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Forum: New Zealand Badges Yesterday, 08:38 AM
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Posted By atillathenunns
There are many makers variations of the 9ths KC...

There are many makers variations of the 9ths KC hat badge, yours appears to be New Zealand made.:)
Forum: New Zealand Badges 16-04-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By atillathenunns
Brendan O'Carroll's latest book, Images of War...

Brendan O'Carroll's latest book, Images of War The LRDG in action 1940-1943, page 28 shows a picture of a T patrol member wearing a SD cap with a 10th Nelson mounted rifles badge, dated 1st November...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 14-04-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 136
Posted By atillathenunns
Onward badges were issued to 1st echelon on the...

Onward badges were issued to 1st echelon on the troopships, 2nd and 3rd were issued prior to departure.
I have photos of regiment badges on troopships, but nothing in Egypt or UK.
Forum: New Zealand Badges 13-04-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By atillathenunns
There is no anomaly with any of the 4 WW2...

There is no anomaly with any of the 4 WW2 squeezers on the right, or the modern ceremonial squeezer in the center, but there is an anomaly with one of the Wellington Battalion WW1 squeezers on the...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 12-04-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By atillathenunns
(1) The ceremonial squeezer is New Zealand made...

(1) The ceremonial squeezer is New Zealand made and was only recently retired thru army stores, it is only fitting that a ceremonial squeezer should have a quality brim edging.
The WW2 squeezer on...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 12-04-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,469
Posted By atillathenunns
Thankyou John and John, it is still a work in...

Thankyou John and John, it is still a work in progress.
Cheers
Brent
Forum: New Zealand Badges 11-04-21, 01:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By atillathenunns
Thankyou, the display generated a lot of interest...

Thankyou, the display generated a lot of interest on the day, as it is the first time in 50 years that the origins of the New Zealand lemon squeezer is finally solved.:D
Forum: New Zealand Badges 11-04-21, 01:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,469
Posted By atillathenunns
As with the Wellington 4th Battalion badges and...

As with the Wellington 4th Battalion badges and 11th Taranaki honors badges, there are still many badge mysteries to be solved.

MY Wellington Volunteers board

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Forum: New Zealand Badges 09-04-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,469
Posted By atillathenunns
My bronze Gaunt officer badges are in post #11

My bronze Gaunt officer badges are in post #11
Forum: New Zealand Badges 09-04-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,469
Posted By atillathenunns
All photos of 5th Wellington officers 1912 to...

All photos of 5th Wellington officers 1912 to 1915 that have seen show the Gaunt bronze scrolled badges being worn, the only exception is Colonel Robert Collins who is photographed wearing a gilt or...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 08-04-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By atillathenunns
Well spotted, definitely an anomaly, but not the...

Well spotted, definitely an anomaly, but not the one I was thinking of.:)
Forum: New Zealand Badges 08-04-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,469
Posted By atillathenunns
A very interesting person, he was promoted 2nd...

A very interesting person, he was promoted 2nd Lieutenant in the 5th Wellington in January 1912. He also started the Kiwi concert party.
Forum: New Zealand Badges 04-04-21, 05:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By atillathenunns
Origins of the iconic Lemon squeezer display.

I have posted this on a local group chat, but think its worthy of posting here as well-

Today was the monthly meeting of the Wellington Antique Arms and display letters were L, O and P.
So my...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 04-04-21, 04:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By atillathenunns
Unless it is a small size beret, it is unlikely...

Unless it is a small size beret, it is unlikely to be a 1941 date.
Forum: New Zealand Badges 29-03-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By atillathenunns
Nice, looks like its seen some use going by the...

Nice, looks like its seen some use going by the wear on the inside:)
Forum: New Zealand Badges 22-03-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By atillathenunns
Hi David, I concur with Tinto that your album...

Hi David, I concur with Tinto that your album badges are pretty much in order, with lots of gaps yet to be filled.

In regards to the comments on the KC Royal NZ Artillery gun badge, permission...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 14-03-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 181
Posted By atillathenunns
NZ Camel Corps Badge on Ebay shows what not to buy.

This one goes against the many fakes that plague Ebay :)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/camel-corps-new-zealand-ww1-badge-info-listing-FAKE/265082828186?hash=item3db82af59a:g:nEUAAOSw3KtgPqQ6

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Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 28-02-21, 01:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By atillathenunns
The Lieutenant collar (Air Ministry) looks ok to...

The Lieutenant collar (Air Ministry) looks ok to me, not 100% sure on the rest but they look bad.

Post them on the Wehrmacht Awards forum and see what they have to say.
Forum: New Zealand Badges 17-02-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By atillathenunns
Gunner Burton 242388

Gunner Burton

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Forum: New Zealand Badges 17-02-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By atillathenunns
Hi Keith, WW1 New Zealand manufactured lanyards...

Hi Keith, WW1 New Zealand manufactured lanyards were typically khaki or plaited leather for officers, and khaki or red for infantry and green for mounted rifles.
White lanyards were also a favourite...
Forum: Headdress 31-01-21, 05:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 435
Posted By atillathenunns
Very nice indeed, I have two very rare early New...

Very nice indeed, I have two very rare early New Zealand Medical officers caps, one Victorian and one Edwardian.

This one would have been used in New Zealand from the 1860s to 1880s.
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Forum: General Topics 31-01-21, 04:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By atillathenunns
129 Australian Brigade Workshops uniform

Having a tidy up and found this one hasn't been off the coat hanger for a long time, so snapped some pictures.
It is dated 1940, and named to Corporal Thomas Gordon Smith (VX144334)

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Forum: New Zealand Badges 27-01-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By atillathenunns
The distinguished gentleman on the left is Sir...

The distinguished gentleman on the left is Sir Thomas Mackenzie, the High Commissioner to London during WW1.
Sir Thomas is the original designer of the Onward badge that was issued to the NZEF...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 27-01-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By atillathenunns
Collar sized onward badges were worn by the NZ...

Collar sized onward badges were worn by the NZ British Section in 1914, cap size onward badges appear to have been worn as early as 1915.
Forum: New Zealand Badges 27-01-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By atillathenunns
Yes indeed, New Zealand made, issued to both ORs...

Yes indeed, New Zealand made, issued to both ORs and officers, worn 1939 to 1947.
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