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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Today, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 107
Posted By mike_vee
The Monthly Army List for August 1914 - Vol 1...

The Monthly Army List for August 1914 - Vol 1 states :

Herne Bay College Cadet Corps.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Today, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 107
Posted By mike_vee
Found another bit of info on Wiki : ...

Found another bit of info on Wiki :

"Meanwhile, on the site of the old farmstead Thurman built New College, known locally as Eddington College, as a school in competition with Herne Bay College...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Today, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 107
Posted By mike_vee
1925 badge sold in auction in 2016. "fine...

1925 badge sold in auction in 2016.

"fine bullion embroidered shooting badge from Herne Bay College OTC 1925".

...
Forum: General Topics. Today, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 104
Posted By mike_vee
Pure speculation but found a site online...

Pure speculation but found a site online "Headdress: A pictorial history of military headgear from 1660 to 1914."

http://www.reenactor.ru/ARH/PDF/Rankin.pdf

It mentions a French Officer's shako...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 08:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By mike_vee
Age wise I guess it would have to be circa 1899...

Age wise I guess it would have to be circa 1899 to 1926 as that was when the group was active.

Only other Boys Life Brigade badge I could find is a sergeants shoulder belt boss badge but although...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 10-12-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 753
Posted By mike_vee
From "HALLMARKING GUIDANCE NOTES" , Assay Offices...

From "HALLMARKING GUIDANCE NOTES" , Assay Offices of Great Britian:

"Articles below a certain weight are exempt from hallmarking. The exemption weight is based on the weight of the precious metal...
Forum: Other Militaria 09-12-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By mike_vee
"Used - Very Good" copy on Amazon UK for...

"Used - Very Good" copy on Amazon UK for £8.60.
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 08-12-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 159
Posted By mike_vee
From service document photo : "30 AASS B.E.F ...

From service document photo :
"30 AASS B.E.F 21-3-17"

From 'RE Library and Archive World War One Unit War Diaries' (Page 37 Section 138).

"30 Anti-Aircraft Searchlight Section 09 Mar 1917 to...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 08-12-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 159
Posted By mike_vee
AASS - Anti-Aircraft Searchlight Section ...

AASS - Anti-Aircraft Searchlight Section

https://www.worldwar1luton.com/glossary-abbreviations
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-12-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By mike_vee
The Boys’ Life Brigade was founded in 1899 by...

The Boys’ Life Brigade was founded in 1899 by John Brown Paton in Nottingham. In October 1926 it merged with The Boys' Brigade.

"The Boys' Life Brigade (1899) was one of many similar movements...
Forum: Other Military Topics 06-12-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,337
Posted By mike_vee
Another variation !

While sorting out my latest acquisitions I noticed that the Passchendaele 1917-2017 pin didn't fit in with the other Centenary ones , it had the poppy with leaf .
A quick Google search shows that 2...
Forum: Other Military Topics 06-12-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,337
Posted By mike_vee
Centenary/Commemorative Pins

Picked up a joblot of 15 pins which included 3 of the Commemorative pins I have been looking for.
1. Great Pilgrimage 90
2. Royal Air Force 1918-2018
3. Battle of Amiens 1918-2018

Still got a...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 05-12-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,089
Posted By mike_vee
When I first saw this badge (in Jerry's album) I...

When I first saw this badge (in Jerry's album) I couldn't figure out the connection between Blackpool and Scotland. :confused:

Now all is revealed .:D

Only problem is that this is the...
Forum: Other Military Topics 05-12-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,337
Posted By mike_vee
I'm not a "purist" , I simply collect...

I'm not a "purist" , I simply collect Poppy/Remembrance pins. My preference is official RBL/Poppyshop items but I also like the ones issued by the various branches.

Another point is that...
Forum: Other Military Topics 04-12-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,337
Posted By mike_vee
As a collector I want to have as complete a set...

As a collector I want to have as complete a set as possible , as an RBL member I ensure that a donation (either from seller or myself) is made so that the charity continues to benefit from their sale.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 03-12-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 391
Posted By mike_vee
It is the one Luc posted about in the thread he...

It is the one Luc posted about in the thread he has linked , and eBay description stated :

"A Genuine WWII Army Pilots Wing Mounted On Aircraft Fuselage.

Bullion embroidered and mounted on a...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 03-12-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 391
Posted By mike_vee
Badge in that thread went for £110.88 :eek:

Badge in that thread went for £110.88 :eek:
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 03-12-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 141
Posted By mike_vee
Could the arm badge be this one ? ...

Could the arm badge be this one ?

"Telegraphist Non Trained / Junior Radio Operator"
Forum: Other Military Topics 03-12-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,337
Posted By mike_vee
Everything is collectable ! :D I only have 2 LPD...

Everything is collectable ! :D I only have 2 LPD pins but if I see others I'd want them.

When the first 'dated' poppy pin was produced in 2006 it probably wasn't considered "collectable" but is...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 03-12-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By mike_vee
Original poster on eBay : WW2 21st ARMY...

Original poster on eBay :

WW2 21st ARMY GROUP FORMATION SIGNS. 8th May 1945.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/303382647931

Large photo on picclick:
...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 03-12-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 221
Posted By mike_vee
Pakistani ? 22nd Cav ?

Pakistani ?

22nd Cav ?
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 02-12-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 69
Posted By mike_vee
IWM description:BADGE, HIGHER FORMATION, SOUTHERN...

IWM description:BADGE, HIGHER FORMATION, SOUTHERN COMMAND (UK) - CORPS OF MILITARY POLICE (CMP)

"badge A shield divided vertically red left, black right, over all five white stars in the form of a...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 01-12-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 196
Posted By mike_vee
Ice polo ? Date is 1873. "these games were...

Ice polo ? Date is 1873.

"these games were brought to North America and several similar winter games using informal rules as they were developed, such as "shinny" and "ice polo". The contemporary...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 01-12-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 196
Posted By mike_vee
Possibly Council for Exceptional Children ? ...

Possibly Council for Exceptional Children ?

Founded in 1922 at Teacher's College , Columbia University.
Today there are approx. 288 student chapters and 269 state, local and provisional chapters...
Forum: Other Military Topics 30-11-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,337
Posted By mike_vee
2019 Specials + Branches

Latest batch :

1. RMP 2019 - Excellent pins , have from 2015.

2. TFL 2019 - 3 of this years selection.

3. "Paw" poppy - Don't know who/when it was produced.

4. Isle of Man 2019 - Have...
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