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Forum: General Topics. 05-07-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 303
Posted By Royal
The other one is the predecessor to Op ATALANTA -...

The other one is the predecessor to Op ATALANTA - the anti-piracy mission off Somalia...
Forum: General Topics. 05-07-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 303
Posted By Royal
All SIGINTers are (or at least were) known as...

All SIGINTers are (or at least were) known as darksiders given their aversion to sunlight - even the green hatted heroes of Y Troop...

There is another JSSU at Cheltenham, never seen a badge for...
Forum: General Topics. 29-06-22, 05:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By Royal
I have no idea how they were selected/organised...

I have no idea how they were selected/organised but my recolection is that CDT team members were from a mix of cap badges, and all three services.

I do remember an argument with an infantry WO2...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 25-06-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By Royal
Officers' badges have always been 2 part. ...

Officers' badges have always been 2 part.

Never seen anything like it in my time in the Corps.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 16-06-22, 05:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By Royal
As a former space cadet I'll take the DofE award....

As a former space cadet I'll take the DofE award. If anyone has the bronze and gold I'd be interested in them too. Wish I'd kept my originals!
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 14-06-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By Royal
It was a long time ago, but yes. Looks familiar...

It was a long time ago, but yes. Looks familiar to this ex Air Cadet...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 10-06-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 469
Posted By Royal
That's a very good point. The clue is in...

That's a very good point.

The clue is in the name - one time pads - were intended to be used once then destroyed so there is no way that the powers that be would have bothered sewing to make them...
Forum: General Topics. 02-06-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By Royal
If I remember correctly the late Richard Pickup...

If I remember correctly the late Richard Pickup was a full colonel when he was i/c SFSG in Afghanistan. If he wasn't he was demoted, becuase he was a full colonel when I worked with him in Kosovo the...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 19-05-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 116
Posted By Royal
From memory they were issued wrapped in tissue...

From memory they were issued wrapped in tissue paper of some kind back in the 90s. The most recent ones have the the standard clear (and now white) plastic bags with NSN etc printed on...
Forum: Other Militaria 12-05-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By Royal
Every day's a schoolday. Many thanks! The...

Every day's a schoolday. Many thanks!

The BD blouse/jacket would suggest Italy Star was also issued in 1944, is that right?
Forum: Other Militaria 11-05-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By Royal
Sorry, let me be clearer. The MiD and MC...

Sorry, let me be clearer.

The MiD and MC were different awards. The MC an "immediate" at Anzio, the MiD in Germany (for a very similar action - he was an RA FOO). I have the Gazette entries for...
Forum: Other Militaria 10-05-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By Royal
Many thanks. Another question I'm afraid....

Many thanks.

Another question I'm afraid. We also have a 1943 dated BD blouse with ribbons for MC, 39-45 Star, Africa Star with 8th Army clasp and Italy Star but not France & Germany Star,...
Forum: Other Militaria 09-05-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By Royal
Thanks Simon, the grip and wires look okay to me,...

Thanks Simon, the grip and wires look okay to me, albeit the fish skin slightly faded and the wires tarnished...
Forum: Other Militaria 09-05-22, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By Royal
Edward VIII Artillery Officer's Sword

We have recieved a rather tatty gunner officer's (I think) sword with an Edward VIII monogram on it through the family.

This makes rough sense as my wife's grandfather was a (territorial) gunner...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-04-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By Royal
Bosnia is abbreviated BiH in Serbo-Croat, Bosnian...

Bosnia is abbreviated BiH in Serbo-Croat, Bosnian or whatever else they want to call it..
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 03-04-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 930
Posted By Royal
Personally I'd be hesitant unless you have some...

Personally I'd be hesitant unless you have some corroboration.

The aircrew shirts/jackets weren't hard to get hold of if you were either aircrew or outside of the 'normal' run of units. I had two...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 03-04-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 930
Posted By Royal
I would (hesitantly) go 2005-2011 not 2004. ...

I would (hesitantly) go 2005-2011 not 2004.

Desert cam wings and the screaming chicken were pretty uncommon in my expereince until then.

I'd also raise a warning flag. Aircrew had their own...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-03-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 621
Posted By Royal
MIR means PEACE in Russian

MIR means PEACE in Russian
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 18-03-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By Royal
Thanks very much - PM replied...

Thanks very much - PM replied...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 17-03-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By Royal
Wanted: WWII RA Officers OSD badge & collar dogs

Like it says in the title, I'm after set of WWII RA Officers OSD badge & collar dogs suitable for a display...

Thanks!
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 17-03-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By Royal
Might be a poor die that isnt colour fast but I...

Might be a poor die that isnt colour fast but I certainly never saw blue on OD mudguards in my time...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 17-03-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By Royal
Just compared it to mine at the same angle -...

Just compared it to mine at the same angle - looks like St Edwards to me...
Forum: Airborne and Special Forces 18-02-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By Royal
DSTO is tri-service not RAF - although its now...

DSTO is tri-service not RAF - although its now headquartered at RAF St Mawgan. It has had several previous incarnations.

The badges in question were (to my knowledge) worn by UK personnel on...
Forum: General Topics. 06-02-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 630
Posted By Royal
RIP Dave and condolences to all his family. ...

RIP Dave and condolences to all his family.

I only ever chatted with him online, but a lovely guy and was glad to help him out with a couple of the more esoteric modern badges.
Forum: General Topics. 23-01-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By Royal
Those were cdertainly still being issued for Op...

Those were cdertainly still being issued for Op Grapple in the early/mid 90s Terry.

The officer's badge is 'unusual' - I've never seen one like that but plenty of countries were involved in tours...
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