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Forum: General Topics Yesterday, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 92
Posted By fairlie63
Thanks bc. Rob, my photo is too small to...

Thanks bc.

Rob, my photo is too small to establish detail as it is in one of the whole collection. It was 8 Bn as well.

Keith
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. Yesterday, 10:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 245
Posted By fairlie63
The 'Australian' gun badge you show is in fact...

The 'Australian' gun badge you show is in fact New Zealand. There has been a thread on the forum previously that actually identifies the maker in New Zealand from the newspaper usage. I can't locate...
Forum: General Topics Yesterday, 05:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 92
Posted By fairlie63
Yes Rob, previously had one in mine if it is the...

Yes Rob, previously had one in mine if it is the same as the link bc put up. I can't see any image in your post.

From memory I don't think it was a worn one.

Keith
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. Yesterday, 05:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 245
Posted By fairlie63
Depends on what period Grumpy. I think he once...

Depends on what period Grumpy. I think he once had only the status of Senior Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) but in 1881 the rank of Warrant Officer was extended, and the appointments of Master Gunner...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 20-08-19, 04:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 446
Posted By fairlie63
Frankly I think it money well spent in the 18...

Frankly I think it money well spent in the 18 months I've been a member and and regret not joining earlier.

Keith
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 19-08-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 245
Posted By fairlie63
Yep, agree with Marc except No 3 which is...

Yep, agree with Marc except No 3 which is Australian, cotton woven, introduced in 1949 for khaki drill and abolished in 1952 when such distinctions were no longer authorised. Note it was manufactured...
Forum: Photographs of Australian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 17-08-19, 04:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 112
Posted By fairlie63
That's OK Roy, we've got a Tazmazia down here too...

That's OK Roy, we've got a Tazmazia down here too so you weren't far out.;)
Keith
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 16-08-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 446
Posted By fairlie63
Well done Jon! Thanks to the owners of the item...

Well done Jon! Thanks to the owners of the item too for their understanding of a badge collectors lust for knowledge.

Keith
Forum: Photographs of Canadian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 05-08-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,391
Posted By fairlie63
Nice to see! Keith

Nice to see!
Keith
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 03-08-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By fairlie63
Badges on Battledress, Vol 2, by Jon Mills shows...

Badges on Battledress, Vol 2, by Jon Mills shows a printed example on p. 1060, and an embroidered example on p. 1059. Text on p. 1054 records that 23 Corps was abolished in 1955.

Keith
Forum: The Australian General Service Badge (Rising Sun) 31-07-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By fairlie63
Nice badge. I wonder if it might have been made...

Nice badge. I wonder if it might have been made for a Staff Corps officer posted abroad (or even in Australia) in the post-Great War period.
Forum: Corps, Branches and the Royal Canadian Artillery 29-07-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By fairlie63
Thanks gentlemen. Keith

Thanks gentlemen.

Keith
Forum: New Zealand Badges 27-07-19, 02:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,776
Posted By fairlie63
During the period around Messines and 3rd Ypres...

During the period around Messines and 3rd Ypres some of the formations in II. ANZAC Corps wore temporary distinguishing signs, or 'destination patches' on operations for control and identification...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-07-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 645
Posted By fairlie63
Henk, there seems to be a dearth of on-line...

Henk, there seems to be a dearth of on-line official Army Lists from the mid 1850s on until the Great War but if you try Hart's Army List on-line I think you might come up trumps.
Cheers, Keith
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-07-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By fairlie63
Go Mike, well sorted!

Go Mike, well sorted!
Forum: Infantry and Special Forces 13-07-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 199
Posted By fairlie63
May well be different manufacturers, yours is...

May well be different manufacturers, yours is post December 1939.

in the early 1930s the 48 Bn hat badge was made by S. Schlanck and Co of Adelaide, the collar badges were made by Cole, Bentley...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 11-07-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 858
Posted By fairlie63
Arrived today, thanks Barry. Great effort, well...

Arrived today, thanks Barry. Great effort, well done!

Cheers, Keith
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 11-07-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 309
Posted By fairlie63
The Tyneside Scottish were reformed in 1947 as...

The Tyneside Scottish were reformed in 1947 as 670 LAA Regt (Tyneside Scottish), The Black Watch, Royal Highland Regiment.

That wonderful publication, Badges on Battledress by one Jon Mills says...
Forum: Photographs of Australian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 08-07-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 319
Posted By fairlie63
Hi Simon, no example sorry, I only collect...

Hi Simon, no example sorry, I only collect artillery post 1902.

Victoria had some really interesting proficiency badges prior to Federation.

The other Australian colonies mostly followed the...
Forum: Military Buttons 08-07-19, 05:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By fairlie63
Hi Tarabelle, I'm probably miles out of the...

Hi Tarabelle,

I'm probably miles out of the ball park but somewhere along the line I think this might have been the earliest pattern of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers button....
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 08-07-19, 05:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 227
Posted By fairlie63
Taking the Pith?

Maybe this bloke just likes taking the pith out of the forum because he knows his favourite auction site will never stop him selling fakes as long as they are getting their cut.
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Forum: Photographs of Australian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 08-07-19, 04:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 319
Posted By fairlie63
Crossed rifles with crown and star above was for...

Crossed rifles with crown and star above was for best shot in a regiment, Victorian Military Forces, 1893 onwards.

Keith
Forum: New Zealand Badges 02-07-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By fairlie63
Nice badges James, I wonder if the copper badge...

Nice badges James, I wonder if the copper badge was initially bronzed.

The NZFA Volunteers badge has eluded me in the past (at a price I could afford anyway).

Keith
Forum: New Zealand Badges 30-06-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By fairlie63
Hi Corey, I assume that the NZ Field Artillery...

Hi Corey, I assume that the NZ Field Artillery badge was worn sometime from 1911 for a period. Happy to be corrected by somebody more in the know.

It appears to have been manufactured by Stokes...
Forum: General Topics 28-06-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 195
Posted By fairlie63
Hi Rob, It was published by the Army Museum...

Hi Rob,

It was published by the Army Museum of Western Australia so might be worth looking them up on the web and seeing if they have any copies in their shop.

Keith
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