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Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 22-03-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By alco
Italia di Navigazione

hi'
here you can see the 1950' version of your badge, worn by the master of th e famous liner 'ANDREA DORIA' !

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piero_Calamai
...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 22-03-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By alco
Italian badge

Hello fm confined area !

Your badge is not Lloyd Triestino as their flag had inverted colours (Trieste hallebarde // Genoan red cross)
and the badge was different (blue with Anchor and LT...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 09-04-18, 12:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,995
Posted By alco
Goldenstar : Many thanks for this info - very...

Goldenstar : Many thanks for this info - very much appreciated !
All the best - Alan.

Barry : many thanks for these precisions ;
As a result , a very old badge (1901-1903) for a very short...
Forum: Navy 12-07-17, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,379
Posted By alco
Hello, many thanks for this useful info ; as...

Hello,
many thanks for this useful info ;
as complement, find hereby a pic of an original cap badge of this company :
JT Rennie & Sons - Aberdeen Direct Line - Aberdeen Line to Natal

A+
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 12-07-17, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,139
Posted By alco
Hello all, Here is the full badge for...

Hello all,

Here is the full badge for Stephenson Clarke officer ;
may be a copy, but looks not so bad as reference .......

All the best.
Forum: Royal Canadian Navy 07-05-17, 11:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,858
Posted By alco
Superbe ... ! Merci. A+

Superbe ... !
Merci.
A+
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 07-05-17, 05:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,253
Posted By alco
Hello all ! From my deep sea hideout, here is...

Hello all !
From my deep sea hideout, here is my best info :
- have a look in the book 'Heradry of the oceans' on p. 31 ;
- pic no64 is exactly this wavy badge ...
- ... with the title : CN...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 30-05-16, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,787
Posted By alco
Hell'O To complete the scope on victorian...

Hell'O

To complete the scope on victorian era Navy, here are some pics from an uniform regulation :

Unfortunately, I do not own this booklet and I have no reference (date, etc ...)
As I know...
Forum: Other Military Topics 30-05-16, 03:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,518
Posted By alco
Hell'O Regardless of the controversial...

Hell'O

Regardless of the controversial personality of Mr Black M / Alpha Diallo, the real question would be :

> To commemorate the death of 300,000 people, is it really relevant to organize a...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 22-05-16, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,787
Posted By alco
.../... Last but not least, these Merchant...

.../...

Last but not least, these Merchant Marine badges for WHITE STAR and CUNARD .........
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 22-05-16, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,787
Posted By alco
.../... another examples of victorian crowns...

.../...

another examples of victorian crowns are shown with these badges for Customs and Royal Indian Navy :

- the Customs badge has two crowns !
- the indian badge has to be closely examined...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 22-05-16, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,787
Posted By alco
.../... Last one I own for the Royal Navy is...

.../...

Last one I own for the Royal Navy is this impressive pattern from 1870-1891 :

to note this is the badge presented on the cover of Mr Coleman book vol.1 after some Photoshop 'lifting'...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 22-05-16, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,787
Posted By alco
.../... Next one is the pattern with laurel...

.../...

Next one is the pattern with laurel leaves from 1856-1870 or 1891-1901

without the circle around the Anchor ...

Due to the perfect conservation of the embroidery, this example...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 22-05-16, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,787
Posted By alco
Hello all, Following recent invitation : ...

Hello all,

Following recent invitation :
''In any event I hope this might bring some more RN Victorian period insignia out of collection drawers!''

Here are some extractions of my british...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 16-05-16, 07:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,748
Posted By alco
Hello, the only example I have of this kind...

Hello,

the only example I have of this kind is this one below :
- apparently a modern copy or a fake - see the bad quality of the embroidery work ...
- and with a FOULED Anchor in place of a...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 16-05-16, 07:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,748
Posted By alco
Hello, This last badge is well documented : ...

Hello,
This last badge is well documented :
it is for the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) ship's officers ;
this organisation was named Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) before 1962.
...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 05-05-16, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 826
Posted By alco
SO MANY NAMES RINGING AS NAMES OF VICTORIES

Hello all,

This time, I am sailing out of my field !
I had the opportunity to scan an old RAF propaganda booklet
edited by the 'Allied Information Office'
the booklet has no date but may be...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 03-05-16, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 796
Posted By alco
Hello, do you have an idea of the origin of...

Hello,

do you have an idea of the origin of the embroidered badge ?

to note that in the french navy, AMF stands for 'Atelier Militaire de la Flotte'
Established in 1945, this speciality is for...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 01-05-16, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 873
Posted By alco
Hello, very similar to the Army -...

Hello,

very similar to the Army - Aide-de-Camp (ADC) ERII Epaulette Badge
or Navy Flag Lieutenant ...
Suggest to look in this direction ?
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 29-04-16, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 981
Posted By alco
'llo after consultation of a siamese...

'llo

after consultation of a siamese correspondant, the traduction of the motto is ( would be ? ) :

<< TO DIE FOR THE COUNTRY >>


to whom it may concern ....
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 29-04-16, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 981
Posted By alco
Hello 100 % from THAILAND the badge is in...

Hello

100 % from THAILAND
the badge is in correct position ;

the central device is a wheel or chakkra ;
in the middle is the number '9' in thai standing for RAMA IX
= King Bhumibol , 9th...
Forum: The Royal Australian Navy and Air Force (RAN & RAAF) 26-04-16, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,205
Posted By alco
Yo' I would not want to add to the ambient...

Yo'

I would not want to add to the ambient pessimism ;

If the Shortfin Barracuda project is beyond the capacities of the Aussies, don't be scared :
In France, the present government do have a...
Forum: The Royal Australian Navy and Air Force (RAN & RAAF) 26-04-16, 07:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,205
Posted By alco
Cocorico !

Hello,

News of the day about the RAN :

French shipbuilder DCNS has won a $50 billion contract to build Australias next fleet of 12 submarines ....

see :...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 20-04-16, 08:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,904
Posted By alco
Hiagn Following the discuss about...

Hiagn


Following the discuss about horseshoes, another toast could be :

' to our wives, our horses and to those who are riding them '

(Special dedication for the sailors presently at sea...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 20-04-16, 08:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,904
Posted By alco
Hi Don't be superstitious because it brings...

Hi

Don't be superstitious because it brings bad luck ...

:cool:
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