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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Today, 12:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,431
Posted By mike_vee
From IWM : .

From IWM :

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Forum: General Topics. Yesterday, 01:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By mike_vee
If you seach for "all posts" by a member it seems...

If you seach for "all posts" by a member it seems to limit it to the last 500 but if you go to "Advanced Search" and input 'user name' and specific 'keyword(s)' you can access earlier posts.
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Forum: Military Buttons Yesterday, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 111
Posted By mike_vee
Thanks , the "Ae" confused me ! :D ...

Thanks , the "Ae" confused me ! :D

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Forum: Military Buttons Yesterday, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 111
Posted By mike_vee
It looks like it is connected to RAF Medical...

It looks like it is connected to RAF Medical Services ? :confused:

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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 12:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 217
Posted By mike_vee
Possibly to show civilian/police 'rank' when...

Possibly to show civilian/police 'rank' when wearing flak jacket/body armour ? :confused:

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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 10:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 217
Posted By mike_vee
I saw that there are nine available , also...

I saw that there are nine available , also spotted one on a German site but again no details.

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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 08:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 217
Posted By mike_vee
I wonder if this was a 'generic' brassard worn...

I wonder if this was a 'generic' brassard worn during other/earlier UN missions ? :confused:

It may have been "identified" as Bosnia because it came with other badges from that period but may not...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 06:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 217
Posted By mike_vee
Possibly police ? .

Possibly police ?




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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 06:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 217
Posted By mike_vee
Found some info , it relates to Namibia , but has...

Found some info , it relates to Namibia , but has details about the civilian branch of UNTAG.


https://search.archives.un.org/civilian-component

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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-09-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 217
Posted By mike_vee
Found a Kosova 2000 patch. .

Found a Kosova 2000 patch.

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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-09-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By mike_vee
IWM describes "BADGE, HEADDRESS, CYPRUS, CYPRUS...

IWM describes "BADGE, HEADDRESS, CYPRUS, CYPRUS DEFENCE FORCE" as :


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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-09-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By mike_vee
Possibly "Cyprus Home Guard" ...

Possibly "Cyprus Home Guard"

http://forum.commandoveterans.org/cdoForum/posts/list/15/3551.page

ΑΜΥΝΕΣΟΕ translates to DEFENSE/DEFENCE

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Forum: Army 24-09-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By mike_vee
Found a group photo of the Durban Regiment intake...

Found a group photo of the Durban Regiment intake in 1962 taken at 1SSB Training Regiment Bloemfontein.

https://www.fad.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/DurbanRegt0011.jpg

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Forum: Army 23-09-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By mike_vee
A couple of posts from a Durban Regiment...

A couple of posts from a Durban Regiment blog/forum :





And from a South African "bid or buy" site :
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-09-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 337
Posted By mike_vee
He may have never even been near HMS President ,...

He may have never even been near HMS President , found this on a site about the early Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve :



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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-09-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 337
Posted By mike_vee
No idea about that but possibly they would have...

No idea about that but possibly they would have his RNAS number which could indicate when he joined the reserve.

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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-09-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 337
Posted By mike_vee
Could he have served as a VTC officer pre/during...

Could he have served as a VTC officer pre/during WW1 then joined the Naval Reserve post war ?



HMS President was a shore establishment /accounting base/drill ship in London , if you have his...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-09-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 337
Posted By mike_vee
The car number plate has LA followed by 3 (or 4...

The car number plate has LA followed by 3 (or 4 ?) numbers , this would indicate that it was registered in London between APR 1910 -> JUL 1911.



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Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 22-09-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By mike_vee
From late 1960's : Also of interest : ...

From late 1960's :



Also of interest :




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Forum: Other Military Topics 22-09-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 18,051
Posted By mike_vee
The 2021 versions are around ........ but not yet...

The 2021 versions are around ........ but not yet from PoppyShop ! :(

I assume they have been ordered by Welsh/ROI branches/PAO's and will be available on line at some point but was disappointed...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 22-09-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By mike_vee
Thumbs down I sent a message via eBay asking for details of...

I sent a message via eBay asking for details of the makers mark on a badge , the image he had posted was unclear and didn't match ones I'd seen.

Got no reply !

Badge got no bids , so was then...
Forum: General Topics. 21-09-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 495
Posted By mike_vee
Found this on a jewellery site : But no...

Found this on a jewellery site :


But no indication if they were later involved in badge manufacture/supply.

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Forum: General Topics. 21-09-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 744
Posted By mike_vee
I posted before morning coffee ! :o After...

I posted before morning coffee ! :o

After seeing a few adverts from that era not all 'sweetheart' brooches were described as miniature , this one has the comment :



I assumed , as they would...
Forum: General Topics. 21-09-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 495
Posted By mike_vee
I was about to ask the same question as 'Google'...

I was about to ask the same question as 'Google' not much help ? :confused:

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Forum: General Topics. 21-09-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 744
Posted By mike_vee
I noticed the price list , in the "Special Terms...

I noticed the price list , in the "Special Terms to Badge Collectors" area it has badges for 6d. (sixpence) and the "Miniature Brooches" are listed starting at 1/- (one shilling).

A comparative...
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