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Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 18-01-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 368
Posted By Postwarden
An example of the 7th London title. Jon

An example of the 7th London title.

Jon
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 18-01-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 115
Posted By Postwarden
RAOC Fire Brigade

An unusual badge, believed worn on overalls by soldiers of the Fire Brigade of the 3rd Base Ammunition Depot, RAOC. It measures 3 inches by 2.5 inches.

Before the creation of the Army Fire Service...
Forum: Indian Badges 18-01-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By Postwarden
Identification Help please!

A member of the Military Heraldry Society is trying to identify this badge.

He has been told it represents the Hindu god Hanuman defending India with a knife in one hand and the island of...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 18-01-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By Postwarden
The only reference to this badge as being that of...

The only reference to this badge as being that of the RE Port Commandos is in Major John Waring's Identification Pamphlet No 1 published in the 1970s by the Military Heraldry Society and still...
Forum: The Home Front 18-01-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 449
Posted By Postwarden
As Terry says after some forty years of looking...

As Terry says after some forty years of looking at HG photos I have failed to find any evidence of the ROF badge being worn by a Home Guard unit.

As an earlier post says it was worn on clothing by...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 12-01-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By Postwarden
I agree with Luc. Jon

I agree with Luc.

Jon
Forum: General Topics. 11-01-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 116
Posted By Postwarden
The First World War in 3D

Ian Bayley of Sabrestorm Publishing who published my Home Front book Doing Their Bit has just produced a new book of original stereoscopic photographs with the original captions which can be viewed...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 11-01-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By Postwarden
The brown beret and badge. Jon

The brown beret and badge.

Jon
Forum: Indian Badges 11-01-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 397
Posted By Postwarden
MGBG Rank Slide

Could this be Indian - possibly State Forces?

Suggestions welcome.

Jon
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-01-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By Postwarden
MGBG Rank Slide

Looks British Colonial but I can't interpret the initials.

Suggestions please.

Jon
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 06-01-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By Postwarden
Bomber or Something Else?

Wearing a King's Own cap badge this Lance Corporal has a brass grenade above his stripe.

Is this in lieu of a cloth Bomber's grenade?

Jon
Forum: The Home Front 05-01-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By Postwarden
Women's Forage Corps

This OHMS badge came with a collection of badges to the First World War Women's Forage Corps and it has been suggested that it may have been worn before the Corps got a uniform.

The Corps adopted...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 28-12-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By Postwarden
Another photo of the collar badge being worn. ...

Another photo of the collar badge being worn.

Jon
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-12-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By Postwarden
Country titles like these were largely unofficial...

Country titles like these were largely unofficial and there is little evidence of them being worn except in the ATS where a range of them were authorised for wear. They were widely available for...
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 28-12-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By Postwarden
A great book with a mine of information on...

A great book with a mine of information on NAAFI's wide ranging service to the services.

Highly recommended.

Jon
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 15-12-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,485
Posted By Postwarden
Thanks, Jon

Thanks,

Jon
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 15-12-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,485
Posted By Postwarden
Interesting. Where did the...

Interesting.

Where did the identification/listing come from please?

Jon
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 14-12-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By Postwarden
Two more images with varying letters. Jon

Two more images with varying letters.

Jon
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 14-12-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By Postwarden
It is the badge of NAAFI's Imperial Club which...

It is the badge of NAAFI's Imperial Club which provided staff with club facilities.

It appears on the cover of the Club's magazine as shown.

Jon
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 11-12-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By Postwarden
Now sold. Jon

Now sold.

Jon
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 10-12-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By Postwarden
On hold Jon

On hold

Jon
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 10-12-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By Postwarden
Machine Gun Corps WWI Flashes and Badges

I have discovered that I have two copies of this Military Historical Society Special Bulletin published in 2015 so am selling the spare.

It is profusely illustrated with actual examples of badges...
Forum: Headdress 10-12-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 588
Posted By Postwarden
An interesting find. In the early 1970s I...

An interesting find.

In the early 1970s I bought a similar cap with such buttons attached, from an Army surplus dealer.

I never managed to find an answer and in the end decided that they had...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 08-12-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Posted By Postwarden
Jerry, Don't think anyone has satisfactorily...

Jerry,

Don't think anyone has satisfactorily solved this problem.

It suggests usage by someone like the Canadians but it has never been proved. And in what role or capacity would a Brit be...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-12-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By Postwarden
Free Czech Forces in Britain?

Some time ago The Formation Sign, journal of the Military Heraldry Society, published an article on the elaborate woven signs produced in WW2 by the firm of Brough, Nicholson and Hall based in Leek,...
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