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Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 18-02-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By Postwarden
Looks like you could be right and it is indeed...

Looks like you could be right and it is indeed Canadian.

Jon
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 17-02-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By Postwarden
No suggestions? Jon

No suggestions?

Jon
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-02-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 115
Posted By Postwarden
Unknown Castle - Indian?

Has been worn and looks like it was Indian made. Suggestions on who wore it please.

Jon
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 15-02-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By Postwarden
Light AA Artillery title

Is this British or possibly Canadian?

Jon
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 15-02-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 65
Posted By Postwarden
21st Army Group District Signs

I have been shown these two unusual badges which are attributed to two Districts in Belgium, Can anyone shed further light on them please?

Jon
Forum: The Home Front 15-02-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 101
Posted By Postwarden
In March 1940 the ATS were authorised to wear the...

In March 1940 the ATS were authorised to wear the badge or button of the Regiment or Corps with which they worked above the left breast pocket of their SD jacket. As Marc says they also wore the cap...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 15-02-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By Postwarden
Absolutely fine and typical of many made in SEAC....

Absolutely fine and typical of many made in SEAC.

Others shown.

Jon
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 14-02-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 67
Posted By Postwarden
Allied Land Forces Norway Car Pool

This cloth title was sold at Bosleys in September 1995.

Does any member own it or one like it please as I'd like a better scan?

Jon
Forum: The Home Front 13-02-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By Postwarden
Terry, The most likely badge to be worn...

Terry,

The most likely badge to be worn would be that of the Royal Army Service Corps as they were drivers.

Jon
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 13-02-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 95
Posted By Postwarden
Wessex Regt Cloth title

Watching the film Folly to Be Wise" starring Alistair Sim I noticed that the soldiers were wearing the red and white title "Wessex Regt".

Does anyone have an example to share please?

Jon
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 10-02-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 133
Posted By Postwarden
AA Command’s 51st (Ulster) AA Brigade applied in...

AA Command’s 51st (Ulster) AA Brigade applied in 1949 application to wear a red on blue ‘Ulster’ subsidiary arm title. The War Office Dress Committee approved a red on blue title in March 1950 but...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 10-02-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By Postwarden
I agree. First not wartime and fake, second...

I agree. First not wartime and fake, second original.

Jon
Forum: The Home Front 10-02-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By Postwarden
I have never seen a photo of them being worn but...

I have never seen a photo of them being worn but a file at the National Archives at Kew contains some correspondence between the ATS and the War Office in January 1943 recording that ‘drivers from...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 05-02-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By Postwarden
Recently submitted to the Military Heraldry...

Recently submitted to the Military Heraldry Society's journal having been noted on a serving officer.

Jon
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 02-02-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 121
Posted By Postwarden
The orange band was the wartime marking of South...

The orange band was the wartime marking of South African volunteers.

Middle East General Routine Order of 1st January 1943 states that ‘All UDF seconded personnel will conform to UDF dress...
Forum: The Home Front 31-01-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By Postwarden
Terry, I have in my collection a privately...

Terry,

I have in my collection a privately printed pamphlet written by the noted Cornish and Home Guard historian Charles Thomas which covered in detail the badges of the Cornish Home Guard.

It...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 30-01-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 89
Posted By Postwarden
Tim, Many thanks for the swift response and...

Tim,

Many thanks for the swift response and for pointing me in the direction of the Album. Great stuff.

Jon
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 30-01-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 89
Posted By Postwarden
Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment cloth badge

I have been shown this badge which is apparently one of a series worn unofficially by the Regiment. Can anyone explain the significance of what looks like a badger's head on this example?

Jon
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 29-01-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 914
Posted By Postwarden
Possibly a small consolation for those who missed...

Possibly a small consolation for those who missed the badge.

Jon
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 29-01-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 102
Posted By Postwarden
The first of these is one of an unofficial type...

The first of these is one of an unofficial type of post-war title whose story is told in this extract from my book. Despite the comment in Soldier such titles were never an official issue.

The...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 29-01-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By Postwarden
This extract from my book Badges on Battle Dress...

This extract from my book Badges on Battle Dress explains the sign and its origins. A rare badge.

Jon

The 25th Tank Brigade with 51st RTR, 142nd Regiment, RAC and the North Irish Horse arrived...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-01-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By Postwarden
Mike, Thank you. After I posted I found a...

Mike,

Thank you. After I posted I found a reference to the Canadian units and have asked the question of a Canadian expert to see what he says.

Jerry,

Good question, I think I'd go for...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-01-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By Postwarden
No2 Cemetery Construction Unit?

Back in 1988 a member of the Military Heraldry Society attributed this printed badge with white details on a black shield to No2 Cemetery Construction Unit serving with 21st Army Group, hence the...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 27-01-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By Postwarden
Fascinating combination which has me stumped. ...

Fascinating combination which has me stumped.

The colours of the lower badge would seem to suggest a Rifle Brigade flash but tying a specific unit to 13th Division's Orbat is quite hard as I know...
Forum: Army 24-01-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By Postwarden
South African Scottish Regiment

It has been suggested in the British Army Section of the Forum that this title could be connected with the Regiment and have nothing to do with the Special Air Service.

Can any confirm please?
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