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Forum: Formation Signs and Patches Yesterday, 08:28 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Mike Jackson
The only information I have is derived from...

The only information I have is derived from genuine examples in my collection. Height (mm) x Width (mm), excluding any khaki backing material:

25 Army Tk Bde: 52 x 32
31 Tk Bde: 51 x 26
33...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia Yesterday, 07:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 143
Posted By Mike Jackson
I think, based on the black beret, the cap star,...

I think, based on the black beret, the cap star, the lack of collar badges and the dark shade of shirt and tie, that the officer in the beret is in a Tank Battalion of Coldstream, Scots or Irish...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches Yesterday, 03:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 105
Posted By Mike Jackson
I agree with the learned members above - the...

I agree with the learned members above - the black elephant on red rectangle of IV Corps worn (uniquely in BLA?) by 64 Med Regt RA. Presumably this soldier decided to retain the regimental...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 14-08-18, 08:52 AM
Replies: 14
SBS
Views: 460
Posted By Mike Jackson
I had the same problem. It must be poor note...

I had the same problem. It must be poor note taking on my part. It's possible that "Something Unusual" is a chapter heading in the book "On the shores of the Mediterranean" (1984). I can't check...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 13-08-18, 04:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By Mike Jackson
That's more likely than an obscure WW2 battalion...

That's more likely than an obscure WW2 battalion flash. Mike
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 13-08-18, 02:36 PM
Replies: 14
SBS
Views: 460
Posted By Mike Jackson
It's a bit off-track but I wonder who had this...

It's a bit off-track but I wonder who had this made up? I've had the image for decades but I can't remember the source. Obviously SAS inspired, but titled LRDG. Perhaps this time, someone will...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 13-08-18, 12:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 510
Posted By Mike Jackson
This is a genuine IX Corps sign. Mike 192261

This is a genuine IX Corps sign. Mike
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Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 13-08-18, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
SBS
Views: 460
Posted By Mike Jackson
A tongue in cheek contribution to this august...

A tongue in cheek contribution to this august forum. Is this what Frognall had in mind? Mike
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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 13-08-18, 09:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By Mike Jackson
Top left is, I believe, a battalion flash of the...

Top left is, I believe, a battalion flash of the Border Regiment - the "China Dragon". This example - 7 Border in 213 Inf Bde is in my collection.
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Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 12-08-18, 09:15 PM
Replies: 14
SBS
Views: 460
Posted By Mike Jackson
Eric Newby SBS

This, from an obituary, gives some context as to date of the mention of the badge. Mike

Not for long. By 1938 Newby had got himself on the crew of a four-masted barque, first as an apprentice,...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 12-08-18, 06:11 PM
Replies: 14
SBS
Views: 460
Posted By Mike Jackson
SBS

An extract from some long-forgotten notes:

SBS

From “Something Unusual” by Eric Newby

“For security reasons the unit did not possess a badge; each man wore the badge of the regiment from...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 11-08-18, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By Mike Jackson
Agreed

Agreed
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 09-08-18, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By Mike Jackson
With respect to the author, John Lodwick, I would...

With respect to the author, John Lodwick, I would suggest that his book "The Filibusters" is not a novel. It's a well written early history of the SBS by a former member of that unit. It's worth...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 09-08-18, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 184
Posted By Mike Jackson
Jon, Yes - as worn by 429 (Antrim) Coast Regt RA...

Jon, Yes - as worn by 429 (Antrim) Coast Regt RA (TA) I believe. There's also the sub-title ULSTER in RA colours worn by 51 AA Bde. Mike
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 09-08-18, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By Mike Jackson
In my opinion, a figment of someone's fevered...

In my opinion, a figment of someone's fevered imagination inspired by the book "The Filibusters - The story of the Special Boat Service" by John Lodwick, published Methuen and Co Ltd, London 1947.
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 09-08-18, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 184
Posted By Mike Jackson
Outstanding Jon. I've always been interested in...

Outstanding Jon. I've always been interested in TA and SR units recruited in Ulster - and their insignia. The ROYAL ARTILLERY/ANTRIM title is particularly good. Mike
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 07-08-18, 08:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 324
Posted By Mike Jackson
Potted histories of the many Infantry Battalions...

Potted histories of the many Infantry Battalions that converted to Regiments RAC (and in some cases converted back again) can be found in back numbers of Militaria magazine - nine parts in 2010/2011....
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 05-08-18, 06:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 464
Posted By Mike Jackson
Many thanks. Mike

Many thanks. Mike
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 05-08-18, 06:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 464
Posted By Mike Jackson
Mick. Thanks for the confirmation. That's the...

Mick. Thanks for the confirmation. That's the assumption I was working on! Was there ever a 1 RAA Gp and 3 RAA Gp? I have facing pairs of numbers 2 and 4. Mike
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 05-08-18, 06:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 464
Posted By Mike Jackson
Stephen, May I buy the AATTV sign please. I...

Stephen,
May I buy the AATTV sign please.
I can pay by Australian bank transfer if that helps.
Mike
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 03-08-18, 06:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By Mike Jackson
Royal Gloucestershire Hussars

Not a very well written article (in my opinion), but a good, rare image of members of the RGH soon after VE Day I think. Mike
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Forum: General Topics 30-07-18, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 102
Posted By Mike Jackson
Could well be, but I seem to remember being told...

Could well be, but I seem to remember being told last year that somebody has seen an example in a collection - embroidered in white on khaki. Possibly made up by the firm that made the white on...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 30-07-18, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By Mike Jackson
The chunk of BD blouse is superb! The AUSTRALIA...

The chunk of BD blouse is superb! The AUSTRALIA title and the wings are outstanding. Many thanks for sharing the whole collection. Mike
Forum: General Topics 30-07-18, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 102
Posted By Mike Jackson
I studied NEWFOUNDLAND shoulder titles in some...

I studied NEWFOUNDLAND shoulder titles in some detail late last whilst researching an article for Militaria magazine on the Newfoundland regiments RA - every title variation we identified was EonF....
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 30-07-18, 01:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 432
Posted By Mike Jackson
From the same source, another example - 58th...

From the same source, another example - 58th Division - known as "The Tower of London"
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