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Forum: General Topics 01-02-21, 01:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By Mark Corcoran
Very nice indeed! Thanks for sharing:) I...

Very nice indeed!

Thanks for sharing:) I hope the uniform enjoyed its moment in the sun.

Happy and healthy New Year to all!

Mark
Forum: General Topics 01-11-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By Mark Corcoran
Kingsley (Others FYI), The (unofficial) Army...

Kingsley (Others FYI),

The (unofficial) Army College of TAFE badges are around... although they are not common. I think (much like the 161 Aviation hat badge from the 1980's)... they are often...
Forum: General Topics 26-09-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 642
Posted By Mark Corcoran
So, to paraphrase the old joke: Hello! ...

So, to paraphrase the old joke:

Hello!

This is the Chinese Embassy.

There is no need to leave a message. We already know who you are and what you want.
We will have one of our friendly...
Forum: General Topics 02-09-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,216
Posted By Mark Corcoran
I've given this gallantry matter some more...

I've given this gallantry matter some more thought. I've known some extraordinary people in my time and the quip about '1 percenters' came to mind. Heraclitus put it best about those who go to war....
Forum: General Topics 02-09-20, 12:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,511
Posted By Mark Corcoran
James, The JTAC qualified RAAF personnel who...

James,

The JTAC qualified RAAF personnel who are engaged in CAS operations on the ground (i.e. members of No4 Sqn, B Flight), are embedded with the SF Units they support and their barracks dress...
Forum: General Topics 24-08-20, 04:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 836
Posted By Mark Corcoran
Gents, If you scroll about halfway down the...

Gents,

If you scroll about halfway down the listing, just below the description box, there is a hyperlink in blue reading "Report Item".

I have not used it myself in the past... but I did...
Forum: General Topics 12-08-20, 01:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,216
Posted By Mark Corcoran
The nature of Ed Sheean's devotion to his duty is...

The nature of Ed Sheean's devotion to his duty is undeniable... even Japanese reports on the action, indicate that they had to take evasive action because their aircraft were taking effective fire......
Forum: General Topics 08-01-20, 12:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 267
Posted By Mark Corcoran
Rob, I don't have that variant myself... but...

Rob,

I don't have that variant myself... but I see nothing about tha specimen that I would doubt. <ong story short, it does look every bit the genuine item to me... I would certainly not be...
Forum: General Topics 10-10-19, 05:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By Mark Corcoran
The plaque with the provenance detail makes all...

The plaque with the provenance detail makes all the difference in the world.

Someone knew the difference between history and hoarding!

Nice work that man!

Mark
Forum: General Topics 06-08-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 689
Posted By Mark Corcoran
I was surprised at that price as well. It was...

I was surprised at that price as well. It was noticably higher than others which have gone in the last few months.

Rgeards All,

Mark
Forum: General Topics 22-06-19, 04:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 638
Posted By Mark Corcoran
FYI All, Here are some recent issue Mess...

FYI All,

Here are some recent issue Mess Dress rank boards. These are images of the items in their NSN issue bags, as a form of provenance. We will take further images of the gold and silver...
Forum: General Topics 02-06-19, 12:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By Mark Corcoran
Well BC... this is clearly the place to make that...

Well BC... this is clearly the place to make that enquiry eh :)
Nice work Keith!

Mark
Forum: General Topics 26-05-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 606
Posted By Mark Corcoran
Thanks heaps for that offer Phil! As soon as we...

Thanks heaps for that offer Phil! As soon as we get a travel-plan sorted, I will be back in touch with you to take up your kind offer:)

In the meantime... if you have any 'snapshots' (or lists)...
Forum: General Topics 26-05-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 606
Posted By Mark Corcoran
Thanks for that information BC... much...

Thanks for that information BC... much appreciated!

Mark
Forum: General Topics 26-05-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By Mark Corcoran
Thanks BC, Those buton samples look perfect!...

Thanks BC,

Those buton samples look perfect! The 1980's 'Squewered Roo' design are actually my favourite period design andnthey are getting quite difficult to acquire. Like a lot of buttons, they...
Forum: General Topics 24-05-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,194
Posted By Mark Corcoran
Thanks BC, "Bloomin' marvellous" to see! ...

Thanks BC,

"Bloomin' marvellous" to see!

Mark
Forum: General Topics 19-05-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,194
Posted By Mark Corcoran
BC, The only electronic edition we put out,...

BC,

The only electronic edition we put out, was of Volume 1. The electronic version includes variations and runs to 615 pages :) While the hard copy was 'slimmed down' (by removing most...
Forum: General Topics 19-05-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,194
Posted By Mark Corcoran
Akiko, No problem, I'm glad the information...

Akiko,

No problem, I'm glad the information helped.

BTW, I believe there are about 3 copies of the ('Revised') edition of Volume 1 left. So, if you are looking for the matching pair of...
Forum: General Topics 18-05-19, 12:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By Mark Corcoran
Some odd Australian Army buttons for comment

Dear All,

Over the years, I have acquired a few items which just don't quite fit the 'run of the mill' stuff. I'm sure that most of you have picked up odd bits and pieces with no provenance as...
Forum: General Topics 17-05-19, 10:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,194
Posted By Mark Corcoran
Nice tracking down Keith, That looks exactly...

Nice tracking down Keith,

That looks exactly like the items available here in Oz... so I think you'd be right on the money about the manufacturing source!

Best regards
Mark
Forum: General Topics 13-05-19, 12:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,194
Posted By Mark Corcoran
Thanks Keith :) Regards Mark

Thanks Keith :)

Regards

Mark
Forum: General Topics 07-05-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,194
Posted By Mark Corcoran
Keith, MMM... missed that ebay item! Were...

Keith,

MMM... missed that ebay item! Were they bullion or bi-metal items?
Regards
Mark
Forum: General Topics 06-05-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,194
Posted By Mark Corcoran
Thanks Keith, My copy of the Army's insignia...

Thanks Keith,

My copy of the Army's insignia design approval docs, cite that same date (as would be expected). However, I don't have access to the actual production contract records here, so I...
Forum: General Topics 06-05-19, 03:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,194
Posted By Mark Corcoran
RAA Beret Badges (Part 3) Re: Commissioned Officers and WO1s

A couple of earlier posts on RAA beret badges, were focused on the stamped metal items worn by Other Ranks. This time, I thought it might be worth taking a look at RAA Officers' insignia sets and the...
Forum: General Topics 06-05-19, 02:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,194
Posted By Mark Corcoran
Yes BC, The Dress Manual entries that we've...

Yes BC,

The Dress Manual entries that we've dug through, show that the beret-sized insignia items authorised for wear by RAA Officers and ORs, were/are 'not Ordnance sourced items'. As such, like...
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