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Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) Yesterday, 11:31 PM
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Posted By zorgon
Thanks for your thoughts guys. I'm leading a bit...

Thanks for your thoughts guys. I'm leading a bit more towards Horus over the penguin but you never know. It could even be Ra perhaps. Still no idea if it was a general blazer patch or a one-off. ...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 13-11-18, 11:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 119
Posted By zorgon
115 ATU El Arish, again

I wonder is anyone might speculate on the meaning/origin of this RCAF 115 ATU blazer patch I recently picked up. I have never seen the center portion represented anywhere and to be honest, Iím not...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 09-11-18, 01:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By zorgon
Hi Kim. Thanks for that. Just to confirm,...

Hi Kim. Thanks for that. Just to confirm, that's 116 Sqdn out of Botwood Harbour Newfoundland? I have read they didn't have an "official" badge so this must have just been something they had...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 08-11-18, 10:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 92
Posted By zorgon
Bullion O wing

A friend who owns this is wondering what he has and is hoping for some feedback. It's a nice example of bullion work, but to my eye unusual padding and I've never seen another example with the nitch...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 06-11-18, 11:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By zorgon
Whaler Squadron, RCAF?

I recently picked up this Crest Craft patch but I'm uncertain about its origin. I can't find any definitive reference to a Canadian RCAF Squadron which was nick-named, "Whaler". The Makers...
Forum: Formation and Tasking Signs 23-10-18, 04:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,161
Posted By zorgon
Below is another commemorative patch made for...

Below is another commemorative patch made for Exercise Muskox. It's basically identical to the one in the previous post but in Bullion. It is unmarked on the back but almost certainly manufactured...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 21-09-18, 11:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 148
Posted By zorgon
Canadian Aviation Corps, 1914

Before the days of the RCAF, CAF and even before the two Canadian squadrons were established in Upper Heyford in Nov of 1918, there was a rudimentary effort to create an air presence for Canada. Of...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 07-08-18, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By zorgon
Like the two previous posters, these two pieces...

Like the two previous posters, these two pieces are new to me. You have many wonderful and unique items Steve; thanks for enlightening the Forum and sharing your many images and knowledge. Time for...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 19-07-18, 08:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,104
Posted By zorgon
Thanks Tim & Mike (and all others) for thoughts...

Thanks Tim & Mike (and all others) for thoughts and comments.
I'm not sure of the timing of actual issue of medals during the war but it looks to me like he only has two ribbons at the time of the...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 19-07-18, 03:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,104
Posted By zorgon
I wonder if I could get the Forumís comments and...

I wonder if I could get the Forumís comments and advice on the BD insignia on the photo of Harry as I have very little knowledge about this sort of thing. It would be great to narrow down some of the...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 17-07-18, 03:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,104
Posted By zorgon
Here's a link to a IWM RSR chocolate-brown...

Here's a link to a IWM RSR chocolate-brown Officer's beret:
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30103148

Thanks JB
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 15-07-18, 05:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,104
Posted By zorgon
Some more thoughts if I may. In my limited...

Some more thoughts if I may. In my limited experience, it seems that there are two variants of the RSR beret cloth badge representing the two locations where the training bases were located and the...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 14-07-18, 01:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,104
Posted By zorgon
Beret colour

Yes JB, you are absolutely correct about the beret shade and I knew that in the back of my mind. I'll go back and correct the original post if I can. Harry recalled that early on, they had this...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 13-07-18, 07:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,104
Posted By zorgon
Raiding Support Regiment (RSR)

It’s getting harder to find WWII groups with Provenance which haven’t previously found their way into collections or the market. I’m very fortunate to have the medals and various insignia to...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 11-07-18, 12:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 200
Posted By zorgon
Golden Hawks Belt Buckle

I bought a Golden Hawks belt buckle recently on eBay. I believe it to be a genuine, period piece dating from 1959 or 1960. A quick search of "Profile Industries" from this era doesn't come up with...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 09-06-18, 10:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,301
Posted By zorgon
Smile Hi Dave; me neither actually but there is some...

Hi Dave; me neither actually but there is some discussion here:

http://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=67222

I picked this lot up for the CAF pieces. Other items were a bonus.
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 01-06-18, 10:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,301
Posted By zorgon
Another item from the Prof. Charles Thomas...

Another item from the Prof. Charles Thomas collection picked up at a recent auction. The "Scully" mark is done differently than Philip's example. Pre war?
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 01-06-18, 06:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,637
Posted By zorgon
An older, ex-post-war British Army gentleman gave...

An older, ex-post-war British Army gentleman gave me this one a few days ago. Queen's crown, unvoided, unmarked brass slider weighing in at 8.3 g. No history other than that.
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 01-06-18, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By zorgon
Thanks Bill and Mike. I agree it was probably...

Thanks Bill and Mike. I agree it was probably made-up, possibly by a Canadian who wanted a little more recognition for his Country. I did find the CEF Machine Gun Corp variant with the identical...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 31-05-18, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By zorgon
Canadian RFC cap badge: Prototype or fantasy piece?

I picked this enlisted RFC metal cap badge variant up as part of a lot from the recent Prof Charles Thomas collection auction.
It weighs 8.6 gm and measures 36mm in width. The mounting of the...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 23-05-18, 01:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By zorgon
A nice well-made item Steve but I question a few...

A nice well-made item Steve but I question a few characteristics.
I'm new to these but I believe the tail shouldn't be inside the foot as yours is. Also, the letters are a bit too wide and not...
Forum: Airborne and Special Forces 20-04-18, 03:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By zorgon
Thank you all for your thoughts and comments. ...

Thank you all for your thoughts and comments.
So much to learn - so little time.
Forum: Airborne and Special Forces 20-04-18, 01:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By zorgon
Canadian Para berets and badges

I have some Canadian para berets that trying to authenticate; I know nothing about the intricacies of these items.

1) The first is a 1974 Fleur de Lis, Beret Maroon, Dorothea Knitting Mills with...
Forum: Photographs of Canadian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 14-04-18, 01:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 344
Posted By zorgon
1961 UN Egypt, 115 ATU

There is a great resource for the RCAF U.N. Operations in the Gaza at El Arish, Egypt if you might be interested and haven't seen it. The main Operational base was quite small in reality. Check out:...
Forum: 1968 post unification: CAF(N) 10-04-18, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,574
Posted By zorgon
Flight Surgeon, 1963

This is not your badge Sapper00 but I came across it today while reading the Jan-Feb 1964, Vol 16, No.1 issue of The Roundel.

The caption reads:
"This badge, introduced officially last summer, is...
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