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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 09-03-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 76
Posted By Guzzman
The same insignia are worn on the lapels of the...

The same insignia are worn on the lapels of the jacket. A Midshipman is the lowest form of rank for an officer in the Royal Navy - the next step up is Sub-Lieutenant.

Pete
Forum: Navy 06-03-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By Guzzman
Badge Identification

I can indeed confirm that this is a badge for the Britannia Beagles - the Beagle pack kept at the Britannia Royal Naval College at Dartmouth. Hence the Naval Crown. I spent many a happy Saturday...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 06-03-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By Guzzman
Rank on LS&GC medal

Chief Petty Officer (the C part - abbreviated to Chief) Marine Engineering Mechanic (Mechanical).

And because it is the 'rank' of a rating it is known as a rate - not a rank.

Pete
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 29-01-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By Guzzman
unknown badges (3)

These are both badges which were worn by ratings of the Royal Netherlands Navy.

The first badge (the crossed torches) is shown upside down. This is the badge of a Fireman, 1st Class (Stoker 1e...
Forum: Navy 27-01-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By Guzzman
Hi Without a picture it's hard to be...

Hi

Without a picture it's hard to be specific but I can give you some general information which may be of help.

The wool Duffel Coat was introduced in the 1890s and was fastened by three wooden...
Forum: Headdress 31-12-18, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By Guzzman
This looks like it might be a Wrens cap of the...

This looks like it might be a Wrens cap of the pattern introduced in 1942.

HMS Collingwood was a huge ratings training establishment famous for its enormous parade ground. Many Wrens served there...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 30-12-18, 08:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By Guzzman
Hi Barry I'm not really an expert on Sea...

Hi Barry

I'm not really an expert on Sea Cadets but I can confirm that the Sea Cadet Corps has existed under that name since 1942, although similar organizations for boys can be traced back to the...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 29-12-18, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By Guzzman
Badge Identification

Hi Barry

Royal Navy Petty Officers badges have been never issued in two pieces.

However, the badges of Cadet Petty Officers in the Sea Cadet Corps consist of the two crossed anchors without the...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 11-12-18, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By Guzzman
Unknown (to me) trade badge

Hi Michael

This is a Weapons Analyst badge - originally introduced in 1968. Originally it was only made in blue thread as it was a badge worn only by Wrens. After the Wrens ceased to exist in 1993...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 04-12-18, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By Guzzman
ROYAL MARINE S/T

Introduced in 2010 to be precise.

Pete
Forum: Military Buttons 07-11-18, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By Guzzman
Hi Lazio! The Flag Officers button is a fine...

Hi Lazio!

The Flag Officers button is a fine example! This domed button was introduced in December 1827 and remained in use until 1843. It was the first to have a rope rim. Many thanks for showing...
Forum: Military Buttons 03-11-18, 07:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By Guzzman
NH button ID

Hi Lazio

As you say, there is very little information available about these buttons. I've been trying to find out more about these them for years! The National Maritime Museum state only that they...
Forum: Military Buttons 02-11-18, 11:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By Guzzman
Royal Naval Artillery Volunteers

Hi All!

I've got a few of these. They're lovely buttons aren't they?

This is the first pattern button used by the RNAV from 1873 to 1887. The buttons were silver but the crown and anchor were...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 30-10-18, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By Guzzman
Badge Identification Please

Hi Barry

Very interesting!

My first thought when I read your reply was that perhaps the differences in size, etc, could be accounted for by the fact the badges might be for the RNZN - but then...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 29-10-18, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By Guzzman
Badge Identification Please

Hi Barry

A horizontal gun without addition was used as the badge for a Seaman Gunner, 2nd Class (1890 - 1903) and the badge for an Acting Seaman Gunner (1890 - 1903). Your example has a hessian...
Forum: Royal Canadian Navy 01-10-18, 08:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 161
Posted By Guzzman
Provincial Marine

I have a query regarding a forerunner of the RCN - the Provincial Marine.

The Provincial Marine was a small Canadian hybrid navy, naval in work but miitary in administaration. It came under the...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-09-18, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By Guzzman
Help from Naval experts please

Firstly it is important to remember that stars and crowns are added to badges to denote appropriate standards of qualification, but the significance of these stars has changed many times.

The...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 23-09-18, 09:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,310
Posted By Guzzman
Hi Nozzer Have to agree about the bow! One...

Hi Nozzer

Have to agree about the bow! One of the best I've seen in a long time!

Pete
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 22-09-18, 09:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,310
Posted By Guzzman
Hi Steve If that's your Dad in the pictures...

Hi Steve

If that's your Dad in the pictures he was definately serving in the Royal Navy!

The 'butterfly-like' badge you describe on his right arm is his 'trade' badge, denoting which branch of...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 01-09-18, 04:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 153
Posted By Guzzman
If you go to the end of the thread before this...

If you go to the end of the thread before this you'll see we also discussed these white metal buttons! No-one has a clue as to what thet are!

Pete
Forum: Indian Badges 31-08-18, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By Guzzman
Hi Phill Yes, your badge is a beauty! Not...

Hi Phill

Yes, your badge is a beauty! Not much R.I.N. stuff turns up - well worth hanging on to.

Pete
Forum: Indian Badges 30-08-18, 12:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By Guzzman
Hi Phill As a blazer badge this probably...

Hi Phill

As a blazer badge this probably would have been worn by a veteran.

In 1934 the Royal Indian Marine became the Royal Indian Navy and I think this design was adopted at that time. I have...
Forum: Indian Badges 29-08-18, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By Guzzman
Indian WWII Petty officer rank?

The modern Indian Navy still uses a similar design as it's logo. As indeed does the Pakistan Navy.

Pete
Forum: Indian Badges 29-08-18, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By Guzzman
Indian WWII petty Officer rank?

Hi Phill

This is not a WWII PO's badge. The Royal Indian Navy wore the same PO's badges as the Royal Navy during WWII (and before). They continued to wear the same badges until India became a...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 27-08-18, 04:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 604
Posted By Guzzman
Thanks btns! Yours sound exactly the same as...

Thanks btns!

Yours sound exactly the same as mine. The fronts don't look too bad but as soon as you pick them up you realise how light they are. I had wondered if they might just be fashion items...
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