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Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 11-12-18, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 117
Posted By Guzzman
Unknown (to me) trade badge

Hi Michael

This is a Weapons Analyst badge - originally introduced in 1968. Originally it was only made in blue thread as it was a badge worn only by Wrens. After the Wrens ceased to exist in 1993...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 04-12-18, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By Guzzman
ROYAL MARINE S/T

Introduced in 2010 to be precise.

Pete
Forum: Military Buttons 07-11-18, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By Guzzman
Hi Lazio! The Flag Officers button is a fine...

Hi Lazio!

The Flag Officers button is a fine example! This domed button was introduced in December 1827 and remained in use until 1843. It was the first to have a rope rim. Many thanks for showing...
Forum: Military Buttons 03-11-18, 07:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 119
Posted By Guzzman
NH button ID

Hi Lazio

As you say, there is very little information available about these buttons. I've been trying to find out more about these them for years! The National Maritime Museum state only that they...
Forum: Military Buttons 02-11-18, 11:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By Guzzman
Royal Naval Artillery Volunteers

Hi All!

I've got a few of these. They're lovely buttons aren't they?

This is the first pattern button used by the RNAV from 1873 to 1887. The buttons were silver but the crown and anchor were...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 30-10-18, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By Guzzman
Badge Identification Please

Hi Barry

Very interesting!

My first thought when I read your reply was that perhaps the differences in size, etc, could be accounted for by the fact the badges might be for the RNZN - but then...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 29-10-18, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By Guzzman
Badge Identification Please

Hi Barry

A horizontal gun without addition was used as the badge for a Seaman Gunner, 2nd Class (1890 - 1903) and the badge for an Acting Seaman Gunner (1890 - 1903). Your example has a hessian...
Forum: Royal Canadian Navy 01-10-18, 08:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 113
Posted By Guzzman
Provincial Marine

I have a query regarding a forerunner of the RCN - the Provincial Marine.

The Provincial Marine was a small Canadian hybrid navy, naval in work but miitary in administaration. It came under the...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-09-18, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By Guzzman
Help from Naval experts please

Firstly it is important to remember that stars and crowns are added to badges to denote appropriate standards of qualification, but the significance of these stars has changed many times.

The...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 23-09-18, 09:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,213
Posted By Guzzman
Hi Nozzer Have to agree about the bow! One...

Hi Nozzer

Have to agree about the bow! One of the best I've seen in a long time!

Pete
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 22-09-18, 09:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,213
Posted By Guzzman
Hi Steve If that's your Dad in the pictures...

Hi Steve

If that's your Dad in the pictures he was definately serving in the Royal Navy!

The 'butterfly-like' badge you describe on his right arm is his 'trade' badge, denoting which branch of...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 01-09-18, 04:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 126
Posted By Guzzman
If you go to the end of the thread before this...

If you go to the end of the thread before this you'll see we also discussed these white metal buttons! No-one has a clue as to what thet are!

Pete
Forum: Indian Badges 31-08-18, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 257
Posted By Guzzman
Hi Phill Yes, your badge is a beauty! Not...

Hi Phill

Yes, your badge is a beauty! Not much R.I.N. stuff turns up - well worth hanging on to.

Pete
Forum: Indian Badges 30-08-18, 12:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 257
Posted By Guzzman
Hi Phill As a blazer badge this probably...

Hi Phill

As a blazer badge this probably would have been worn by a veteran.

In 1934 the Royal Indian Marine became the Royal Indian Navy and I think this design was adopted at that time. I have...
Forum: Indian Badges 29-08-18, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 257
Posted By Guzzman
Indian WWII Petty officer rank?

The modern Indian Navy still uses a similar design as it's logo. As indeed does the Pakistan Navy.

Pete
Forum: Indian Badges 29-08-18, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 257
Posted By Guzzman
Indian WWII petty Officer rank?

Hi Phill

This is not a WWII PO's badge. The Royal Indian Navy wore the same PO's badges as the Royal Navy during WWII (and before). They continued to wear the same badges until India became a...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 27-08-18, 04:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 552
Posted By Guzzman
Thanks btns! Yours sound exactly the same as...

Thanks btns!

Yours sound exactly the same as mine. The fronts don't look too bad but as soon as you pick them up you realise how light they are. I had wondered if they might just be fashion items...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 24-08-18, 10:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 552
Posted By Guzzman
I'm sorry that I haven't had an opportunity to...

I'm sorry that I haven't had an opportunity to get back to you before now but I've been busy. I've found my lined/rope rim buttons with King's Crowns and foul anchors but upon examination they don't...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 21-08-18, 12:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 552
Posted By Guzzman
The ones I have are British made - I forget the...

The ones I have are British made - I forget the company but I will check later. Mine are all King's Crown buttons and the lines in the background are clearly defined, as on a ratings button. I've...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 20-08-18, 08:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 552
Posted By Guzzman
btns Re your white metal naval buttons. I've...

btns

Re your white metal naval buttons. I've got the same problem as you! I've got several of these mystery buttons in various variations. All follow the same format as RN buttons - lined...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 11-08-18, 06:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By Guzzman
Collingwood Battalion - Royal Naval Division ???

Can anyone even tell me what the image in the rubbing IS? I've been looking at it for ages and I can't actually make out anything!

I do know that Collingwood livery buttons included a design of a...
Forum: General Topics. 29-07-18, 07:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,221
Posted By Guzzman
Reburial of British seamen

Just signed as well. This disgusting treatment sickens me - particularly as I'm ex-RN. Have passed on details to everyone I know.

Pete
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 07-07-18, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 402
Posted By Guzzman
H.M.S. Cap Tally

I can confirm that HMS cap tallys were used during the Falklands Conflict on the deep sea trawlers which were taken into use as deep sea minesweepers. Although they were given the prefix 'HMS', i.e....
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 06-07-18, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By Guzzman
Royal Navy Cloth Title Red on Dark Navy Blue

Simply going on the vividness of the colour, the size of the thread and it's general condition I would say this badge is post-war.

Pete
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 28-06-18, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By Guzzman
RN CPO slide

Sorry I meant 14 years ago but pressed the wrong button! :)

Slipping slowly into my dotage already!

Where's my Nurse? I want to go to the toilet!!

Pete
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