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Forum: General Topics 03-04-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 235
Posted By fairlie63
Is it green or a faded washed out dark blue,...

Is it green or a faded washed out dark blue, might be a cut down 5 Aust Div Arty patch. Possibly for wear post-Great War as a miniature patch. I think it would need to be in hand for an opinion,...
Forum: Army 03-04-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 303
Posted By fairlie63
That's what I thought Frank, I have one of the...

That's what I thought Frank, I have one of the early THAV crownless gun badges in white metal. The history of the THA doesn't mention a crownless RA badge being worn so I thought I might ask.
...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 03-04-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 142
Posted By fairlie63
RAMC

Hi Jermil,

Attached is an extract of a postcard with medical personnel amongst a group of what I take to be Royal Field Artillery personnel because they are wearing girdles. I presume it to be...
Forum: Army 02-04-20, 03:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 303
Posted By fairlie63
Interesting to see a silver Royal Artillery badge...

Interesting to see a silver Royal Artillery badge there with the crown removed - did Transvaal Horse Artillery Volunteers wear this.

Also my large grenade collar badges with THAV and THA in the...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 31-03-20, 05:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 308
Posted By fairlie63
Bag charge gun, so no brass cartridge cases. Item...

Bag charge gun, so no brass cartridge cases. Item being loaded into the chamber in the second photograph is the shell, which is then being rammed home in the first photograph.

No camouflage! Most...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 24-03-20, 04:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 112
Posted By fairlie63
The Permanent Force engineers had 'ROYAL...

The Permanent Force engineers had 'ROYAL AUSTRALIAN ENGINEERS' on the circlet on their hat and collar badges, presumably after 1908, and up until 1922.

The engineers did not adopt the RE type of...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 23-03-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 112
Posted By fairlie63
The permanent engineers received their 'Royal' in...

The permanent engineers received their 'Royal' in 1908, the Militia engineers in 1936.

I don't think we moved fast enough here to have any Edward VIII badges. The George VI badge was introduced in...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 16-03-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By fairlie63
AC is Australian Commonwealth, worn by the...

AC is Australian Commonwealth, worn by the battalions of Australian Commonwealth Horse during the Second Anglo-Boer War before the title ACH was adopted.

Keith
Forum: General Topics. 16-03-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 793
Posted By fairlie63
Yes Chris.

Yes Chris.
Forum: Military Buttons 11-03-20, 04:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By fairlie63
Hey Artynut, that is a current Pakistan Regiment...

Hey Artynut, that is a current Pakistan Regiment of Artillery button by the looks of it.

I think you find that the script is the vernacular for 'Pakistan'.

Cheers,
Keith
Forum: Off topic 11-03-20, 04:22 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,132
Posted By fairlie63
Jeez, I was lucky then Phil, we got fresh bread...

Jeez, I was lucky then Phil, we got fresh bread Monday to Friday, delivered by horse and cart, and yes it was wrapped in tissue paper type stuff. No fresh bread on weekends though, if you wanted it...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 10-03-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,021
Posted By fairlie63
Very nice Simon. Good to see how they were...

Very nice Simon. Good to see how they were constructed too.

Regards,
Keith
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-03-20, 03:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By fairlie63
Hi JT, he doesn't mention the colour of the...

Hi JT, he doesn't mention the colour of the crosses. These might be just the red cross and the black of the wagons might differentiate the government aspect from the normal colour used by ambulance...
Forum: Off topic 10-03-20, 03:35 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,132
Posted By fairlie63
Agreed, we've been doing b-double after b-double...

Agreed, we've been doing b-double after b-double load of it, totally unbelievable and unnecessary. Not to mention seeing people fighting over toilet rolls in supermarkets.

I thought it was only Oz...
Forum: Photographs of Canadian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 09-03-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By fairlie63
If I recall correctly this photo was just for...

If I recall correctly this photo was just for sale on ebay.

Keith
Forum: Formation Signs and Unit Colour Patches 08-03-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By fairlie63
Hi Rob, I'm not aware that there were...

Hi Rob,

I'm not aware that there were different coloured hat bands, at least not officially. Are the colours not just manufacturers variations of khaki?

VADs probably wore a different colour...
Forum: Formation Signs and Unit Colour Patches 08-03-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By fairlie63
An Australian Womens Army Service (AWAS) member...

An Australian Womens Army Service (AWAS) member allotted to a unit of the Australian Army Ordnance Corps (AAOC) 1945-49 or thereabouts.

Keith
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-03-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By fairlie63
I think Leigh is correct, the question has been...

I think Leigh is correct, the question has been asked on the forum previously and consensus was HAC (Infantry) collar badge.

Keith
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 05-03-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By fairlie63
Yes, smiling doesn't seem to be a feature of...

Yes, smiling doesn't seem to be a feature of photographs of that period does it.

Keith
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 24-02-20, 05:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By fairlie63
Mike, it may be that this patch is related to 1st...

Mike, it may be that this patch is related to 1st New Zealand Army Tank Brigade, possibly NZ Army Service Corps.

Cliff Lord (Quicksilver on this forum) and Malcolm Thomas show similar patches in...
Forum: General Topics 23-02-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By fairlie63
Free post, must be the sweetener. Keith

Free post, must be the sweetener. Keith
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 19-02-20, 04:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,021
Posted By fairlie63
Yes, fascinating thread. Any information to...

Yes, fascinating thread. Any information to unravel the mystery of insignia of rank and appointment can only be to the education of us all. Thanks Toby and Grumpy.

Keith
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 15-02-20, 02:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 559
Posted By fairlie63
You don't even look any older than in the first...

You don't even look any older than in the first photo either. Beret must have kept you young:D
Forum: General Topics 13-02-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 552
Posted By fairlie63
Fantastic, well done Bill. Placed my order this...

Fantastic, well done Bill. Placed my order this morning.
Cheers, Keith
Forum: General Topics 10-02-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 84
Posted By fairlie63
Assistant Director of Medical Services, usually...

Assistant Director of Medical Services, usually the senior medical officer of a division.

Cheers, Keith
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