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Forum: Airborne and Special Forces 03-11-20, 04:24 AM
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Posted By SRDJUG
First Cap Badge, CAR, 1968-1969

Thought I would send this along...my jump serial was #7712; went on TALEX in spring '78., with first-issue lugs on back.

The early badges were interesting...

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Forum: Cavalry and Armoured Units 21-02-18, 09:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,857
Posted By SRDJUG
Calgary Tank Reverse Metals Cap Badge

This one is listed in Brooker Volume 1 and the 1927 reverse metals badge...
Forum: General Topics 14-06-17, 07:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,448
Posted By SRDJUG
He was a great guy, and always helpful to me when...

He was a great guy, and always helpful to me when I had a question.
Forum: General Topics 14-03-16, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,310
Posted By SRDJUG
Birks, circa 2016

I recently had a conversation with Birks in Montreal...the gal I spoke to confirmed the company has retained the dies for hundreds of Cap and collar badges and other military insignia in "the Tower,"...
Forum: Infantry 21-05-15, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,183
Posted By SRDJUG
Calgary Highlanders

I've seen both Calgary Highlanders KC and QC Officer's Sterling Silver Cap badges - hallmarked Birk's - passing through our lines, which were originally ordered from Birk's in Calgary, purchased in...
Forum: Cavalry and Armoured Units 22-02-15, 11:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,492
Posted By SRDJUG
Thanks, Brian! Someday, a better camera...

Thanks, Brian! Someday, a better camera...
Forum: Cavalry and Armoured Units 22-02-15, 09:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,492
Posted By SRDJUG
8th Recce

Thanks, all.

Herein is a "polished" VIII Recce Cap badge I recently purchased from a seller in England...our Calgary Military Historical Society types had seen others done up the same way...
Forum: Cavalry and Armoured Units 21-02-15, 07:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,492
Posted By SRDJUG
"Late War" Version of 8th Recce badge?

I came across this item today, advertised by a reputable Calgary (Inglewood) dealer as "a late war version" of the 8th Recce badge, for $495 Cdn...any opinions from our forum experts? Thanks!
Forum: General Topics. 08-02-15, 07:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,245
Posted By SRDJUG
Age

I am older than "dirt" (or feel that way, at times).
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 19-01-15, 12:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,050
Posted By SRDJUG
You're all wrong. The fellow conversing with...

You're all wrong.

The fellow conversing with the gal is either a rigger or fitter (RCAF) in either 664, 665 or 666 Air Observation Post Squadron, RCAF, who has also been trained in "Squadron...
Forum: General Topics 13-11-13, 01:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,719
Posted By SRDJUG
Chap in Calgary who has posted this "original" 61...

Chap in Calgary who has posted this "original" 61 Bn for sale, confirmed it came in from Badgeman2005, in the UK.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 20-02-13, 05:52 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,762
Posted By SRDJUG
The Naming of Fakes and Restrikes

Discussion is good, and a little patience before passing judgement on a badge, or other piece of kit.

We had an illuminating experience last evening in our military history group, when our...
Forum: General Topics. 22-07-11, 04:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,701
Posted By SRDJUG
Kindle readers and i-Pods

Actually, the Buffalo Airways book cannot by pirated through ebay as a CD, as it's a copyright item sold through Amazon for the Kindle reader and at Apple in San Francisco on iPad, iPod and...
Forum: General Topics. 21-07-11, 08:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,701
Posted By SRDJUG
Huzzah!

Finally figured out the photo image access on these!
Forum: General Topics. 21-07-11, 01:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,701
Posted By SRDJUG
Our Authors

Hello back, Mike.

I wrote and published "Artillery Flyers at War" in 2010, a history of the Canadian AOP during the Second World War, released from Merriam Press in Vermont, USA...and still...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-05-11, 09:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,055
Posted By SRDJUG
Silly Mistake

That should have been April, 1945...must have been great Scotch!
Forum: General Topics 13-05-11, 11:19 PM
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Views: 730
Posted By SRDJUG
CF Badges From the 1970s

Part of the "modern" badge collection I picked up at time-of-issue, some 35 years ago.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 13-05-11, 01:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,055
Posted By SRDJUG
RCA Captain bearing the "Three Witches" cloth patch on tunic sleeve

Apologies for a somewhat belated return with this intel...

The Captain in the photo was George Swan, RCA, a pilot serving in "A" Flight, 664 "AOP" Squadron, RCAF. Swan's image in this photo was...
Forum: Infantry 12-04-11, 04:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,418
Posted By SRDJUG
31st Battalion CEF collar-badge

Tonight's offering...collar-dog from a bag of badges brought home in 1919 by my wife's Grandfather, A/Sergeant Art Watson, who was prior to promotion a #1 on a Lewis Gun in the 31st Bttn. Included in...
Forum: General Topics 10-04-11, 12:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 905
Posted By SRDJUG
A Gathering of Current Cap Badges

For those who could not attend the unveiling of the new Soldier's Memorial in Calgary today - this being the anniversary of the Canadian attack on Vimy Ridge -...
Forum: Infantry 06-04-11, 04:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,768
Posted By SRDJUG
For future reference in this thread, ORs (jr...

For future reference in this thread, ORs (jr NCOs) in the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada were issued the sporran in the third image, in 1977-1978. All of our kit was seriously dated; I still have the...
Forum: General Topics 29-03-11, 04:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 920
Posted By SRDJUG
Three Silver Maple Leaves and Bar - CF Lapel Insignia

Here's a question: Can anyone tell me if the Silver "Three-Maple-Leaves and bar" insignia worn on the lapel of CF service uniform and mufti - and issued out by "Honours and Awards Directorate" of the...
Forum: General Topics 28-03-11, 05:45 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 15,762
Posted By SRDJUG
The Letters

...splendid insight into collecting badges circa 1923 in such a small sphere, especially if the envelopes were retained.
Forum: Infantry 23-03-11, 03:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,101
Posted By SRDJUG
Nanaimo Independent Company

I spoke to Robert Lambert at Nanaimo Museum about this badge some time ago, which the museum has a copy of; the unit was raised by a Captain J.V.E. 'Edward' Carpenter, who had extensive military...
Forum: General Topics 21-03-11, 07:49 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 15,762
Posted By SRDJUG
Tracking the events

Kudos, JJPL...the images are incredible!

To track your great-great uncle's passion chronologically, you might consider writing a 700-page novel someday, with photos...we'd all be standing in line...
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