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Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 03-09-21, 08:27 PM
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Posted By zorgon
Oops

My bad. What I thought were two types of stitching is an artifact of the scanner image. There must be a polarity to the thread making it appear shinny in one direction and flat in another. ...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 03-09-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By zorgon
A very well-made, stitched Pegasus

I’d like to share this lovely example of a tailor-made, embroidered Pegasus. It wasn’t until I actually scanned the patch that I fully appreciated the detail and quality of the stitching (maybe...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 03-09-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By zorgon
Thank you to everyone for your input. I guess...

Thank you to everyone for your input. I guess 50% original is better than zero. Your comments will help me (and others, I’m sure) in some of those small details we need to be aware of in these...
Forum: Airborne and Special Forces 31-08-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,084
Posted By zorgon
Attached is another example which I think is...

Attached is another example which I think is identical to the images in the first post. Unfortunately, glue residue on mine. It was reassuring to see the similar examples in Joyce's Into the...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 30-08-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By zorgon
Airborne, embroidered, straight title Dating

I would appreciate comments and date-of-issue from the Forum please, on these two embroidered Airborne straight titles on Melton wool. I would guess that the top item is late war issue (44-45) based...
Forum: Corps, Branches and the Royal Canadian Artillery 23-08-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By zorgon
Thanks Bill, your comments are always very sage...

Thanks Bill, your comments are always very sage and welcome. Yes, the stitching is a bit sloppy, not only on the last "S" of SHOWS but a few other letters too. I like your theory of it being a...
Forum: Corps, Branches and the Royal Canadian Artillery 23-08-21, 12:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By zorgon
Canadian Legion Maple Leaf Shows: Example

Here’s another rare Cdn. title I recently paid dearly for at auction; the Canadian Legion Maple Leaf Shows. There are inexpensive replicas on the market, as has been discussed on the Forum on a few...
Forum: Corps, Branches and the Royal Canadian Artillery 22-08-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By zorgon
CFPU. Canadian Film and Photo titles

These don’t come around very often and the replicas can be very deceiving in some cases. I think these are both originals but to our esteemed Moderator Bill and others, feel free to weigh in. It’s...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 18-08-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By zorgon
I appreciate the correction and explanation of...

I appreciate the correction and explanation of "Norfolk" Padre. To be honest, clothing is something I know precious little about; I just referenced the style from another book discussing the CAF...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 16-08-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By zorgon
CAF tunic and insignia, circa 1920

I recently picked up this early Canadian Air Force (CAF) Norfolk-style tunic issued to a Flying Officer. It is completely correct for the period and appears untouched since its original issue. I...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 27-07-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,061
Posted By zorgon
Mxke, those are great items to have as memoirs...

Mxke, those are great items to have as memoirs from your dad. All very rare (to me) and unique designs for 116 Squadron; congratulations.
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 24-07-21, 12:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 141
Posted By zorgon
RCAF Tac Eval shoulder patch, circa 1960's

I was fortunate to get these Tactical Evaluation shoulder patches as part of a RCAF NATO lot recently. I assumed it would be easy to find other examples or some photographic reference of these on a...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 09-04-21, 01:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 447
Posted By zorgon
Nice find Mike, thanks. OK, I have Collishaw's...

Nice find Mike, thanks. OK, I have Collishaw's 1919 cap badge! No they are a touch different. His eagle is larger and the tail feathers a different shape. The wreath is different at the top and I...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 08-04-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 447
Posted By zorgon
:eek: Thanks Simon. I’m shocked and appalled...

:eek: Thanks Simon. I’m shocked and appalled that some rapscallion would attempt to deceive the honest but naïve collector!

Thank you for sharing your experience and knowledge.
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 08-04-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 447
Posted By zorgon
RNAS cap badge with eagle

A friend picked this up and we’re trying to ID and date it please. I can’t find an identical badge and I’m guessing at RNAS. The wreath is less complex than typical RNAS cap badges I think. It has...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 01-04-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 381
Posted By zorgon
1967 Centennaires: Snoopy Old Gold Patch

Here’s an obscure aerobatic patch with an interesting history. In 1967 the Canadian Government sponsored an aerobatic team to celebrate the Centennial year and aptly named them, the Golden...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 31-03-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By zorgon
That’s a great tip and lead Mike but I’d like to...

That’s a great tip and lead Mike but I’d like to take this a bit farther. There are hints that this crest is actually a few years earlier, somewhere between 1940 and 42. Gus Werle, the founder and...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 30-03-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By zorgon
I stand corrected and unreservedly admit I jumped...

I stand corrected and unreservedly admit I jumped to conclusions. Yes Dan, the pointy beak would give it away. I haven't read anything about Hurricanes being there in the early 40's so the mystery...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 30-03-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By zorgon
Moose Jaw Aeronauts

Here’s a patch labeled, “Moose Jaw Aeronauts”. While not stamped on the reverse, it has all the characteristics of the design of the manufacturer, Crest Craft of Saskatoon, circa early 1940’s. The...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 29-03-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 254
Posted By zorgon
The Golden Honks; an obscure Centennial 1967 patch?

I recently acquired this “Golden Honks” patch, presumably representing a small RCAF aerobatic team formed for Canada’s Centennial in 1967 and a take-off of the name of the famous, "Golden Hawks". ...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 07-03-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By zorgon
Nice and unusual wing Mike – stunning condition...

Nice and unusual wing Mike – stunning condition to boot.

I called up an old friend, in his 90’s now, who was raised on the Isle of Wight, to see if he remembered or had any pictures of the pre-war...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 04-03-21, 12:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By zorgon
Thank you all for the insight, tips, comments and...

Thank you all for the insight, tips, comments and thoughts. Bonus for me that the consensus is that it's war-issue.

There are some great Para Galleries and Albums on the Forum but they don't...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 02-03-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By zorgon
help dating a para qualification wing

Can Forum members help with any info on this somewhat grubby para qualification wing please? What clues do you look for in deciding whether it's war or post war? Do the zig-zag parachute cords tell...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 16-02-21, 10:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,058
Posted By zorgon
Fireballs, 19450, 19415?

I came across the photo given to me by Chuck Keating. As mentioned above, I think he received this from Jeannie Hallowell. Since this image is the only known colour photo of the Fireballs team, I...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 06-02-21, 12:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,058
Posted By zorgon
Thanks to the tips presented above, I think I've...

Thanks to the tips presented above, I think I've answered my own question.
The Fireballs flew Sabre 2's and those are the 4 planes that were in the only know photo at Baden. The red Sabre 5's...
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