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Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 19-08-18, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 153
Posted By Buttonman
There were a couple of articles on RAF uniforms...

There were a couple of articles on RAF uniforms in the September & October 1985 Military Modelling magazine by Andrew Cormack & Bob Marrion. There is not much regarding buttons in them but maybe the...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 01-08-18, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 95
Posted By Buttonman
Thanks once again btns. David.

Thanks once again btns.

David.
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 01-08-18, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 95
Posted By Buttonman
Unknown American button.

Hi all,

Is anyone able to identify this small 15mm gilt button? It features some sort of tent on the front and the back-mark is WATERBURY BUTTON Co. I thought it might be a State Seal button but...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 29-07-18, 11:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 130
Posted By Buttonman
Hi Barry, I have sent you a couple of PMs...

Hi Barry,

I have sent you a couple of PMs regarding South Staffs., button.

Regards,

David.
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 20-07-18, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By Buttonman
Hello Didier, Thanks very much for the...

Hello Didier,

Thanks very much for the wonderful link. A very useful reference.

Cheers.

David.
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 19-07-18, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By Buttonman
That's great, so Presidential Household then....

That's great, so Presidential Household then. Thanks very much btns.

David.
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 18-07-18, 07:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By Buttonman
French RF button.

Hello all,

I would be grateful for an identification on this large 29mm diameter button.
I assume the RF stands for Republique Francais but don't know who wore it? The backmark is LA BELLE...
Forum: Military Buttons 06-07-18, 01:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 439
Posted By Buttonman
Hi Roger, Thanks for explaining the Invicta...

Hi Roger,

Thanks for explaining the Invicta button. I don't have Norman Litchfield's book, but looking into it I understand the 20th London amalgamated with several other units in 1955 to become...
Forum: Military Buttons 05-07-18, 07:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 439
Posted By Buttonman
Thanks btns, Yes you are right, I have...

Thanks btns,

Yes you are right, I have confused No.8 with No.14. I have put a note on my original post.

David.
Forum: Military Buttons 05-07-18, 06:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 439
Posted By Buttonman
Hi Tim, It is listed as such by Howard...

Hi Tim,

It is listed as such by Howard Ripley in Buttons of the British Army 1855-1970 in the Royal Regiment of Artillery [T.& A.V.R.] section, button number 383.

Regards,

David.
Forum: Military Buttons 05-07-18, 03:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 439
Posted By Buttonman
3. Quorn Hunt, dress button. 6....

3. Quorn Hunt, dress button.

6. Staffordshire Rifle Volunteers. 1859 - 1908?

Cheers,

David.
Forum: Military Buttons 05-07-18, 02:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 439
Posted By Buttonman
7. Volunteer Corps of Old Blues Company, 2nd...

7. Volunteer Corps of Old Blues Company, 2nd [South Middlesex] Corps, Middlesex Rifle Volunteers. 1859 - 1908?

8. M.S.V.R., Malay Straits Volunteer Regiment. Pre 1941? My mistake this is button...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-06-18, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By Buttonman
Thanks btns. I did wonder if the slanting...

Thanks btns.

I did wonder if the slanting anchor might be something connected with the Royal Australian Navy as on their buttons.

David.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-06-18, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By Buttonman
Naval brass disc.

I have a few of these thin brass discs & would like some help with what they were used for please. At first I thought they might be screwed onto wooden lockers, chests etc., but there is only one...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 16-05-18, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 166
Posted By Buttonman
They are officer's mess dress buttons for the...

They are officer's mess dress buttons for the King's Own Royal Regiment [Lancaster]. Button number 595 in Buttons of the British Army 1855-1970 by Howard Ripley.

David.
Forum: Military Buttons 01-05-18, 09:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By Buttonman
It's Royal Netherlands Navy, engineering Branch. ...

It's Royal Netherlands Navy, engineering Branch.

David.
Forum: Military Buttons 07-03-18, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By Buttonman
Thanks btns, I have one of these in my...

Thanks btns,

I have one of these in my Indian Army collection which I also thought was Royal Sappers & Miners. We live & learn.

David.
Forum: General Topics 01-03-18, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,180
Posted By Buttonman
I did wonder about that but couldn't find...

I did wonder about that but couldn't find anything to prove it.
Forum: General Topics 01-03-18, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,180
Posted By Buttonman
The large bronze finish button bears the coat of...

The large bronze finish button bears the coat of arms of Morpeth. I put a smaller version for ID on the Forum but no-one seems to know who wore them.
Forum: Military Buttons 28-02-18, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By Buttonman
Thanks Zob, much appreciated. Regards, ...

Thanks Zob, much appreciated.

Regards,

David.
Forum: Military Buttons 27-02-18, 09:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By Buttonman
I have one of these also in 17mm with a Super...

I have one of these also in 17mm with a Super Quality backmark. The nearest I have been able to find is a line drawing in Button Lines of a similar head with Northern Territories Constabulary Gold...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 16-02-18, 04:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,022
Posted By Buttonman
The only thing I can think of is that the GHE...

The only thing I can think of is that the GHE might refer to the Battle of GHELUVELT in October 1914, but what BLANK refers to I've no idea.

David.
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 15-02-18, 02:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,142
Posted By Buttonman
Hi Steve, Thanks for your reply. I hope you...

Hi Steve,

Thanks for your reply. I hope you are correct about these ribbons being worn by seamen as it might increase the value of my Adriatic ribbon.

However, as High Wood asked in #post 6,...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 14-02-18, 08:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,142
Posted By Buttonman
This one may be of interest as it is similar. I...

This one may be of interest as it is similar. I always understood that they were souvenir items that could be bought on the relevant ship.

David.
Forum: Military Buttons 13-01-18, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 731
Posted By Buttonman
British Buttons by Dennis G. Blair has this one...

British Buttons by Dennis G. Blair has this one identified as one of the two VR patterns worn by H.M. Equerries and Aides-de-Camp, former Regular Army Officers.

David.
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