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Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia Yesterday, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4
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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: 7
Views: 146
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: 95
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: 263
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: 215
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: 154
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: 133
Posted By Postwarden
Dumbartonshire ACF. Jon

Dumbartonshire ACF.

Jon
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 22-11-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 78
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 Ďa silver wing within a Brigade of Guards starí was authorised as the...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 18-11-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By Postwarden
From a New York Times partial article on the...

From a New York Times partial article on the Internet
LONDON, July 6 [1943]Women are about to be admitted into the ranks of the "brass hats" in the British Army. Fifty young women officers of the...
Forum: Army 16-11-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By Postwarden
It looks like these are related to one of the WWI...

It looks like these are related to one of the WWI British Army Irish divisions after all - unless you know differently?

Jon
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 16-11-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By Postwarden
16th Irish Division Signs 1918

i recently posted two examples of this badge for identification.

Detailed research by a member of The Military Heraldry Society suggests that they were part of a scheme adopted by the 16th Irish...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 13-11-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By Postwarden
Unknown Welsh ? Dragon

Your thoughts please.

Jon
Forum: Army 13-11-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By Postwarden
Shamrock cloth badge

Three examples of this badge have been submitted to the Military Heraldry Society as unknowns for identification. One was found in South Africa and it has suggested that it may be a South African...
Forum: General Topics. 12-11-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 133
Posted By Postwarden
An interesting combination. The 18th City of...

An interesting combination. The 18th City of London Bn, Home Guard appears in the first Home Guard List in 1941 with the subsidiary title (1st GPO) for General Post Office.

At some point...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 12-11-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By Postwarden
Many thanks. Jon

Many thanks.

Jon
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 12-11-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By Postwarden
Tri-Service Unknown

Can anyone identify the badge on the arm of this senior RAF officer please?

Jon
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 12-11-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 95
Posted By Postwarden
Army Order 166 of August 1905

I have a photocopied extract of part of this order which has details of metal shoulder titles for Volunteer units of all arms.

I would like to know the title of the Order - that is what it covered...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 11-11-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By Postwarden
It's the sign of the postwar British Royal...

It's the sign of the postwar British Royal Engineer Training Brigade, the design of which was authorised in 1956. There is also a printed version as per the attached.

Jon
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 10-11-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 416
Posted By Postwarden
As far as I know I am up to date with requests...

As far as I know I am up to date with requests but as the document is electronic I have lots more copies left if wanted.

Jon
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 10-11-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By Postwarden
On hold. Jon

On hold.

Jon
Forum: General Topics. 10-11-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 209
Posted By Postwarden
Fascinating collection especially the WD Vessels...

Fascinating collection especially the WD Vessels badge. Also interesting to see that the MoS produced lapel (?) badges for hospitals.

Jon
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 09-11-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By Postwarden
What? No Electrical Engineer cap ribbons out...

What? No Electrical Engineer cap ribbons out there?

Jon
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 09-11-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By Postwarden
Free Auction Catalogues - Bosleys and C&T

As part of my Lockdown tidy up I am looking for a good home for the illustrated Auction Catalogues listed below which I wish to dispose of as one lot.

I am happy to give them away to a deserving...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 07-11-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 125
Posted By Postwarden
8th Hussars Small Rank Badges

Can anyone shed light on the reason - if any other than regimental custom - why the officers of the 8th Hussars wore small cloth rank stars on their battle dress blouse?

Jon
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 06-11-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 134
Posted By Postwarden
London Electrical Engineers

I have just posted some photos and badges of this Volunteer unit in the Pictures Section.

Jon
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