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Forum: The Royal Australian Navy and Air Force (RAN & RAAF) 05-10-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By Ironside410
Hello Alex John Perryman's book "Kit Muster"...

Hello Alex

John Perryman's book "Kit Muster" on uniforms and badges of the Australian Navy 1865 to 1953 has a chapter on Naval Dockyard Police.

There is a small photo of a badge that appears...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 29-07-22, 10:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By Ironside410
Hello David, I think you will find they are...

Hello David,

I think you will find they are suspension devices used during medal presentation ceremonies. The medal is attached to the device and then it is slipped into a button hole or breast...
Forum: Other Corps 24-06-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By Ironside410
Andy The QC RAAMC badge would originally...

Andy

The QC RAAMC badge would originally have been gilt brass.

From past personal experience I think the one you have has been "cleaned" for an extended period of time in an ultrasonic...
Forum: General Topics 31-03-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 875
Posted By Ironside410
Same Rob, I put in some very good bids and got...

Same Rob, I put in some very good bids and got creamed on everything. If you take the prices as a realistic indication of where our hobby is going it just tripled the value of my collection. Dennis
Forum: Formation Signs and Unit Colour Patches 27-02-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 777
Posted By Ironside410
1371 is similar to Keith's but is unidentified.

1371 is similar to Keith's but is unidentified.
Forum: Formation Signs and Unit Colour Patches 27-02-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 777
Posted By Ironside410
1471 is as per Keith's book 1st Aust Corps...

1471 is as per Keith's book
1st Aust Corps Provost Company 1940-45
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 09-02-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,484
Posted By Ironside410
Maybe the Sailors Company which was one of the...

Maybe the Sailors Company which was one of the Cape Peninsula Town Guard Formations.

Dennis
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-01-22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By Ironside410
Thanks gents, I appreciate all the comments and...

Thanks gents, I appreciate all the comments and assistance.

Dennis
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-01-22, 01:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By Ironside410
Unknown patch

Hello all

I recently purchased a bag of miscellaneous Australian and NZ patches off an old collector.

Amongst the patches was this one which I have been unable to identify. He seemed to...
Forum: General Topics 20-10-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,349
Posted By Ironside410
My example for comparison, I have had it for...

My example for comparison, I have had it for about 20-25 years

Dennis
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 20-10-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 471
Posted By Ironside410
Have you tried the Australian War Memorial...

Have you tried the Australian War Memorial website using combinations of the words Military Police Provost Tobruk North Africa. You will find quiet a few photos.

Regards

Dennis
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-07-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By Ironside410
Hello Keith, You were spot on with the patch...

Hello Keith,

You were spot on with the patch being the 2/8th Field Company. Their unit diary and a couple of other books I have on the North African campaign puts them there and playing a critical...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-07-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By Ironside410
Thanks Keith, that gives me another avenue of...

Thanks Keith, that gives me another avenue of inquiry.

Dennis
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-07-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By Ironside410
Tobruk Patch

Hello All
In late January 1941 the Australian 6th Division captured the port of Tobruk.

The AWM holds a series of photographs of diggers holding the Italian flag taken down from the town hall...
Forum: General Topics. 23-06-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By Ironside410
Thanks Mike, I will see if I can get a copy of...

Thanks Mike, I will see if I can get a copy of his death certificate and then lodge an application. Dennis
Forum: General Topics. 22-06-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By Ironside410
Tracing WW2 military records of RTR Trooper Peter Grandison

Hello all

I have recently come into possession of some memorabilia belonging to Trooper Peter Grandison service number 7939343 who served with the RTR during most of WW2 and then with the BAOR for...
Forum: Infantry and Special Forces 06-06-21, 03:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 788
Posted By Ironside410
Thanks to everybody for their comments, I guess I...

Thanks to everybody for their comments, I guess I still no wiser at the moment.

Trublue , my ebay name is the same as the one on this forum, not militiaman
Forum: Infantry and Special Forces 05-06-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 788
Posted By Ironside410
City of Melbourne Shoulder Titles

Hello All

I have had a pair of City of Melbourne shoulder titles for many years but have never been able to positively identify them and have had varying opinions offered ranging from 64th City of...
Forum: Other Corps 01-06-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,595
Posted By Ironside410
Rob Mine for comparison. Dennis

Rob

Mine for comparison.

Dennis
Forum: The Royal Australian Navy and Air Force (RAN & RAAF) 24-05-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 824
Posted By Ironside410
Thanks BC, it will be interesting to see if I can...

Thanks BC, it will be interesting to see if I can now find the belt to compliment the badges.

Dennis
Forum: The Royal Australian Navy and Air Force (RAN & RAAF) 22-05-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 824
Posted By Ironside410
RAN Band Badges 1913-28

Hello All

After an extremely long sojourn with another collector my Royal Australian Navy Band helmet and cap badges were recently returned to me. They aren't common so I thought I would put a...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 17-01-21, 12:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 310
Posted By Ironside410
Bullion patch with possible BCOF connection

Hello all

My cousin was recently going through my uncles old army trunk that hadn't been opened in over 30 years.

My uncle served in the BCOF from 1946 to 1949. Amongst the odds and ends there...
Forum: General Topics 29-11-20, 12:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 752
Posted By Ironside410
I was chasing the NSW CIVIL SERVICE RIFLES badge...

I was chasing the NSW CIVIL SERVICE RIFLES badge too but such is life.

Look forward to hearing about what you did get.

Dennis
Forum: General Topics 28-11-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 752
Posted By Ironside410
Two NSW badges by any chance?

Two NSW badges by any chance?
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 01-08-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,041
Posted By Ironside410
Mike I brought a variant of the third buckle...

Mike

I brought a variant of the third buckle from a Victorian militaria dealer about 10 years ago. At the time he advised that it was probable that the buckle was from the Hastings 40 Pounder...
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