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Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force Yesterday, 06:14 PM
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Posted By zorgon
Nice and unusual wing Mike Ė stunning condition...

Nice and unusual wing Mike Ė stunning condition to boot.

I called up an old friend, in his 90ís now, who was raised on the Isle of Wight, to see if he remembered or had any pictures of the pre-war...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 04-03-21, 12:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By zorgon
Thank you all for the insight, tips, comments and...

Thank you all for the insight, tips, comments and thoughts. Bonus for me that the consensus is that it's war-issue.

There are some great Para Galleries and Albums on the Forum but they don't...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 02-03-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By zorgon
help dating a para qualification wing

Can Forum members help with any info on this somewhat grubby para qualification wing please? What clues do you look for in deciding whether it's war or post war? Do the zig-zag parachute cords tell...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 16-02-21, 10:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,601
Posted By zorgon
Fireballs, 19450, 19415?

I came across the photo given to me by Chuck Keating. As mentioned above, I think he received this from Jeannie Hallowell. Since this image is the only known colour photo of the Fireballs team, I...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 06-02-21, 12:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,601
Posted By zorgon
Thanks to the tips presented above, I think I've...

Thanks to the tips presented above, I think I've answered my own question.
The Fireballs flew Sabre 2's and those are the 4 planes that were in the only know photo at Baden. The red Sabre 5's...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 03-02-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,601
Posted By zorgon
I hadn't seen that pic of the lone red, #415...

I hadn't seen that pic of the lone red, #415 Sabre before today but I'll go out on a limb and say it wasn't one of the original Fireball aircraft. In looking around online, I see a photo of maybe 10...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 03-02-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,601
Posted By zorgon
Hi Ted. I saw this patch too but didn't...

Hi Ted.
I saw this patch too but didn't recognize it as being Golden Hawks or anything else from the RCAF but new things always pop up. It could be from a Commercial Airline firm.

I did know...
Forum: Other Military Topics 30-11-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By zorgon
Thank you all for the useful and excellent...

Thank you all for the useful and excellent information. We'll follow up on all routes suggested to track down details. I'll most certainly get back to the Forum and let you know what we discover.
...
Forum: Other Military Topics 29-11-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By zorgon
SSB, 4 Commando, Lovat, Dieppe and James Neville, a POW

On behalf of a friend, I am trying to discover some history on a WWII relative of his, a Pte James Neville (6914260). It sounds like he had a very interesting military career but all I have to go on...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 31-10-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 377
Posted By zorgon
A tip of the hat (yes, intended) to all of you...

A tip of the hat (yes, intended) to all of you for your input. I believe the previous owner of this beret, while he retired a senior Officer, had started out at the bottom, worked his up to a...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 30-10-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 377
Posted By zorgon
Help in dating a Royal Signals black (very dark blue) beret

I recently acquired this Officerís black beret with provenance to Royal Signals but I donít know the period of issue as I would like to match up the age-appropriate bullion patch. From the photos...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 26-10-20, 12:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 191
Posted By zorgon
6 OTU Cold Lake patch

In 1961 Cold Lake Alberta became the main training site for the then newly acquired CF-104 Starfighter. By the time 1983 rolled around, Course 75 wrapped up training of this aircraft. Notably, a...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 31-08-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 178
Posted By zorgon
SAS Para, Post-war Bullion Dress Wing

I was fortunate to have recently picked up this lovely, relatively untarnished SAS para Dress wing made with silver and gold bullion thread. I believe it is similar in style and design to Pattern...
Forum: Formation and Tasking Signs 28-08-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 493
Posted By zorgon
Thanks for showing that Bill. It is an...

Thanks for showing that Bill. It is an extraordinary example of stitching care done by the best of the best seamstresses or specialty crafts-person. Itís a delight to see something so near...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 25-08-20, 02:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,208
Posted By zorgon
David: What an undertaking. A great...

David:
What an undertaking. A great collection of photos, high quality images and informative descriptions. It will long serve as a valuable reference source for all RAF related items from the...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 20-08-20, 11:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By zorgon
Good one Mike. I've never seen 7 suspension...

Good one Mike. I've never seen 7 suspension lines before. Could it be perhaps related to the Malayan Scouts? Who else besides the British were there; Rhodesia? New Zealand?? Doesn't look like...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 05-03-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,467
Posted By zorgon
I too thought the shoulder title was maybe one of...

I too thought the shoulder title was maybe one of the best deals there and my rational left hand was fighting with my collecting right bidding finger a la Dr. Strangelove.

Does anybody know...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 24-01-20, 11:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 739
Posted By zorgon
Rob: Looks like a good set to me from these...

Rob:
Looks like a good set to me from these photos. Great to see the nuts, support bar and backing present to make it complete.
Is that a repaired break on the viewers Lt. at the wing-Maple...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 09-01-20, 03:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 739
Posted By zorgon
Nice find Ed. The Observer half wings are rarely...

Nice find Ed. The Observer half wings are rarely seen. Yours looks original to me from this image but I understand there are replicas. For more info, go to p.74 of Eagles Recalled by Warren...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 03-01-20, 11:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 739
Posted By zorgon
Reproductions of the CAF (1920) Pilotsí metal wings

Over the years I have collected some examples of reproduction/replica metal pilot wings from the early Canadian Air Force (CAF) era. Iíll present five here. The original metals wings were made by...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 21-12-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 271
Posted By zorgon
CAF small button by Hemsley for Wedge cap

The Hemsley-made buttons for the CAF (circa 1920) are quite rare. In an earlier post I reported on a mid-size CAF button made by Hemsley. That thread is perhaps incorrectly located in British...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 21-12-19, 01:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By zorgon
Hi Ian. Thanks for the great lead. I think...

Hi Ian. Thanks for the great lead. I think you're right, the patch represents the one-year stripe for an RMC cadet.

I'll keep researching to try to determine which City location and "squadron"...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 19-12-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By zorgon
Unknown badge and jacket

A friend has recently come across this jacket. We're trying to identify both the significance of the patch and to date the Eisenhower jacket style/type or unit. The jacket colour is almost black...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 03-11-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 852
Posted By zorgon
Hi Don: I think the originals were probably...

Hi Don:
I think the originals were probably OK but the damage/flaws were created in the process of re-creating the dies that then went on to stamp the copies. Any flaw in the duplicated die would...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 03-11-19, 05:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 852
Posted By zorgon
So Mike’s comment that this item looked like a...

So Mike’s comment that this item looked like a sand casting got me thinking. The one replica of the Officers Field cap badge we know about can be found in the 1967 Commemorative set. In looking at...
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