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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 13-07-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By Guzzman
Mystery badge

It's the badge of the old London Division Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. But I have no idea what it's actually on.

Pete
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 05-07-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 383
Posted By Guzzman
Berkhampstead School

Berko is what everyone calls the town. I'm a real Berko boy! Family lived there for generations - though technically we lived in Northchurch. None left there now - except for the ones buried there!...
Forum: Military Buttons 28-06-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 271
Posted By Guzzman
Just to back up Dave's comments about Burt's...

Just to back up Dave's comments about Burt's button books. His one on Royal Navy buttons is also totally inaccurate. Many of his descriptions of buttons were little better than guesses - and they...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 13-06-19, 11:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By Guzzman
submarine badge

This is the special beret badge worn by submariners in the Chilean Navy. It is officially described as 'an elliptical diadem with national heraldic flowers which surround the silhouette of an O Class...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 10-06-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Posted By Guzzman
Here's a picture of one of the RN's Photographers...

Here's a picture of one of the RN's Photographers wearing the badge at the recent D-Day Commemoration in Portsmouth.

Pete
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 09-06-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Posted By Guzzman
And that's being polite Alex!

And that's being polite Alex!
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 08-06-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 383
Posted By Guzzman
Berkhampstead School

As an Old Berkhamstedian and a former member of the CCF it's really interesting to see this thread. And it's nice to see Berkhamsted spelt as 'Berkhampstead' - the way I (as a child) and many other...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 08-06-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Posted By Guzzman
New RN Photographers Trade Badge

I have just discovered that RN Photographers now have a new trade badge. I can honestly say it is the worst design I have ever seen - truly awful. Apparently they were first introduced in May 2018...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 08-06-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 68
Posted By Guzzman
Sorry - submitted in error.

Sorry - submitted in error.
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 07-06-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 90
Posted By Guzzman
earlyRAF/RNAS buttons

With all due respect, I'm not quite sure what the problem is here!

The first buttons used by the RAF WERE RNAS buttons with the rope edging. This was partly because there were many thousands of...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 21-05-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By Guzzman
Royal Navy Rank Slide WO2?

Hi Tim,

Yes, this is a rate (only commissioned officers in the Navy have a rank) slide for a Warrant Officer Grade 2 in the Royal Navy.

On 1st April 2004 the substantive rate of Warrant Officer...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 18-05-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By Guzzman
Thanks for the images of the rear of the tally. ...

Thanks for the images of the rear of the tally.

It certainly isn't produced to the same standard as ones produced for the Royal Navy. I would say that this is a tally produced as a cheap souvenir...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 17-05-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By Guzzman
Unusual HMS Tiger Cap Tally

In the past cap tallys decorated with flags were often manufactured for sale as souvenirs at a ship's launching. Or they were used to decorate the cap on children's sailor suits. Such tallys were...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 16-05-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 245
Posted By Guzzman
I think it's one of the modern repros from...

I think it's one of the modern repros from Pakistan. You can always tell by the shape of the crown! They'll run up anything for you ...

Pete
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-05-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By Guzzman
This is the badge of Erith School (formerly Erith...

This is the badge of Erith School (formerly Erith Grammer School) in the Borough of Bexley in London.

Pete
Forum: Military Buttons 10-05-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By Guzzman
Unknown button - any ideas?

Now been able to find out about the Northampton!

The Training Ship Northampton was formerly HMS Sharpshooter. The ship was leased by the Royal Navy to the Marquis of Northampton (hence the...
Forum: Military Buttons 10-05-19, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By Guzzman
Unknown button - any ideas?

Thanks btns!

Nice to have it properly identified. Now I can list it properly!

Once again many thanks.

Pete
Forum: Military Buttons 10-05-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By Guzzman
Unknown button - any ideas?

Good Evening

Can anyone identify the attached domed naval-type button? I have been told it is something to do with Naval Artificers but I have also been told it isn't and that it is actually...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 06-05-19, 10:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By Guzzman
2 navy badges

Hi Nozzer

Thats where I recognised the first badge from - the SCC! And I should have guessed the second badge was SCC Seamanship too because of the arrangement of stars!

Sorry to hear that this...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 06-05-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By Guzzman
2 navy badges

Hello Laurent

The first badge is familiar to me but I cannot remember where I have seen it, but I do not think it is a Royal Navy badge.

The second badge, consisting of a crossed shackle and...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-05-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 667
Posted By Guzzman
RNXS Badge

Please excuse my bringing up an old topic - again! - but I have just been undertaking some research in BR81, Royal Navy and Royal Marines Uniform Regulations, 1984 and I came across some information...
Forum: Military Buttons 30-04-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By Guzzman
Royal Marine Artillery Ball buttons

Hi Rob

I have always been told that these ball buttons were worn on RMA officers boat cloaks.

Pete
Forum: Military Buttons 26-04-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 478
Posted By Guzzman
Royal Naval Barrackmaster?

Absolutely anything is worth considering!

I'm still convinced that these buttons were never worn by Royal Naval Barrackmasters. Actually their correct title was Barrack Master so to be correct...
Forum: Military Buttons 24-04-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 478
Posted By Guzzman
Royal Naval Barrackmaster?

Excuse my not adding anything over the last few days but my internet has been down.

I've checked the dates for the Firmin backmarks and they seem to be dated as follows: -

Firmin London &...
Forum: Military Buttons 16-04-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 478
Posted By Guzzman
Firstly, many thanks to everyone for responding....

Firstly, many thanks to everyone for responding. I'm sure with all the knowledge on this website we can crack this mystery.

David, thanks for answering my questions. I really appreciate you taking...
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