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Forum: New Member Introduction Zone Today, 12:18 PM
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Posted By mike_vee
It may also be useful to give some idea of your...

It may also be useful to give some idea of your location , there may be forum members from the same area who could offer assistance.


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Forum: The Home Front Today, 11:27 AM
Replies: 93
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Posted By mike_vee
From an old thread : ‘K’ series = “Thomas...

From an old thread :
‘K’ series = “Thomas Fattorini Bolton”, “J. R. Gaunt & Son Ltd London” & “Woolley & Co (Birm) Ltd”

The modern consensus appears to support the view expressed in this post :
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Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. Today, 11:14 AM
Replies: 44
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Posted By mike_vee
Question BL Silver Badge (Life Member ?)

Found some info from the now 'defunct' "The British Legion Memorabilia Collectors Club" website.

The Royal Charter of 1925 states :

"MEMBERSHIP Rule 7. - The Members of the Legion shall...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia Today, 08:30 AM
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Posted By mike_vee
ARCOM: Army Commendation Medal Established...

ARCOM: Army Commendation Medal

Established in 1945, the Army Commendation Medal (ARCOM) is awarded for heroism, meritorious achievement, or service. This military medal was originally awarded as a...
Forum: General Topics. Yesterday, 09:58 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By mike_vee
Here are two posts from a 2013 thread : ...

Here are two posts from a 2013 thread :

Birmingham University OTC in gold (https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=243766&postcount=23)

Attached are three other curved makers'...
Forum: General Topics. Yesterday, 12:56 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By mike_vee
My guess would be that there was confusion about...

My guess would be that there was confusion about the placement of the apostrophe , some wrongly using it between the T & S (ARTIST'S) rather than the grammatically proper place after the S...
Forum: General Topics. 18-10-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 458
Posted By mike_vee
If the Artists Rifles Association website can't ...

If the Artists Rifles Association website can't decide , what chance have we ! :confused:

Artists Rifles Association

28th County of London Battalion (Artist's Rifles)

The Artists' Rifles...
Forum: General Topics. 18-10-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By mike_vee
This site seems quite clear on spelling. The...

This site seems quite clear on spelling.

The Artists Rifles: a history of the regiment (https://artuk.org/discover/stories/the-artists-rifles-a-history-of-the-regiment#)


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Forum: The Home Front 18-10-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,372
Posted By mike_vee
The worker would go to his local Labour Exchange...

The worker would go to his local Labour Exchange and enrol/register as being available for employment as a Munition Worker.
The Labour Exchange would take all his relevent details...
Forum: Off topic 18-10-20, 07:12 AM
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Posted By mike_vee
Thumbs up Bookmarked ! ;) .

Bookmarked ! ;)


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Forum: The Home Front 17-10-20, 03:37 PM
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Posted By mike_vee
There was a lot of misuse/abuse of the OWS...

There was a lot of misuse/abuse of the OWS badges/status and in 1916 (when conscription started) new rules were brought in and "debadging" began .

"The Ministry of Munitions had written to all...
Forum: The Home Front 17-10-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 93
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Posted By mike_vee
The 'War Munition Volunteer' badge (often...

The 'War Munition Volunteer' badge (often referred to as the 'Enrolment' badge) was issued from December 1914 onwards. It was given to workers who had volunteered/enrolled to work in the factories...
Forum: The Home Front 16-10-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,372
Posted By mike_vee
Question Interlude Checking about the number of...

Interlude

Checking about the number of Women's 1916 badges got me thinking about the Men's 1915 badges and how many there were.

Tom Tulloch-Marshall in his article “On War Service Badges...
Forum: The Home Front 16-10-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,372
Posted By mike_vee
Initially there was there was a lot of opposition...

Initially there was there was a lot of opposition to the issue of the badge,the Committee on War Service Badges finally gave in to pressure and issued the badge in May 1916.

The Tony James...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-10-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By mike_vee
From "The Province of Transvaal Official Gazette"...

From "The Province of Transvaal Official Gazette" 22nd November 1967.
Forum: Other Military Topics 15-10-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 193
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Posted By mike_vee
Thumbs up Copper Poppy

A new addition to my collection , a really nice handmade copper poppy.

Although not an 'official' item (10% going to RBL) , it is unusual and will develope a nice patina in years to come. Weight:...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 14-10-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 136
Posted By mike_vee
The style of the wings in very similar to the WW2...

The style of the wings in very similar to the WW2 US Army Air Force - Navigator badges. Possibly the center was enamelled to covert it into a 'sweetheart' item.


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Forum: The Home Front 14-10-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,372
Posted By mike_vee
You really do have some great and interesting...

You really do have some great and interesting badges , this thread is becoming a really useful resource for anyone who wants to learn more about this topic.

I've seen a couple of 1916 badges with...
Forum: The Home Front 13-10-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,372
Posted By mike_vee
The associated items are great , they give a real...

The associated items are great , they give a real insight into the issue and recording of the badges. A lot of the paperwork , packaging etc must have simply been thrown way as rubbish , yet 100...
Forum: The Home Front 13-10-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,372
Posted By mike_vee
The first (dark) Gaunt badge looks to have its...

The first (dark) Gaunt badge looks to have its original pin and fitting , the second Gaunt one appears to have had the pin removed at some point (possibly when badge was cleaned/modified) and it has...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 13-10-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By mike_vee
Freemasonry ? :confused:

Freemasonry ? :confused:
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 12-10-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 114
Posted By mike_vee
From Wiki so not sure how accurate/official. ...

From Wiki so not sure how accurate/official.

"Headgear may or may not display the force crest, some have a metal shield, usually blue, stating "police community support officer" followed below...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 12-10-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By mike_vee
Basic Communications - Two tin cans and a piece...

Basic Communications - Two tin cans and a piece of string! ;)


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Forum: The Home Front 12-10-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,372
Posted By mike_vee
Unfortunatey I think this is another 'modified'...

Unfortunatey I think this is another 'modified' rather than manufactured badge. It looks like a more careful/professional job but the corners still have the 'sloping' edges from trimming/filing and...
Forum: The Home Front 12-10-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,372
Posted By mike_vee
Thanks for the photos , the larger badge is the...

Thanks for the photos , the larger badge is the Gaunt one discussed earlier but the smaller (Wylie) one is very interesting.

One thing I have found with on-line photos is they can be misleading...
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