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Forum: The Home Front 20-07-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,305
Posted By Postwarden
I have yet to see the great work which I am...

I have yet to see the great work which I am picking up from Adrian at War & Peace on Tuesday but the attached map may shed some light on the missing Fire Force Areas.

There was some tidying up...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 17-07-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By Postwarden
Malayan Peoples' Anti-Japanese Army MPAJA Badge

I have been shown this badge which is a cloth version of the more familiar metal version which appears in Len Whittaker's book Some Talk of Private Armies.

It is carefully made and does not react...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-07-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By Postwarden
The crown indicates an ATS serving with War...

The crown indicates an ATS serving with War Office Controlled units which did not have a regimental or Corps affiliation such as Army record offices.

A post-war Army Council Instruction authorised...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 14-07-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 136
Posted By Postwarden
Unknown cloth - RA?

I have been asked by a member of the Military Heraldry Society to see if this badge can be identified. Although the backing material suggests a WW2 period item its design is similar to the Royal...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 05-07-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 205
Posted By Postwarden
I believe all units of battalion or eqiuivalent...

I believe all units of battalion or eqiuivalent size had attached to them what was known as a Light Aid Detachment or LAD to do the work that regimental tradesmen could not undertake. Originally...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 02-07-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By Postwarden
Formation Sign Journal Latest Issue

The latest ediiton of the Journal of the Military Heraldry Society has just been published.

Articles include a look at the uniforms and insignia of Scripture Readers serving with the Royal Navy...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 01-07-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By Postwarden
The complete badge. Jon

The complete badge.

Jon
Forum: General Topics. 01-07-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By Postwarden
In the 1980s the late John Mollo wrote a detailed...

In the 1980s the late John Mollo wrote a detailed and comprehensive series of articles entitled Khaki Foreign Service Helmet Embellishments, 1920-1940 for The Formation Sign Journal of the Military...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 29-06-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By Postwarden
Your combination is a nice example of the badges...

Your combination is a nice example of the badges adopted by 61st Division.

The strips below the sign were known as arm of service strips as they distinguished infantry from Gunners, RASC from...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 27-06-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 125
Posted By Postwarden
The relevant section from my book Badges on...

The relevant section from my book Badges on Battle Dress.

Jon

Certain formations added distinguishing marks under arm of service strips to identify Divisional and Brigade headquarters’ staff....
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 26-06-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 153
Posted By Postwarden
Jones, Chalk and Dawson are a long established...

Jones, Chalk and Dawson are a long established firm of London Tailors and outfitters who are still at 6 Sackville Street, London. I have in the past had US army officers' uniforms made by them,

Jon
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 26-06-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By Postwarden
Whatever it is there is a cloth slip-on version...

Whatever it is there is a cloth slip-on version which suggests it was in use at the beginning of WW2.

Jon
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 20-06-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By Postwarden
Double Badged

Looking to have been taken in the 1920s/1930s, probably at camp or a range weekend, this Corporal has on his blue patrols - no sign of regimental insignia -two badges, an LG above a horse shoe. Was...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 20-06-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By Postwarden
Your badges are the wartime formation signs for...

Your badges are the wartime formation signs for the Indian Army's Waziristan District. The daggers are of the pattern traditionally carried by the Waziri Pathans.

Jon
Forum: The Home Front 19-06-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,305
Posted By Postwarden
I have had a very small involvement with the...

I have had a very small involvement with the creation of this book and can't praise it enough. If you are even remotely interested in either the Home Front or Helmets then you should buy a copy. Got...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 17-06-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 124
Posted By Postwarden
Simon, Brilliant, many thanks. I must have...

Simon,

Brilliant, many thanks. I must have missed it in a cursory look through Norman Litchfield's Pagri Badges.

Jon
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 17-06-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 124
Posted By Postwarden
Metal Elephant Pagri Badge

Not the best of images but can anyone identify the pagri badge on this helmet? The bottom device is clearly an elephant but is there a metal scroll above it?

Suggestions as to who might have worn...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 16-06-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 106
Posted By Postwarden
The top badge is a standard wartime Civil Defence...

The top badge is a standard wartime Civil Defence badge, worn on the breast pocket. The second is the arm title worn at the top of the sleeve by Air Raid Wardens. The third is the Army formation sign...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 15-06-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 465
Posted By Postwarden
The battle dress shown from the Cheshire Regiment...

The battle dress shown from the Cheshire Regiment Museum is interesting as it sheds light on a small mystery I noted in my book Badges on Battle Dress.

In November 1955 the War Office Dress...
Forum: The Home Front 12-06-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,190
Posted By Postwarden
I'm just reviving this thread from 2011 to see if...

I'm just reviving this thread from 2011 to see if anyone has ever come across the Morecombe and Heysham Civiliers, possibly a foreunner of the Home Guard.

Jon
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 12-06-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By Postwarden
Looks like the version worn in 46th Division in...

Looks like the version worn in 46th Division in Italy circa 1945.

Jon
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 12-06-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 465
Posted By Postwarden
School of Musketry Senior NCO

A great portrait of what I believe to be a Quartermaster Sgt Instructor of the School. The medal looks like the early Long Service and Good Conduct.

Thoughts appreciated.

Jon
Forum: General Topics. 08-06-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By Postwarden
Strangely enough this is not a simple question. ...

Strangely enough this is not a simple question.

Until 1943 the only official titles were the slip-on versions with black lettering on khaki. At the end of 1943 these were replaced by printed red...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 06-06-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 114
Posted By Postwarden
Royal Air Force 100 Uniforms and Badges

Having had a late Spring clean I have discovered the final 12 copies of the RAF 100 issue of The Formation Sign the quarterly Journal of the Military Heraldry Society which was published in April...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 31-05-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By Postwarden
Received my copy this morning. An excellent...

Received my copy this morning. An excellent double issue for Normandy 75.

Evan if you don't read French it's worth it for the illustrations.

Jon
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