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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-08-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By Arthur R
Is the picture not upside down? The position of...

Is the picture not upside down? The position of the stalks of the two sprays of leaves suggest that the design is actually this
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with the sword reversed. The sword is a broken one, i.e....
Forum: General Topics. 29-07-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 313
Posted By Arthur R
The combination of medals looks feasible to me. ...

The combination of medals looks feasible to me. It covers a period of about 37 years (1916-53).

The jubilee and coronation medals are in the correct order (1935-1937-1953). The QE II coronation...
Forum: Army 20-07-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By Arthur R
It may still be worn. The photo of the RSM...

It may still be worn. The photo of the RSM posted above, which apparently dates from 2007, shows the rose below the badge.
Forum: Army 17-07-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By Arthur R
I believe it represents Princess Margaret, who...

I believe it represents Princess Margaret, who was appointed colonel-in-chief of the RLI after the royal visit in 1947. At that time, she was known as Princess Margaret Rose.

The previous...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 11-06-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By Arthur R
Good progress. The photo of Brink and the other...

Good progress. The photo of Brink and the other officers must be from a later occasion, though, as he's clearly wearing a general officer's cap badge and gorget patches. He was promoted to...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 03-05-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 214
Posted By Arthur R
Something to do with the Salvation Army, perhaps?...

Something to do with the Salvation Army, perhaps? The celestial crown on the first badge is similar to the one on their current emblem, and the monogram forming the second badge is their initials,...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 29-04-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,032
Posted By Arthur R
Looks to me rather like a rectangular patch with...

Looks to me rather like a rectangular patch with a cross throughout.
Forum: General Topics. 28-04-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 468
Posted By Arthur R
A few more : Photo 2 : belt 1 : 'Wit...

A few more :

Photo 2 : belt 1 : 'Wit Rifles' s/title presumably Witwatersrand Rifles (South Africa).

Photo 3 : belt 1 : '2 SAHA' s/title appears to be 2nd South African Heavy Artillery WWI.
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Forum: General Topics. 28-04-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 468
Posted By Arthur R
That's quite a collection. To set the ball...

That's quite a collection. To set the ball rolling :

Photo 1 : belt 1 : the crowned CP2 monogram is Cape Police District 2, from Cape Colony 1890s.

Photo 2 : belt 2 : the crests in buckled...
Forum: Military Buttons 28-04-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By Arthur R
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Deleted.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 18-04-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By Arthur R
Peter Monahan is on the right track (no pun...

Peter Monahan is on the right track (no pun intended). SARRC stands for 'SA Railways Recreation Club' and SASOK for the Afrikaans translation, 'SA Spoorwee Ontspanningsklub'. Various SARRC/SASOK...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 09-04-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By Arthur R
The first shield is the Southall borough council...

The first shield is the Southall borough council arms, granted in 1936.

http://www.civicheraldry.co.uk/middlesex.html
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 30-03-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By Arthur R
The photo on the ABW forum shows the date letter...

The photo on the ABW forum shows the date letter as capital D, which would be 1939. Perhaps something made for the 40th anniversary of this organisation?
Forum: General Topics 29-03-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By Arthur R
Thanks, Andrew. I met him about thirty years ago...

Thanks, Andrew. I met him about thirty years ago and he was, as you say, the most knowledgeable guy in the field of military badges.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-03-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 422
Posted By Arthur R
As High Wood says, flag on the left is a British...

As High Wood says, flag on the left is a British ensign rather than the UK flag as such. Canada's old flag was a red ensign - perhaps this was some joint Canadian-US service or organisation.
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 19-03-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 629
Posted By Arthur R
According to the History of the SAAF Central...

According to the History of the SAAF Central Photographic Establishment, which is available online (http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~zafsaaf/die_geskiedenis_van_sentrale_fot1.htm), the SAAF air...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 19-03-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By Arthur R
After another look at the photo of the troops...

After another look at the photo of the troops around the memorial, I agree. The chap in the centre is wearing the polo helmet, tunic and shorts uniform. I wonder if this was one of the Italian...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 19-03-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By Arthur R
The first photo is definitely South African...

The first photo is definitely South African (Union Defence Forces). The officer in the peaked cap is Brig Gen (or possibly Maj Gen) George Brink, the officer on the extreme left looks like Matie du...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 21-02-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By Arthur R
The way the badge is shown in the first photo,...

The way the badge is shown in the first photo, with the pins downwards, the letter behind the propeller looks like a Greek E. Perhaps this comes from Greece.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 02-02-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 182
Posted By Arthur R
It looks like the crest of the Scarborough...

It looks like the crest of the Scarborough family, the head being "a Saracen's head".
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-01-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 363
Posted By Arthur R
Thanks, that's very interesting. One certainly...

Thanks, that's very interesting. One certainly learns something new every day on this forum.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 29-01-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 363
Posted By Arthur R
By "Arabic numerals" I meant the numerals 1 2 3 4...

By "Arabic numerals" I meant the numerals 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0, as we write them, as distinct from the Roman numerals which are combinations of letters : I II III IV etc.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-01-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 363
Posted By Arthur R
This certainly looks more like an item to be worn...

This certainly looks more like an item to be worn on civvies than one to be worn on uniform.

South African unit numbers are normally in Arabic numerals rather than Roman. AFAIK, the only SA...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 25-01-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 469
Posted By Arthur R
Could it be a Rhodesian SAS shoulder title?

Could it be a Rhodesian SAS shoulder title?
Forum: Army 25-01-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By Arthur R
The SA Scottish -- officially the 4th SA Infantry...

The SA Scottish -- officially the 4th SA Infantry Regiment -- existed only in WW I, and it wore metal shoulder titles consisting of a springbok's head between thistles over the name "South Africa". ...
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