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Forum: Military Buttons 15-02-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By GTB
Could be a shipping line GTB

Could be a shipping line

GTB
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 05-02-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 189
Posted By GTB
Unknown badge

I seem to think that this little badge of 3 legionaries may be connected with the Italian Fascist movement. After all, they espoused the Roman legacy to Italy. All comments welcome

GTB
Forum: Arab Nations 29-01-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By GTB
I'm not all that sure but wouldn't the senior...

I'm not all that sure but wouldn't the senior officers at least be British?. The entire complement here look turkish/ottoman

GTB
Forum: Military Buttons 24-01-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,749
Posted By GTB
I rather think the gun on a platform button/s...

I rather think the gun on a platform button/s could well apply to the floating gun barges employed during Battle of Copenhagen in 1807, and as such worn by the units involved. The ordnance is not...
Forum: Military Buttons 14-01-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 95
Posted By GTB
unknown script button

Solely by description would anyone know what the following button may be?
White metal, KC above script lettering 'IV' or 'LV'. I am tending towards a Volunteer unit, if at all military

Thanks
GTB
Forum: General Topics. 21-11-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,641
Posted By GTB
Sad news. My condolences to his family GTB

Sad news. My condolences to his family

GTB
Forum: Army 19-11-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 270
Posted By GTB
Finally

Finally
Forum: Army 19-11-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 270
Posted By GTB
Wrong pic!! GTB

Wrong pic!!

GTB
Forum: Army 19-11-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 270
Posted By GTB
Tim, you are correct. I copied the abbreviations...

Tim, you are correct. I copied the abbreviations as they appear on the badge and assumed that SA collectors would identify the unit straightaway.

Milmed, thanks for a detailed and most useful...
Forum: Army 18-11-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 270
Posted By GTB
The unit is "Railways & Harbours Brigade", a WW2...

The unit is "Railways & Harbours Brigade", a WW2 formation. Postwar badges made of brass, however My query is mainly focussed on the type of brass used- whether thin sheet or more solid metal.

GTB
Forum: Army 18-11-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 270
Posted By GTB
R & HB badge

I would welcome comments as to this badge.
It is cut out of thin brass sheet and hat two pillar-type lugs at back.
Would it be a made-up item or did this unit have such badges made out of the...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 18-11-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By GTB
OOPS, sorry for inadvertently misleading you,...

OOPS, sorry for inadvertently misleading you, Tinto. I actually meant a horizontal-alignment (East-West).
Size is 38mm x 30mm.

Thanks

GTB

For some bizarre reason my pics rotate when...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 17-11-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By GTB
Many thanks, Tinto. Would the rear fixings be...

Many thanks, Tinto.
Would the rear fixings be also the same? Mine has 2 horizontal loops

GTB
Forum: New Zealand Badges 17-11-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By GTB
11th N. Auckland Mtd Rifles

Is there a difference in size between cap and collars?

If not, how can one differentiate between cap badge and Left facing collar?

Thanks for any assistance

GTB
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 14-11-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 132
Posted By GTB
Tomago Detention Centre, NSW, Oz GTB

Tomago Detention Centre, NSW, Oz

GTB
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 14-11-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By GTB
Star OS is Officer's Steward GTB

Star OS is Officer's Steward

GTB
Forum: Military Buttons 12-11-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 927
Posted By GTB
My contribution. The Liverpool Regiment, The...

My contribution.

The Liverpool Regiment, The Kings. KC, Off gilt, spun-back, 26mm. Unfortunately the erstwhile fixed shank has broken off.
Backmark: I had nicknamed it 'Compass Points'

GTB
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 03-11-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By GTB
Derby Girls? (The females were very eager to do...

Derby Girls? (The females were very eager to do their bit)

GTB
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 02-11-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 751
Posted By GTB
Could well be. And if so, I suppose he would have...

Could well be. And if so, I suppose he would have been an NCO (because of cypher?)

GTB
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 02-11-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 751
Posted By GTB
Did ladies have buttonholes? GTB

Did ladies have buttonholes?

GTB
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 01-11-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 751
Posted By GTB
So do I. My first thought was possibly for the...

So do I. My first thought was possibly for the Brodrick cap. Then I fastened upon the 'silver' make and tended towards a possible sweetheart item. But the slider???? Could it be a type of GG officer...
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 01-11-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 504
Posted By GTB
Re Malta use. There was quite a bit of leeway in...

Re Malta use. There was quite a bit of leeway in the wearing of insignia By the Dockyard Police/Admiralty Constab.
From my notes and personal experience, I can confirm that QVC Dockyard buttons and...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 31-10-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 751
Posted By GTB
This gives a better indication of size...

This gives a better indication of size (comparison with cap size)
A small makeshift slider has been soldered on.

GTB
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-10-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 751
Posted By GTB
Regarding size: Height 3cm Widest width of...

Regarding size:

Height 3cm
Widest width of flame 2cm
Ball dia 18mm
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 30-10-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By GTB
Further to my thread, my main concerning...

Further to my thread, my main concerning involving Soviet era badges is what are classed as souvenirs and what are uniform insignia, on account of relative flimsiness and cheap materials used in some...
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