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Forum: General Topics. 12-10-19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By Dan M
Was your great-grandfather in the CEF? The other...

Was your great-grandfather in the CEF? The other two soldiers appear to be wearing Canadian uniforms. Nice example of an individually styled chinstrap on the sitting soldier. Thanks for sharing.
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Forum: Photographs of Canadian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 06-08-19, 12:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,543
Posted By Dan M
Looking up Gimblett's name in the Canadian...

Looking up Gimblett's name in the Canadian Quarterly Militia Lists during the Great War shows that he had 17 years and 80 days in the ranks and was a Warrant Officer for 7 years and 114 days before...
Forum: Infantry 26-07-19, 01:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By Dan M
Interesting post. I have a bit of information on...

Interesting post. I have a bit of information on the subject that may or may not be of interest.

When mentioning the service cap, I wasn't sure if you were talking about the Army versions (khaki...
Forum: Infantry 07-07-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By Dan M
Thanks, Ian. A very becoming item of kit. ...

Thanks, Ian. A very becoming item of kit.

Dan.
Forum: Infantry 06-07-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By Dan M
Mike, During my, relatively short, time with...

Mike,

During my, relatively short, time with the Regiment, I never ever saw an officer wearing such a cap. Was it introduced after 1980?

Cheers,
Dan.
Forum: Photographs of Canadian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 12-05-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 267
Posted By Dan M
Help to identify this CEF First Contingent Cap Badge

The soldier in the photograph is believed to be John Paton. He enlisted in the CEF 9th Battalion through the 101st Regiment (Edmonton Fusiliers) in 1914. He was transferred to the 2nd Battalion and...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 12-05-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By Dan M
http://i64.tinypic.com/5otd7k.jpg

http://i64.tinypic.com/5otd7k.jpg
Forum: Formation and Tasking Signs 21-04-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By Dan M
Laurent, As Bill has said, the pin is for C...

Laurent,

As Bill has said, the pin is for C Battery, 1 RCHA, while it was stationed at the airfield in Lahr. The RCHA moved to Lahr in October, 1970, equipped with the original version of the...
Forum: Cavalry and Armoured Units 07-04-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By Dan M
The parachute wings are Thai. As Simon says...

The parachute wings are Thai.

As Simon says the top four badges are DUI's, as are the second four and the last two in the third row. All are collectable but I wouldn't venture to give you a value....
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 29-03-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By Dan M
Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 205th Artillery...

Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 205th Artillery Regiment. Distinctive Unit Insignia (DUI) below. A National Guard outfit in the State of Washington. Had an Air Defence role but don't seem to exist any...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 28-03-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 752
Posted By Dan M
A badge this beautiful should be shown in its...

A badge this beautiful should be shown in its full glory.

http://i64.tinypic.com/2qnz4ol.jpg
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 28-03-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By Dan M
Very nice collection. Why no Rifle Brigade? ...

Very nice collection. Why no Rifle Brigade?

Cheers,
Dan.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-03-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By Dan M
A picture is worth a thousand words. Interesting...

A picture is worth a thousand words. Interesting cross-wrapped puttees.

http://i67.tinypic.com/b99gmf.jpg
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-03-19, 01:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 626
Posted By Dan M
Michelle, Would there be any way for you to...

Michelle,

Would there be any way for you to scan and post the photos? The more detail which can be discerned, the better.

Dan.
Forum: Photographs of Canadian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 21-02-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By Dan M
So, would those former members of The Toronto...

So, would those former members of The Toronto Regiment continued to have worn their badge as well? What about those men recruited straight from civilian life for the active service battalion? What...
Forum: Photographs of Canadian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 21-02-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By Dan M
Having had a look at my copy of Mazeas, the cap...

Having had a look at my copy of Mazeas, the cap star in the photo is that of the RRC's predecessor; The Royal Regiment of Toronto Grenadiers. However, that does not correspond to the date which you...
Forum: Photographs of Canadian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 18-02-19, 11:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By Dan M
The only infantry regiment that thought itself...

The only infantry regiment that thought itself worthy of a Guards uniform in the Toronto area are / were the Royal Regiment of Canada, which I believe this is.

Cheers,
Dan.
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Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 17-02-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By Dan M
Tim, Thanks so much. Great resource. ...

Tim,

Thanks so much. Great resource.

Cheers,
Dan.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 17-02-19, 01:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By Dan M
Canadian wearing South Staffordshire cap badge South Africa

Septimus Julius Augustus Denison, Canadian born, was commissioned into the Militia as a 2nd Lieutenant with the 1st Staffordshire Regiment in 1880, which as a result of the Childers' Reforms became...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 11-02-19, 01:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By Dan M
How big is it and, like the man asked, what kind...

How big is it and, like the man asked, what kind of fastening does it have?

Cheers,
Dan.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 21-01-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 650
Posted By Dan M
It looks like Major Thatham-Warter set the trend...

It looks like Major Thatham-Warter set the trend for the wearing of beret badges over the left ear.
...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 13-12-18, 11:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By Dan M
Genuine question. What colour would you describe...

Genuine question. What colour would you describe the facing as? (Pardon for the poor English.)

Cheers,
Dan.
Forum: General Topics 14-11-18, 11:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 253
Posted By Dan M
It looks like the badge of the 2nd Armoured Car...

It looks like the badge of the 2nd Armoured Car Regiment, an NPAM unit from Winnipeg. It was formed from the 2nd Motor Machine Gun Brigade in 1936 when the Canadian Machine Gun Corps was done away...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 11-11-18, 10:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By Dan M
Make copies, and keep your charity going for...

Make copies, and keep your charity going for years to come.

Cheers,
Dan.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 08-10-18, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By Dan M
The collar badge looks identical to the cap badge...

The collar badge looks identical to the cap badge of the Pembroke Yeomanry shown in Regimental Badges (1951) by T.J. Edwards.

Cheers,
Dan.
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