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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 13-09-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 102
Posted By Royal
You were IPTF? I've got a few IPTF badges...

You were IPTF? I've got a few IPTF badges somewhere that I acquired in Bosnia somewhere...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 11-09-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,427
Posted By Royal
Earlier I stumbled across some chevrons that look...

Earlier I stumbled across some chevrons that look like they are on midnight blue backing and are described by the seller as "MOD issue" on a well-known auction site. That made me remember this thread...
Forum: General Topics 09-09-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 944
Posted By Royal
Thanks for the tips guys - now looking for a plan...

Thanks for the tips guys - now looking for a plan drawer for my stuff...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 24-07-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By Royal
The dagger and wings are a semi-official symbol...

The dagger and wings are a semi-official symbol across the commando forces, both RM and army.

The badge is not official in that it is not worn on uniform of any kind. Those that are qualified may...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 22-07-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 931
Posted By Royal
Its only 60cm long. There would be rather a lot...

Its only 60cm long. There would be rather a lot of the launch tube hanging out of one end....
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 19-07-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 931
Posted By Royal
A 'D' Day Rupert?!

A 'D' Day Rupert?!
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 19-07-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By Royal
Checked the date, nope not April the first. ...

Checked the date, nope not April the first.

Its an abomination.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 19-07-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 931
Posted By Royal
The end caps look too big even for a 2 inch/51mm...

The end caps look too big even for a 2 inch/51mm mortar, I wonder if they're just end caps for the whole bundle?
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 18-07-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 931
Posted By Royal
Its far too small for any kind of anti-armour...

Its far too small for any kind of anti-armour weapon beyond a LAW 66 or similar. Looks like a standard personal weapons drop case although they've clearly improved fractionally in the intervening...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 18-07-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 317
Posted By Royal
That was an even busier year - Kosovo again,...

That was an even busier year - Kosovo again, FYROM and then Afghan...

Who needs leave!
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 18-07-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 317
Posted By Royal
Small world. Though not for very long as I very...

Small world. Though not for very long as I very quickly found myself in Kukes and then Pristina :)
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 05-07-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 238
Posted By Royal
Armourers (in the army at least) are generally...

Armourers (in the army at least) are generally REME not RLC or its antecedents.
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 28-06-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By Royal
You wouldn't find many WO1 pay clerks in an...

You wouldn't find many WO1 pay clerks in an infantry battalion...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 19-06-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By Royal
Cheers guys

Cheers guys
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 18-06-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By Royal
Its a lovely badge. Wish I could say the...

Its a lovely badge.

Wish I could say the same about my experiences of diving at HMS Excellent - getting a mask full of jellyfish was one particular highlight...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 18-06-19, 05:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By Royal
I don't know to be honest. In the days that...

I don't know to be honest.

In the days that I wore them I just got what I was given from the stores and took them to the tailors then wore them...

They're in really good condition but are...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 14-06-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 582
Posted By Royal
Yeah, Navy not Midnight Blue. Compare it...

Yeah, Navy not Midnight Blue.

Compare it with genuine SAS & SBS beret badges - as with the sword there is supposed to be a degree of continuity across UKSF insignia.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 14-06-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 582
Posted By Royal
The SRR badge also looks like it is on a Midnight...

The SRR badge also looks like it is on a Midnight Blue backing (right for SRR rank badges but not for a beret badge)...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 11-06-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By Royal
Para Wings - bog standard?

I picked these up as part of a lot where I was after something else entirely.

They don't look 'right' to me compared to any of the ones i wore/have had. They've been trimmed but not ironed/folded...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 28-05-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 307
Posted By Royal
Is he a relative of his namesake Bob (ex 22 SAS)...

Is he a relative of his namesake Bob (ex 22 SAS) - there's definitely a family resemblance...?

There are no PERSEC issues here, he's not exactly shy about posting his own details and pictures...
Forum: General Topics. 22-05-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 303
Posted By Royal
It depends. In regiments/corps that wear only the...

It depends. In regiments/corps that wear only the beret then no. In all the others then yes.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 21-05-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By Royal
That's BS too... My comment about the...

That's BS too...

My comment about the background was because it is irrelevant but he's using it to imply the badge is genuine and linked to the document - although it is for an event that took...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 21-05-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By Royal
Not a chance. And why has the seller put it...

Not a chance.

And why has the seller put it on an order of service from 2003?!
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 16-05-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By Royal
Yes, really...

Yes, really...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-05-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By Royal
Berets look very dark for RAF. I know the RAF...

Berets look very dark for RAF. I know the RAF Police have a thing for white hats and II Sqn for Maroon but has the RAF ever worn any other colours?
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