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Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 09-09-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,013
Posted By Guzzman
Mystery 'CW' Armlet

Evening all

No, I'm afraid that she certainly wasn't a Wren. I certainly wouldn't put too much faith in what was written on the back of the original photo. We've all seen images with incorrect...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 08-09-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,013
Posted By Guzzman
Mystery 'CW' Armlet

It's incredible how my simple request for help in identifying an unknown armlet has turned into such an interesting topic!

As has been said, I don't think Miss Sinclair was ever actually in the...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 03-09-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 364
Posted By Guzzman
Royal Navy Cdo dress Formation Sign

I think your commando dagger badge is Army rather than Navy.

I have included an image of the current issue badge. It has been embroidered in gold rayon (thread) rather than gold wire for nearly 20...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 29-08-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,013
Posted By Guzzman
That's good news! When I contacted the IWM last...

That's good news! When I contacted the IWM last they only knew of the one image. And now we have three (even if two are of the same person!).

Hopefully a few more will turn up now people are...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 28-08-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,013
Posted By Guzzman
That's brilliant! That's only the second known...

That's brilliant! That's only the second known image of a Coast Watcher wearing their armlet! And the fact she is wearing her badge too makes it even better!

Pete
Forum: Military Buttons 19-08-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By Guzzman
A similar design of livery button in white metal...

A similar design of livery button in white metal was also used by Royal Marine mess servants. It's caused a great deal of confusion over the years!

Pete
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 18-08-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By Guzzman
I nearly mentioned that some of the Australian...

I nearly mentioned that some of the Australian colonial navies DID include the stripes on some of their badges but thought you were referring specifically to the Royal Navy!

I'm interested in...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 18-08-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By Guzzman
Victorian naval rating

I know the feeling! I come across a few of these childrens badges every year. I always live in hope of finding the real thing. I have some Victorian badges but not many. Considering how large the...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 18-08-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By Guzzman
Is this Naval?

Me too!!

Glad you're keeping safe and well. All OK here too.

Pete
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 17-08-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By Guzzman
victorian naval rating

Definately a badge from a child's sailor suit. The size, the style of the crown and the crossed anchors are wrong. And RN badges were never issued with the Good Conduct badges attached. This is the...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 16-08-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By Guzzman
Is this Naval?

Hi Alex!

I think I'll have to disagree with you there! A Naval Crown on it's own is more likely to be Merchant Navy than RN. A naval crown forming part of a more complex design could well be RN,...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-08-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By Guzzman
Is this Naval?

Hi

What you have is an example of the 'Naval Crown'. The word 'Naval' does not mean it has anything to specifically do with the Royal Navy. It is mostly used by the Merchant Navy, although it does...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 13-08-21, 11:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By Guzzman
Navy epaulettes?

Hi RSM

The one on the left (with the browny-orange stripe) is for a Surgeon Sub-Lieutenant (Dental) RN.

The one on the right (with the 'X') is for an Auxiliary Officer of the Royal Naval...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 25-07-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By Guzzman
Simon, Blue printed badges were designed for...

Simon,

Blue printed badges were designed for use with 'workwear' - overalls, work shirts, etc. They remained in use until the 1990s.

Pete
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 25-07-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By Guzzman
Leading Air Mechnic but what is the actual F?

Evening all!

Firstly, I wouldn't put too much faith in what the National Maritime Museum says! They often list items as 'unidentified' that even the newest badge or button collector can identify...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-07-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By Guzzman
I agree with Alex. It looks like an unfinished...

I agree with Alex. It looks like an unfinished example of the cap badges worn by Preventive Officers in H.M. Waterguard - now part of H.M. Customs and Excise.

I've attached some images as examples...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 28-06-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 734
Posted By Guzzman
R.N.A.S. or F.A.A. cloth eagle?

Submitted in error!

Sorry
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 13-05-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,692
Posted By Guzzman
Hi Terry Yes, I was aware of the uniform...

Hi Terry

Yes, I was aware of the uniform worn at the time of the AWI. I didn't mean to imply that the 1802 pattern hat was worn at the time and that was why I wanted it. I meant to just emphasise...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 11-05-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,692
Posted By Guzzman
Hi John Many thanks for the info. I did look...

Hi John

Many thanks for the info. I did look for your PM but as you say it seems to have vanished. It's immaterial as the owner has now decided that he doesn't want to sell it and would rather...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 10-05-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,692
Posted By Guzzman
You are so right! The number of times I've...

You are so right!

The number of times I've walked away from items or decided to get them later, only to change my mind, rush back, and find that they've been sold to someone else!

I've already...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 09-05-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,692
Posted By Guzzman
Thanks everyone. You've all been extremely...

Thanks everyone.

You've all been extremely helpful and pretty much confirmed what I thought.

The seller is a 'friend of a friend' and the last thing I want to do is to offend him in any way...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 08-05-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,692
Posted By Guzzman
Advice re price to pay please.

I have been offered the chance to purchase an 1802 pattern Royal Marines other ranks hat in good condition for its age. See the illustration (this is not the one I'm buying it was just the first...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-05-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By Guzzman
Hi Henk Please feel free to be as pedantic...

Hi Henk

Please feel free to be as pedantic as you wish! There's no greater pedant than me!

This isn't actually my field of collecting - I'm an Royal Navy collector. I just happened to come...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-05-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By Guzzman
In India the Home Guard is an auxiliary police...

In India the Home Guard is an auxiliary police unit. They were established in several parts of India during the 1960s - including Bengal. There is an article on the 'Home Guard (India)' on Wikipedia....
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 30-04-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By Guzzman
Southern Nigeran Marine

Simon and David

Thank-you both for your comments

Pete
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