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Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 03-11-20, 04:10 PM
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Posted By Guzzman
Gymnastics Instructor RMLI

A great find! Many thanks for showing.

Pete
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 31-10-20, 04:46 PM
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Views: 85
Posted By Guzzman
Mystery 'CW' Armlet

Hi all

I have a mystery which I hope we can solve between us!

I have recently purchased an armlet (see image below) of a pattern I have never seen before. It consists of a strip of navy-blue...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 21-10-20, 04:51 PM
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Views: 119
Posted By Guzzman
WRNS Officers didn't wear a belt buckle as they...

WRNS Officers didn't wear a belt buckle as they didn't carry swords - and therefore didn't need a swordbelt. The naval officers belt buckle is/was only ever worn on sword and dirk belts.

Female...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 14-10-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By Guzzman
QARANC or QARNNS?

There's a nice bit of footage on Youtube of the SS Uganda and the QARNNS nurses returning to the UK at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6FowyYMokg

The nurses appear at 2 minutes 15 seconds,...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 10-10-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By Guzzman
I will ignore your contentious comments about all...

I will ignore your contentious comments about all the services using the same ranks! Why not go the whole hog and all use the same uniforms! After all, it worked so well in Canada ... :)

Pete
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 10-10-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By Guzzman
A final thought so that it's clear! A...

A final thought so that it's clear!

A 'substantive' rate is the rank held by a rating.

A 'non-substantive' rate is different from a rank. This reflects someones level of skill within their...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 10-10-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By Guzzman
Royal Navy Charge Chief No 1 Uniform Badge??

Hi Jerry

This is a badge for a Royal Navy Charge Chief Petty Officer. There were many changes in the various artificer branches in the early-1980s. The replacement of the artificer rates of 4th...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-10-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By Guzzman
More Shoulder Titles

Hi!

Firstly, Naval Brigades of the Royal Navy didn't wear shoulder titles. They weren't a separate organisation - they were simply sailors from whatever ships were available and who were sent...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 06-10-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By Guzzman
Entirely agree. Totally fictitious badge. ...

Entirely agree. Totally fictitious badge.

Pete
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 06-10-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 399
Posted By Guzzman
Re the ML tallies. They both appear to be of...

Re the ML tallies. They both appear to be of 1960s manufacture. The lettering is also entirely wrong for a wartime tally.

Re the H.M.S. Pilot tally. There have only been four vessels called H.M.S....
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 06-10-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 399
Posted By Guzzman
Very interesting and good to see the photos. ...

Very interesting and good to see the photos.

My own family have long naval links too. My mother's family have been officers in the Navy or Marines since 1775 - and possibly before. My...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 06-10-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 399
Posted By Guzzman
RN Cap Tallies. Help sought.

Hi Paul

Time to properly answer your question about your Motor Launch tallies.

There were a LOT of MLs built during the Second World War! A breakdown is as follows: -

Fairmile A Motor...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 05-10-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 399
Posted By Guzzman
RN Cap Tallies. Help sought.

Hi again Paul

I'm afraid that your piece of blank ribbon is just that - a piece of blank ribbon!

I'll tell you about the ML tallies later if I may.

I'll tell you a bit about the history of...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 05-10-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 399
Posted By Guzzman
RN Cap Tallies. Help sought.

Paul

Here is a typical example of a child's sailor suit of about 1900. Unfortunately you can't see the cap tally on this one because of the angle he's wearing his hat at! But there will have been...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 05-10-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 399
Posted By Guzzman
RN Cap Tallies. Help sought.

Hi Paul.

I'm afraid that your HMS ROYAL OAK tally isn't a genuine Royal Navy issue tally. It's actually one produced for a boy's sailor suit somewhere around the 1890s - 1900s. Sailor suits were...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 04-10-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 399
Posted By Guzzman
Hi Paul Please feel free to ask any...

Hi Paul

Please feel free to ask any questions you want! I can't promise that I'll be able to answer them all but I'll do my best.

Also please feel free to post any images of tallies you want...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 04-10-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 399
Posted By Guzzman
Upon reflection I think all your tallies are...

Upon reflection I think all your tallies are rayon.

Pete
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 04-10-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 399
Posted By Guzzman
RN Cap Tallies. Help sought.

Hi Paul

The HMS FLINTHAM and the HMS SABRE tallies are genuine but the HMS BARHAM tally is a reproduction.

BARHAM was a battleship in service in the inter-war period and during the war, when...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 30-09-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,105
Posted By Guzzman
Hi Paul No tallies were made for the...

Hi Paul

No tallies were made for the trawlers used for minesweeping in the Falklands. The reason for this was quite simple - there simply wasn't time and there were more important things to do!
...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 30-09-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By Guzzman
New Dolphins Badge for Trainee Submariners

Hi

Just heard of a new badge for Trainee Royal Navy Submariners that has been introduced in the last few days. The design is similar to that worn by qualified submariners but in plain black...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 08-09-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By Guzzman
Interesting RNAS uniform

This man appears to be wearing the 1914 Pattern Other Ranks 'Maternity' Jacket. This was standard wear for other ranks serving in the Royal Flying Corps throughout the war.

Pete
Forum: Indian Badges 07-09-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By Guzzman
RIN/VRI badge

Hi!

This belt plate has nothing to do with the Royal Indian Navy. The belt plate shown below is that used by the Royal Indian Marine (1892 - 1934). This example has the Imperial Crown which was...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 02-09-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By Guzzman
It's certainly not anything to do with the Royal...

It's certainly not anything to do with the Royal Navy, so in all probability it's the button of some shipping company.

Pete
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 18-08-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 577
Posted By Guzzman
Thanks Mark! Memory isn't what it used to...

Thanks Mark!

Memory isn't what it used to be!

Pete
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 18-08-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 577
Posted By Guzzman
New Uniform for Royal Marines

As far as I remember our MTP uniforms aren't even made in Britain anyway. The last I'd heard, the contract for their production had been awarded to an Irish company who outsourced all the work to...
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