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Forum: Army 24-09-21, 02:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By conservator
Leigh, I have two buttons (studs), with similar...

Leigh,
I have two buttons (studs), with similar pronged attachments, along with the twisted gold bullion chinstrap that fitted to a cap. The buttons (studs) were for the Argentinian Army, I think....
Forum: Indian Badges 17-09-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By conservator
Just a thought, this badge could be for the...

Just a thought, this badge could be for the Burmese Army under Japanese Occupation. A possibility.
I have a large coloured poster somewhere depicting the insignia, with Burmese and Japanese text. It...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 13-09-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By conservator
It looks like a British Red Cross detachment...

It looks like a British Red Cross detachment identification mumeral.
These were worn on the shoulder strap, in combination, between
the 'RED CROSS' upper title and the lower 'County' title.
They...
Forum: Other Militaria 22-08-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By conservator
Leigh, The last photo of 'Control No 20' with a...

Leigh,
The last photo of 'Control No 20' with a Sect/Ref No 14A/3208, is from part
of an aircraft camera system, possibly relating to film exposure control for an aircraft camera or camera flash...
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 20-07-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 628
Posted By conservator
Hi Harry, I would be interested in a copy too,...

Hi Harry,
I would be interested in a copy too, please.
Regards,
George
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 18-05-21, 11:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 583
Posted By conservator
WW2 Air Training Corps officer's badge, worn...

WW2 Air Training Corps officer's badge, worn above cuff rank braid on sleeves of tunic and above rank braid on epaulettes of greatcoat also, I think.
George
Forum: The Home Front 12-05-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By conservator
Bess, The 'E' badge looks to be US Navy (I...

Bess,

The 'E' badge looks to be US Navy (I can't see the colours correctly), which was for 'Efficiency' in enlisted grades E-1 to E-6, previously worn on the right sleeve and since superseded by a...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 11-05-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By conservator
The third badge is Belgian Air Force Airfield...

The third badge is Belgian Air Force Airfield Defence.
George
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-05-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By conservator
Peter, The first is US Army 38th Infantry...

Peter,
The first is US Army 38th Infantry Division (subdued - the colours are blue then red with white letters).
The second is a Royal Observer Corps rank slide for Leading Observer.
The third is...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 03-05-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,244
Posted By conservator
Interesting comments; I'm intrigued to know why...

Interesting comments; I'm intrigued to know why it is considered fake.
I regularly read in posts about the need for provenance, this badge has been in my family since 1931. I got it after starting...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 03-05-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,244
Posted By conservator
Photos

Simon & Frank,

Attached are photos of said badge and medal.

George
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 03-05-21, 02:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,244
Posted By conservator
CB, I have a Nelson Battalion badge that looks...

CB,
I have a Nelson Battalion badge that looks very much like yours, with E-W lugs, that is genuine.
It was given to me in the early 1970s by an aunt along with a named Nelson Battalion 1914 Star;...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 02-05-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 179
Posted By conservator
PM sent. George

PM sent.
George
Forum: General Topics. 01-05-21, 11:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By conservator
Colin, See link: ...

Colin,

See link:

https://www.firminhouse.com/about-us/kashket-partners/

George
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 23-04-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,647
Posted By conservator
CB, The badge with the purple backing to the...

CB,
The badge with the purple backing to the anchor was in use between 1890 and 1918.
It was used by the following:
Chief Engine Room Artificer & ERA 1st to 5th class. (1890 - 1908).
Chief Engine...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-04-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By conservator
Mike, This is the metal/enamel unit badge for 2...

Mike,
This is the metal/enamel unit badge for 2 Fighter-Bomber Squadron, Belgian Air Force, possibly from the 1970s or 1980s.
2 Squadron flew the Mirage 5BA from Florennes, in Belgium.

The...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 21-04-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 493
Posted By conservator
Hi JD, Yes, she is either a QARNNS Sister or...

Hi JD,
Yes, she is either a QARNNS Sister or Senior Sister judging by the tippet and what looks to be a white cuff on her left arm. It's not easy to tell when no insignia is displayed.
The Red...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 21-04-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 493
Posted By conservator
JD, The matron is QARNNS. She wears a QARNNS...

JD,
The matron is QARNNS. She wears a QARNNS tippet, belt buckle and cuffs.
George
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 21-04-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 493
Posted By conservator
JD, Both photos show Voluntary Aid Detachment...

JD,
Both photos show Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) members of the British Red Cross Society (BRCS).

In the first photo, the first and third members wear BRCS uniform, as worn by BRCS VADs and...
Forum: Indian Badges 20-04-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 673
Posted By conservator
AATTV, I think the eagle badge on the lt blue...

AATTV,
I think the eagle badge on the lt blue backing, next to the Indian National Cadet Corps (NCC) wings. is an old South African Air Force officer's cap badge.
George
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 17-04-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By conservator
Didier, Many thanks for the link to this...

Didier,
Many thanks for the link to this excellent site.
George
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 17-04-21, 02:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By conservator
Didier, The patch at the bottom right (5)...

Didier,
The patch at the bottom right (5) features a US aircraft; this is an EB-57 (an American built Canberra) used in Electronic Countermeasures. The patch belonged to the 17th Defense Systems...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 10-04-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By conservator
Looks to be from the same stable as these fakes.

Looks to be from the same stable as these fakes.
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 10-04-21, 02:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By conservator
Chris, I think these were designed as collar...

Chris,
I think these were designed as collar badges but possibly used later in the war as beret badges, perhaps unofficially. A photo in Women in Uniform by D Collett Wadge (1946), shows QAIMNS...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 08-04-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By conservator
The first badge is a Civil Defence Instructor's...

The first badge is a Civil Defence Instructor's badge (also seen in grey thread and yellow thread - silver and gold), more info here: https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=58741
...
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