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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 14-02-19, 03:47 PM
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Views: 133
Posted By ianh67military
Laurent, thanks for the key that unlocked this...

Laurent,
thanks for the key that unlocked this door.
Formed in 2008 by uniting all army aviation, as Batallon de Helicopteros "Germania".

Ian H
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 14-02-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 133
Posted By ianh67military
Unknown badge on brown beret

Please see the attached photo of a recent acquisition that has eluded identification.
Grateful for any explanation of who, what, where, when.
Beret badge is a gilded shield with a top...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 12-02-19, 12:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 268
Posted By ianh67military
medal

Although the British did not officially name their medals, returning soldiers were given the option of having them named, by Boots, I believe.
The other Commonwealth countries decided to name a lot...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 07-02-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 96
Posted By ianh67military
PM sent ref Cheltenham GS CCF Ian H

PM sent ref Cheltenham GS CCF
Ian H
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-02-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 119
Posted By ianh67military
With the typical "Master" symbol above the...

With the typical "Master" symbol above the hammer, and the use of latin numbers I would immediately guess it's a US Special Forces ODA or Operational Detachment 'A', also known as an "A team", ...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 19-01-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 787
Posted By ianh67military
You could always as Ted Dalton, ex 10th...

You could always as Ted Dalton, ex 10th (Volunteer) Battalion the Parachute Regiment, now the ex chairman of Chute and Dagger, the airborne and special forces collectors club, if he remembers wearing...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 12-01-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,297
Posted By ianh67military
PM sent ref RAMC titles. Ian H

PM sent ref RAMC titles.

Ian H
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-01-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 88
Posted By ianh67military
Be interesting to hear which was considered more...

Be interesting to hear which was considered more "elite" (or "warry").
Cue jokes about the most difficult course in the army - obviously the catering course, nobody ever passed it. Alternatively can...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-01-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 88
Posted By ianh67military
Looking at the dots between the letters, might I...

Looking at the dots between the letters, might I suggest it,s I.A.C.C., making it the Indian Army Catering Corps?
Ian H
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-01-19, 12:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By ianh67military
one of the US Regimental Combat Teams. The 298th...

one of the US Regimental Combat Teams. The 298th RCT from the 1960,s.
Quite hard to find if you collect RCTs. I,d be interested if you,re getting rid of it?

ian H
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 29-12-18, 09:50 PM
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Views: 214
Posted By ianh67military
PM sent, Ian H

PM sent,
Ian H
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 19-12-18, 01:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 173
Posted By ianh67military
A pre 1953 British Legion Standard Bearers beret...

A pre 1953 British Legion Standard Bearers beret badge? A very similar QC badge with Royal British Legion on is worn these days.
I believe the original British Legion ones were were made using...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 19-12-18, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By ianh67military
Title

I saw that collection on E**y and won most of the lots. Obviously didn't win the lot with the "WELSH VOLUNTEERS" title, but it piqued my curiosity.
I'll be watching this thread with interest, not to...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 13-12-18, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By ianh67military
I don't think they were ever issued, but they...

I don't think they were ever issued, but they were certainly worn, and acknowledged as being 21SAS pattern wings at the time.
Purists would say that they're bad copies of WW2 wings, and condemn...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 13-12-18, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By ianh67military
SAS wings

Def Rhodesian/Zimbabwean.
For some reason the Rhodesian SAS decided early on to wear a SAS wing with 9 feathers, as opposed to the standard 8 feathered version. Their wing was, after an early (rare)...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 13-12-18, 01:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By ianh67military
SAS wings

Certainly during the 80's there was an attempt to discriminate between the 3 different SAS units. 21 SAS on their uniforms tended to wear the straight WW2 copy wings, available from Charing Cross...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 09-12-18, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By ianh67military
The shop in Aldershot, well known to squaddies...

The shop in Aldershot, well known to squaddies during the 80s was called Du Bora. Trainee paras were recommended to go either there or to a tailors nearby to buy "small crown berets" as opposed to...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 04-12-18, 12:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By ianh67military
PM sent. Ian H

PM sent.

Ian H
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 30-11-18, 10:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,024
Posted By ianh67military
PM sent ref 27 collar & HLI buckle Ian H

PM sent ref 27 collar & HLI buckle

Ian H
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 29-11-18, 12:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 867
Posted By ianh67military
There were 3 more variations at Yate Fair on...

There were 3 more variations at Yate Fair on Sunday that I examined.
There were 2 hallmarked silver ones, one was old and heavy the other modern and thin and light. Quite a difference in price, with...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 29-11-18, 12:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By ianh67military
I'm pretty certain that's one of the copies that...

I'm pretty certain that's one of the copies that were being sold in Aldershot in the 1980's. I attach some photos of genuine 305 DZ flashes from my collection.

Ian H
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 26-11-18, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By ianh67military
So are the Parachute Regiment,s Pony Major (used...

So are the Parachute Regiment,s Pony Major (used to be Cpl Soames in the late 80,s I think) and the Welsh Regiment,s Goat Major getting something similar?
Ian H
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 23-11-18, 11:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 867
Posted By ianh67military
It's been a while since I originated this thread,...

It's been a while since I originated this thread, but I attach below photos of the front and back of another cap badge that has come into my possession. It is a really heavy badge with a substantial,...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-11-18, 07:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By ianh67military
Thanks Mike & Jerry, any ideas on the...

Thanks Mike & Jerry,
any ideas on the 13/E.V.R.?
Looks earlier, poss WW1?

13th Battalion?/Regiment (of Foot? but not SLI)
Essex/Edinburgh?/Ely?/Enfield?
Volunteer/Victoria?...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 21-11-18, 09:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By ianh67military
Unknown British cloth badges

Please see below pictures of 2 cloth badges a mate has sent to me to ID. I will freely admit that I have absolutely no idea. I throw them open to anybody here.
Grateful for any assistance.
Regards...
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