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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 140
Posted By Chacal
Top of the second page has a cap badge and...

Top of the second page has a cap badge and probably rank badge from Persia/Iran (Shah-era).

The four similar winged badges at the bottom of the same page are worn on the chest by different canton...
Forum: General Topics. 13-06-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By Chacal
The train to Mallaig is great, especially if you...

The train to Mallaig is great, especially if you have any Harry Potter fans in your group - Glenfinnan Viaduct is in one film and they usually slow down for photos as it is curved.

Last time I was...
Forum: General Topics. 13-06-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By Chacal
Hi Billy No idea re. Stornaway but it was...

Hi Billy

No idea re. Stornaway but it was the early 1980's when I visited from Benbecula.

Spent a few days in Fort William in 2012, the only shops might be worth checking are the charity shops....
Forum: General Topics. 09-06-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By Chacal
Hi Billy The Glasgow Police Museum is well...

Hi Billy

The Glasgow Police Museum is well worth a visit should you feel that way inclined:

http://www.policemuseum.org.uk/

All the best

Graham
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 05-06-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 133
Posted By Chacal
Hi Steve According to Google Translate the...

Hi Steve

According to Google Translate the shoulder title translates as "MILITARY POLICE", apparently the patch reads "LAW CLASS DISCIPLINE" - the oath of the Cypriot Army.

Hope this helps
...
Forum: Military Buttons 01-06-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 306
Posted By Chacal
Hi That is a Victorian era General Post...

Hi

That is a Victorian era General Post Office button.

Graham
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 30-05-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By Chacal
Hi Paul The original enquirer adds his...

Hi Paul

The original enquirer adds his thanks to mine for your input, greatly appreciated.

TBH prison insignia is not my forte - the only items in my collection pertain to the Cyrenaica and...
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 30-05-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By Chacal
Thank you Paul, I'll pass that on to the...

Thank you Paul, I'll pass that on to the enquirer.

If I may ask a further question, he has a patch with "SG###" over "NDTSG". Another on the thread has stated that “NDTSG” is the National Dog and...
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 30-05-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By Chacal
HM Prison Service cloth patch rank stripes

Good morning

This is one for our "Prison" collectors, an overseas collector has just posted an enquiry on a Facebook police patch page concerning the different coloured stripes on a couple of...
Forum: General Topics 25-05-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By Chacal
Hi Rob The chevrons are US Marine Corps...

Hi Rob

The chevrons are US Marine Corps sergeants collar rank, still worn as far as I know. The VDG is 5th (Royal Inniskilling) Dragoon Guards, worn from 1922 until c. 1953 when the QC version...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 19-05-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 132
Posted By Chacal
Still looking for these collars. :)

Still looking for these collars. :)
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 19-05-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 140
Posted By Chacal
Still looking for these collars. :)

Still looking for these collars. :)
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 15-05-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 597
Posted By Chacal
Since 1999 date letters have no longer been a...

Since 1999 date letters have no longer been a requirement although they do turn up: it may be as simple as the assayer having a POETS day and trying to save time. :)

Also, it should be remembered...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 15-05-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 155
Posted By Chacal
Battered Foreign Service Helmet for sale

Good morning

I have for sale a Universal Foreign Service Khaki Helmet, by Helmets Ltd., dated 1942.

In poor condition: in addition to internal moth damage the front of the shell is broken along...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 13-05-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By Chacal
Here is an Airport Camp Regimental Police...

Here is an Airport Camp Regimental Police brassard c. late 1980s/early 1990s, obtained from a mate on 6 month detachment out there. For interest I'm also showing a Belize Defence Force "Force Police"...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 11-05-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By Chacal
The eagle appears to bear the flag of South...

The eagle appears to bear the flag of South Vietnam on it's chest.

Graham
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 03-05-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By Chacal
Hi Bala A similar patch was discussed here: ...

Hi Bala

A similar patch was discussed here:

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=83148

All the best

Graham
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-04-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By Chacal
Hi Padre The badge is identified here as...

Hi Padre

The badge is identified here as worn by 2282(Somer) Squadron, Air Training Corps (Midsummer Norton).

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/album.php?albumid=2755&pictureid=121482
...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 30-04-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 223
Posted By Chacal
Singapore Police cap badge

Hi Phil

The font is smaller but is this any use?

All the best

Graham
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 19-04-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By Chacal
Hi David The Umm Al Quwain Police was...

Hi David

The Umm Al Quwain Police was founded in 1967 wearing the badges you show, becoming part of the Federal Police and adopting their insignia c.1973-74 ('The Military And Police Forces Of The...
Forum: All other Colonial Badges 18-04-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By Chacal
Hi AATTV Nice badges, thanks for sharing....

Hi AATTV

Nice badges, thanks for sharing. Here is an anodised aluminium Biafra Police cap badge.

Graham
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 18-04-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By Chacal
No worries, it is a nice and unusual badge to...

No worries, it is a nice and unusual badge to find :).

Graham
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 18-04-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By Chacal
Hi AATTV It isn't an artillery badge, it is...

Hi AATTV

It isn't an artillery badge, it is an Umm al-Quwain police cap badge used prior to the founding of the United Arab Emirates.

Please see:...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 18-04-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 187
Posted By Chacal
Hi Laurent This is a collar badge ("collar...

Hi Laurent

This is a collar badge ("collar brass") worn by civilian police dog handlers in the USA, I don't think US military dog handlers would wear it as they would be specialists within their...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-04-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By Chacal
Hi Paul Appears to be a very polished...

Hi Paul

Appears to be a very polished locally-made version of the UAE Union Defence Force headdress badge - one very similar appears on page 48 of The Military And Police Forces Of The Gulf States...
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