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Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 26-12-21, 01:14 PM
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Posted By DougSA
Also, thank you Luke for confirmation!

Also, thank you Luke for confirmation!
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 26-12-21, 01:05 PM
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Views: 360
Posted By DougSA
Thank you Leigh!

Thank you Leigh!
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 26-12-21, 11:42 AM
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Views: 360
Posted By DougSA
ID cavalry regiment?

I would be most grateful if anyone can identify the regiment with which these two gents were serving. I am assuming that it is a cavalry regiment, given the regimental badge above rank stripes.
...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 21-12-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By DougSA
This sounds plausible.

This sounds plausible.
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 21-12-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By DougSA
Yes, could be a modified 'L'. On a related...

Yes, could be a modified 'L'.

On a related note, I have a Leading Air Fitter 'D' patch, on which the 'D' looks to be a modified 'L' (see images).
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 20-12-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By DougSA
FAA Air Fitter 'I' - what was 'I'?

I recently acquired this photograph, featuring a Leading Air Fitter of the Fleet Air Arm with trade designation 'I'.

I am familiar with 'A' Airframes, 'E' Engines, 'L' Electrical and 'O' Ordnance;...
Forum: Headdress 15-11-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 723
Posted By DougSA
Thank you Leigh for sharing!

Thank you Leigh for sharing!
Forum: Headdress 14-11-21, 09:18 AM
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Views: 723
Posted By DougSA
This is the photo in question. Please see...

This is the photo in question. Please see https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/175019223766

As you can see, he is together with a gent from the 2nd South Staffs, 1st Airborne Div. However, whether he is a...
Forum: Headdress 06-11-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 723
Posted By DougSA
I have come across a wartime photo, which shows a...

I have come across a wartime photo, which shows a gent of the Queen's Regt in a dark-coloured (black or maroon?) beret; definitely not khaki/GS beret. Unfortunately, formation patches are not...
Forum: Headdress 05-11-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 723
Posted By DougSA
Airborne or RAC berets worn by Queens Royal Regt (West Surrey)?

Would anyone know if members of the of the Queen's Royal Regiment ever wore the black Armoured Corps or maroon Airborne beret during WW2?

Any insights appreciated!
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-10-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By DougSA
[QUOTE=manchesters;563240]1st one is Canadian...

[QUOTE=manchesters;563240]1st one is Canadian Signals.

/QUOTE]

Thank you. Indeed, Canadian Signals looks to be a good match.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-10-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By DougSA
Perhaps 89th Punjabis? I had initially...

Perhaps 89th Punjabis?

I had initially thought that has coat of arms in centre and flags (on lances?), with King's crown at top. However, what looks to be sides of coat of arms could be ends of...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-10-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By DougSA
I also wondered if British Indian Army cavalry...

I also wondered if British Indian Army cavalry might be a possibility?
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-10-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By DougSA
No collar badges on third gent. Buttons look...

No collar badges on third gent. Buttons look like could be Rifles buttons.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-10-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By DougSA
Thanks Leigh for the swift reply! Yes, Royal...

Thanks Leigh for the swift reply!

Yes, Royal Berkshire Regiment looks to be spot on. Did have this as possible, but was not quite sure.

Any ideas on the first one?
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-10-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By DougSA
unknown WW1 cap & collar badges

I would be most grateful if anyone can shed light on the regiments of the gents in the attached photos...

I am particularly interested in the first two. Presumably the third is KRRC or a Light...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 26-09-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 775
Posted By DougSA
I have now managed to locate the son and have...

I have now managed to locate the son and have just had a nice telephone call.

He confirmed that the No.1 Dress was indeed his and that the wings were his father's.

While I originally had in...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 24-09-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 775
Posted By DougSA
Have sent PM.

Have sent PM.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 24-09-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 775
Posted By DougSA
...so, evidently this uniform has the same...

...so, evidently this uniform has the same story-line as your Blue Patrol Jacket, with father and son Colonel's! :)
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 23-09-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 775
Posted By DougSA
I believe that I have now found the answer. ...

I believe that I have now found the answer. There is a surname and initial on the label of the trousers (which incidentally is different to that on the tunic). Having cross-checked this with...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 23-09-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 775
Posted By DougSA
Thank you Jack! Yes, I am happy to have acquired...

Thank you Jack! Yes, I am happy to have acquired this one.

I should mention that it is the smaller version of wing, as introduced in mid-1944, so dating from 1944-1952.

Still on the look out...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 23-09-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 775
Posted By DougSA
Wink Thank you for the additional possible scenario ;)

Thank you for the additional possible scenario ;)
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 22-09-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 775
Posted By DougSA
KC bullion Army Flying Badge on QC uniform

I have just acquired this No.1 Dress tunic and trousers. The reason why it caught my eye is the bullion KC Army Flying Badge.

Needless to say, one would not normally expect to see a KC set of...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 23-08-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Posted By DougSA
Thank you both for the 'heads up'. Commando...

Thank you both for the 'heads up'. Commando items not my special area of interest, so glad I could double-check.

Much appreciated! :)
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 23-08-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Posted By DougSA
Commando 'Special Service' badge

I would be most grateful for any insights and opinions on this badge...

Any wisdom/knowledge appreciated!
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