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Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 28-09-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,591
Posted By BWEF
Further to this, I am attaching a scan of a 2019...

Further to this, I am attaching a scan of a 2019 RBLWS badge.

It is a shiny brass coloured badge with some sort of clear plastic layer on the top. Thus the scan is of poor quality, but will give...
Forum: General Topics. 27-09-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 614
Posted By BWEF
Yes, I saw that. The quote I gave is from just...

Yes, I saw that. The quote I gave is from just above the photo.

I was trying to work out what the white design at the bottom of the badge is. Any ideas?
Forum: General Topics. 27-09-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 614
Posted By BWEF
Sorry, I can't do that. What I posted is a...

Sorry, I can't do that.

What I posted is a scan, not a photo. I tried scanning the back but the "horseshoe" that fits into the button hole on the lapel gets in the way.

The maker is:
...
Forum: General Topics. 26-09-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 614
Posted By BWEF
Hi Do you know who wore the Red and the Blue...

Hi

Do you know who wore the Red and the Blue versions of the BLESMA badges illustrated? Also, when?

I will attach the badge of LESMA below here. It predates BLESMA. BLESMA's site has this to...
Forum: Other Military Topics 17-06-19, 01:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By BWEF
Very interesting, it is just a shame that it is...

Very interesting, it is just a shame that it is in German.

The same people also did something on the crossing of the Rhine. Much of it being about how the US 9th ArmoUred Division took the bridge...
Forum: Other Military Topics 12-06-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 150
Posted By BWEF
Relatives of WWI Missing Soldiers Sought

Anybody related to Sidney Roberts, (born in Kilburn, September 1898), John Rogers, (born in Kent in 1876), Albert Jones, (born in 1897 in Halesowen) or Thomas Parker, (born in 1885 in Stafford) is...
Forum: Other Military Topics 24-05-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 8,377
Posted By BWEF
My poppy arrived today, the card dedicates it to...

My poppy arrived today, the card dedicates it to Marine Cyril Bainbridge who died on 6th June 1944.

Due to the wonders of the internet I found that he was in 47 RM Commando, aged 23 and from Old...
Forum: Other Military Topics 19-05-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 8,377
Posted By BWEF
2019 Poppy

Does anybody know what is happening with these yearly dated poppies?

It is already late May, and I have only seen one 2019 dated poppy for sale.
I am not sure that it is official RBL issue.
...
Forum: Other Military Topics 19-05-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 8,377
Posted By BWEF
RBLWS are still producing these badges. The...

RBLWS are still producing these badges.

The one for 2019 has "Winchester" on it. I assume that is where the annual meeting was held?
Forum: Other Military Topics 19-05-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 699
Posted By BWEF
It could have been a lot worse. I believe...

It could have been a lot worse.

I believe that Dyer had a couple of armoured cars, with machine guns, with him. They could not get into the park, due to it's gateway being too narrow.

Sir...
Forum: Other Military Topics 19-05-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 162
Posted By BWEF
Kiwi Haka at Monte Cassino

Kiwis have just danced a Haka for the 75th Anniversary of Monte Cassino:
...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 26-03-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 468
Posted By BWEF
I am afraid that I will not be able to do that as...

I am afraid that I will not be able to do that as my camera is u/s. I also don't have a mobile phone. I don't need to be contacted these days, and don't want random people trying to sell me PPI or...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 26-03-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 468
Posted By BWEF
I don't know if this is a modern repro' badge, ...

I don't know if this is a modern repro' badge, but I do know that genuine badges like this do exist.

I have one that my father picked up when he was in the 60th in WWII.

I have never been able...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 20-03-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By BWEF
https://militaryhistorynow.com/2013/11/13/il-duces...

https://militaryhistorynow.com/2013/11/13/il-duces-blitz-italys-role-in-the-battle-of-britain/
Forum: Photographs of Canadian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 20-02-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By BWEF
OP will know his grandfathers name, so he ought...

OP will know his grandfathers name, so he ought to be able to see his Attestation papers online.

These papers will give the unit he was with, plus other details like next of kin, home address,...
Forum: Photographs of Canadian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 20-02-19, 12:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By BWEF
His Attestation Papers etc ought to be available...

His Attestation Papers etc ought to be available online:

https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/search.aspx
Forum: Other Military Topics 16-02-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By BWEF
How Do They Sleep Nights?

Just when you thought that people couldn't sink any lower:

https://taskandpurpose.com/stolen-wwii-dog-tags-antonin-dehays
Forum: Headdress 24-01-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By BWEF
or "Back Every Friday".

or "Back Every Friday".
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 20-01-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By BWEF
They also did things to hang in the window etc. ...

They also did things to hang in the window etc.

One star per son in service.

If a son was killed the star became gold. There is also a "Gold Star Mothers" organisation. This was begun by the...
Forum: Other Military Topics 20-01-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By BWEF
Royal engineers "Hate" Belt - Modern

It seems as if the modern British soldier contines to wear "Hate" belts.

This is for sale on ebay:
...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 13-01-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By BWEF
Have you thought of Free European forces in the...

Have you thought of Free European forces in the UK during WW2?

I believe I once saw a list of the colours of arm of service strips worn by Belgian or Netherlands troops.

As this was well over...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-01-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By BWEF
Any chance that the mans name was Finny? A...

Any chance that the mans name was Finny?

A branch of that family uses "Finis Opus Coronat" in that order.

Far more common is "Finis Coronat Opus", which is said to be Ovid.
Forum: Other Military Topics 07-01-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By BWEF
Inkerman VC Found in Thames Mud

I came across this somewhat old story, reported in the Telegraph two years ago.

It seems that a metal detectorist has found a Crimean War VC buried in the mud at Putney.

There seem to be two...
Forum: Other Military Topics 01-01-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 218
Posted By BWEF
Iolaire Tragedy 1st January 1919

Today is the 100th Anniversary of the Iolaire tragedy. BBC Radio 4 ran a special programme on this topic.

"In the early hours of January 1 1919, the Iolaire, a naval yacht carrying serviceman...
Forum: Other Military Topics 24-12-18, 05:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By BWEF
Thats a shame. It could have saved you both time...

Thats a shame. It could have saved you both time and money.

Still, you can still apply via the link given earlier in this thread.

Something else occurs to me. In 1939 the government did a...
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