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Forum: General Topics. 17-09-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 30
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Posted By Ian B
Re: Knife inscription

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Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 05-09-21, 11:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,131
Posted By Ian B
Canadian badge

Billy, further on the Canadian badge. It is actually the Canadian Army's "Rigger" trade badge, worn on the lower sleeve of the uniform jacket, from '56 to '70. There were three levels to this...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 27-08-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,057
Posted By Ian B
Rafal, Thank you for the extra info. Very...

Rafal,

Thank you for the extra info. Very much appreciated. As is said, it's a bad day when you don't learn something new!

Say safe and have fun.

Regards,

Ian
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 24-08-21, 11:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,057
Posted By Ian B
Rafal, Just to clarify, I meant were any...

Rafal,

Just to clarify, I meant were any para badges produced in Poland prior to 1939 and the invasion?

Rereading Bragg & Turner 1st ed., courses started in 1937/37 with a jump school opened...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 24-08-21, 12:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,057
Posted By Ian B
Good day Rafal, I also would be interested...

Good day Rafal,

I also would be interested in a copy in English of your book (as long as I don't have to sell my first born to get it!)

I will have to double check on the surname, but as has...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 19-08-21, 12:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,057
Posted By Ian B
Re: Polish para qual

Thanks Woofy, should have twigged to the fact the small badge had a fleur-de-lys on it.

S-W, that's interesting about the name. Just received info from the gent who holds these items that the...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 18-08-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,057
Posted By Ian B
Re: Polish para qual

Good day all,

Attaching pics of the subj badges from the O.P. I'm no expert, but I'm willing to say that the para qual looks genuine to me. Only thing is that the nut is not maker marked.

Not...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 15-08-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,057
Posted By Ian B
Re: Polish Para

Good day Leigh,

Received your PM. Thanks for the extra info. Will check out the website you suggest. If I get a chance to check the reverse of the subj qual, I will let everyone know what I...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 15-08-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,057
Posted By Ian B
Re: Polish Para

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Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 15-08-21, 12:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,057
Posted By Ian B
Keith and Leigh, Thanks for the quick...

Keith and Leigh,

Thanks for the quick replies. Very much appreciated. I only took a quick look at the para qual. It was mounted along with his Polish cap badge and what I think was his collar...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 14-08-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,057
Posted By Ian B
WWII Polish parachute qualification

I'm helping a local vet's group with info for a Polish veteran's display. Can anyone give me a "no less than/no more than" price range for a WWII Polish parachute qualification?

Also, anyone know...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 16-07-21, 11:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 197
Posted By Ian B
Looks more like a General List badge. Worn by...

Looks more like a General List badge. Worn by someone not assigned to a particular Corps or Regiment.

Ian
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-07-21, 12:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 613
Posted By Ian B
Hat Badge "D"

Subj hat badge is Belgian Artillery. And believe "I" is Royal Army Ordnance Corps?

Ian
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 18-05-21, 11:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By Ian B
Two Para Wings

Regarding the two para quals on the right of the photo in the opening post. The top one is for female members of the forces of Singapore. It looks good to me.

The bottom one is from Belgium,...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 04-05-21, 11:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By Ian B
Jim, I don't think it is Polish (though...

Jim,

I don't think it is Polish (though happy to be proved wrong). Design looks similar to some Italian badges, however I can find nothing like it my Italian para reference material. Also, I...
Forum: Arab Nations 28-04-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 768
Posted By Ian B
Possible Ids

Good day Chay,

Foolishly, I gave up my copy of Zeev Schiff's book on the history of the Israeli Armed Forces. It was full of drawings of many hat badges and patches. I picked it up in Tel Aviv...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-04-21, 12:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By Ian B
Good day Malcolm, Further to Henk's post,...

Good day Malcolm,

Further to Henk's post, the badge is for Number 5 Det., Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) from Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Gagetown. As we are a bilingual nation, all items from...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 01-04-21, 12:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By Ian B
Although I'm not knowledgeable enough to give the...

Although I'm not knowledgeable enough to give the age of the wing in question, I agree with Pembird that it is probably Indian.

Ian
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 27-03-21, 12:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 707
Posted By Ian B
Oooops!!

Further to my last, I was incorrect in the orientation of the 42 nd Div patch. My original reference book is wrong. I have since found out that the orientation of the flat edges of the shoulder...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 25-03-21, 12:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 814
Posted By Ian B
Pics 4 & 5

I would say that the badge in photos 4 and 5 is a modification of the generic Russian Airborne service badge for the second rotation of the Russian battalion in Sarajevo in 1994.

Ian
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 25-03-21, 12:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 707
Posted By Ian B
Last Image

Last badge is for the US Army's 42nd "Rainbow" Division. Worn during WWII. Not sure of current status. Badge is worn with the flat ends at the 12 and 3 o'clock positions.

Ian
Forum: Other Militaria 17-03-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By Ian B
Or.....

Maybe the saw has a 'T' handle with a thin post that would be narrow enough to fit between the snaps.

I guess, the possible explanations are endless.
Forum: Other Militaria 16-03-21, 11:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By Ian B
Possible Sheath ID

Looks to me as though it is a sheath for a pruning saw. Length and shape look right. I assume the two snaps keep the saw in the sheath while not in use.

My thoughts anyway. Attaching image of...
Forum: General Topics. 16-03-21, 11:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By Ian B
Books on Violette Szabo

I read "Carve Her Name With Pride" on which the movie was apparently based. It was many years ago and not knowing anything on her, I considered it a good read at the time. The book is by R.J....
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-03-21, 01:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By Ian B
At first glance, I was thinking Italian. Can't...

At first glance, I was thinking Italian. Can't find a match in my reference books.

If Korea era, might be a one off, sort of like Canadian soldiers getting bullion parachute qualification wings...
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