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Forum: Light Horse and Armoured (RAAC) 17-09-18, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 69
Posted By fairlie63
The top title dates from 1949 and they were in...

The top title dates from 1949 and they were in wear with that border until about 1962, at which point new patterns were issued without the border (as per the second title) and existing stocks were...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 13-09-18, 07:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 56
Posted By fairlie63
They're mostly just unofficial colour patches,...

They're mostly just unofficial colour patches, all appear genuine although I'd prefer to see the backs.

Line 1 - 7 Aust Div RAE, probably a colour variation; Catering Corps 3 Div, unofficial; AAMC...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 11-09-18, 08:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 609
Posted By fairlie63
For anybody who is interested in the formation...

For anybody who is interested in the formation signs and unit identification signs used on vehicles during the Great War by the British Commonwealth then this book is highly recommended.

Insignia...
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 10-09-18, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 57
Posted By fairlie63
Thanks Brian. Are the WW2 metal SAHA types hard...

Thanks Brian. Are the WW2 metal SAHA types hard to get hold of?
Keith
Forum: General Topics. 10-09-18, 06:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 163
Posted By fairlie63
24th of Foot 'uniform'

Just for you pedantic fellows who like a full description of what you are getting, feel free to enjoy the link:confused::confused:
...
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 10-09-18, 06:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 57
Posted By fairlie63
Nice picture Brian. Was this title also worn...

Nice picture Brian.

Was this title also worn by 1st Medium Brigade SAHA or did they have cloth titles such as appear in one of your previous threads?

Keith
Forum: Infantry and Special Forces 08-09-18, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 158
Posted By fairlie63
Hi Laurent 43rd/48th Battalion, The...

Hi Laurent

43rd/48th Battalion, The Hindmarsh Regiment.

A Citizen Military Forces infantry battalion raised in South Australia during the early 1950s. Absorbed into the 1st Battalion, Royal...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-09-18, 09:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,261
Posted By fairlie63
Hi bc, No, never heard of it previously. It...

Hi bc,

No, never heard of it previously. It might have been a private commission by a US officer of AA Bde HQ as a Distinguishing Unit Insignia on his 'pinks and greens' (or walking-out dress,...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-09-18, 05:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,261
Posted By fairlie63
Cool MacArthur won the Pacific war single-handed while...

MacArthur won the Pacific war single-handed while the Australians went to the races apparently :rolleyes:

I must write to the Australian War Memorial and let them know that all the pictures of the...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-09-18, 05:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,261
Posted By fairlie63
New Guinea Force AA Brigade 1942 Formed...

New Guinea Force AA Brigade 1942

Formed effective 20 May 42 with a heavy AA group of Australian hy AA btys and a searchlight company RAE; one lt AA group of Australian lt AA btys with 40mm Bofors;...
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 05-09-18, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 60
Posted By fairlie63
Thanks Steven, At least I won't have to rush...

Thanks Steven,
At least I won't have to rush out looking for one then!
Cheers, Keith
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 05-09-18, 07:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 60
Posted By fairlie63
South African Heavy Artillery

Hi all,

Is somebody able to provide a photograph of the grenade badge being worn in these two clippings from a newspaper or War Illustrated by the officers and NCOs of the South African Heavy...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 01-09-18, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By fairlie63
Nice photo. We had pipes and drums (3RAR), much...

Nice photo. We had pipes and drums (3RAR), much preferred them to brass bands.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 31-08-18, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By fairlie63
In fact the red/blue diamond, from method of...

In fact the red/blue diamond, from method of construction and just a tiny peep of backing beneath, looks to be the post WW2 flash of Southern Rhodesia Artillery, a fairly uncommon item in itself.
...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 30-08-18, 07:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 609
Posted By fairlie63
Hi Rod, PM'd you in regard to book. Keith

Hi Rod,
PM'd you in regard to book.
Keith
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 23-08-18, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By fairlie63
Sean, it might have been for 7th Medium Regiment...

Sean, it might have been for 7th Medium Regiment (3rd Transvaal Scottish) during the 1950s although they usually wore a diamond shaped Murray tartan patch. Perhaps it was the later reincarnation of...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 23-08-18, 09:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 196
Posted By fairlie63
64 Med Regt

By sheer coincidence I have just been reading A Well-Known Excellence by Denis Falvey, on his experiences with 64th Medium Regiment RA from the beginning to end of the war.

In recording the award...
Forum: Other Militaria 21-08-18, 05:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By fairlie63
They were for conveying cartridges from the...

They were for conveying cartridges from the magazine to the gun, used for any nature of gun that did not have its cartridges contained in zinc cylinders.

Land service and Naval apparently. There...
Forum: Army 20-08-18, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 167
Posted By fairlie63
Thanks Brian, Keith.

Thanks Brian, Keith.
Forum: Other Corps 20-08-18, 07:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 95
Posted By fairlie63
No, I don't believe so, you will need to show a...

No, I don't believe so, you will need to show a photo for me to provide a better opinion.

Keith
Forum: Other Corps 20-08-18, 06:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 100
Posted By fairlie63
Hi Phil, Post WW2 in South Australia at...

Hi Phil,

Post WW2 in South Australia at least it was a practice for school cadet units to wear puggarees with coloured folds in school colours.

I did have two given to me as a younger bloke but...
Forum: Army 20-08-18, 06:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 167
Posted By fairlie63
That's an interesting SA Arty 'gun' badge Tinto...

That's an interesting SA Arty 'gun' badge Tinto with the red cloth behind the wheel. I have one of those, a blackened badge and I've always wondered if it was just one of those things soldiers did to...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 20-08-18, 06:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 664
Posted By fairlie63
PM sent yesterday. Keith

PM sent yesterday. Keith
Forum: Army 19-08-18, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 167
Posted By fairlie63
Thanks Brian, nice items. Keith

Thanks Brian, nice items. Keith
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 18-08-18, 03:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 664
Posted By fairlie63
Try this link JJ, this shows that Y was the ACPO...

Try this link JJ, this shows that Y was the ACPO in a British field regt in 1944. This would be correct for 55 Fd Regt which was the division's towed regt.

http://nigelef.tripod.com/RAorg.htm ...
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