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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 07:57 PM
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Views: 60
Posted By Bill A
Hello Catlins01, welcome to the Forum. Your...

Hello Catlins01, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
Your image is not posted with your message.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 25-09-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By Bill A
Hello Marie-Claire, welcome to the Forum. Your...

Hello Marie-Claire, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
The membership of the page is very helpful, but they may withhold comments if you are using their knowledge for...
Forum: Military Buttons 23-09-20, 11:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 46
Posted By Bill A
Roy, there are two Northumberland units. One was...

Roy, there are two Northumberland units. One was in Ontario, and the other in New Brunswick.
Forum: Military Buttons 23-09-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 69
Posted By Bill A
I did some digging and not much. There is a...

I did some digging and not much. There is a Regiment of Frontenac sedentary militia listed in the 1855 census of units. It would eventually be the foundation for the 47th Frontenac Batt (later the...
Forum: Military Buttons 22-09-20, 11:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 63
Posted By Bill A
Ok. That dates the button to between 1841 and...

Ok. That dates the button to between 1841 and 1867. But, more likely after 1855, when the first militia act was passed.
Forum: Military Buttons 22-09-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 63
Posted By Bill A
Roy, I can't make out the word in the bottom of...

Roy, I can't make out the word in the bottom of the annulus.
Forum: Military Buttons 22-09-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 56
Posted By Bill A
Roy, clarification. There was no organized...

Roy, clarification. There was no organized Canadian militia until 1855. There were "unorganized" colonial companies prior, but there is no record of a 3rd that I have seen. The VR cypher was used...
Forum: Military Buttons 22-09-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 56
Posted By Bill A
It is not listed in Smylies reference (but may be...

It is not listed in Smylies reference (but may be too early). The City of Toronto was organized in 1834. There was a No 3 Foot Artillery Company of Toronto circa 1862, and after 1869 a No 3 Company,...
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 21-09-20, 05:03 PM
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Views: 316
Posted By Bill A
Hello Peter, welcome to the Forum. Your account...

Hello Peter, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
Forum: Infantry 19-09-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 88
Posted By Bill A
Yes, there are several instances where two "maker...

Yes, there are several instances where two "maker marks" are found on the badges. The 229th was one with the badges probably made by Lees under contract to Crichton.
Forum: General Topics 19-09-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 250
Posted By Bill A
This is an excellent thread. Exactly what such...

This is an excellent thread. Exactly what such Fora were intended to elicit.
Don, thanks for the insight. Darrel, I still think there may be wiggle room for the Defence. I have seen RCAF groups...
Forum: General Topics 18-09-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 250
Posted By Bill A
And reviewing this, I think he would also qualify...

And reviewing this, I think he would also qualify for the Defence Medal. He was killed while training in the UK, but reviewing the criteria, I don't see the award time shortened by death of the...
Forum: General Topics 18-09-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 250
Posted By Bill A
I will echo Darrell. The time qualifications for...

I will echo Darrell. The time qualifications for the CVSM and War Medal were met. I don't see the entitlement for the ACE or 39/45 Star, as he was training and not operational.
Forum: General Topics 17-09-20, 12:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 250
Posted By Bill A
If he was a volunteer he should have qualified...

If he was a volunteer he should have qualified for the CVSM. Death due to service allowed for the award. And the War Medal as well. He served for more than 28 days.
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 16-09-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 135
Posted By Bill A
Hello Dom, welcome to the Forum. Your account is...

Hello Dom, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 14-09-20, 11:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By Bill A
Hi SIDINSIR, again, welcome. Enjoy the Forum.

Hi SIDINSIR, again, welcome. Enjoy the Forum.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 14-09-20, 11:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Posted By Bill A
Hello SIDINSIR, welcome to the Forum. Your...

Hello SIDINSIR, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
The membership should be able to assist with your identification.
Forum: Military Buttons 14-09-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 84
Posted By Bill A
I would agree with btns. The button is for the...

I would agree with btns. The button is for the Veterans Guard of Canada, 1940-1947. It is listed in Smylie as C19.
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 12-09-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By Bill A
With the Tudor crown the 1940's and early 50's.

With the Tudor crown the 1940's and early 50's.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 11-09-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By Bill A
Hello eddie65, welcome to the Forum. Your account...

Hello eddie65, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
Forum: General Topics 09-09-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,814
Posted By Bill A
Hello Robert, it is a copy of some sort, and as...

Hello Robert, it is a copy of some sort, and as you say, with the broach fastener, it is likely meant for costume wear.
Forum: General Topics 09-09-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 21,659
Posted By Bill A
Hi Robert, There are any number of fake / copy...

Hi Robert, There are any number of fake / copy badges out there. Croft and Bondy were two of the most prolific and documented copiers. But anyone can make a fake. There are vendors on ebay from...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 09-09-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 144
Posted By Bill A
An image of the C of C cap badge.

An example of the Corps of Commissionaires badge.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 09-09-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 144
Posted By Bill A
Hello GMGC, welcome to the Forum. Your account is...

Hello GMGC, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
In the image, the soldier on the left is a Toronto Scottish sergeant, with Assistant Instructor badge above the...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 09-09-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By Bill A
Hello Robert O'R, welcome to the Forum. Your...

Hello Robert O'R, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
An image of the patch would be most helpful for identification.
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