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Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 16-01-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 16
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Posted By Postwarden
Isn't it simply that he had been an RFC pilot and...

Isn't it simply that he had been an RFC pilot and as such was entitled to retain his wings whoever he served with -albeit at this date unofficially?

In June 1940 ‘the privilege of wearing the...
Forum: Military Book and Media Reviews 15-01-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 54
Posted By Postwarden
NAAFI 100!

To mark the Centenary of the start of trading in January 1921 NAAFI has published a detailed history of its huge range of activities over the last 100 years.

It's a fascinating read, well...
Forum: General Topics. 15-01-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 99
Posted By Postwarden
NAAFI Up!

To mark the Centenary of the start of trading in January 1921 NAAFI has published a detailed history of its huge range of activities over the last 100 years.

It's a fascinating read, well...
Forum: The Home Front 13-01-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By Postwarden
Marc, Brilliant, just what I was after, Many...

Marc,

Brilliant, just what I was after, Many thanks.

Jerry,

The EFI title is fine. I've had my example for over 40 years.

Jon
Forum: The Home Front 12-01-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By Postwarden
Navy and Army Canteen Board WW1

Does anyone have an example of the cloth title worn by the NACB on uniform?

I believe it was simply the initials NACB.

I am compiling the next issue of the Military Heraldry Society's journal...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 10-01-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By Postwarden
From my book Badges on Battle Dress Jon ...

From my book Badges on Battle Dress

Jon

As TAVR II Volunteer units were not scheduled to receive No 2 Dress uniforms until April 1968 many asked to retain arm titles. Except for The Queens and...
Forum: The Home Front 05-01-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By Postwarden
This is the type of hat being discussed. Jon

This is the type of hat being discussed.

Jon
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 31-12-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By Postwarden
Just out of interest I used to own the hat shown...

Just out of interest I used to own the hat shown which, made by Gieves, carried the badge of the Polish Merchant Navy as shown.

Jon
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 31-12-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 245
Posted By Postwarden
From my book Badges on Battle Dress. Happy...

From my book Badges on Battle Dress.

Happy New Year to all members.

Jon

The increasing use by transport units of Army divers resulted in a 1959 review of their training as a result of which...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 31-12-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 245
Posted By Postwarden
Not sure if this has been shown previously but...

Not sure if this has been shown previously but clear evidence of the RN badge being worn by a Sapper in Germany in 1945.

Jon
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 21-12-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By Postwarden
From my book Doing Their Bit. The certificate...

From my book Doing Their Bit. The certificate that came with the badge is shown.

Jon

In 1924 the RAF created its equivalent of the Territorial Army A the Auxiliary Air Force (AAF), its units ...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 21-12-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By Postwarden
They did exist. This one used to be in my...

They did exist. This one used to be in my collection.

Jon
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 15-12-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By Postwarden
Short answer Yes. Compiled from original sources...

Short answer Yes. Compiled from original sources by two authors who know their stuff.

Jon
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 07-12-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By Postwarden
Naval Canteen Service

To mark 100 years of NAAFI I am putting together a special number of The Formation Sign, Journal of the Military Heraldry Society.

I am trying to find decent photos of the NAAFI men who served...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 04-12-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By Postwarden
The cap badge is indeed that of the General...

The cap badge is indeed that of the General Service Corps (GSC), in this case the brown plastic economy pattern. A slightly clearer photo of the badge with a backing is attached.

From 1942 all men...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 02-12-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 312
Posted By Postwarden
Several Territorial units serving with the...

Several Territorial units serving with the British Expeditionary Force in 1939/1940 ignored instructions to remove approved dress ‘deviations’ on mobilisation by continuing to wear regimental...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 01-12-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By Postwarden
Also worn by their Territorial battalions known...

Also worn by their Territorial battalions known as the 1st to 4th (City of London) Battalions of The London Regiment.

Jon
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 30-11-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By Postwarden
Extra Regimentally Employed

Cap and collar badges not often seen being worn. The Southern Command sign suggests some time in the Second World War.

The photo was taken in Harrods.

Jon
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 29-11-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 312
Posted By Postwarden
This photo shows the cloth title worn by a...

This photo shows the cloth title worn by a Sergeant with what looks like a (square?) patch below.

Jon
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 29-11-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 112
Posted By Postwarden
Troopships arm title

A member of The Military Heraldry Society spotted the titles on Ebay recently. Does anyone know who might have worn them?

A few badges in similar colours were worn by those employed by the...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 26-11-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By Postwarden
Unknown General

Does anybody recognise this senior officer and can put a name to him please?

Jon
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 26-11-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By Postwarden
11th Hussars Brown beret

Adopted in 1932 the brown beret with scarlet band was unique to the regiment.

Worn throughout the Second World War, can anyone tell me if it survived in the post war years or if not when it...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 23-11-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By Postwarden
Tim, That fantastic. Many thanks. If...

Tim,

That fantastic. Many thanks.

If the schedule of units associated with this system has been correctly interpreted your Shamrock would have been worn by 14th (Service) Bn, The Leicestershire...
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 22-11-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 252
Posted By Postwarden
Dumbartonshire ACF. Jon

Dumbartonshire ACF.

Jon
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 22-11-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 149
Posted By Postwarden
The latest edition of The Formation Sign ...

The latest edition of The Formation Sign includes an article on the signs of 24th Brigade which records that in June 1941 ‘a silver wing within a Brigade of Guards star’ was authorised as the...
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