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Forum: The Home Front Yesterday, 10:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 131
Posted By mike_vee
Here is a link to the GWF post showing the cities...

Here is a link to the GWF post showing the cities and numbers of all the Scottish VAD's .

https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/241447-scottish-voluntary-aid-detachment-numbers-and-locations/

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Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges Yesterday, 10:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 250
Posted By mike_vee
Between initial enlistment which started on 1st...

Between initial enlistment which started on 1st September 1936 and being mobilised on 25th/26th August 1939 how many of the 'recruits' would have actually been wearing a uniform/cap ?

1936 -...
Forum: The Home Front Yesterday, 09:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 131
Posted By mike_vee
British Red Cross WW1 Region 1 – Scotland,...

British Red Cross WW1

Region 1 – Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Isle of Man

Region 2 – Northern England

Region 3 – Southern England

Each region was subdivided into counties etc ,...
Forum: The Home Front Yesterday, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 131
Posted By mike_vee
Old post from GWF based on Scottish VAD units : ...

Old post from GWF based on Scottish VAD units :



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Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges Yesterday, 04:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 250
Posted By mike_vee
Thanks for the input guys , photo was taken from...

Thanks for the input guys , photo was taken from this old thread :

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=37084&highlight=National+Defence+Companies

I was just curious if a...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges Yesterday, 02:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 250
Posted By mike_vee
Was it actually a buttonhole badge as we know it...

Was it actually a buttonhole badge as we know it ? The poster simply says "A badge that can be worn in the buttonhole". :confused:

I can't find any examples , even in an auction lot that includes...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 11:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 305
Posted By mike_vee
Here is the original listing ...

Here is the original listing
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Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges Yesterday, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 250
Posted By mike_vee
From a 1936 Recruiting poster.

From a 1936 Recruiting poster.
Forum: The Home Front 06-12-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 356
Posted By mike_vee
After having a close look at the three examples...

After having a close look at the three examples the 'date bars' all appear to be the exact same design. This includes the slight variation in depth of date stamps , the 1916-17 being deeper/sharper...
Forum: The Home Front 05-12-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 356
Posted By mike_vee
Thumbs up Very nice ! .

Very nice !

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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-12-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 395
Posted By mike_vee
The link isn't showing in the post . :confused: ...

The link isn't showing in the post . :confused:

http://tree.web67.co.uk/mayo_grimshaw/georgeandmary.jpg

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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-12-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,532
Posted By mike_vee
Found a link to the old Durbar site (Indian...

Found a link to the old Durbar site (Indian Military Historical Society) with a list of badges , under 'Miscellaneous' - page 487 in index (93/200 on website) :



Examples of the badge have...
Forum: General Topics. 05-12-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 69
Posted By mike_vee
Give me a couple of days , I have photos of part...

Give me a couple of days , I have photos of part 1 and will scan part 2 direct from the article.

PM me your e-mail address.

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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-12-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,532
Posted By mike_vee
Postwarden may have information as he identified...

Postwarden may have information as he identified a cloth 'overall badge' in 2012.

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=56941&d=1326994582
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Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 05-12-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 225
Posted By mike_vee
Details about 63 Signal Regiment can be found in...

Details about 63 Signal Regiment can be found in :

"The Royal Corps of Signals Unit Histories of the Corps (1920-2001) and Its Antecedents" By Cliff Lord and Graham Watson.

NB : As Cliff is a...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 05-12-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 225
Posted By mike_vee
Found this : ...

Found this :



https://www.paradata.org.uk/unit/63-sas-signal-squadron-reserve

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Forum: The Home Front 05-12-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 356
Posted By mike_vee
It was a small Comrades badge , the 'date bar'...

It was a small Comrades badge , the 'date bar' appeared to be professionally made and was possibly (?) produced for a conference.




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Forum: The Home Front 05-12-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 356
Posted By mike_vee
I thought about them being "factory" made but if...

I thought about them being "factory" made but if they were added post war a local shop may have cashed in ?

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Forum: The Home Front 05-12-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 356
Posted By mike_vee
I wonder if they were both made in a specific...

I wonder if they were both made in a specific city/region ? Like the 'enamelled' Coventry Ordnance Work badges these 'bars' could have been produced by a local jeweller/artisan for a few local...
Forum: Off topic 05-12-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 618
Posted By mike_vee
America - A rocket to the moon. Britian - An...

America - A rocket to the moon.

Britian - An anti-tank shell to Uranus ! :eek:


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Forum: The Home Front 05-12-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 356
Posted By mike_vee
Hi Tim , here are a couple of quick 'edits' of...

Hi Tim , here are a couple of quick 'edits' of the front and back views of the badge.

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=230505&d=1600062046
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 05-12-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 133
Posted By mike_vee
A lot of their other badges have the same...

A lot of their other badges have the same description :



They don't say they are "official" badges , John Bull Military Clothing was established in Catterick Garrison in 1984.

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Forum: The Home Front 05-12-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 356
Posted By mike_vee
When Dumdum posted a photo of one last year I...

When Dumdum posted a photo of one last year I thought it was a locally modified badge with the additional date bars added post war . Other OWS badges had ribbons attached with 'date bars' or there...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 04-12-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,235
Posted By mike_vee
Honorary Member (Service)

Having got hold of early/low number Honorary badges I decided to do a bit more digging into the Honorary 'awards'.

Honorary Membership

This was initally introduced primarily for civilians who...
Forum: Police 04-12-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 100
Posted By mike_vee
Found a very interesting site that others may...

Found a very interesting site that others may find useful.

https://www.soldiersofthequeen.com/softheq-southern-africa

It contains a page specifically about Sergeant G. Wright.
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