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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 16-01-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By ianh67military
PWRR

Seen it worn on number 2 dress/future Army dress by the PWRR, so yes, one of ours now.

Ian H
Forum: General Topics. 12-01-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,240
Posted By ianh67military
How many is too many? I'll start with items...

How many is too many?
I'll start with items I've counted recently:
US Distinctive Insignia - 5500
US cloth - 6000
UK cap & collar badges - 500+
UK cloth - thousands
Rhodesia UDI badges - pretty...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 03-01-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By ianh67military
badge

I'm sure it is a rank thing.
Gold for officers
Silver for NCOs
Brass for soldiers.
The quality has deteriorated over the years. Good solid cast with copper loops, stamped in thick gauge metal...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-12-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By ianh67military
US patches

1st one is a parachute oval for Infantry School. Worn on the chest behind the wings.
2nd is Engineer Intelligence. Quite rare.
3rd is a 1st Division pocket patch for HQ. Lots of sub units wear...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 29-11-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By ianh67military
I'd agree it's a rifle team, either ACF or CCF....

I'd agree it's a rifle team, either ACF or CCF. The motto is something like "light and truth", but it's been a long time since I did Latin. It's more inspirational than the Poly of Central London...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 27-11-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,248
Posted By ianh67military
27 Squadron

Another.
27 Squadron and 12 Flight AAC combined with 35 Flieger Regiment from Germany to carry out an exercise MEDIC EAGLE in 1998. One of these sold recently on e*ay for 227!
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-11-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By ianh67military
badge

Looks like the blazer badge of the John Lyon School based in Harrow. I no longer have mine, so can't give you precise size.

Ian H
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 12-10-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By ianh67military
It's a genuine pipers badge made for the RTR. The...

It's a genuine pipers badge made for the RTR. The IV on the front commemorates the original pipe band of 4RTR. From what I was told, The first badges for the (4th) RTR pipers were cast in pewter, the...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 26-09-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By ianh67military
Plaid brooch

And the second photo. Noting that not only will my phone only upload 1 photo, it also randomly turns it on its side.
Ian H
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 26-09-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By ianh67military
Plaid brooch

Here is the back of my one, together with the label the vendor had displayed with every brooch in his collection!
Another photo to follow as my phone won't let me upload more than 1.
Ian H
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 24-09-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By ianh67military
Regarding the other pair, they dont look like WW2...

Regarding the other pair, they dont look like WW2 style wings, but depending on construction prob 1960's. If silk they could be officers private purchase, if cotton then issued.
WW2 wings usually...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 22-09-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By ianh67military
Wings

The wings on green denim are indeed Rhodesian, off the combat uniform. Worn on the right shoulder, or as an award on the left chest as W.O.C. ( wings on chest) after the WW2 style.
Very nice.

Ian...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 18-09-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By ianh67military
I admit I know nothing about either vehicles or...

I admit I know nothing about either vehicles or their markings, but as a badge nut one looks like the DZ flash worn by Royal Signals and the other looks like the Royal Signals stable belt colours. So...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 29-08-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 110
Posted By ianh67military
US Army, nuclear reactor operator, shift...

US Army, nuclear reactor operator, shift supervisor. Now obsolete.

Ian H
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 25-07-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By ianh67military
Photos of the possible titles above the ACF. ...

Photos of the possible titles above the ACF.
Sorry for the appalling photography. Not one of my better skills since I moved to a so called smartphone.
Regards,
Ian H
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 25-07-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By ianh67military
Border Regiment ACF

Spotted what looked like a standard Light Infantry yellow on green A.C.F. title. On closer examination there were some bits of raggedy purple showing, plus a very thin yellow stitching line on the...
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 26-05-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,102
Posted By ianh67military
Queen's UOTC

Picture 43 of my "Piper's badges" album shows a Queen's UOTC Pipers large cast cap badge. QC. Not seen another one.

Ian H
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 22-05-20, 11:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By ianh67military
It's not a British badge that I recognize. The ...

It's not a British badge that I recognize. The Brits wore very few pocket badges. None triangular.
The badge, although solid and triangular in shape, with a light background, appears to have an...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 19-05-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 241
Posted By ianh67military
If you look at the shape of the red rectangle,...

If you look at the shape of the red rectangle, seen more clearly in the photo of the back, it is def not "1" or even a "I". It is just a plain rectangle. May have been for another badge, but I don't...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 19-05-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 241
Posted By ianh67military
Regimental Police brassards (RP, PC, PS)...

Regimental Police brassards (RP, PC, PS) frequently don't have rank badges fitted. I presume it's an appointment rather than a rank. Everybody in the Battalion will know who and what they are anyway....
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 19-05-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 241
Posted By ianh67military
Yorkshire Regiment Brassard.

Dear all,
Bought this brassard off e### and on receipt photographed it to add to my albums. I then noticed some interesting markings on it. At the top a padded rectangle of red felt added to the red...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 19-05-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,401
Posted By ianh67military
A pair of identical badges bought from an estate...

A pair of identical badges bought from an estate on e###. One is in a silver finish, the other is looking far more heavily used, with the initial shine polished off and a flattened nose.
The most...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 15-05-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,401
Posted By ianh67military
Sorry for the delay. Time to put some more...

Sorry for the delay. Time to put some more pictures up. My new favourite, a stunning badge with features I've not seen before. Unfortunately one of the antlers is missing, but that's what happens...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 11-05-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By ianh67military
The 13th Regiment of Foot was to become the...

The 13th Regiment of Foot was to become the Somerset Light Infantry.
XIII was worn as a cloth badge as late as the Second World War.
Best of luck with your mission.

Regards,
Ian H
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 04-05-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,248
Posted By ianh67military
27 Squadron & 1310 Flight

4 More badges from 27 Squadron, including, finally the 100th Anniversary one from 2015. Took me while to find one.
Also one with the words " Kathmandidn't " and "OP LAYLAND Static Display" which I...
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