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Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges Yesterday, 06:50 PM
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Posted By grey_green_acorn
Here Is an Army Air Corps set recently acquired. ...

Here Is an Army Air Corps set recently acquired. First pattern anodised collar badges with eagle in wreath. Cap badge maker marked J.R.GAUNT LONDON LTD

Also a second pattern Army Catering Corps...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 29-09-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By grey_green_acorn
WRAC lanyard is listed in the 1950s to 1970s...

WRAC lanyard is listed in the 1950s to 1970s documentation as dark green and beech brown but I have yet to see an example in wear.

The red is a little dark for Royal Pioneer Corps - see attached...
Forum: General Topics. 27-09-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 311
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Here is an extract from Army Dress Committee...

Here is an extract from Army Dress Committee minutes:

Tim
Forum: General Topics. 27-09-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 311
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Terry, A complex subject, here are my views: ...

Terry,
A complex subject, here are my views:
Most Formation Badges and Tactical Recognition Flashes although they should be authorised and approved by the Army Dress Committee are in effect...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 27-09-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 122
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Agree with Mr T. I also heard that many...

Agree with Mr T. I also heard that many thousands of the light blue DZ flash were produced last year for 2 PARA in an attempt to differentiate in colour from the blue of the Airborne Royal Engineer...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 25-09-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 285
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Grenadier Guards Cap Badge 2014

For confirmation? Here is one in sealed packet of issue. Made by FIRMIN but badge not marked and packaging does not show manufacturer’s details as specified by MOD contracts post 2012.
Of interest...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 24-09-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 264
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Here is the relevant extract from the Geneva...

Here is the relevant extract from the Geneva Convention referring to "Army Medical Service".

Tim
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 24-09-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 264
Posted By grey_green_acorn
For completeness here are some Red Cross...

For completeness here are some Red Cross Armbands, not all with Army Medical Services stamp as required by the Geneva Convention.

Tim
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 24-09-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 264
Posted By grey_green_acorn
David, I only have the second pattern 205...

David,
I only have the second pattern 205 (Scottish) General Hospital (V) on a temperate dpm brassard. Was it actually worn and if so for how long?

Tim
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 24-09-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 264
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Terry, There are also the Parachute medical...

Terry,
There are also the Parachute medical units (Parachute Field Ambulance) which over the past 50 years have been part of 16 Parachute Brigade then 5 Airborne Brigade and now 16 Air Assault...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 24-09-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 264
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Terry, Only the 2 Medical Brigade is a Brigade...

Terry,
Only the 2 Medical Brigade is a Brigade (formation) badge. The others are unit identifying badges and belong to formed medical units which would have been in support of often multiple...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 23-09-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 264
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Medical Badges

Terry,
Here are some to look out for. Worn since late 1990s (some earlier) variously on No2 Dress, Jerseys Heavy Wool and Combat Dress.
2 Medical Brigade (desert)
2 Medical Brigade (subdued)
28...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 23-09-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 264
Posted By grey_green_acorn
It is a Formation Badge (FB) so worn on the left...

It is a Formation Badge (FB) so worn on the left arm blanking plate and the opposite arm to the Tactical Recognition Flash (TRF)

There have been a number of Medical Unit badges worn since 1991...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 23-09-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 264
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Terry, Probably worn by all/most personnel in 2...

Terry,
Probably worn by all/most personnel in 2 Medical Brigade.
https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/album.php?albumid=870&pictureid=37086
...
Forum: Other Militaria 23-09-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 279
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Here is mine: ...

Here is mine:

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/album.php?albumid=339&pictureid=12270

Tim
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 21-09-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 325
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Peter, I have been collecting for more than 55...

Peter,
I have been collecting for more than 55 years and have used various methods to display my collection. Have a look in my album here...
Forum: General Topics. 21-09-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 413
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Here is my RAOC by T&S with the mark on a brass...

Here is my RAOC by T&S with the mark on a brass slider within circles.

Tim
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 20-09-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 356
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Perhaps related to the King’s Own Royal Regiment...

Perhaps related to the King’s Own Royal Regiment Lancaster?

Tim
Forum: Other Militaria 19-09-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Peter, I suggest the holster is of the Sam...

Peter,
I suggest the holster is of the Sam Browne pattern but obviously smaller than the more usual pattern for the .455 Webley MkVI. Officers bought their personal equipment, including personal...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 19-09-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Andrew, You are probably aware that there a...

Andrew,
You are probably aware that there a number of Internet sites covering the Austin Champ including a register of surviving vehicles. Also, on a repayment basis, it may be possible to obtain...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 18-09-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 134
Posted By grey_green_acorn
The backing looks like the ‘blue red blue’ worn...

The backing looks like the ‘blue red blue’ worn with the Parachute Regiment cap badge by the Guards Independent Parachute Company?
...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 17-09-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 382
Posted By grey_green_acorn
David, Not sure, I presume like the green and...

David,
Not sure, I presume like the green and blue Army School of Nursing circular badges one is a higher level qualification than the other?
Is it State Enrolled Nurse to State Registered Nurse?
...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 17-09-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 382
Posted By grey_green_acorn
David, Slight tonal difference in this...

David,
Slight tonal difference in this photograph from my collection but probably just lighting. I think they are the same and both do have the oxidised / gunmetal finish.

Tim
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 17-09-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 382
Posted By grey_green_acorn
The Army Dental Hygienist manufacture is...

The Army Dental Hygienist manufacture is described slightly differently:

Army Dental Hygienist Introduced 31.10.57. List of Changes C8312.
Badges, Pocket. Qualification. Army Dental Hygienist...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 17-09-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 382
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Technically made from nickel silver with an...

Technically made from nickel silver with an oxidised finish. Chapter and verse here:

Trained Nurse 31.12.56. List of changes C7672. Badges, Pocket. R.A.M.C. and Q.A.R.A.N.C. Army Trained Nurse...
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