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Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 30-11-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 356
Posted By Milmed
In my time a 'Wardmaster' represented an admin...

In my time a 'Wardmaster' represented an admin post. Someone who controlled the admitting and discharging of patients to a ward. This relieved the medics/nursing staff to handle the clinical side of...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 28-11-20, 04:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 356
Posted By Milmed
Terry, Its more a question of SRN vs SEN where...

Terry, Its more a question of SRN vs SEN where ranks come into question...
Forum: Navy 27-11-20, 05:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By Milmed
I concur :)

I concur :)
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 14-11-20, 05:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By Milmed
Two SAR buttons are for South African Railways...

Two SAR buttons are for South African Railways c.1910 - 1916
The white metal one is for uniformed staff and brass for senior uniformed officials
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-11-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 433
Posted By Milmed
Hi Alex, The 4 staves one you show replaced the...

Hi Alex,
The 4 staves one you show replaced the previous one you showed c.1954 if I have my dates correct. This was of course replaced again post 1961 with the gilt 'Lion over castle' staff badge.
...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-11-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 433
Posted By Milmed
Hi Alex, These were worn by South African Staff...

Hi Alex,
These were worn by South African Staff officers c.WWII on the Polo helmet, So yes attached via the pin to the pagri.

Steven
Forum: Formation Signs and Unit Colour Patches 04-11-20, 02:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 385
Posted By Milmed
Hi Jack Seen the back of your faded badge, I...

Hi Jack
Seen the back of your faded badge, I would think it is same/similar to your initially posted badge.

Not sure what you refer to as a senior NCO badge, but if it is the one with the bullion...
Forum: Formation Signs and Unit Colour Patches 03-11-20, 03:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 385
Posted By Milmed
As mentioned, the right hand one is navy. ...

As mentioned, the right hand one is navy.

The middle one with white ring on black is for volunteer army units (such as RAMC(V) and was also worn by VMSC(Volunteer Medical Staff Corps) and possibly...
Forum: Formation Signs and Unit Colour Patches 02-11-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 385
Posted By Milmed
The one you have with the khaki background was...

The one you have with the khaki background was unique to Australia.
Britain and other commonwealth countries had a dark blue/black background.

Please post pictures of the others you refer to and...
Forum: Army 02-11-20, 04:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By Milmed
Shahl, What type of fixings does it have?

Shahl,
What type of fixings does it have?
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 27-10-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 304
Posted By Milmed
?? Water Works and Gas Company ??

?? Water Works and Gas Company ??
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-10-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 238
Posted By Milmed
Hi Brian, I have an identical badge to this and...

Hi Brian,
I have an identical badge to this and was told it was c.WWII Rhodesian Chaplains s/t

Steven
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-10-20, 04:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By Milmed
Terry, I would say they were sisters and not...

Terry,
I would say they were sisters and not mother and daughter.

The nurse on the left in blue is wearing indoor uniform of a QARNNS nurse (note the crossed AA on the cap and the QARNNS belt). ...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 09-10-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By Milmed
Cape Town Highlanders S/T were white metal and...

Cape Town Highlanders S/T were white metal and not brass.

The lugs on your badge are typical East African, so I would suggest this is an Indian title...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 06-10-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By Milmed
I believe this badge has been discussed...

I believe this badge has been discussed previously on the forum and I stand to be corrected, but I believe it may be a fictitious badge.

See here:
...
Forum: General Topics. 01-10-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By Milmed
If I need to search the forum I use google... try...

If I need to search the forum I use google... try the following:

site:www.britishbadgeforum.com "keyword" + "keyword1" + etc

Using google this way you are also able to search for 3 character...
Forum: All other Colonial Badges 01-10-20, 04:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By Milmed
Hi, I would suggest based on construction that...

Hi,
I would suggest based on construction that this may be a more modern item created for a re-enactment group and not a Victorian period item.

I like the helmet though... nice camo and flash....
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 25-09-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 176
Posted By Milmed
Thanks Dave It is rather an obscure item....

Thanks Dave

It is rather an obscure item. Did not realize it went as far back as the Victorian times.

Regards
Steven
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 25-09-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 176
Posted By Milmed
Thanks Dave, I would never had got to that....

Thanks Dave,

I would never had got to that. Was thinking along the lines of Antarctic Polar Station or Artic Polar Station

Is this the badge you have Dave?

Regards
Steven
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 25-09-20, 04:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 176
Posted By Milmed
Unknown APS button

Any ID on this button please. Back marked * FIRMIN * LONDON

Thanks
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 20-09-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 177
Posted By Milmed
yep that's the one. thanks for posting a pic. I...

yep that's the one. thanks for posting a pic. I still need to add that one to my small collection of Commonwealth nursing insignia
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 19-09-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 177
Posted By Milmed
Hi BC, Will need to look through my archives,...

Hi BC,
Will need to look through my archives, but I clearly remember a cloth badge on ruby/maroon colour. It may or may not have also been in silver bullion wire.

If I find a picture I will post...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 19-09-20, 04:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 177
Posted By Milmed
Terry, You will find the lugged one is slightly...

Terry,
You will find the lugged one is slightly smaller than the slider one as it is a collar badge.

There are essentially 3 sets to these badges.
Silvered white metal cap and collars with KC...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 06-09-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By Milmed
I'm with Terry on this one. Silver numbered...

I'm with Terry on this one. Silver numbered badges were to identify ATS personnel in civvy dress.

I think there are un-numbered brass badges which may have been given out post war to show service.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 04-09-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 602
Posted By Milmed
Hi Terry, It has been my understanding that...

Hi Terry,
It has been my understanding that that is a standard 'bomb' used by artillery, engineers and fusiliers at some point in time.... i.e. no difference in flames. Only the later lager badge...
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