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Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 26-01-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,341
Posted By arnhem2280
LRDG

The attached is a photo of the badges made for the LRDG Association. There are a pair of them but I have only shown an image the rear of one of them.
These were made sometime pre 1975

Hopefully...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 30-12-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 778
Posted By arnhem2280
4 Commando pair

The images have gone is there any chance of seeing them again
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 22-12-19, 11:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 163
Posted By arnhem2280
UVF Cap Badge

Hi

I'm looking for a UVF cap badge for the period 1913/1914. I have seen one on for sale on a list but it is already sold. It is the large type with the four prongs on the rear' UVF' at the top...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 29-10-19, 11:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By arnhem2280
C&T LRDG slip on? Opinions

Although It would be absolutely correct to say the slip on which is the subject of this thread is not the real deal, it is not in my experience fair to say that all auctioneers are bad. After all...
Forum: Cavalry and Armoured Units 09-10-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By arnhem2280
V111 Recce

Hi

I have one of these in my collection and have always wondered why the detail on the front is completely polished out.

Is there any reason for this. Any ideas anyone I'd really like to know....
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 09-10-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,677
Posted By arnhem2280
Post WW2 SAS Jungle hat

The obvious thing about this, is that the SAS never fought in the Far East during WW2. Their first operations in that area were in the early 1950's during the Malayan conflict. At that stage they...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 25-07-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 953
Posted By arnhem2280
Some titles

Attached several SAS Regiment titles I have collected over the years. The top two are identical and look to have been in a bundle at some stage.

I'm no expert on these titles and am presuming that...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 24-05-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,214
Posted By arnhem2280
I have seen a few of these that are original and...

I have seen a few of these that are original and none of them look like this. I appreciate they were theatre made and probably by a number of tailors but none of the ones I have seen or handled...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 07-03-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,444
Posted By arnhem2280
SAS beige beret

If it isn't one of the ones that were sold on ebay I'll be amazed. I did save all the photos of both berets on my computer and they were on the same glass heads if I remember rightly. I'll check...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 07-03-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,444
Posted By arnhem2280
SAS Beige beret

Just noticed that one of the two beige coloured berets that appeared on ebay last year has turned up on a dealers site recently.
I can't find the original thread that was on the forum about the two...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 01-02-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 686
Posted By arnhem2280
Guards LRDG Blazer Badge

Just found the attached blazer badge amongst some other items on a junk stall.

Thought I'd post it as it is probably a one off.

Cheers

Arnhem
Forum: The Home Front 25-01-19, 11:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 841
Posted By arnhem2280
Home Guard Auxilliaries

A number of members of the 'Auxnits' joined both 1 and 2 SAS in 1944 as a result of a recruiting campaign in the UK by the SAS when they returned to the UK in early 1944. Almost the entire Dorset...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 29-11-18, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By arnhem2280
LRDG in Albania

One of their officers Captain C J D Jackson was awarded an MBE which was downgraded from a George Cross for his efforts in attempting to rescue two of his men from a river during a patrol in Albania....
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 18-11-18, 10:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,665
Posted By arnhem2280
Major R S croot

That tells you something when suddenly there's no returns. The previous buyer had a lucky escape.

Cheers

Arnhem
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 18-11-18, 09:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,665
Posted By arnhem2280
Major R S Croot

I noticed that the box and slip that is the subject of this thread is back on ebay.

Cheers

Arnhem
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 08-11-18, 02:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,665
Posted By arnhem2280
Major R S Croot

Is it possible to post an image of the rear of the condolence slip ?

Cheers

Arnhem
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 08-11-18, 02:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 742
Posted By arnhem2280
Border Regt prtd authentic

Purely on the basis that these titles are post WW2 and were authorised to both the S. Staffs and Border Regt in recognition of their involvement in Op Market Garden I would say that they are not, in...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 07-11-18, 03:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,665
Posted By arnhem2280
Major R S Croot

The TD wasn't named unless it was done privately. The Efficiency Medal which was for other ranks was named around the edge though.

The TD was however dated on the rear.

Cheers

Arnhem
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 07-11-18, 09:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,665
Posted By arnhem2280
Major R S Croot

Firstly if the box and condolence slip are original then that's great for the buyer. As Major root was killed in an accident in December 1944 then he would never have received his British medals as...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 05-11-18, 04:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,665
Posted By arnhem2280
Major R S Croot

I may be wrong but I think it possible that the medal box may be one of those that came out of the woodwork about 25 years ago. A lot of them were named to Arnhem casualties or Airborne officers.
...
Forum: Infantry 06-09-18, 09:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By arnhem2280
46th Battalion Canadian Infantry

Do you need an image of a 46th CEF cloth shoulder title or of it being worn as I have both.

Cheers

Arnhem
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 03-09-18, 10:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,315
Posted By arnhem2280
LRDG Officer slide

If anyone wants to see original LRDG items go back through my posts and you will find images of some.

As an aside, its amazing how helpful SF collectors/dealers/ Witch finder generals are at...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-08-18, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By arnhem2280
Unidentified Lanyard

Difficult to see the colours but if they are white and light blue it would be a 21st Independent Parachute Battalion lanyard. I know the 22nd wore a light blue and white shoulder loop but am not sure...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 04-08-18, 11:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,483
Posted By arnhem2280
Para Wing worn by OSS

As a quick update i have found a member of the OSS by the bame of Lt C.O. Fisher on a roll for the parachute training school at Kabrit in North Africa.

He was on course 98 which commenced on...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 04-08-18, 11:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,483
Posted By arnhem2280
Para Wing worn by OSS

During the period the parachute Training School was in Operation at Bari in Italy (I think it was 4 METS) somewhere in the region of 70 men who have either the annotation of OSS or OSS/SBS passed...
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