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Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia Today, 05:53 PM
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Posted By Mike B
Tyneside - very many thanks for the...

Tyneside - very many thanks for the clarification. I have seen it in Bibliographies but not the book itself.

A RSR history would be very helpful, but as you say could be problematic.
Possibly...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia Today, 01:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,033
Posted By Mike B
'The Filibusters' later published as 'Raiders...

'The Filibusters' later published as 'Raiders from the Sea' ... a great book by John Lodwick. Mainly Jellicoe's Special Boat Squadron also mentions Brig Turnbull (Raiding Forces Middle East) etc

...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia Yesterday, 08:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 320
Posted By Mike B
Good info Jon - Thanks

Good info Jon - Thanks
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 16-02-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 320
Posted By Mike B
Interesting - thank you Mike

Interesting - thank you
Mike
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 14-02-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Mike B
Exceptional! Great context and fabulous that...

Exceptional! Great context and fabulous that they have remained together like that for over a century
Mike
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 14-02-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By Mike B
I wonder if it is a manufacturers blank? Mike

I wonder if it is a manufacturers blank?
Mike
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 11-02-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 97
Posted By Mike B
RAF MEDIC 1918-1924

Interesting thing - I did not realise these existed.
I have no connection with the seller, but hopefully the item may appeal to a member of the forum if he is looking for one, or knows more.
...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 05-02-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By Mike B
Yes indeed - a lovely thing. I am fortunate...

Yes indeed - a lovely thing. I am fortunate enough to have one with a note - 'extremely scarce'. I always like the design of this badge.
Mike
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 05-02-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 655
Posted By Mike B
Frank - fair point. Keith - Thanks to Simon...

Frank - fair point.

Keith - Thanks to Simon for kicking it off, and Len whose notes are a great legacy.

Mike
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 05-02-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By Mike B
Thomas - interesting. Thanks M Relevant...

Thomas - interesting. Thanks M

Relevant extract:

Then, in 1967, Everett supervised the last months of the building of the new submarine Onyx, its trials and introduction into service. He also...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 04-02-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 655
Posted By Mike B
This is the article Leigh refers to - I hope...

This is the article Leigh refers to - I hope Peter does not object to reproduction here. My guess is that the last two items were added to the article as a more general observation, although I...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 04-02-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By Mike B
An interesting take on the motto here: ...

An interesting take on the motto here:
https://jeffbeaty.com/2016/03/non-vi-sed-arte/

Please excuse the following ramblings, given various uses of the motto, but the following struck me as...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 03-02-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 140
Posted By Mike B
Great items - thanks for sharing. Good luck...

Great items - thanks for sharing.
Good luck with the research.
The following are contextual only re Chindit operations
http://www.chindits.info/...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 01-02-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,171
Posted By Mike B
Jon Absolutely fascinating - a real insight...

Jon
Absolutely fascinating - a real insight into the quality of your research, and the unmissable information to be published in your forthcoming volumes.
Mike
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 01-02-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By Mike B
Great to see - thanks for sharing. Mike

Great to see - thanks for sharing.
Mike
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 30-01-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,181
Posted By Mike B
What a superb thread this is - I have only just...

What a superb thread this is - I have only just found it!
Congratulations Herve on a fantastic find.
Thanks to all contributors for bringing this important document to life.
Mike
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 29-01-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,171
Posted By Mike B
Matthew 7:6 New King James Version (NKJV) 6 “Do...

Matthew 7:6 New King James Version (NKJV)
6 “Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces.

......
Forum: Off topic 29-01-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By Mike B
Hi Phil ... waits until he is surrounded, the...

Hi Phil ... waits until he is surrounded, the enemy are about to shoot, he does a vertical take off, and they all shoot each other ...
Mike
Forum: Off topic 29-01-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By Mike B
That is crazy stuff ... I guess it is OK until...

That is crazy stuff ... I guess it is OK until you hit a tree!
Forum: Off topic 29-01-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By Mike B
A NICE LITTLE GIZMO - CAN WE ALL HAVE ONE?

Well it makes 'bottom field' look a piece of cake ...
https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/watch-jet-pack-used-to-complete-royal-marines-assault-course/

Mike
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 28-01-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By Mike B
Marc Useful clarification thank you Mike

Marc
Useful clarification thank you
Mike
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 26-01-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By Mike B
Very nice items.

Very nice items.
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 25-01-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By Mike B
Keith - very true - hence me calling my note...

Keith - very true - hence me calling my note simplistic - you have to take your hat of to these volunteers. From recollection your 'Rudi's Story' provides a fascinating account - highly recommended...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 24-01-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By Mike B
Slight clarification but Eddie raises a good...

Slight clarification but Eddie raises a good point:
No.1 Palestinian Company AMPC - provided the initial cadre for No.51 (ME) Cdo when the unit, under Lt Col HJ (Kid) Cator was formed at Geniefa,...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 24-01-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By Mike B
I wonder how many various badges were issued for...

I wonder how many various badges were issued for Florence alone ... it could be a real challenge trying to add more, but it would be great to see any new additions as your collection grows.
Mike
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