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Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted Today, 12:01 AM
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Posted By fougasse1940
Your ROYAL NETHERLANDS Bde formation sign is a...

Your ROYAL NETHERLANDS Bde formation sign is a Dutch army nationality emblem, worn by all members of the Royal Netherlands Army from November 1940 to 1951.

Rgds, Thomas
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 18-02-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 138
Posted By fougasse1940
That's exactly what I was thinking about. ...

That's exactly what I was thinking about.

Rgds, Thomas
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 18-02-19, 09:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 22,101
Posted By fougasse1940
Welcome, an image would be most helpful, but...

Welcome, an image would be most helpful, but otherwise, depending on what shape of crown, 1918-1953 or 1953-present. I take it there are no maker marks?

Rgds, Thomas
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 18-02-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,222
Posted By fougasse1940
Apparently a rare and thus expensive book....

Apparently a rare and thus expensive book. Believe it or not but there was one offered for sale here on the Forum a while ago.

Rgds, Thomas
Forum: General Topics. 18-02-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 226
Posted By fougasse1940
Royal Army Chaplains' Department always wear...

Royal Army Chaplains' Department always wear black badges in Service Dress.

Rgds, Thomas
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 18-02-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 138
Posted By fougasse1940
The fixing looks like an old fashioned keyring...

The fixing looks like an old fashioned keyring minus the ring.

Rgds, Thomas
Forum: General Topics. 15-02-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By fougasse1940
J R Gaunt and Son was bought by Firmin and Sons...

J R Gaunt and Son was bought by Firmin and Sons in 1991 and remains part of Firmin and Sons Ltd today. Gaunt finished production in its own right in 1993.

Firmin had an exclusive contract from...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 13-02-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 230
Posted By fougasse1940
There was one for sale here:...

There was one for sale here: http://www.worldmilitarycollectables.com/shop.php
Code: 6588

Described as: 'Printed canvas armband for use by the Norfolk Women's Auxiliary Land Corps. This is one of...
Forum: Other Militaria 11-02-19, 09:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 179
Posted By fougasse1940
They may have been made of different fibres and...

They may have been made of different fibres and most likely introduced by different sections of the army, so doubtful this info will help you in your quest.

Rgds, Thomas
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 11-02-19, 09:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By fougasse1940
Marinus what makes you think it is a copy? ...

Marinus what makes you think it is a copy?

Rgds, Thomas
Forum: Other Militaria 11-02-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 179
Posted By fougasse1940
Would your 'button brass' be the same as the...

Would your 'button brass' be the same as the 'Brass, cleaning' from the 1936 Regulations for the Clothing of the Army?
Oddly enough, neither 'Brass, cleaning' nor 'button brass' are listed in the...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 09-02-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 348
Posted By fougasse1940
See post #5. Rgds, Thomas

See post #5.

Rgds, Thomas
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 09-02-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By fougasse1940
Sorry, not Vickers, not Polish and not Canadian....

Sorry, not Vickers, not Polish and not Canadian. And before you ask, not German or French Napoleon military either. It is not military but some sort of 19th century ornament. Maybe from a chandelier...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 09-02-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By fougasse1940
Double post please remove.

Double post please remove.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-02-19, 11:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 216
Posted By fougasse1940
Thank you both. All roads lead to Venice then,...

Thank you both. All roads lead to Venice then, the San Marco Marine Battalion got its name and the lion for the defence of Venice in World War One.

Rgds, Thomas
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-02-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 216
Posted By fougasse1940
Well spotted Luc. Both depict the Lion of Saint...

Well spotted Luc. Both depict the Lion of Saint Mark. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lion_of_Saint_Mark
Is it known why the 50th Ifantry Brigade used this symbol?

Rgds, Thomas
Forum: General Topics. 05-02-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 252
Posted By fougasse1940
Seems back online now:...

Seems back online now: http://www.britishbuttonsociety.org/home-page

NOTICE TO MEMBERS
The British Button Society is currently in difficulty regarding the despatch of Button Lines, renewal of...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 05-02-19, 01:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By fougasse1940
A slight variation on the Commando SBS motto:...

A slight variation on the Commando SBS motto: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/10592729/Captain-Mike-Everett-obituary.html

Rgds, Thomas
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 04-02-19, 12:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By fougasse1940
A 1902-1955 Royal Artillery other ranks cap...

A 1902-1955 Royal Artillery other ranks cap badge.

Rgds, Thomas
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 03-02-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By fougasse1940
Indeed it says 'non vi sid arte' instead of 'non...

Indeed it says 'non vi sid arte' instead of 'non vi sed arte'.

Rgds, Thomas
Forum: Cavalry and Armoured Units 02-02-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By fougasse1940
Probably not something the King would have been...

Probably not something the King would have been bothered with as it is a simple heraldic issue and should have been handled at that time by the College of Arms in London.

Rgds, Thomas
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 02-02-19, 12:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By fougasse1940
Maker mark on slider suggests a post WW2...

Maker mark on slider suggests a post WW2 manufacture, King's Crown in the crest a pre 1953.

Rgds, Thomas
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 01-02-19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By fougasse1940
With that spelling it better be. Rgds, Thomas

With that spelling it better be.

Rgds, Thomas
Forum: Other Militaria 31-01-19, 11:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By fougasse1940
Incorrect, the other ranks applied wheel badge...

Incorrect, the other ranks applied wheel badge has always been a private purchase badge. Worn circa 1903-1950's.

Rgds, Thomas
Forum: Other Corps 30-01-19, 12:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By fougasse1940
A Royal Artillery Indian mess staff badge? ...

A Royal Artillery Indian mess staff badge?

Rgds, Thomas
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