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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 14-08-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 114
Posted By magpie
I may be wrong but it looks like USAF security...

I may be wrong but it looks like USAF security police, i have a chromed cap badge? With the centre device on.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 10-08-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 749
Posted By magpie
1&2 LG is fake, as are the 2 HB's less someone...

1&2 LG is fake, as are the 2 HB's less someone thinks differently.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 09-08-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 749
Posted By magpie
You are unlikely to see a real 1&2 Life Guards...

You are unlikely to see a real 1&2 Life Guards .
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 07-08-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By magpie
Hello Jack, thanks for the reply, I thought it...

Hello Jack, thanks for the reply, I thought it was a good badge or at least stands a chance of so perhaps this a reason why some badges are highly polished down?, I don't think it's the plating...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 07-08-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By magpie
Bump, anyone any thoughts ?

Bump, anyone any thoughts ?
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 05-08-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By magpie
Sounds like someone I worked with who was in the...

Sounds like someone I worked with who was in the RE in the latter days of national service, and I only found when he argued that a regiment was about 15 men ss he was in xxx Regiment RE where all of...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 31-07-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By magpie
Parachute Reg

Has anyone got any thoughts on this badge, while I've got a few of these none have a bad finish to the front like this one which seems to have metal scale/oxide marks impressed into it on the left...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 31-07-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By magpie
Personally I'd leave the badge as it is, it's a...

Personally I'd leave the badge as it is, it's a part of it's history and looks nice and not tatty like some that have seen better days.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 22-07-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 898
Posted By magpie
This is for carrying something after the drop...

This is for carrying something after the drop either in place or over his normal back pack, I'm sure the brass fitting hooks on the shoulder straps hook onto the bren pouches, it also seems to have...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 19-07-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By magpie
A New Badge ?

Just found this, anyone know if it's really is going to be in use.https://www.halesowennews.co.uk/news/regional/17779974.malvern-design-firm-creates-new-badge-unite-royal-marines-parachute-regiment/
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 11-07-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By magpie
Not keen on the badge or the marking.

Not keen on the badge or the marking.
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 11-07-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 282
Posted By magpie
I have one for the home guard.

I have one for the home guard.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 22-06-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,240
Posted By magpie
I'd say it's more likely to have been that guant...

I'd say it's more likely to have been that guant had an overrun of stock badges and the specs changed to them having sliders and so couldn't send them with a mix of lugged and slidered badges,...
Forum: All other Colonial Badges 11-06-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,435
Posted By magpie
In Carlton Canadian corps badges1st ed. 1995? ...

In Carlton Canadian corps badges1st ed. 1995?
This is how I first identified my badge (post 12), doesn't look like the ffm badge.
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 15-05-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By magpie
I'm sure there's an expert on these, perhaps he...

I'm sure there's an expert on these, perhaps he can tell you if it's ok ;)
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 15-05-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By magpie
How much?

How much?
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 15-05-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,876
Posted By magpie
Looks like it may have had a slider originally.

Looks like it may have had a slider originally.
Forum: Off topic 14-05-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By magpie
Looks like a self leveling gimbal, obviously a...

Looks like a self leveling gimbal, obviously a small device would sit on the spigot.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-05-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 201
Posted By magpie
Made by Fatorini

Made by Fatorini
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-05-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 201
Posted By magpie
This may be the only way to identify a person if...

This may be the only way to identify a person if they were caught in a fire, I've got an AFS disc with a number on worn on a chain around the neck.
Forum: Other Military Topics 29-04-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By magpie
I remember going there in the early-mid 70's when...

I remember going there in the early-mid 70's when you could still find largish pieces of shrapnel along with what must have been millions of small bits before they cleaned it up, the last time I...
Forum: Army 28-04-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 238
Posted By magpie
That's great Wayne, thank you, at least I can put...

That's great Wayne, thank you, at least I can put it in with my sweethearts and association badges.
Thanks to the both of you for your time looking in to this.
Forum: Army 27-04-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 238
Posted By magpie
Thank you, Wayne, looking forward to a reply.

Thank you, Wayne, looking forward to a reply.
Forum: Army 26-04-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 238
Posted By magpie
Thank you for your time Zob, I'll be looking...

Thank you for your time Zob, I'll be looking forward to seeing the answer if it comes as id like to at least have an idea what it's for, thanks again.
Forum: Army 26-04-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 238
Posted By magpie
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