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Forum: Airborne and Special Forces 03-03-15, 02:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,184
Posted By DavidS
My estimate was lower than Doug N's. Average has...

My estimate was lower than Doug N's. Average has been about $1400-$1500, but of late prices are down and the last I saw sell fetched about $1100 CDN. I'd pm'd the original poster with that rather...
Forum: Airborne and Special Forces 01-03-15, 10:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,184
Posted By DavidS
No worries as to authenticity; this is a...

No worries as to authenticity; this is a perfectly good WWII officer's badge.
Forum: Corps, Branches and the Royal Canadian Artillery 09-01-15, 02:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,426
Posted By DavidS
Not connected at all, as far as I could find....

Not connected at all, as far as I could find. They seem to have had some association with the Legion of Frontiersmen and if nothing else, liked to parade a lot :rolleyes:

I could only dig up two...
Forum: Corps, Branches and the Royal Canadian Artillery 09-01-15, 02:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,426
Posted By DavidS
Since my first guide was done, I found out this...

Since my first guide was done, I found out this was a WWI woman's group, and it's not related to any of the WWII women's volunteer groups. I'll correct this if and when I get to a 2nd edition. My...
Forum: Officer Training and Cadets 05-01-15, 11:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,261
Posted By DavidS
Does this help, Bill? From armycadethistory.com: ...

Does this help, Bill? From armycadethistory.com:

The number 440 was originally given to a corps in B.C. from 1913 to 1915.
This Corps originally formed in Feb 1915 (MO 74/15) as 440 Appleby...
Forum: Infantry 05-01-15, 08:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,601
Posted By DavidS
Definitely has that blackened reverse (back)...

Definitely has that blackened reverse (back) finish common to British badges and seems to me like a very hard, deep coloured brass. Footed lugs.
Forum: Infantry 05-01-15, 06:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,606
Posted By DavidS
And here I thought Internet users were entitled...

And here I thought Internet users were entitled to endless spam and redirects, pop-up ads, dubious miracle diet fads, health and other 'facts', dumb videos with stupid people doing stupid things,...
Forum: Infantry 04-01-15, 11:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,601
Posted By DavidS
Got your balaclava and a lockpick, and what time...

Got your balaclava and a lockpick, and what time am I picking you up?
Forum: Infantry 04-01-15, 10:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,601
Posted By DavidS
I understand that, Bill. I'm saying that I have a...

I understand that, Bill. I'm saying that I have a Colchester & Hants "25" badge with no "1", but that it's otherwise exactly like the M114a drawing. Soooo, Mazeas... did he draw a correct M114 badge...
Forum: Infantry 04-01-15, 10:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,601
Posted By DavidS
Reiterating that this is not necessarily an...

Reiterating that this is not necessarily an error. Rather, for a small regiment, these folks may have had way too many badges.

Mazeas correctly drew a 'no number 1' badge sort of. Mine has no...
Forum: General Topics 04-01-15, 10:14 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 32,866
Posted By DavidS
Not really an error. This badge does not always...

Not really an error. This badge does not always have the #1 (see related thread (http://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=43765)).
Forum: Infantry 30-12-14, 11:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 799
Posted By DavidS
I'm not aware of reproduction York Rangers...

I'm not aware of reproduction York Rangers badges. There are both unmarked and Scully marked badges, and also a smaller variant. The example of the small badge I have seen is a two-piece brass badge....
Forum: Officer Training and Cadets 24-12-14, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,622
Posted By DavidS
Gorgeous shape, too. Double bonus on a very rare...

Gorgeous shape, too. Double bonus on a very rare badge. I'm jealous.
Forum: Officer Training and Cadets 15-12-14, 11:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,608
Posted By DavidS
Not disputing that this is a copy, but I am...

Not disputing that this is a copy, but I am disputing the white metal reference. The badge I photographed for my book is an original badge that belonged to a friend's father who was in the U of A...
Forum: Infantry 07-12-14, 01:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,586
Posted By DavidS
Oh, I give up!

Oh, I give up!
Forum: General Topics 04-12-14, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,030
Posted By DavidS
Start here:...

Start here: http://thediscoverblog.com/tag/military-service-files/

Scroll down to "How to Order Military Records..." and check out the links in that section, esp. the "Application for Military...
Forum: Infantry 04-12-14, 03:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,586
Posted By DavidS
Re this story, I've been spending some time...

Re this story, I've been spending some time trying to run this to ground. I am pretty much convinced it is bunk.

The Soo repros do seem to start appearing in the late 60s/early 70s, but as far as...
Forum: General Topics 03-12-14, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,600
Posted By DavidS
John: Irregardless, you can access his...

John:

Irregardless, you can access his attestation papers online through Archives & Library Canada, using his name, which will at least give you/your wife his date of enlistment, service no., and...
Forum: General Topics 01-12-14, 09:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,442
Posted By DavidS
Gewwwwww... I wouldn't want to risk it. Too much...

Gewwwwww... I wouldn't want to risk it. Too much opportunity to screw up something else, like a badge finish, solder, etc. I'd also suggest you check the lugs pretty carefully before trying to...
Forum: General Topics 01-12-14, 09:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,600
Posted By DavidS
Don't know how carried away you want to get on...

Don't know how carried away you want to get on your research, but here's a brief precis on the 11th Bn: http://cefresearch.ca/matrix/Utilities/reserves/11th.htm
Forum: General Topics 01-12-14, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,600
Posted By DavidS
11th (Saskatchewan) Bn. CEF

11th (Saskatchewan) Bn. CEF
Forum: General Topics 01-12-14, 03:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,442
Posted By DavidS
Helps to have a pair of step-ring...

Helps to have a pair of step-ring (http://www.amazon.com/3-Step-Looping-Concave-Beading-Jewelry/dp/B007AF6CZA) or looping pliers (also called wire wrap pliers). I use these for reshaping lugs. Check...
Forum: General Topics 20-11-14, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,010
Posted By DavidS
I'm going to go out on an unsubstantiated limb...

I'm going to go out on an unsubstantiated limb and say it is a generic Canadian medal with a spot for the city/town/hamlet to engrave its name. The coat of arms is not the Alberta coat of arms, but...
Forum: General Topics 13-11-14, 09:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,488
Posted By DavidS
I think those are oak leaves, and that it's not...

I think those are oak leaves, and that it's not Canadian. Canadian Medical Services badge has no star, and the serpent is on a staff, not an arrow. Canadian Forces Intelligence Services uses a...
Forum: Cavalry and Armoured Units 06-11-14, 08:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,369
Posted By DavidS
Jo: My point about the pitch setting is that...

Jo:

My point about the pitch setting is that it would need to be the same very nice tailor or female persuasion person in each case, if the count and stitch length is the same. Or at least the...
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