labels).

Graham
Forum: Colonial Police and Paramilitary Badges 07-01-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 132
Posted By Chacal
Thank you Dave :).

Thank you Dave :).
Forum: Colonial Police and Paramilitary Badges 07-01-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 132
Posted By Chacal
Somalia Gendarmerie

Good evening

I've just received a batch of 40 original WWII photographs of the Somalia Gendarmerie (SG), including this one of a Nyasa CSM wearing a bush hat with the SG badge mounted on the...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 06-01-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 97
Posted By Chacal
Wanted - British Frontier Service [West Germany] uniform buttons

I am still looking for small size (c.18mm) uniform buttons worn by the British Frontier Service in West Germany prior to the reunification of Germany (see attached).

Graham
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-01-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By Chacal
I agree the second last letter is "S" but the...

I agree the second last letter is "S" but the last looks (to me) like a "B", so "KOSB"? Did they wear such titles?

Graham
Forum: Colonial Police and Paramilitary Badges 04-01-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 139
Posted By Chacal
Thank you Dave, yes, I'm surviving up here but...

Thank you Dave, yes, I'm surviving up here but not holding my breath re. swap meets in the foreseeable future.

All the best

Graham
Forum: Colonial Police and Paramilitary Badges 04-01-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 139
Posted By Chacal
I agree Dave - I meant to add supplier/retailer...

I agree Dave - I meant to add supplier/retailer but forgot.

All the best

Graham
Forum: Colonial Police and Paramilitary Badges 04-01-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 139
Posted By Chacal
DEFCON LONDON maker’s back-mark on Kenya Prisons cap badge

Good afternoon

This is primarily for those members interested in the minutiae of maker’s back-marks on badges etc.: I recently received this Kenya Prisons Service chromed cast metal cap badge...
Forum: General Topics. 25-12-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 695
Posted By Chacal
Happy Christmas to all Forum members and their...

Happy Christmas to all Forum members and their families, and best wishes for a hopefully better 2021.

Graham
Forum: General Topics. 03-12-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,988
Posted By Chacal
Nice finds gents, well done. :) Mine is...

Nice finds gents, well done. :)

Mine is definitely this Eritrean Prison Service cap badge in brass on a deep red backing with contemporary stitching presumably compensating for the loss of the...
Forum: General Topics. 27-11-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,692
Posted By Chacal
Good morning Top of my ‘Wants’ for a few...

Good morning

Top of my ‘Wants’ for a few years is the “U.S. Naval Support Forces Antarctica Security” shoulder patch used in the 1950s.

Graham
Forum: Colonial Police and Paramilitary Badges 19-11-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 125
Posted By Chacal
Help translating Cyrenaica Police collar numbers from Eastern Arabic

Good evening

I’ve just picked up these two photos of members of the Cyrenaica Police (Gendarmerie?) dated to around Libyan independence in 1951, can anyone please help with translating the Eastern...
Forum: Colonial Police and Paramilitary Badges 15-11-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 135
Posted By Chacal
Somalia Gendarmerie headdress flash

Does anyone have an example of the cloth flash worn on bush hats and the “turbans” of the rank-and-file of the Somalia Gendarmerie they would be willing to share an image of, as I’ve not yet seen one...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 14-11-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By Chacal
Hi Jerry "Provisional Patent"? ...

Hi Jerry

"Provisional Patent"?

Graham
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 14-11-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,704
Posted By Chacal
Eritrean Prison Service cap badge

Just updating with an Eritrean Prison Service cap badge that dropped through the letterbox a short time ago, in brass on a deep red backing with contemporary stitching presumably compensating for the...
Forum: Colonial Police and Paramilitary Badges 14-11-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 133
Posted By Chacal
New arrival - Eritrean Prison Service cap badge

New arrival dropped through the letterbox a short time ago: Eritrean Prison Service cap badge in brass on a deep red backing with contemporary stitching presumably compensating for the loss of the...
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