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Forum: New Zealand Badges Yesterday, 12:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By nbroadarrowz
Hi John, Do we know when the Cook Island Co....

Hi John,
Do we know when the Cook Island Co. badges were worn and by whom?
Barry
Forum: New Zealand Badges Yesterday, 12:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 47
Posted By nbroadarrowz
The Aitutaki Home Guard, New Zealand’s shortest-lived unit?

During WW2 the Cook Islands were a territory of New Zealand and as such should be considered part of the New Zealand war effort. The Cook Islands group is divided into the lower islands of, Aitutaki,...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 27-09-22, 03:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By nbroadarrowz
Cook Islands Local Defence Force, a New Zealand Unit

The Cook Islands Local Defence Force
1941-1945
By Barry O’Sullivan
Many New Zealanders have gone to the idyllic Cook Islands and roamed around the main island of Rarotonga, mountainous, jungle...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 26-09-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By nbroadarrowz
There is another obsolete ww1 badge that was...

There is another obsolete ww1 badge that was reissued in ww2.
It will be included in one of my other research articles.
Barry
Forum: New Zealand Badges 26-09-22, 07:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 106
Posted By nbroadarrowz
The badge in question would have been worn on the...

The badge in question would have been worn on the collars of the jacket.
Barry
Forum: New Zealand Badges 26-09-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 106
Posted By nbroadarrowz
That is the badge design of Master at Arms. The...

That is the badge design of Master at Arms. The green fern fronds may indicate that this is a RNZN badge.

NZ does have MAAs and they are the most senior rating.
Barry
Forum: New Zealand Badges 25-09-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By nbroadarrowz
The NZRB button with the letters was only worn...

The NZRB button with the letters was only worn during ww2.
It is folklore that they were worn during ww1.
There is no evidence to support their use during ww1.
The detailed dress regulations in...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 25-09-22, 02:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By nbroadarrowz
Hi John, These units are not Home Guard so do...

Hi John,
These units are not Home Guard so do not wear the Home Guard badge.
The Home Guard was a separate organisation.
The Onward badge was the badge of the 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force....
Forum: New Zealand Badges 23-09-22, 10:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By nbroadarrowz
WW1 or WW2? Obsolete badges re-used during World War Two

A number of regimental and corps badges were used in both WW1 and WW2, but some were not used for their intended purpose and the badges had been made obsolete when a regiment was absorbed, or corps...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 19-09-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By nbroadarrowz
Thanks for insight into Australian and South...

Thanks for insight into Australian and South African buttons.
Barry
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 08-09-22, 03:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By nbroadarrowz
More information

This is a RNR Commanders undress coat.

This coat is interesting in that it has pocket flaps, a higher front closer and has Russia braid rank rings instead of lace.
The owner of the jacket...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 06-09-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By nbroadarrowz
New Zealand made buttons - Yeah right

In my research into the volunteer period, I looked at the metal buttons embossed with NZ unit designs.
Some of these buttons have NZ company names to the rear, leading some to think that they are...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 02-09-22, 04:49 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 15,872
Posted By nbroadarrowz
Another 10 items

Another 10 items
Forum: New Zealand Badges 16-08-22, 01:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 582
Posted By nbroadarrowz
Hi Kiwi Ric, The puggaree looks Australian. ...

Hi Kiwi Ric,
The puggaree looks Australian.

Felt hats with the brim turned up and held by a lion hook badge were worn by some NZ Force pre and early WW1.

Barry
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 14-08-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By nbroadarrowz
Hi Gareth, Thanks for the information. The...

Hi Gareth,
Thanks for the information.
The badge in your photo looks like a QC version.
All the primary source references I have looked at state that the officers badge had a silver anchor.

I...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 14-08-22, 04:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By nbroadarrowz
FAA Ratings Pilot wings in gold embroidery

Hi to all,
Does anyone have an example of a pair of pilots wings as worn by qualified FAA pilot ratings?
These do appear in the stores' lists as pattern 94 and are a different and cheaper price to...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 12-08-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By nbroadarrowz
Hi Pete, Thanks for your reply. I would...

Hi Pete,
Thanks for your reply.
I would describe the button as having a flat tin plate back with a wire loop.

Maybe having the lines is one way that manufacturers could get around the laws...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 12-08-22, 03:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By nbroadarrowz
Kings crown Officers gilt button with lines

Hi all,
My understanding is that the lines on officers buttons were deleted from futyre manufacturing in 1891.

What then, is this officers pattern button with a Kings crown and lines?
Page 41 of...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 07-08-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 15,872
Posted By nbroadarrowz
Another 10 items

Another 10 items
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 29-07-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 15,872
Posted By nbroadarrowz
The shoulder straps are for a 1st Wireless...

The shoulder straps are for a 1st Wireless Operator and part of the MN rank. Not specific to a shipping company.
In posts 298 and 47 are similar rank items.
Barry
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 28-07-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 15,872
Posted By nbroadarrowz
Another 10 items new to my collection. Thanks...

Another 10 items new to my collection.
Thanks to Simon for helping with some of these.
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 18-07-22, 07:23 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 15,872
Posted By nbroadarrowz
Another 10 items

Another 10 items
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 16-07-22, 04:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By nbroadarrowz
The badges were locally produced here in New...

The badges were locally produced here in New Zealand. While the introduction date is not know I suspect that they were introduced early in WW2 as a stop gap measure until stocks of regulation RAF...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 15-07-22, 12:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By nbroadarrowz
Large size Air Force medical collar

From the 1st photo you can't tell the difference in size but when compared to the regulation size badge the difference is evident.
These large size badges are detailed on page 368 of New Zealand Air...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 06-07-22, 02:33 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 15,872
Posted By nbroadarrowz
Another 10 items. The chevron is the small size...

Another 10 items.
The chevron is the small size for boys in training.
The Ordnance badge is the small size for collar. The Chief Stoker badges is the small size for either the collar of cuff.
Any...
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