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Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 12-11-19, 03:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 97
Posted By fairlie63
Yes, definite copy, 1970s style. Keith

Yes, definite copy, 1970s style.

Keith
Forum: General Topics. 10-11-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 394
Posted By fairlie63
I recall a post by Mike Jackson quite some time...

I recall a post by Mike Jackson quite some time ago where he mentioned shaped patches being worn by brigade HQ personnel.

Keith
Forum: General Topics. 04-11-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By fairlie63
Hi Desert Rat, no idea sorry, I assume made in...

Hi Desert Rat, no idea sorry, I assume made in Egypt or one of the islands that were occupied by the Allies for the prosecution of the Gallipoli campaign.

Well outside my area of interest but...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 04-11-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By fairlie63
Supreme Headquarters India, according to WW2...

Supreme Headquarters India, according to WW2 British Formation Badges by Bruno Boulanger (p. 37).

Keith
Forum: General Topics. 04-11-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By fairlie63
According to Badges of the Empire's Waggoners, by...

According to Badges of the Empire's Waggoners, by Michael McHenry and David Kellock (p. 431), the Zion Mule Corps wore the Menorah with the Motto Kadima (Forward) in Hebrew on the bottom banner....
Forum: General Topics 31-10-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By fairlie63
Awesome Bill, thanks for letting us know. Looking...

Awesome Bill, thanks for letting us know. Looking forward to its publication. Cheers, Keith
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 22-10-19, 04:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By fairlie63
Fake Australian Siege Brigade hat badge

Hello all,

Beware, our friend the Bulgarian has found a new mate in Greece to sell his twaddle, or the old mate has a new ebay identity.

This badge is a fake and can be identified by finish and...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 18-10-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 564
Posted By fairlie63
Ok, thanks Marc :)

Ok, thanks Marc :)
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 17-10-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 564
Posted By fairlie63
Out of curiosity would an RHA staff sergeant not...

Out of curiosity would an RHA staff sergeant not have been wearing 'guns' above his chevrons, and his lanyard is on the left arm.

Keith
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 16-10-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 166
Posted By fairlie63
Worn also in Australia between 1892-1897 by the...

Worn also in Australia between 1892-1897 by the Victorian Horse Artillery.
Keith
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 11-10-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 660
Posted By fairlie63
Hello Trog, They can put it through a...

Hello Trog,

They can put it through a washing machine, rub it on a rough surface to pull a few threads, stain it with tea, I think the processes are endless for adding an aged, 'salty', used look...
Forum: Light Horse and Armoured (RAAC) 30-09-19, 01:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,353
Posted By fairlie63
Hi Tim, No, I'm pointing out that the dealer...

Hi Tim,
No, I'm pointing out that the dealer shed finds who is the subject of this thread appears to be guilty as charged for selling fakes. He is not as far as I know a member of this forum.
The...
Forum: Light Horse and Armoured (RAAC) 29-09-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,353
Posted By fairlie63
Scotch, I think what chipper is trying...

Scotch,



I think what chipper is trying to say is that he thinks it is a fake.


Chipper,

.... you can make sure when he posts on the forum, you disregard anything he says....
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 26-09-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By fairlie63
Thanks Simon, your answer is appreciated. Cheers,...

Thanks Simon, your answer is appreciated. Cheers, Keith
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 26-09-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By fairlie63
RA officers gilt collars, no scroll

Hello Gunner collectors,

Can anybody tell me exactly who wore these collar badges in gilt.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Pair-of-Royal-Artillery-Officers-Gilt-Collar-Badges-No-Scroll/153655922587...
Forum: General Topics 21-09-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By fairlie63
Thanks for showing Rod, some very nice badges...

Thanks for showing Rod, some very nice badges amongst that lot. Cheers, Keith
Forum: General Topics. 09-09-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 531
Posted By fairlie63
No 9 is Australian Defence Force.

No 9 is Australian Defence Force.
Forum: Other Militaria 09-09-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By fairlie63
Hey Tony, those type of belts were on issue to us...

Hey Tony, those type of belts were on issue to us in the Australian Army during the 1970s as part of the M1956 pattern of webbing which had begun to be issued to us during the 1960s, purchased from...
Forum: Military Buttons 09-09-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 249
Posted By fairlie63
The strung bugle may relate to one of the...

The strung bugle may relate to one of the Volunteer rifle companies established in Hobart and its environs between 1860 and 1868. I say that because although the type of fittings are common on items...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-09-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 446
Posted By fairlie63
Probably best to keep an open mind on it at the...

Probably best to keep an open mind on it at the moment Tinto, the photo I have is of the block R being worn on the hat. Having only seen that photo in the last couple of weeks while looking for...
Forum: Light Horse and Armoured (RAAC) 06-09-19, 03:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By fairlie63
Hi Geoff, From the Australian point of view...

Hi Geoff,

From the Australian point of view it is just a trade badge, introduced in Standing Orders for Dress 1935 for Rough Riders of Remount Sections of the Permanent Military Forces.

Only...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-09-19, 01:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 446
Posted By fairlie63
I have the following notes from two sources: ...

I have the following notes from two sources:

1. Report upon the Department of Defence From the First of July 1914 until the Thirtieth of June 1917 Office of the Secretary, Department of Defence...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-09-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 446
Posted By fairlie63
Mick is correct in that a R title was worn by...

Mick is correct in that a R title was worn by retired officers on the shoulder strap below the badges of rank, and in the same finish as those badges.

However I am fairly certain that the large R...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 03-09-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By fairlie63
Hello, welcome to the forum. The soldier is...

Hello, welcome to the forum.

The soldier is wearing a V Corps patch and what looks like a Royal Artillery arm of service strip and the diced patch of the Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders, so...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 02-09-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By fairlie63
Those Canadian pickled brass gun badges are very...

Those Canadian pickled brass gun badges are very nice. I have three by Scully in that finish, one the same as yours, another KC, and a QC, all different dies.

The variety of dies used for the...
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