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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 13-04-21, 02:30 PM
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Views: 45
Posted By Chacal
Rhodesia Regiment Regimental Police armbands?

Good afternoon

A number of years ago I got two of these armbands as "Rhodesia Regiment Regimental Police", however another collector told me that they wore armbands with "RP". They are well-made,...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-04-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By Chacal
Hi Laurent The central emblem is the logo of...

Hi Laurent

The central emblem is the logo of British Aerospace, so probably worn by their test pilots?

Graham
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 29-03-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 552
Posted By Chacal
A new one for me, and I was in the RAF. I had one...

A new one for me, and I was in the RAF. I had one of those, thought it was a Flt Sgt crown - if you hadn't shown the packet I'd have said you were shooting a line. You live and learn.

Graham
Forum: General Topics. 29-03-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 533
Posted By Chacal
Hi Tim Yes, I noticed the introduction of...

Hi Tim

Yes, I noticed the introduction of that, it seems to have dropped off sharply although not entirely. They've also recently made it mandatory for payments, after deuctions, to go straignt...
Forum: General Topics. 29-03-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 533
Posted By Chacal
eBay Global Shipping Program mandatory 'Opt-In'

This is just a heads-up to those members who sell on eBay that they might find they've been 'opted in' to the Global Shipping Program (GSP) without their knowledge.

I handle online sales for a...
Forum: Military Buttons 26-03-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By Chacal
Hi Billy I'd say it is a Talbot (extinct...

Hi Billy

I'd say it is a Talbot (extinct breed of hunting dog) statant over a pile of roundels probably representing cannonballs, although I'm unable to find a match online. Hopefully someone more...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-03-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By Chacal
Hi Billy Cap badge worn by British Electric...

Hi Billy

Cap badge worn by British Electric Traction Company Limited:

http://www.tramwaybadgesandbuttons.com/page148/page4/page207/page207.html

All the best

Graham
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-03-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By Chacal
An identical badge was discussed here, although...

An identical badge was discussed here, although with no definite ID other than it 'might' be connected to the USS Flying Fish:
...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 26-03-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 288
Posted By Chacal
GVIR RASC cap badge

For reference a GVIR RASC cap badge, formerly belonging to my late uncle who joined the RASC before transferring to the CMP, made in India and stamped "Industrial FV. Aligarh".

All the best
...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 25-03-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By Chacal
I agree with Leigh re. the Mermaid, I have an...

I agree with Leigh re. the Mermaid, I have an identical one somewhere.

I believe #3, the elephant, is from an Israeli transportation unit.

All the best

Graham
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 23-03-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,080
Posted By Chacal
Just call them Mobile Infantry, does what it says...

Just call them Mobile Infantry, does what it says on the tin.

Would you like to know more? :)
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 17-03-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By Chacal
Hi Billyh As Dave says Ayrshire Constabulary...

Hi Billyh

As Dave says Ayrshire Constabulary wore the badge you show until 1975. Below is some more information on the subject you might find of interest (Dave - please chip in if I've got...
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 17-03-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By Chacal
Hi Chester “L” is the forces shorthand for...

Hi Chester

“L” is the forces shorthand for Electrical or Electronic: when I was a crab I was Electronics Mechanic Air Defence (later became a Technician), abbreviated to L Mech AD/L Tech AD.
...
Forum: General Topics. 13-03-21, 09:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By Chacal
Nice, I have a plaque to the same unit. ...

Nice, I have a plaque to the same unit.

Graham
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 12-03-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 536
Posted By Chacal
Hi Patrick The first pair are the coat of...

Hi Patrick

The first pair are the coat of arms of Portugal.

245132

The second is Imperial Police [India].

245133
Forum: Arab Nations 06-03-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 254
Posted By Chacal
Nice displays, thanks for sharing. Graham

Nice displays, thanks for sharing.

Graham
Forum: Indian Badges 03-03-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By Chacal
Hi A Isn't the acorn and oak leaves a...

Hi A

Isn't the acorn and oak leaves a Cheshire Regiment collar badge?

Graham
Forum: Arab Nations 02-03-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 188
Posted By Chacal
Hi A British Colonial Badges, and British...

Hi A

British Colonial Badges, and British Colonial Badges II, both by Renfrew, Renfrew, and Cranston. ISBNs: 978-0-9563175-1-3 and 978-0-9563175-2-0, cover many badges from Arab nations formerly...
Forum: Arab Nations 02-03-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By Chacal
Hi A I'm pretty sure the blue and green...

Hi A

I'm pretty sure the blue and green shoulder boards in your "Yemen" pile are from Sudan. The others I'd agree are from Yemen or it's predecessors.

Graham
Forum: Arab Nations 02-03-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 188
Posted By Chacal
Hi A As far as I know those indicated on...

Hi A

As far as I know those indicated on attached photo are from:

1. Oman, not sure what exactly.

2. Libya, I believe Municipal Police or similar.

3. Aden, Government Guards headdress...
Forum: Colonial Police and Paramilitary Badges 01-03-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By Chacal
Eritrea Police: a quartet of gazelles

Thank you to Colin for the latest addition to my Eritrea Police BMA collection. Still a couple of other variations Iím looking for, particularly the first star pattern used before the adoption of the...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-02-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 612
Posted By Chacal
They certainly did in my day (1978-87; 48...

They certainly did in my day (1978-87; 48 Squadron RAF Regiment 1981-82).

Graham
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-02-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 612
Posted By Chacal
Hi Michael Further to my previous reply my...

Hi Michael

Further to my previous reply my friend believes the Argyll officer was a Captain Pritchard.

Graham
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-02-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 612
Posted By Chacal
Just a thought but didn't the Royal Marines and...

Just a thought but didn't the Royal Marines and Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders have regular exchanges of officers? Perhaps the officer mentioned by your friend was an Argyll on exchange?

I'll...
Forum: Arab Nations 26-02-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 203
Posted By Chacal
I would concur with Tinhat that the badge, based...

I would concur with Tinhat that the badge, based on the green shield, is from Libya. The buttons are, I believe, from the United Arab Republic (Libya, Egypt, and Syria), so after that split the owner...
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