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Forum: Other Militaria 29-09-20, 11:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,592
Posted By akiko
From my advice I believe any foreigners like...

From my advice I believe any foreigners like Peter McAleese who served in Rhodesia were paid the same as Rhodesians and I'm told the same was in South Africa. A South African here might know whether...
Forum: Off topic 29-09-20, 11:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 313
Posted By akiko
There is much misinformation and some...

There is much misinformation and some disinformation regarding COVID-19.
A lot of what is in MSM or imparted on us by governments is untrue, partialy true and some even true.
Lot's of people have...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 29-09-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 350
Posted By akiko
Why is a Pole wearing British WW1 ribbons? OBE...

Why is a Pole wearing British WW1 ribbons?
OBE or MBE (same rinnon I think) and MC is surely traceable.
Forum: Military Book and Media Reviews 05-08-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By akiko
Ian, it will be sometime next year. He's very...

Ian, it will be sometime next year. He's very busy at the moment with his new business and another project he has going. I will update everyone towards the end of the year. I might see if I can put a...
Forum: Military Book and Media Reviews 03-08-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By akiko
The Secrets of Collecting Rhodesian Para Wings & Selous Scouts Insignia

I'm back just for a quick update for any people that are interested.

Peter Garratt's book 'The Secrets of Collecting Rhodesian Para Wings & Selous Scouts Insignia' is starting to get some meat on...
Forum: General Topics. 27-05-20, 02:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By akiko
Nothing wrong with the question or the article....

Nothing wrong with the question or the article. Research is trying to find the facts not covering some of them up.
Forum: Police 22-05-20, 01:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By akiko
Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 21-05-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,766
Posted By akiko
No Assistant Para Jump Instructor?

No Assistant Para Jump Instructor?
Forum: Police 21-05-20, 03:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By akiko
Support Unit

BSAP Support Unit
Do you think this is genuine or a copy?
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Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 20-03-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 330
Posted By akiko
My ex wife was once described as Sophia Loren....

My ex wife was once described as Sophia Loren. She wasn't.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 15-03-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Posted By akiko
What about ebay? It's probably not a good idea to...

What about ebay? It's probably not a good idea to claim innocence when you've actually been caught out and the evidence was saved. January 2008 sounds like a good year don't you think?
How could...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 02-03-20, 12:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Posted By akiko
The person who makes fakes, sold fakes as genuine...

The person who makes fakes, sold fakes as genuine years ago and is a member of the forum. Funny as.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 24-01-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,838
Posted By akiko
I wonder why someone would sell something for...

I wonder why someone would sell something for US$806 less than they paid for it?
It's quite a fascinating story and I'm sure more will come out later.
Forum: New Zealand Badges 09-01-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 517
Posted By akiko
My biggest problem is sorting through the...

My biggest problem is sorting through the misinformation that people then spam around the net as if was factual. I think it's got worse.
Forum: New Zealand Badges 09-01-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 517
Posted By akiko
Yes I heard people can get shot and mugged on it.

Yes I heard people can get shot and mugged on it.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 05-01-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,838
Posted By akiko
There probably won't be any replies especially...

There probably won't be any replies especially now that the item has sold.

As I said earlier. If the badge is a fake then the buyer (swende) was conned and has now (knowingly or unknowingly)...
Forum: Formation Signs and Unit Colour Patches 03-01-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By akiko
There were numerous makers and varying styles. I...

There were numerous makers and varying styles. I think a lot that are on sale are reproductions. The AWM has photos of a number of them.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 01-01-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,213
Posted By akiko
On the patch sold on ebay it shows two letters...

On the patch sold on ebay it shows two letters 'T' on the papillae when it should show the Arabic letters for '2' ie '22' for 22 SAS.
The one that I have that is original is detailed and in 2D while...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 31-12-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,213
Posted By akiko
The link may be OPSEC.

The link may be OPSEC.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 27-12-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,838
Posted By akiko
Possibly. It certainly has been relisted and has...

Possibly. It certainly has been relisted and has one bid on it.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 23-12-19, 02:19 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,838
Posted By akiko
The LRDG badge sold for US$499.99 with one bid. ...

The LRDG badge sold for US$499.99 with one bid.
So the seller has shown a receipt where he paid US$1306 for the badge from James MacKenzie which he says is the one he listed on eBay.

If the badge...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 23-12-19, 01:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 517
Posted By akiko
Yes thanks Phill, I knew most of that but that's...

Yes thanks Phill, I knew most of that but that's okay. I knew the maker of the original Alpha patches and have a copy of some of the drawings. I also have close up detailed photos of a lot of the...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 22-12-19, 10:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 517
Posted By akiko
Hi Phil, Interesting I wonder what year he...

Hi Phil,
Interesting I wonder what year he states they were made in Iraq?
Forum: New Zealand Badges 22-12-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 517
Posted By akiko
Number four is not for Iraq. It is a fake of 2...

Number four is not for Iraq. It is a fake of 2 Cdo Alpha Deployment in Afghanistan.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 17-12-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,838
Posted By akiko
Thanks for the replies.

Thanks for the replies.
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