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Forum: General Topics. 12-03-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,638
Posted By Padre
Rod Flood / Minden Militaria

Some sad news to report to the many who knew Rod Flood of Minden Militaria. Rod passed away earlier today.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 12-03-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 909
Posted By Padre
Its Vongold (the seller). He sells crap, and...

Its Vongold (the seller). He sells crap, and knows he sells crap. He just tries to hide the fact.
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 09-03-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 945
Posted By Padre
Hi No problem! I have only seen these...

Hi

No problem!

I have only seen these (ribbed) buttons on things like the RAF Yacht Club, which I think are the same but with 'YC' on them. Although very early 1920s there were bronzed and...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 08-03-22, 06:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 945
Posted By Padre
Are you sure they were Kings crown with the...

Are you sure they were Kings crown with the ribbed base, and not Kings or Queens crown with smooth base?
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 07-03-22, 11:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 945
Posted By Padre
Odd RAF Button

Does anyone have a positive ID for this plastic RAF button?

Its almost identical to the RAF Yacht Club but without the 'YC' lettering.

Thanks
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 06-03-22, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By Padre
I know of at least one RAF Squadron and one ATC...

I know of at least one RAF Squadron and one ATC Squadron of WW2 who had lapel badges made up in silver, and gilt/enamel. The RAF Squadron (No. 34) had a black Wolf on its Squadron badge, and some...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 27-02-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 258
Posted By Padre
A Puzzler...

I'm pretty sure this isn't related to any British unit, but can anyone help with an ID for this? Also the orientation? I think its yellow on black.

Many thanks
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 27-02-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,001
Posted By Padre
Pre-war RAF dress regulations make mention of...

Pre-war RAF dress regulations make mention of medals for mess dress - 'With mess dress and mess undress miniature badges of orders, decorations and medals will be worn....' They go on to state...
Forum: General Topics 26-02-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By Padre
The right to wear a wound stripe upon being...

The right to wear a wound stripe upon being wounded was not a given. An application had to be made to the respective Commanding Officer to wear the stripe. From this verification of a wound had to be...
Forum: General Topics 26-02-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By Padre
I imagine it would be on an individual's service...

I imagine it would be on an individual's service record.
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 26-02-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,001
Posted By Padre
Miniatures are also frequently worn on dinner...

Miniatures are also frequently worn on dinner jackets at some occasions. But I agree, no reason I can think of for miniature ribbons alone.

A dealers fantasy item?
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 26-02-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,200
Posted By Padre
The SAS were officially recognised as...

The SAS were officially recognised as 'L-Detachment Special Air Service Brigade' from early September 1941, and from mid September 1942 were officially recognised as 'No. 1 Special Air Services...
Forum: Other Military Topics 23-02-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,396
Posted By Padre
There, I think two, in the church in Epsom where...

There, I think two, in the church in Epsom where my mum and dad married in 1961. I went down there last August and found them.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 23-02-22, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,200
Posted By Padre
But is there any record of even 1st SAS wearing...

But is there any record of even 1st SAS wearing '1st SAS' titles in Egypt? Being such an 'unofficial' unit, would he have added it in his own colours to signify an affiliation?
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 23-02-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,200
Posted By Padre
I wonder if the fact it was in black and white...

I wonder if the fact it was in black and white rather than the usual maroon and pale blue, was to match his Signals titles? Perhaps worn directly underneath them?
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 22-02-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By Padre
I suspect its a variation of these, the ones...

I suspect its a variation of these, the ones being worn seeming to be a single bullion edge, yours being three rows (possibly rejected?).
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 22-02-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By Padre
The bullion cap badge being worn in the late...

The bullion cap badge being worn in the late 1930s by two men of the Central Band.

A lot of 'sealed patterns' were checked and re-sealed later on. I've seen the WW2 plastic ATC badge with a very...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 22-02-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By Padre
WW2 Canadian made badges being (L - R) standard...

WW2 Canadian made badges being (L - R) standard type in bullion with gilt eagle; Part economy with bullion and gilt components, and a full economy version. The fat eagle is the distinct giveaway on...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 22-02-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By Padre
As for foreign made examples, these are...

As for foreign made examples, these are Australian made and both WW2 era. The teardrop shape of the left hand example is common, and the gilt components on the heavily padded base of the right hand...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 22-02-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By Padre
A pair of theatre made badges. The badge on the...

A pair of theatre made badges. The badge on the left is Indian made for the Royal Air Force and / or Indian Air Force, in standard pattern, the other possibly Indian made, or Middle Eastern, with...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 22-02-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By Padre
WW2 era part economy badges with a mixture of...

WW2 era part economy badges with a mixture of gilt and bullion crown and fronds. I don't know for certain if any company ever produced these say, in the 1920s or 30s, but its unlikely as bullion...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 22-02-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By Padre
There was some official notes relating to jewel...

There was some official notes relating to jewel colours around 1921. The early 'Gaunt 1st Issue' generally had the shapes of the jewels but they were not coloured. Then some were produced with the...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 21-02-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By Padre
These plain epaulettes were worn by officers...

These plain epaulettes were worn by officers holding special appointments, which in turn were denoted by a cypher or similar emblem (so the badge was not worn directly on the shoulder). The rank...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 21-02-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By Padre
This is the bandsman cap badge, as worn on their...

This is the bandsman cap badge, as worn on their ceremonial uniform. Although the uniform dated from about 1923, the stores number on the card suggests later 1920s.
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 21-02-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By Padre
Whoops, forgot these...!

Whoops, forgot these...!
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