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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 11-10-20, 12:57 PM
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Posted By peter monahan
The lugs look, to me, as if they were cast with...

The lugs look, to me, as if they were cast with the badge. My eyes are old. The construction is not identical to other IA badges, but perhaps a variuant or, as you say, later manufacture.

My...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-10-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 186
Posted By peter monahan
I missed this point! Yes, Indian style lugs for...

I missed this point! Yes, Indian style lugs for sure.

P.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 09-10-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 186
Posted By peter monahan
Here is an example of an officer's shoulder title...

Here is an example of an officer's shoulder title for the Cntyral Indian Horse. Presumably the sowars [troopers] wore the same sans POW plumes. Ity's from Ashok Nath's book on WWI Indian Army...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 27-09-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 84
Posted By peter monahan
Nigerian Military Police. ...

Nigerian Military Police.

https://nacmponline.net/about-nacmp-more.php
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 27-09-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By peter monahan
The jet badge is almost certainly jewellery. I...

The jet badge is almost certainly jewellery. I don't think the maple or oak leaf, whichever it is, is a pattern used by Canadian Forces. The enamelled pin is a variation on the coat of arms of the...
Forum: Indian Badges 27-09-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By peter monahan
IA cap badges were often quite small by British...

IA cap badges were often quite small by British Army standards, so your question is a good one.

The IA issued shoulder titles and [smallish] cap badges to ORs and collar badges mostly to British...
Forum: Indian Badges 08-09-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By peter monahan
The quality of the casting - not quite up to...

The quality of the casting - not quite up to snuff - and the gobbeldygook 'sterling marks' strongly suggest a modern Indian made copy. :(
Forum: Indian Badges 08-09-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By peter monahan
Your first idea - colonial rifle unti - still...

Your first idea - colonial rifle unti - still seems reasonable to me. Indian or one of the other colonies.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-08-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By peter monahan
Does that suggest any units, British or Canadian,...

Does that suggest any units, British or Canadian, to anyone? Nothing shows up in the list I mentioned above.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 27-08-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By peter monahan
The list of Abbreviations and Library & Archives...

The list of Abbreviations and Library & Archives Canada for CEF related stuff lists 'CAG' as 'Canadian Artillery Group', which may mean '5th Canadian Divisional Artillery (Greene's Group)'. Not sure...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 18-08-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 216
Posted By peter monahan
The battalion was created on 2 September 1914...

The battalion was created on 2 September 1914 with recruits from "Military District 1" which was Western Ontario.. They arrived in England on 14 October 1914 with a strength of 45 officers and 1121...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 09-08-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By peter monahan
Despite the crown, I don't think it is British...

Despite the crown, I don't think it is British military - they're hardly likely to have commemorated so signal a defeat by putting it on a badge.

Scottish nationalist jewelry, IMO. :)
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-08-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By peter monahan
That makes sense too: something to wear on a...

That makes sense too: something to wear on a watch chain so other Masons could recognize you [without the secret handshake]. Not the usual compass and square insignia, but I know nothing about...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-08-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By peter monahan
I'm guessing that it is a watch fob, so the...

I'm guessing that it is a watch fob, so the initials could in fact be the owner's, and not the makers. You say it is sterling. Are their proof marks? Often those will indicate the place [city] and...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 03-08-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By peter monahan
Need a better shot and, if at all possible, a...

Need a better shot and, if at all possible, a look at the back.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 31-07-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By peter monahan
Here are a couple of examples of 'sand cast'...

Here are a couple of examples of 'sand cast' badges - both to British regiments - which came out of India. As you can see, the quality of the castings is quite poor. These are still made to sell to...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-07-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By peter monahan
Mike Are these very worn or badly cast? The...

Mike

Are these very worn or badly cast? The detail seems blurry, behind the verdigris, and I'm wondering whether they may be Indo-Pakistani 'bazaar cast' copies.

If so, the middle one is...
Forum: Indian Badges 24-07-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 735
Posted By peter monahan
Wonderful, wonderful stuff! Where have these...

Wonderful, wonderful stuff! Where have these been hiding all these years?
Forum: Indian Badges 15-07-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 467
Posted By peter monahan
And, according to one of Kipling's less inspired...

And, according to one of Kipling's less inspired stories - a young woman who falls for a British Officer in India and 'tells all' to her female chum, kissing a man without a moustache is lighting...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-07-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 228
Posted By peter monahan
And it had a very fine record in WWII. Took part...

And it had a very fine record in WWII. Took part in the Sicily landings and the Italian campaign, then shifted to NW Europe in March 1945.
Forum: Indian Badges 07-07-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 467
Posted By peter monahan
Better eyes, or more patience than I! Thank you...

Better eyes, or more patience than I! Thank you for that necessary correction.

OTOH, you are completely correct: it is the moustaches which really count. ;)
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-07-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 115
Posted By peter monahan
This organization is responsible for security at...

This organization is responsible for security at the Legislative Building, aka 'Queen's Park' in Toronto, which is the capital of Ontario. As opposed to Ottawa, also in Ontario, which is the capital...
Forum: Indian Badges 05-07-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 467
Posted By peter monahan
None of them appear to be wearing any medal...

None of them appear to be wearing any medal ribbons. Neither battalion saw any action during their brief existance.

This Wiki entry provides an interesting if perhaps not very flattering...
Forum: Indian Badges 05-07-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By peter monahan
They both look quite dastardly enough to be...

They both look quite dastardly enough to be capable of anything. Or am I projecting? ;)
Forum: Indian Badges 28-06-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By peter monahan
Than you, Henk. :)

Than you, Henk. :)
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