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Forum: Other Military Topics Yesterday, 06:05 PM
Replies: 145
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Posted By mike_vee
Julie Summers who wrote the "We Are Legion" book...

Julie Summers who wrote the "We Are Legion" book has a web page with details of various groups the British Legion had.
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Forum: Other Military Topics Yesterday, 04:51 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 7,807
Posted By mike_vee
British Legion Taxi School

The School opened its doors in 1928 and was available to ex-Servicemen. The Taxi School was run by the Legion, who paid for a third of the costs, the remaining two thirds being covered by the...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies Yesterday, 03:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 564
Posted By mike_vee
As it was in a frame when sold at auction (and on...

As it was in a frame when sold at auction (and on eBay) there was no way of seeing the rear , so anyone buying it should have been aware of that fact and took a risk.

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Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies Yesterday, 03:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 564
Posted By mike_vee
OK , I didn't read the description properly but...

OK , I didn't read the description properly but still find the whole thing a bit odd.

He buys the medal for £338.80 on 30th March 2022 without checking if it was genuine.

He gets the medal but...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies Yesterday, 09:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 564
Posted By mike_vee
Looks like this was the one : ...

Looks like this was the one :

https://www.peterfrancis.co.uk/catalogue/lot/ee826446580a45e2142525b702f4b34d/634ee3a1a303f30dd2f30db1954ea530/spring-fine-sale-lot-316/

One point about the...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 27-06-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By mike_vee
Found this on GWF : Followed by : ...

Found this on GWF :



Followed by :



RDC badge photo taken from :
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-06-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By mike_vee
It's on your other thread. ...

It's on your other thread.

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=90096

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Forum: Military Buttons 26-06-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 209
Posted By mike_vee
Found another : The Royal Sussex Regiment...

Found another :

The Royal Sussex Regiment Uniform Button (P. BERNEY LONDON)

https://www.marway-militaria.com/products/the-royal-sussex-regiment-uniform-button-lot-of-2

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Forum: Army 26-06-22, 06:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,069
Posted By mike_vee
The positioning/spacing of the letters definitely...

The positioning/spacing of the letters definitely look like the "S" was not originally there. :confused:


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Forum: Military Buttons 25-06-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 209
Posted By mike_vee
From 1925 Army List Advertiser.

From 1925 Army List Advertiser.
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 25-06-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 415
Posted By mike_vee
Found an illustration on the IWM site titled : ...

Found an illustration on the IWM site titled :

WRNS Boat Crew, Home Waters 1943; WRNS Motor Mechanic, Home Waters 1943; Nursing Sister, QARNNS Reserve, 1942
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Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 25-06-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 415
Posted By mike_vee
I like puzzles ! :D Found some more info...

I like puzzles ! :D

Found some more info that doesn't really help with the badges but does give details about the WW2 Motor Mechanic Branch :

1941


Other designations :
Motor Mechanic (FM)...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 25-06-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 415
Posted By mike_vee
Hi Barry , I have no real knowledge on this ,...

Hi Barry , I have no real knowledge on this , only what I have found via google.

My "interpretation" is that "Mechanicians" was a title/grade within the Engineer/Stoker Branch.



These...
Forum: General Topics. 24-06-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By mike_vee
Thumbs up Always an interesting selection , thanks for...

Always an interesting selection , thanks for posting !

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Forum: Other Military Topics 24-06-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 28,494
Posted By mike_vee
The Manx and Motorbike pins were available at the...

The Manx and Motorbike pins were available at the T.T (29 May 2022 – 10 Jun 2022) so should start appearing on-line soon.

The Royal British Legion Republic of Ireland are hoping to have their pin...
Forum: Other Military Topics 23-06-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 28,494
Posted By mike_vee
2022

Last year there were eleven of the special "double" pins :

4 x Rugby Balls
1 x Isle of Man
1 x Motorbike
1 x Overseas
1 x Manchester Bee
1 x Welsh
1 x Irish (shamrock)
1 x Golf Ball
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 23-06-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 708
Posted By mike_vee
I was sure I'd seen the picture before : ...

I was sure I'd seen the picture before :

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/album.php?albumid=3665&pictureid=174443

I'd rule out the Civil Nursing Reserve Volunteer as they had their own...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 23-06-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 616
Posted By mike_vee
I would imagine that photographers took a number...

I would imagine that photographers took a number of photos/poses during a sitting and the 'subject' would be able to choose which ones they wanted and how many copies.

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Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 23-06-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 708
Posted By mike_vee
Unfortunately the original listing is gone , so I...

Unfortunately the original listing is gone , so I can't see the badge but I haven't seen a nursing badge with those initials and there is no mention on this site :
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Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 22-06-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 136
Posted By mike_vee
Perhaps the information from your 2014 thread on...

Perhaps the information from your 2014 thread on another site may help us narrow down dates etc.



He married on 27 September 1867 but had been in Wellington for at least two and a half years.
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Forum: Other Military Topics 22-06-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 28,494
Posted By mike_vee
Thanks , I've been told they are cheap...

Thanks , I've been told they are cheap "knock-offs" of the pins produced for the Royal British Legion (I.O.M) who sell them at the T.T and for poppy appeal.

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Forum: Other Military Topics 21-06-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 28,494
Posted By mike_vee
Thumbs up The latest additions to my collection (Thanks...

The latest additions to my collection (Thanks Bob). :D

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Forum: Army 21-06-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,069
Posted By mike_vee
Sunbeam Motor Car Company :confused: .

Sunbeam Motor Car Company :confused:



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Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 21-06-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By mike_vee
RSM 1966 Photos of different years on this...

RSM 1966

Photos of different years on this site :
https://armyapprenticecollegechepstow.co.uk/groups/

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Forum: The Home Front 20-06-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 181
Posted By mike_vee
You can download the magazine (14 Issues) from...

You can download the magazine (14 Issues) from this site :
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