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Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. Today, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By mike_vee
The four centenary edition ones that I have :...

The four centenary edition ones that I have : Flanders Fields , Somme , Passchendaele and 'Thank You' were all bought from Poppy Shop website.


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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Today, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 115
Posted By mike_vee
Originally there were various Pipe Band...

Originally there were various Pipe Band Associations , they became Pipe Bands Australia in 1997.

"By the 1960s, all states had their own and the Federation of Pipe Band Associations was formed. In...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. Yesterday, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By mike_vee
Exclamation Crazy pricing !

Been watching a Passchendaele 100 pin , no box or commemorative certificate (wonder if it is the one above ?).

Bidding has just closed and final bid was 245.000 :eek:.....

..... but it has...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges Yesterday, 12:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 473
Posted By mike_vee
Thumbs up Thanks Alan that explains it.

Thanks Alan that explains it.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 115
Posted By mike_vee
Wild guess Pipe Band Association :confused: ...

Wild guess Pipe Band Association :confused:

What is in the middle of the flag ?

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Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges Yesterday, 10:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 473
Posted By mike_vee
Sorry if this is a dumb question but I'm confused...

Sorry if this is a dumb question but I'm confused :confused:

If the 4th Wiltshires were amalgamated to become the Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment (Berkshire and Wiltshire) in 1959 why would...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 07-07-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 269
Posted By mike_vee
He was a "national hero" , especially in the...

He was a "national hero" , especially in the Scottish Highlands , there are numerous statues and 2 massive monuments one at Mulbuie and an even bigger one at Dingwall.

Anyone from that region...
Forum: Other Military Topics 07-07-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 7,832
Posted By mike_vee
RBL Logo badges

Has anyone seen any other sizes/variations ?

Not looking for Commitee/Branch officials ones , just basic logo.


PS. Seems Poppy Shop do listen , they have added a "New In" section in their...
Forum: Other Military Topics 07-07-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By mike_vee
Still hunting for RBLI 100 badge , have even got...

Still hunting for RBLI 100 badge , have even got RBLI marketing department on the job. ;)

In the meantime I picked up this patch from them.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 07-07-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 269
Posted By mike_vee
My suggestion was only partly in jest . ;) ...

My suggestion was only partly in jest . ;)

General Hector MacDonald's military career was well known in Scotland (especially in the Highlands) , there are numerous statues and paintings of him....
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 06-07-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 269
Posted By mike_vee
Probably more to do with him being "horny" !...

Probably more to do with him being "horny" ! :eek:
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 06-07-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 215
Posted By mike_vee
The Rifles store has one for 46.99.

The Rifles store has one for 46.99.
Forum: General Topics. 04-07-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By mike_vee
Found a thread on another forum about 247 company...

Found a thread on another forum about 247 company RASC :
"The documents suggest that this ship was carrying supplies from Piraeus to Kalamata and was lost in heavy seas. "

There is also ' a...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 04-07-20, 05:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 120
Posted By mike_vee
Indonesian Army beret colour : Red - Army...

Indonesian Army beret colour :

Red - Army Special Forces Commandos ("Kopassus") including Para-Commandos.
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 03-07-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,310
Posted By mike_vee
Free diving is basically "breath holding" but...

Free diving is basically "breath holding" but Wiki also notes:

"Historically, the term free diving was also used to refer to scuba diving, due to the freedom of movement compared with surface...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 03-07-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 80
Posted By mike_vee
Found a post from 2011 showing an RCOS slip on...

Found a post from 2011 showing an RCOS slip on but no one confirmed what it was or when it was used. Popped up again in 2016 , still no identification .
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Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 01-07-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,122
Posted By mike_vee
No real skill , just patience ..... and luck ! :D...

No real skill , just patience ..... and luck ! :D

Before I just used to ignore a lot of badges , thinking I already had them , now I take my time and find the unusual or rarer ones. Then it's down...
Forum: Corps, Branches and the Royal Canadian Artillery 01-07-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 55
Posted By mike_vee
Knew a couple of dental techs in Saudi during...

Knew a couple of dental techs in Saudi during 'Gulf 1' and when boredom set in they would make numerous objects (some obscene :eek:) just to pass the time. :D
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 01-07-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,122
Posted By mike_vee
Exclamation Unusual find

Almost skipped past this badge thinking it was a standard British Legion Women's Section one with brooch fitting.

A closer inspection showed it was an "Honorary" badge , so stuck in a last minute...
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 30-06-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By mike_vee
I occasionally suffer from a lack of eye to brain...

I occasionally suffer from a lack of eye to brain coordination ! :D

Recently saw a British Legion badge with a registered design number 984409 which would indicate 1978/1979. :confused:

Then I...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 29-06-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 225
Posted By mike_vee
She used to be deputy head of the Kings security...

She used to be deputy head of the Kings security ....... then married him !
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 29-06-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 225
Posted By mike_vee
Ok , was off with last post ! :o The badge...

Ok , was off with last post ! :o

The badge is Thai , it is "The 1st Infantry Regiment, King's Close Bodyguard".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1st_Infantry_Regiment_(Thailand ))
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 29-06-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 225
Posted By mike_vee
Number one is Laotian , the 3 elephants are used...

Number one is Laotian , the 3 elephants are used on Commando and Para badges.

The 6th (Franco) Laotian Commando Badge ...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 29-06-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By mike_vee
Clapham Junction Station :D

Clapham Junction Station :D
Forum: Other Military Topics 29-06-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 7,832
Posted By mike_vee
A lot of their plans for this year , especially...

A lot of their plans for this year , especially for V.E Day , had to be cancelled which is a shame. The way it is going I can't see things being back to normal by Remembrance Day.

Although Poppy...
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