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Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 22-03-18, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By adb63
Ardingly College

Hi David.

I have attached a number of images of Ardingly OTC and CCF badges in my collection and also some passages from the main histories of the school (Ardingly 1858-1946 by Perry published...
Forum: Arab Nations 22-03-18, 12:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 560
Posted By adb63
AFBA

Hi Sean.
That is an interesting item. Attached is the brief write up that AFBA get in the 1961 'Welcome to Aden' book produced by the RAF. I liked the bit about 'acceptable voices'!
Kind regards,...
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 23-02-18, 03:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 739
Posted By adb63
1CCP slouch hat

Hi Poppy.
Great image. I'd like to see the whole photo sometime. This is a slouch hat of the 1st Cinque Ports Rifle Volunteers (later 5th Royal Sussex Regiment) but more specifically of their...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 29-09-17, 02:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 982
Posted By adb63
Tank 100

Got mine yesterday and what a superb piece of work! Congratulations to all involved. Highly recommended.
Forum: General Topics. 09-09-17, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By adb63
Middle East maps

Hi Eddie. I have some post ww2 palestine. Will PM details. Regards, Andrew.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 01-09-17, 12:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 521
Posted By adb63
cadet band

Can't i.d. the band but that is almost certainly the Eastbourne Redoubt they are being photographed in. Now the home of the Sussex Combined Services Museum. Is that a grenade device in the centre of...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 11-02-17, 01:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,692
Posted By adb63
Logbook

As he is a member of this forum, perhaps we should ask him ourselves. May not have too much computer access where he is at the moment though. Crimes like this really spoil it for other collectors and...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-01-17, 09:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 742
Posted By adb63
anodised id

Hi. I thought it looked like SLP. Wouldn't that make it Sierra Leone Police?
Just a wild guess. Regards, Andrew.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-11-16, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By adb63
badge id

Hi. Looks like 10th Londons to me and their shoulder titles would seem to confirm that. Regards Andrew.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 12-11-16, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 819
Posted By adb63
Sutton Valence School CCF 'formation sign'

Hi.
Found that photocopied photo. Not exactly good quality but i think you'll be able to make them out!
Kind regards, Andrew.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 12-11-16, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 918
Posted By adb63
1st Cinque Ports RV Officers cap badge

Hi Tinto.
A very nice badge indeed and not a collar but actually an officer's side cap badge. I have attached the page from 'Cinque Ports Battalion' by Fazan that illustrates the badge and dates it...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 03-11-16, 11:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 819
Posted By adb63
CCF cloth

Hi.
They were in fact worn by Sutton Valence School CCF on battledress under the 'Sutton Valence School' cloth shoulder title. Somewhere i have a photocopy of a photograph showing it being worn....
Forum: Other Military Topics 02-07-16, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,115
Posted By adb63
ww2 medals

Hi. Personally I would apply for 'full ww2 medal entitlement' and leave it to them to decide from his service record what they think he should have had. If after that you think they have got it wrong...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-05-16, 08:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,356
Posted By adb63
Arab shoulder title

Hi. Found it! Qu'aiti Sultanic Band. It is illustrated in the book ' The Armed Forces of Aden and the Protectorates 1839-1967 ' by Cliff Lord (forum member) and David Birtles. There are also a couple...
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 10-05-16, 10:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,450
Posted By adb63
Hi Alex. 2168 Yeadon was formed 18/9/47. Regards,...

Hi Alex. 2168 Yeadon was formed 18/9/47. Regards, Andrew.
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 07-05-16, 11:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,450
Posted By adb63
Hi SAS1. Never seen a double numbered squadron...

Hi SAS1.
Never seen a double numbered squadron patch before!
Unfortunately my source ( a hand written squadron book photocopied in full and sent to me in Abu Dhabi by HQ air cadets back in the 90's...
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 01-05-16, 10:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,450
Posted By adb63
atc

Hi. My listing gives 1934 as 4th Plymouth. Formed 2/4/42. No date for disbandment. 2067 is listed as 5th Derby. Formed 12/1/43. Absorbed by 126 squadron (1st Derby) 28/10/46.
Hope that helps. Andrew.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 18-04-16, 09:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 947
Posted By adb63
Bird and snake

Hi. When I owned a pair of the bronze bird and snake badges I believed them to belong to Radley College OTC. Regards, Andrew.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-08-15, 08:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 875
Posted By adb63
charterhouse

More likely a glengarry badge for their rifle volunteer corps I'd say. They did have a helmet plate with that design.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-01-15, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 685
Posted By adb63
acf

HI. Bedfordshire ACF I believe. Regards, Andrew.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 03-12-14, 03:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 997
Posted By adb63
Boer War medals

Hi. This soldier's papers are available on Findmypast. He was an 18 year old labourer when he joined the Worcestershire Regiment at Worcester in 1894. He was discharged 12th March 1906. Served...
Forum: Other Military Topics 04-08-14, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3
QSA
Views: 400
Posted By adb63
QSA unit

I think it stands for medical staff corps. That was a title that had disappeared in the regular army when the RAMC were formed but there were still Militia and Volunteer units of the MSC around...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 25-06-14, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By adb63
HI. I think this is the sign worn by the...

HI. I think this is the sign worn by the Lancashire Fusiliers battalion that served in the 78th Division in ww2. Andrew.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 16-06-14, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 879
Posted By adb63
I'm sure that UPSC title was illustrated in the...

I'm sure that UPSC title was illustrated in the journal of the Military Historical Society in the 1950's as belonging to the Uganda Police Special Constabulary.
I have the bound volumes at another...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-11-13, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 834
Posted By adb63
collar badge

HI. Pretty sure this is a Radley College OTC officers collar badge. Their motto mentions snakes and doves! Sicut serpente, sicut columbae. I had a pair once and reckoned that was a positive I'd....
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