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Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 21-02-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Mike B
I could not resist a brief look through ... ...

I could not resist a brief look through ...

See page 1 of link below (5. Badges of Rank) :

https://rmhistorical.com/files/content/Dress%20Regs%207-1922.pdf

No doubt more information can be...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 21-02-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By Mike B
This is the online archive - excuse me for not...

This is the online archive - excuse me for not looking through it, but hopefully fairly straight forward to trace - see Illustrations, and RMRO etc Orders of various types. Regards Mike
...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 20-02-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 899
Posted By Mike B
Things are getting very expensive for sure - no...

Things are getting very expensive for sure - no doubt you will fill the gap Luc with your skills to track items down - all the best - Mike
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 15-02-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By Mike B
Many thanks for the clarification - me being a...

Many thanks for the clarification - me being a bit slow - I see what you mean now
Mike
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 15-02-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By Mike B
High Wood I am slightly confused - No.9 Cdo...

High Wood
I am slightly confused - No.9 Cdo were not in the far east. They were part of 2 SS/ Cdo Bde in the Mediterranean. Some Theatre made examples for units of 2 SS / Cdo Bde were made in the...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 12-02-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 899
Posted By Mike B
Hi Paul Very many thanks for posting, no doubt...

Hi Paul
Very many thanks for posting, no doubt from your superb collection.
Regards
Mike
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 12-02-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 899
Posted By Mike B
Many thanks Paul - as mentioned to Jon, the shape...

Many thanks Paul - as mentioned to Jon, the shape is really confusing.
Regards
Mike
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 12-02-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 899
Posted By Mike B
Thanks Jon - the shape is confusing Mike

Thanks Jon - the shape is confusing
Mike
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 10-02-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 899
Posted By Mike B
Pretty sure I recall a (one) 'YORKSHIRE' slip-on...

Pretty sure I recall a (one) 'YORKSHIRE' slip-on selling for 1700 at C&T not that long ago - may be mistaken, but pretty sure.
Mike
PS - Is that an Australian wing with the red background? ...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 09-02-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 558
Posted By Mike B
Many thanks Paul - I hope you can visit again...

Many thanks Paul - I hope you can visit again next time you are over here. I reciprocate admiration of your collection also. Like many of your examples, I am increasingly believing attributed...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 09-02-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 558
Posted By Mike B
Yes - I was the buyer. It was auctioned with...

Yes - I was the buyer.
It was auctioned with about 12 other lots to the same chap, of which I got about 7 - what they do not say is that the badge had paperwork and photos with it, tying together...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 08-02-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 558
Posted By Mike B
We met someone as Bosleys decades ago who had...

We met someone as Bosleys decades ago who had just got engaged. His fiancee was with the guy - instead of an engagement ring she had bought him an example of this pattern.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 05-02-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,078
Posted By Mike B
One of those auctions where viewing is important...

One of those auctions where viewing is important - some super items throughout. BUT - also some bad items. VIEWING ESSENTIAL - loads of items that should exceed their estimates. I have a feeling...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 04-02-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,341
Posted By Mike B
Edy - no problem - I am learning a lot from...

Edy - no problem - I am learning a lot from debate on the forum. It appears to me that LRDG badges are a mine field. I know respected LRDG collectors where one tells me a silver badge I have is a...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 03-02-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,341
Posted By Mike B
Hello Edy I am sure the flat lugs are...

Hello Edy
I am sure the flat lugs are contemporary to ME Cdo badge manufacture - also 'early on' - ie 50, 51, 52 ME Cdo formed Geneifa Egypt, circa 1 Aug 1940, 15 Oct 1940, 1 Nov 1940 respectively. ...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 02-02-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,341
Posted By Mike B
Hi Donovan The lugs are a perfect match for...

Hi Donovan
The lugs are a perfect match for genuine ME Cdo 'fanny knife' pattern - flat, folded over, set in - all great features of a period cast ME Cdo badge badge. Many thanks for sharing - a...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 01-02-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,341
Posted By Mike B
Hello Donovan I am learning a lot from this...

Hello Donovan
I am learning a lot from this thread.
I particularly like the look of the lugs on your badge - very reminiscent of those correct for cast 50, 51 and 52 Middle East Commando badges...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 28-01-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By Mike B
Outstanding - thanks to all contributors. Great...

Outstanding - thanks to all contributors. Great items in your photo Pat.
'Pals' insignia is an interest I plan to return to at some stage after a very long lapse.
The stories represented by these...
Forum: General Topics. 28-01-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By Mike B
Arty - you must be very proud. Good to see Monty...

Arty - you must be very proud. Good to see Monty recognised outstanding service.
Mike
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 27-01-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 96
Posted By Mike B
Lovely items - I never cease to be amazed by the...

Lovely items - I never cease to be amazed by the variety of early RBL Badges - they make an impressive display.
Forum: Other Militaria 25-01-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 239
Posted By Mike B
Always a good site - well done on updating, I can...

Always a good site - well done on updating, I can imagine very daunting; but well worth it to preserve research as technology develops. I wonder how may folks can still access records they kept in...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 25-01-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 647
Posted By Mike B
An interesting thread - good to identify Mike

An interesting thread - good to identify
Mike
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 24-01-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 647
Posted By Mike B
Nutty!

Nutty!
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 24-01-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By Mike B
Unfortunately I don't have any - but those who do...

Unfortunately I don't have any - but those who do may wish to know:

Era - modern (QC), WW2, WW1
Denomination - CofE etc, Jewish

Hoping this helps pin point your want
I am assuming headdress...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 21-01-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,009
Posted By Mike B
I agree with Jon - my own personal opinion (not...

I agree with Jon - my own personal opinion (not wishing to cause offence) is I would not have any of them in my collection. I am becoming increasingly sceptical and prefer to save more money to be...
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