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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 12-10-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 266
Posted By Postwarden
The best guide to civil aviation wings is this...

The best guide to civil aviation wings is this book. Copies on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Civil-Aviation-Wings-United-Kingdom/dp/1495997944

Jon
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 02-10-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 388
Posted By Postwarden
From my book Badges on Battle Dress Jon ...

From my book Badges on Battle Dress

Jon

Although the War Office and Royal Marines had agreed by 17th January 1945 to introduce the new [Commando dagger] badge it did not come into use until...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-09-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By Postwarden
Modern Cloth ID help please

Can anyone identify these two badges please?

Jon
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 28-09-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By Postwarden
Barry, PM sent. Jon

Barry,

PM sent.

Jon
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 25-09-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 215
Posted By Postwarden
The useful website ...

The useful website
http://british-army-units1945on.co.uk/infantry/manchester-regiment.html
does not show that the Manchester Regiment ever served in Malta.

The khaki berets, austerity pattern...
Forum: The Home Front 24-09-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 145
Posted By Postwarden
Home Front Badges and Uniforms

Anyone interested in this subject should look at a great website on the subject
https://www.ww2civildefence.co.uk/ to which I have submitted a few items.

The latest post on the site's Blog shows...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 24-09-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By Postwarden
A clearer picture of a staff officer wearing his...

A clearer picture of a staff officer wearing his regimental cap badge, in this case that of the 10th Londons.

Jon
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 24-09-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By Postwarden
The badge is fine. Details below from my book...

The badge is fine. Details below from my book Badges on Battle Dress

Jon

No longer part of 1st Division the islandís other Independent Infantry Brigade, the 50th applied for a formation sign...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 24-09-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By Postwarden
They came in facing pairs. Sample attached. ...

They came in facing pairs. Sample attached.

Jon
Forum: Headdress 22-09-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 578
Posted By Postwarden
Another example of the blue peak. A War...

Another example of the blue peak.

A War Office letter dated 20th January 1942 held in National Archives file WO32/9709 instructs "The FS cap worn by cadet officers and cadets will be fitted with a...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 21-09-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By Postwarden
One of several unofficial titles worn in WW2. BD...

One of several unofficial titles worn in WW2. BD arrived with the Marines in April 1940 but the official Cash's tapes did not appear until March 1941 and unofficial titles like yours seem to have...
Forum: Military Book and Media Reviews 21-09-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 490
Posted By Postwarden
Major John Waring, founder of the Military...

Major John Waring, founder of the Military Heraldry Society published one of his series of Identification Pamphlets with 39 pages devoted to Cadet titles and sign. Sample pages attached. The...
Forum: The Home Front 18-09-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By Postwarden
Jerry, What a great collection, well done! ...

Jerry,

What a great collection, well done!

An example of a badge-less green cap attached.

Jon
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 17-09-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By Postwarden
Indeed they are! Jon

Indeed they are!

Jon
Forum: The Home Front 17-09-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By Postwarden
The badge referred to by Leigh. Jon

The badge referred to by Leigh.

Jon
Forum: The Home Front 17-09-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By Postwarden
Five sold already. Jon

Five sold already.

Jon
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 17-09-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By Postwarden
A great find! An interesting piece of film. ...

A great find! An interesting piece of film.

The official record of the ATS notes that volunteers recruits from Palestine were first recruited in March 1942.Originally serving with 503 Coy ATS, in...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 17-09-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By Postwarden
Scottish Girls Training Corps. Jon

Scottish Girls Training Corps.

Jon
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-09-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 193
Posted By Postwarden
L of a Badge

It measures 25 cm square.

Suggestions please.

Jon
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 15-09-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By Postwarden
One off Offer

I have one copy of my book Badges on Battle Dress that has acquired a small dent on the cover which I don't want to foist on an unsuspecting buyer.
Apart from the dent it is new and unopened.

I...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-09-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By Postwarden
The Canal Zone signs were not introduced until...

The Canal Zone signs were not introduced until March 1949 so can only have been worn later.

Examples of North and South signs attached, both products of The Calico Printers Association.

Jon
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 14-09-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By Postwarden
The Cheshire Regiment's 6th Bn supplied men for...

The Cheshire Regiment's 6th Bn supplied men for the 6th (Cheshire & Shropshire) Medium Brigade. Royal Garrison Artillery in 1920 - which in 1921 became 60th Medium Regt, RGA.

Possible connection?...
Forum: Military Book and Media Reviews 14-09-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 81
Posted By Postwarden
Mechanised Transport Corps Book

I now have a limited number of reprinted copies of my MTC book first published in 2008 and long out of print. Sample pages attached.

Price is £15 inc postage for the UK, other postage costs on...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 14-09-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 395
Posted By Postwarden
Further digging shows his entry on the Christ's...

Further digging shows his entry on the Christ's Hospital Roll of war service for 1942 where he is listed as having an MC.

Link is...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 14-09-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 395
Posted By Postwarden
The National Registration Number on the...

The National Registration Number on the enlistment register shows that in 1939 he was living at 12 Beaulieu Drive, Harrow, Middx as recorded on the 1939 Register.

The main entry has been redacted,...
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