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Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia Today, 10:02 AM
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Posted By Royal
It is indeed - and so rather rarer (in my...

It is indeed - and so rather rarer (in my experience) than most other types of wing. I was certainly never able to aquire one in the best part of 20-years of para-qualified service...
Forum: General Topics. Today, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 265
Posted By Royal
Thanks Mark - in my experience in the Corps (and...

Thanks Mark - in my experience in the Corps (and a couple of purple units) the UJ flags were indeeed sewn on CS95 shirts on issue apart from the very first red label trials versions we got in Bosnia...
Forum: General Topics. Yesterday, 08:51 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Royal
I can't answer for the RAMC stuff (though the TRF...

I can't answer for the RAMC stuff (though the TRF looks okay to me) but I was certainly issued the small UJ patches over the years for wear on non-UN tours on CS95 and the desert DPM equivalent.
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 22-09-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Royal
They (cash tapes) were still worn by Phase 2 RMR...

They (cash tapes) were still worn by Phase 2 RMR recruits well into the early 90s on woolly pullys - they had to stich them on so they curved across the shoulder seam.
Forum: General Topics. 18-09-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Royal
An entirely plausible set. My Great Uncle's is...

An entirely plausible set. My Great Uncle's is similar bar the QEII Coronation and St Johns and with the addition of a French CDG and Africa Star.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 08-09-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By Royal
Plenty of private purchase examples used and worn...

Plenty of private purchase examples used and worn in the 80s, 90s and 00s too. More so, more recently - I never wore my wings on anything DPM until well after 9/11 when the commando mudguards...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 25-08-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 811
Posted By Royal
Thanks very much David - not my usual interest as...

Thanks very much David - not my usual interest as you know, but definitely learned a lot!
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 22-08-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 341
Posted By Royal
Just a busy social life!

Just a busy social life!
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 22-08-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 341
Posted By Royal
Having (very occasionally) worn the RM Corps...

Having (very occasionally) worn the RM Corps Pattern stable belt (with straps) and then later served in a unit that had a locket I far preferred the latter, just as comfortable and much easier to...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 18-08-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 518
Posted By Royal
Alan, the L119A1 and then A2 (Diemaco C8SFW...

Alan, the L119A1 and then A2 (Diemaco C8SFW Carbine) was adopted by 43 Cdo (and then J Coy 42 Cdo) because the L85A2 and A3 (SA80) cannot fire either the simuntions used in training for their role or...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 04-07-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 177
Posted By Royal
Its definitely not the Kopassus badge - some kind...

Its definitely not the Kopassus badge - some kind of attached arm?
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 04-07-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By Royal
62mm wide by 66mm high

62mm wide by 66mm high
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 03-07-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By Royal
In military terms its the latter...

In military terms its the latter...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 02-07-20, 10:38 AM
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Views: 345
Posted By Royal
I'll try to find the one I aquired on a trip out...

I'll try to find the one I aquired on a trip out there in the late 90s to measure...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 25-06-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 450
Posted By Royal
Thanks Alan - so no-one actually wears it as a...

Thanks Alan - so no-one actually wears it as a cap badge besides the cadet units?!
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 24-06-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 450
Posted By Royal
Royal Armoured Corps QC beret badge

An indulgence from those more expert than me!

I aquired the beret badge below together with a few other naval odds and sods (not sure why they were together!).

Its well outside my areas of...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 19-06-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 458
Posted By Royal
Thanks Pete - is that the official policy -...

Thanks Pete - is that the official policy - because I've seen the blue shoulder titles being worn on green wooly pullys in the past year?

FYI, there is also a merrowed white on blue version that...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 18-06-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 458
Posted By Royal
By the mid-1970s, and possibly earlier, the issue...

By the mid-1970s, and possibly earlier, the issue titles were "Royal Navy Commando".
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 09-06-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By Royal
As Andy says, on the rare occasions when they...

As Andy says, on the rare occasions when they wear them, on the left arm.

There were some media photos of 1Para lads at one of the Falklands commemorations (down South) wearing them on their para...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 01-06-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 230
Posted By Royal
Thanks guys - it appears that, as ever,...

Thanks guys - it appears that, as ever, regulations and reality do not quite tie up!
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 01-06-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 230
Posted By Royal
That's what was confusing me - because I know...

That's what was confusing me - because I know I've seen versions with the scarlet backing being worn....

Also appologies for calling them 1s - please excuse a bootneck's ignorance of things...
Forum: General Topics. 31-05-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,030
Posted By Royal
Sorry to resurect this - is it a Royal Sigs trade...

Sorry to resurect this - is it a Royal Sigs trade badge?
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 31-05-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 230
Posted By Royal
Guards Parachute Wings

Does anyone know if there is a formal (NSN'd) version of the No 1 dress parachute (or SAS parachute) wings for the Guards scarlet tunics - or is it simply a private purchase piece from unit tailors?
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 17-04-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 532
Posted By Royal
Goloks to use the correct NSN terminology -...

Goloks to use the correct NSN terminology - although the issue golok (old version and new) has two rivets through the handle, not three.
Forum: General Topics. 30-03-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,385
Posted By Royal
Royal Marines, Commando, UKSF and Int related...

Royal Marines, Commando, UKSF and Int related stuff - mostly from the period of my service (mid-80s to late 2000s) as well as odds and sods from equivalent allied units that I've worked with and a...
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