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Forum: Indian Badges 13-09-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By peter monahan
I had one of these years ago and [stupidly] got...

I had one of these years ago and [stupidly] got rid of it. Now idea at this distance whether it was real or fake, but here's an example anyway.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-08-21, 10:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 279
Posted By peter monahan
There were only two 'R. J. Young' of the 1500...

There were only two 'R. J. Young' of the 1500 Youngs and only one was a Gunner. Served with the Halifax Battery, Royal Canadian Garrison Artillery from 1908, wife lived in the barracks, so he was a...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-08-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 279
Posted By peter monahan
Mike There are 1,500 'Young's in the C.E.F....

Mike

There are 1,500 'Young's in the C.E.F. records, but only two 'R. J.'. I think your man is Reuben Joseph Young, a Newfoundlander who joined the CEF in Halifax. He was a miner but had also...
Forum: Indian Badges 18-08-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By peter monahan
Very nice. Thanks for sharing. I've always...

Very nice. Thanks for sharing. I've always thought, given the style of the 'I P' in the center, that this is a very attractive badge. :)
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-07-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By peter monahan
I would be inclined to agree with you. The IA...

I would be inclined to agree with you. The IA seems to have done far less 'differentiation' by way of armbands and specialist badges than the other Imperial armies.

That said, any badges they...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 29-07-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By peter monahan
No, not that. If IA stretcher bearers wore a...

No, not that. If IA stretcher bearers wore a badge, and they were cloth arm bands, not brass badges, they would have said 'S.B.' just like the rest of the British and Imperial armies. :)
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 21-07-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 567
Posted By peter monahan
Sadly, probably not. There doesn't seem to have...

Sadly, probably not. There doesn't seem to have been a central registry for the official War Service badges. I've just this week come across a Canadian who has the serial number of his scrawled...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-06-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 745
Posted By peter monahan
Nigeria actually brews a half dozen good lagers,...

Nigeria actually brews a half dozen good lagers, or did a few decades ago. When my wife lived in the south, early '80s, at least one of the local breweries still employed a German brewmaster - who...
Forum: Indian Badges 19-06-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,656
Posted By peter monahan
Reading Durell's books on animal collecting, with...

Reading Durell's books on animal collecting, with the wonderful illustrations, convinced me, as a teen, that I wanted to be a veteranairian. I still have those books!

Peter
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 12-06-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By peter monahan
I have a vague recollection from several years...

I have a vague recollection from several years ago of a number of 'powder carriers' appearing on the market and the general consensus seemed to be that they were modern imitations of historic...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 09-06-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 688
Posted By peter monahan
After two years locked in my house? Yes, sadly,...

After two years locked in my house? Yes, sadly, it doesn't take much these days. ;)

P
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-06-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 688
Posted By peter monahan
" RA, reversed and intertwined (the technical...

" RA, reversed and intertwined (the technical description) LMAO! Thanks for a giggle, Simon.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-05-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By peter monahan
Agreed. The shape makes it extremely unlikely,...

Agreed. The shape makes it extremely unlikely, IMO, that it is military. :(
Forum: Indian Badges 25-05-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By peter monahan
Yes, pin backs are tricky, especially when...

Yes, pin backs are tricky, especially when discussing IA and AFI units. There is a tendency to want to say 'Oh, for a turban!' and assume 'sepoy' or 'mess servant' or 'follower', as appropriate, but...
Forum: Indian Badges 23-05-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By peter monahan
A dealer in the UK is selling a very similar...

A dealer in the UK is selling a very similar piece, described as 'silvered white metal, 40 mm, possibly officers. So 25 mm could well be a collar badges. Indian cap badges are often quite small. ...
Forum: Indian Badges 18-05-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By peter monahan
The Hyderabad State Forces were, I'm pretty sure,...

The Hyderabad State Forces were, I'm pretty sure, the largest such contingent and included infantry, cavalry, engineers and a transport corps and maybe even some gunners and a camel unit.

Pity...
Forum: Indian Badges 18-05-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By peter monahan
I thought it was pretty neat too. Anyway,...

I thought it was pretty neat too.

Anyway, subsequent posts suggest that the two giants are just that - 7'4" and 7'9" apparently - and that their identities are definitley known and, yes, they are...
Forum: Indian Badges 17-05-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By peter monahan
This photo was recently posted on the South Asian...

This photo was recently posted on the South Asian Military heritage Facebook site. The caption read "2 guards from Delhi Durbar with James Recalton an American photographer who visited India in...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 12-05-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,062
Posted By peter monahan
I have to agree. 'Indian made', which covers the...

I have to agree. 'Indian made', which covers the whole subcontinent, almost invariably have thin cast 'lugs': small rectangular projections made as part of the original casting, with holes crudely...
Forum: Indian Badges 10-05-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,073
Posted By peter monahan
A little more information. The NABHA AKAL...

A little more information. The NABHA AKAL infantry were part of the state forces of the Punjabi state of Nabha [not 'Nabna]. During WW2 they were taken into the Punjab Regiment as the 14th...
Forum: Indian Badges 10-05-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,073
Posted By peter monahan
Sadly, Khyber is correct about researching Other...

Sadly, Khyber is correct about researching Other ranks in the Indian Army: the chances are about nil. And that goes double for State Forces, as those records likely went into the trach when each...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-04-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 635
Posted By peter monahan
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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 31-03-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By peter monahan
Several UK eBay sites list the second one as...

Several UK eBay sites list the second one as 'Royal Oman Air Force;. There is an example below.

The key to the first one is likely in the rather unusual crown. It looks balloon shaped!
Forum: Indian Badges 31-03-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By peter monahan
Very nice find indeed!

Very nice find indeed!
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-03-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 723
Posted By peter monahan
I was going to say that it didn't look British to...

I was going to say that it didn't look British to me, but that leaves Germany and a good few other nations to investigate. :(

Peter
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