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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 06:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 172
Posted By grey_green_acorn
That is interesting and suggests that the...

That is interesting and suggests that the “Drafting Office Portsmouth” was the location cover story for the deployment of the many WRNS personnel to Bletchley Park.

Tim
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 172
Posted By grey_green_acorn
To be pedantic it is St John Ambulance NOT St...

To be pedantic it is St John Ambulance NOT St John’s

Tim
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 04-10-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By grey_green_acorn
It is the printed formation sign for the Midland...

It is the printed formation sign for the Midland Training Brigade and the Roman numerals represent the infantry regiments:
VI = Royal Warwickshire Regiment
X = Royal Lincolnshire Regiment
XVII =...
Forum: Indian Badges 03-10-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 81
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Royal Signals Tim

Royal Signals

Tim
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 02-10-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 147
Posted By grey_green_acorn
The thread shadow is from Army Pilot Wings -...

The thread shadow is from Army Pilot Wings - possibly an Air Observation Post pilot who were usually Royal Artillery Officers flying Auster type aircraft and bringing field artillery guns onto...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 02-10-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Jon, I suggest they are a small group of...

Jon,
I suggest they are a small group of soldiers and NCOs with three ‘Directing Staff’ officers. They are perhaps participating in a War Office Selection Board (WOSB).

Tim
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 02-10-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 395
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Steve, Thanks for confirmation on the first...

Steve,
Thanks for confirmation on the first pattern lanyard and I understand your irritation with what happened to you in 1992.
One wonders who was actually involved in making decisions on the...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 02-10-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 395
Posted By grey_green_acorn
AGC Lanyard and Beret

Steve,
Can you confirm that this was the first pattern AGC lanyard?
Was it, like the stable belt, rejected soon after being issued to be replaced by the blue and red version still worn today?
...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-09-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Alan is correct, desert dpm clothing was quite...

Alan is correct, desert dpm clothing was quite slow to arrive in theatre in GW1 (which was 31 years ago!). I recall that a desert dpm uniform was procured quickly for the Senior RAF officer who was...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-09-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Joint Force Headquarters probably from First Gulf...

Joint Force Headquarters probably from First Gulf War.

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/album.php?albumid=870&pictureid=36921

Tim
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 27-09-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Army Recruitment / Recruiting and Initial...

Army Recruitment / Recruiting and Initial Training Command ARITC

https://www.army.mod.uk/future-army/unit-details/home-command/army-recruitment-and-initial-training-command/

The MOD offer both...
Forum: Other Militaria 27-09-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 246
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Great photos, but clearly showing the poor fit in...

Great photos, but clearly showing the poor fit in many cases of the Number Two Dress uniform with baggy trousers, overlong sleeves and long loose jackets. Made I believe in China at the lowest...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 26-09-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 266
Posted By grey_green_acorn
I suspect these brassards may originate from the...

I suspect these brassards may originate from the mid 1960s through to the 1980s when the three regular battalions of the Parachute Regiment were based in Aldershot in adjoining barracks (Arnhem,...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 25-09-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By grey_green_acorn
SMITH & WRIGHT LTD. Tim

SMITH & WRIGHT LTD.

Tim
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 24-09-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Examples: Tim

Examples:

Tim
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 24-09-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By grey_green_acorn
No 4 with green tape is 3 RTR worn on black...

No 4 with green tape is 3 RTR worn on black coveralls until the demise of 3 RTR in 1992

Tim
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 21-09-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By grey_green_acorn
PRI = President of the Regimental Institute. ...

PRI = President of the Regimental Institute.
An officer, often the Second in Command, is appointed ‘President’ and account holder of what is effectively the unit non-public fund. Its main income...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 19-09-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 198
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Gilding the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers Lily

This is the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers 'officer type' cap badge from the Birmingham Mint 'Famous British Regiments' set. Made with a plated finish, like most badges in the set. Perhaps to...
Forum: General Topics. 18-09-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Thank you to Mike. Limit now increased to 16,000...

Thank you to Mike. Limit now increased to 16,000 photos.

Tim
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 16-09-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 439
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Some examples in my album: ...

Some examples in my album:

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/album.php?albumid=2653

Tim
Forum: General Topics. 16-09-22, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By grey_green_acorn
8000 photos limit in albums

I have now posted 8000 photos in my 80 albums and have reached the limit and so can add no more photos.

I recall that there was a 5000 photo limit a few years back and it was raised on request to...
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 14-09-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By grey_green_acorn
This is the noon gun at Cape Town Castle of Good...

This is the noon gun at Cape Town Castle of Good Hope being fired in 2010

Tim
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 13-09-22, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Rob, Yes, most of the cap badges in the Danbury...

Rob,
Yes, most of the cap badges in the Danbury Mint set (anodised with folding blades) were made by Firmin. Danbury Mint marketed all sorts of other collectibles.

See...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 13-09-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Rob, They are likely to be this set: Here is...

Rob,
They are likely to be this set:
Here is the original sales flyer for the Danbury Mint set of "Regimental Buttons & Ribbons of the British Army”. As it includes the KRH, PWRR, RGBW and RLC it...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 12-09-22, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Possibly the 6th Prince of Wales's Cavalry raised...

Possibly the 6th Prince of Wales's Cavalry raised in 1842 at Fatehgarh, Uttar Pradesh, India.
See:

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=43969

Tim
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