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Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. Today, 06:27 PM
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Posted By fairlie63
It's a Royal Canadian Artillery badge 1961-2016...

It's a Royal Canadian Artillery badge 1961-2016 period of wear.

Post 1968 only worn by Assistant Instructors-in-(of) Gunnery in this large size and gilding metal.

Keith
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia Yesterday, 06:25 PM
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Posted By fairlie63
You've got to love the bike horn. Keith

You've got to love the bike horn. Keith
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches Yesterday, 09:23 AM
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Views: 245
Posted By fairlie63
Hello, No. The number 29 had nothing to do...

Hello,

No. The number 29 had nothing to do with the Corps number or the number of fd pk coys in that Corps. The Royal Engineers (RE) consisted of many types of units, including fd pk coys. As each...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 18-03-19, 06:31 PM
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Views: 245
Posted By fairlie63
The 29th would just be a succession number in a...

The 29th would just be a succession number in a series of numbered Corps Field Park Companies (Fd Pk Coys) and unlikely to match the corps number itself.

Keith
Forum: Headdress 10-03-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 371
Posted By fairlie63
If you were to drink that bourbon faster Leigh...

If you were to drink that bourbon faster Leigh you'd find that much more space would be available for your headgear display :D

I must admit, although I have been tempted from time to time with...
Forum: Headdress 07-03-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 371
Posted By fairlie63
Thanks for sharing Leigh. Keith

Thanks for sharing Leigh.

Keith
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 02-03-19, 03:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 536
Posted By fairlie63
Yes, I'm just in the process of trying to...

Yes, I'm just in the process of trying to understand what was the GBP4.17 I just got charged in 'import duties' from UK considering it said import duties Nil. I could understand a GBP1.7 GST add-on...
Forum: General Topics 25-02-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By fairlie63
Thanks Jason, I think that's probably close to...

Thanks Jason, I think that's probably close to the mark. I'll have a look at the Victorian Government Gazette and see if they have any 'Contracts Accepted' for the Boer War contingents that might...
Forum: General Topics 25-02-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By fairlie63
Thanks Phil, Yes, a bit of a mystery, I've...

Thanks Phil,

Yes, a bit of a mystery, I've never seen one since.

Keith
Forum: General Topics 25-02-19, 05:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By fairlie63
VIC title

Hello gentlemen,

I've had this title for many years, early 1990s. Did have a pair but the other was minus its lugs and I eventually got rid of it.

Well made, probably Stokes but not maker...
Forum: General Topics. 25-02-19, 04:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By fairlie63
Well, you know what they say about badge...

Well, you know what they say about badge collectors not getting any younger....:D
Forum: Arab Nations 24-02-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By fairlie63
Good to see you've still got the interest and are...

Good to see you've still got the interest and are passing it on to the rest of us Cliff. All the best with the sales.

Cheers, Keith
Forum: Other Corps 18-02-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 103
Posted By fairlie63
An officers collar badge for the Royal Australian...

An officers collar badge for the Royal Australian Artillery, approved in 1951 and became obsolescent in 1953 when AUSTRALIA was replaced by UBIQUE.
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 16-02-19, 04:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By fairlie63
Yes, it was more to establish the authority of...

Yes, it was more to establish the authority of the wearer than preserve the uniform. Nice pick ups though.

Keith
Forum: General Topics 11-02-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 276
Posted By fairlie63
I might have to wipe the egg off my face I'm...

I might have to wipe the egg off my face I'm afraid bc, saw a postcard on our favourite on-line auction site that also had AGA badges being worn on similar uniform so I had a look through the history...
Forum: Other Militaria 11-02-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 185
Posted By fairlie63
Clothing Regulations 1881 provides for a 'button...

Clothing Regulations 1881 provides for a 'button brass' as part of the free issue of kit and necessaries to all soldiers.

Keith
Forum: Infantry and Special Forces 11-02-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 538
Posted By fairlie63
Hey Dennis, Are you able to tell me what the...

Hey Dennis,

Are you able to tell me what the number is on the disc under the VAD badge next to it?

Cheers,
Keith
Forum: General Topics 10-02-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 276
Posted By fairlie63
Interesting photo bc, the guy is wearing...

Interesting photo bc, the guy is wearing Australian Garrison Artillery (AGA) badges as you have stated but he is wearing Permanent Force uniform. I wonder if he is one of the AGA blokes recruited to...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-02-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 159
Posted By fairlie63
Interesting. Normally these are in gold or silver...

Interesting. Normally these are in gold or silver wire embroidery on a dark blue cloth backing.

However the book, 'British Army Proficiency Badges' by Denis Edwards and David Langley, one of whom...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 08-02-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,106
Posted By fairlie63
Totally agree, I recall that thread, Lancer...

Totally agree, I recall that thread, Lancer plates wasn't it. Keith
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-02-19, 05:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 88
Posted By fairlie63
One of the rifle clubs perhaps Jason. Looks a...

One of the rifle clubs perhaps Jason. Looks a little bit locally sourced and I have a vague recollection the Victorians had an RC shoulder title prior to Federation.

Keith
Forum: General Topics. 03-02-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By fairlie63
5th 'British Columbia' Regiment of Garrison...

5th 'British Columbia' Regiment of Garrison Artillery, Canadian Artillery. The 1st Battalion of that regiment has a direct lineage to the 5th (British Columbia) Field Artillery Regiment, Royal...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 01-02-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 104
Posted By fairlie63
I think perhaps 122 Light Anti-Aircraft/Anti-Tank...

I think perhaps 122 Light Anti-Aircraft/Anti-Tank Regiment RA (LAA/A Tk Regt) Laurent.

Converted from 122 LAA Regt RA on 30 December 1943, with 36 Indian Div.

Keith
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 25-01-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 737
Posted By fairlie63
The Badges of Kitchener's Army by Dave Bilton,...

The Badges of Kitchener's Army by Dave Bilton, p97, has a photo of a member of 11 (S) Bn Suffolk Regt wearing the title CAMB/SUFFOLK.

Keith
Forum: General Topics. 25-01-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 118
Posted By fairlie63
Thanks Marc, always good to have a description, a...

Thanks Marc, always good to have a description, a complicated subject for sure. Keith
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