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Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 18-10-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 425
Posted By fairlie63
Ok, thanks Marc :)

Ok, thanks Marc :)
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 17-10-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 425
Posted By fairlie63
Out of curiosity would an RHA staff sergeant not...

Out of curiosity would an RHA staff sergeant not have been wearing 'guns' above his chevrons, and his lanyard is on the left arm.

Keith
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 16-10-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 155
Posted By fairlie63
Worn also in Australia between 1892-1897 by the...

Worn also in Australia between 1892-1897 by the Victorian Horse Artillery.
Keith
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 11-10-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 400
Posted By fairlie63
Hello Trog, They can put it through a...

Hello Trog,

They can put it through a washing machine, rub it on a rough surface to pull a few threads, stain it with tea, I think the processes are endless for adding an aged, 'salty', used look...
Forum: Light Horse and Armoured (RAAC) 30-09-19, 01:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,282
Posted By fairlie63
Hi Tim, No, I'm pointing out that the dealer...

Hi Tim,
No, I'm pointing out that the dealer shed finds who is the subject of this thread appears to be guilty as charged for selling fakes. He is not as far as I know a member of this forum.
The...
Forum: Light Horse and Armoured (RAAC) 29-09-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,282
Posted By fairlie63
Scotch, I think what chipper is trying...

Scotch,



I think what chipper is trying to say is that he thinks it is a fake.


Chipper,

.... you can make sure when he posts on the forum, you disregard anything he says....
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 26-09-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By fairlie63
Thanks Simon, your answer is appreciated. Cheers,...

Thanks Simon, your answer is appreciated. Cheers, Keith
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 26-09-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By fairlie63
RA officers gilt collars, no scroll

Hello Gunner collectors,

Can anybody tell me exactly who wore these collar badges in gilt.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Pair-of-Royal-Artillery-Officers-Gilt-Collar-Badges-No-Scroll/153655922587...
Forum: General Topics 21-09-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 210
Posted By fairlie63
Thanks for showing Rod, some very nice badges...

Thanks for showing Rod, some very nice badges amongst that lot. Cheers, Keith
Forum: General Topics. 09-09-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 505
Posted By fairlie63
No 9 is Australian Defence Force.

No 9 is Australian Defence Force.
Forum: Other Militaria 09-09-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By fairlie63
Hey Tony, those type of belts were on issue to us...

Hey Tony, those type of belts were on issue to us in the Australian Army during the 1970s as part of the M1956 pattern of webbing which had begun to be issued to us during the 1960s, purchased from...
Forum: Military Buttons 09-09-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 236
Posted By fairlie63
The strung bugle may relate to one of the...

The strung bugle may relate to one of the Volunteer rifle companies established in Hobart and its environs between 1860 and 1868. I say that because although the type of fittings are common on items...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-09-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By fairlie63
Probably best to keep an open mind on it at the...

Probably best to keep an open mind on it at the moment Tinto, the photo I have is of the block R being worn on the hat. Having only seen that photo in the last couple of weeks while looking for...
Forum: Light Horse and Armoured (RAAC) 06-09-19, 03:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By fairlie63
Hi Geoff, From the Australian point of view...

Hi Geoff,

From the Australian point of view it is just a trade badge, introduced in Standing Orders for Dress 1935 for Rough Riders of Remount Sections of the Permanent Military Forces.

Only...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-09-19, 01:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By fairlie63
I have the following notes from two sources: ...

I have the following notes from two sources:

1. Report upon the Department of Defence From the First of July 1914 until the Thirtieth of June 1917 Office of the Secretary, Department of Defence...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-09-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By fairlie63
Mick is correct in that a R title was worn by...

Mick is correct in that a R title was worn by retired officers on the shoulder strap below the badges of rank, and in the same finish as those badges.

However I am fairly certain that the large R...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 03-09-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By fairlie63
Hello, welcome to the forum. The soldier is...

Hello, welcome to the forum.

The soldier is wearing a V Corps patch and what looks like a Royal Artillery arm of service strip and the diced patch of the Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders, so...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 02-09-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By fairlie63
Those Canadian pickled brass gun badges are very...

Those Canadian pickled brass gun badges are very nice. I have three by Scully in that finish, one the same as yours, another KC, and a QC, all different dies.

The variety of dies used for the...
Forum: Indian Badges 01-09-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 222
Posted By fairlie63
Didn't the Indian government declare a lot of the...

Didn't the Indian government declare a lot of the battle honours carried by its Regiments to be politically incorrect, and had them struck off?

Keith
Forum: The Royal Australian Navy and Air Force (RAN & RAAF) 30-08-19, 05:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 155
Posted By fairlie63
His commission in the General Duties Branch,...

His commission in the General Duties Branch, Citizen Air Force, RAAF, was terminated effective 22 February 1946 as a result of demobilization by Commonwealth of Australia Gazette No 100 of 30 May...
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 28-08-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 172
Posted By fairlie63
I'm sure Harry is a member of the forum, I just...

I'm sure Harry is a member of the forum, I just can't remember his forum identity.

Keith
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 28-08-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 452
Posted By fairlie63
Sorry Marc, just revisited this, I didn't mean to...

Sorry Marc, just revisited this, I didn't mean to suggest I disagreed with you in the next post, only that I had more info to add on No 3.

A question I do have - c1843 for the introduction of the...
Forum: General Topics. 28-08-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 20,938
Posted By fairlie63
460 HAA Regt RA(TA)

A working pattern for the lanyard of 460 HAA Regt RA(TA) (City of London).

Sealed 29 June 1953, Catalogue No CC1502. Issued to I of C (I presume Inspector/Inspectorate of Clothing?) Penfold St...
Forum: General Topics 21-08-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 178
Posted By fairlie63
Thanks bc. Rob, my photo is too small to...

Thanks bc.

Rob, my photo is too small to establish detail as it is in one of the whole collection. It was 8 Bn as well.

Keith
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 21-08-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 452
Posted By fairlie63
The 'Australian' gun badge you show is in fact...

The 'Australian' gun badge you show is in fact New Zealand. There has been a thread on the forum previously that actually identifies the maker in New Zealand from the newspaper usage. I can't locate...
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