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Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia Yesterday, 12:48 PM
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Posted By mike_vee
Looks like the shape may have depended on the...

Looks like the shape may have depended on the manufacturer ? :confused:
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 15-08-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By mike_vee
I was working opposite London Bridge station...

I was working opposite London Bridge station during the 2012 Olympics and saw the brassard worn by hundreds of army personel , wish I'd thought about asking for one ! :D

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Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 15-08-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By mike_vee
2012 Olympics

Someone was looking for a 2012 Olympics patch as worn by the British Army , well there is on on eBay ay the moment.



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Forum: Off topic 14-08-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 275
Posted By mike_vee
There is also a Derbyshire connection : ...

There is also a Derbyshire connection :



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Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 14-08-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By mike_vee
Thanks Mike , I e-mailed the Ypres RBL branch...

Thanks Mike , I e-mailed the Ypres RBL branch last year but got no reply , so have just sent them another one ! ;)

I want the badge to display with some items I have from a 1930 Pilgrimage to...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 14-08-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By mike_vee
I wondered about a possible Channel Islands...

I wondered about a possible Channel Islands connection but the parish of St.Lawrence on Jersey has a different griddle/gridiron.


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Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 14-08-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By mike_vee
Exclamation Help !

I'm wondering if anyone living in Belgium/Europe or visiting on holidays can help me acquire a badge I need to complete one of my collections.

It was available from the Ypres PoppyShop , which...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 13-08-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By mike_vee
As the "Fédération des combattants alliés en...

As the "Fédération des combattants alliés en Europe" was founded and based in France (but included members from other nationalities) , it is possible that members were from/served in the various...
Forum: Other Military Topics 13-08-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 30,493
Posted By mike_vee
ROI 2022 Pin

Todays arrivals !

ROI 2022 Pin and Kiwi Fern "100 Years" Pin. :D

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Forum: General Topics. 12-08-22, 04:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 730
Posted By mike_vee
When my new RBL badges arrived today my first...

When my new RBL badges arrived today my first (automatic) thought was to send James a message as he was always interested and would have wanted to get them for his own collection . I actually put his...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 12-08-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By mike_vee
Newpaper report says : He was done...

Newpaper report says :



He was done under the Trade Marks Act 1994.



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Forum: Off topic 12-08-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By mike_vee
But they send in the 'heavy squad' (researchers)...

But they send in the 'heavy squad' (researchers) beforehand to make the dealer "an offer he can't refuse" if he wants to appear on the show ! :eek:

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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 12-08-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 104
Posted By mike_vee
Another thread from 2016 : ...

Another thread from 2016 :



https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=57953

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Forum: Other Military Topics 12-08-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 30,493
Posted By mike_vee
Thumbs up Welsh Poppy Pin

Arrived this morning , have an ROI pin on its way ! :D

Also , someone on holiday in Malta picked me up an "RBL Malta G.C. Branch" pin.

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Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 12-08-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By mike_vee
Described on QM site (Code: 61197) as : ...

Described on QM site (Code: 61197) as :




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Forum: General Topics. 10-08-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 730
Posted By mike_vee
"May He Rest in Peace" A real gentleman who...

"May He Rest in Peace"

A real gentleman who always had a kind word , we swapped stories , badges and he became a friend rather than simply a forum member.

Please pass on my respects to his...
Forum: General Topics. 10-08-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 268
Posted By mike_vee
It looks like it was a great building set in...

It looks like it was a great building set in wonderful grounds !
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Forum: General Topics. 10-08-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 268
Posted By mike_vee
Hi JD , Sorry the links I sent you don't...

Hi JD ,

Sorry the links I sent you don't work , I am having the same problem :confused: but here are a couple of items (will send you details of how I got to them).

1.Emsworth Museum...
Forum: General Topics. 10-08-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 268
Posted By mike_vee
Hi JD , I quick search would suggest that...

Hi JD ,

I quick search would suggest that the Clapham Common site was the NOTRE DAME CONVENT .



Although the quote states that it remained "derelict" , I assume it was a "classified" area as...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-08-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By mike_vee
Pfumo re Vanhu / Security Force Auxiliaries site...

Pfumo re Vanhu / Security Force Auxiliaries site :

https://dudleywall.webs.com/pfumorevanhu.htm

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Forum: Other Military Topics 09-08-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 30,493
Posted By mike_vee
Lightbulb Latest from PoppyShop

Described as "Polished Silver Plated Poppy Pin" , 2cm high , cost £9.99 + £3.99 postage !. (I still had a free delivery code ;))

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Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 08-08-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By mike_vee
Don't know but there is one on-line with a red...

Don't know but there is one on-line with a red strip:

https://www.militariazone.com/cloth-badges/devon-army-cadet-brassard-badges-/itm11074#.YvDyu6DMI1I

Could they be a "company" indicator?...
Forum: General Topics. 08-08-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 268
Posted By mike_vee
Thumbs up Have sent you a PM with links to sites the info...

Have sent you a PM with links to sites the info came from.

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Forum: General Topics. 08-08-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 268
Posted By mike_vee
Can't find any real details about 'Surcouf...

Can't find any real details about 'Surcouf Barracks' , it is described as :


But there is also mention of the French Naval Headquarters Clapham Common and of recruits enlisting there before...
Forum: General Topics. 08-08-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 268
Posted By mike_vee
'Bir Hakeim' Barracks -Emsworth (Portsmouth) . ...

'Bir Hakeim' Barracks -Emsworth (Portsmouth) .



The Emsworth area was also a Marshalling Area , used by Allied forces before D-Day.



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