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Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 08-10-21, 02:28 PM
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Posted By dobw
Many thanks, Marc, Tim, and Jon!

Many thanks, Marc, Tim, and Jon!
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 07-10-21, 06:55 PM
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Posted By dobw
The aforementioned badge came as part of this...

The aforementioned badge came as part of this Southern Command lot, along with a number of variations and varieties...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 07-10-21, 06:47 PM
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Posted By dobw
RAOC or Education Corps?

Can anyone out there kindly tell me if this Southern Command sign is a first pattern Ordnance Corps badge or one for the Army Education Corps? Or possibly something else entirely...?

Thank you!
Forum: Formation Signs and Unit Colour Patches 18-09-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By dobw
Once again many thanks, Keith! Yes, I think it...

Once again many thanks, Keith! Yes, I think it is black, so will make the appropriate change to my notes. I would doubt very much there was anything rare in either of the two groups, I'm just...
Forum: Formation Signs and Unit Colour Patches 17-09-21, 08:07 PM
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Posted By dobw
Various Colour Patches for Identification Revisited

After I posted the small lot of colour patches I acquired last month and requested help identifying them, a friend gave me about half a dozen more, plunging me back into the unknown. Once again, I...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 20-08-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By dobw
Here's what the Imperial War Museum has to say...

Here's what the Imperial War Museum has to say about the curly-tailed rhino:

"The symbol of the most heavily 'armoured' wild animal was obvious for an armoured formation. There were at least three...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 18-08-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By dobw
Thanks to Terry and Normandie18 for your...

Thanks to Terry and Normandie18 for your comments! Feedback is always appreciated!

Still hoping someone has some insights regarding that curly-tailed rhino!
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 18-08-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,020
Posted By dobw
A few additional comments on woven badges, and...

A few additional comments on woven badges, and then maybe someone with more expertise can weigh-in:

The term "BeVo" originally was an acronym for the name of a company making insignia in Nazi...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 17-08-21, 05:46 PM
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Views: 571
Posted By dobw
Very curious when the curly-tailed 1st Division...

Very curious when the curly-tailed 1st Division rhino made its appearance; Cole pictures it in his first book, others have said the change was made during the Italian campaign.
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 17-08-21, 05:41 PM
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Views: 571
Posted By dobw
Armoured Formation Signs

While sorting and rearranging my formation sign accumulation, I photographed these varieties and thought I'd share them for your comments. Obviously far from a complete collection, if such a thing...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 17-08-21, 05:24 PM
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Posted By dobw
I purchased a worn Brabant pair on eBay in 2019...

I purchased a worn Brabant pair on eBay in 2019 for £35.00. While I'm famous for overpaying, I do occasionally find a bargain. Don't know which this was...
Forum: Formation Signs and Unit Colour Patches 16-08-21, 05:03 AM
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Posted By dobw
Keith, Thank you very much for providing...

Keith,

Thank you very much for providing this information so quickly! I have updated my records and displays accordingly.
Forum: Formation Signs and Unit Colour Patches 15-08-21, 08:39 PM
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Posted By dobw
Two additional badges from Down Under

While researching the badges shown in my previous post, I was reminded of these two oddities acquired 30-some years ago in Australia. The first one is still a mystery and any identification would be...
Forum: Formation Signs and Unit Colour Patches 15-08-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By dobw
Various Colour Patches for Identification

I recently purchased the pictured Australian formation signs, hoping they would be representative of Second World War badges, but without a clue as to identification. Subsequent internet research...
Forum: Infantry 06-02-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By dobw
Bill, thanks for clearing up the existence of...

Bill, thanks for clearing up the existence of this badge! And thanks to Chimo9000 and Doug N for posting additional photos!
Forum: Infantry 05-02-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By dobw
Hi Bill, The badge is permanently and...

Hi Bill,

The badge is permanently and tightly attached to a service cap, but here's the best I can manage. It appears to be copper or bronze.
Forum: Infantry 05-02-21, 12:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By dobw
Royal Winnipeg Rifles blackened badge

Not an expert by any stretch, but I had never seen a blackened badge for the Royal Winnipeg Rifles. Can anyone educate me on this? Is it an officer's badge? Any help appreciated!
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 01-01-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By dobw
Many thanks, Magpie; that link nails down the...

Many thanks, Magpie; that link nails down the specific unit!
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 01-01-20, 01:21 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By dobw
Roughly square-ish, but maybe more of a...

Roughly square-ish, but maybe more of a rectangle. I'm not sure there's room for a 51st or 78th sign. Might the arm-of-service stripe have been moved?

Another possible clue: This jacket came...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 31-12-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By dobw
Thanks, gentlemen! There is no sign of numeral...

Thanks, gentlemen! There is no sign of numeral or device on the ribbon, but it's possible that a formation sign has been removed. There are traces of threads showing between flash and arm of...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 31-12-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By dobw
Home Guard badge

Can someone peg the Home Guard unit indicated by this flash for me? I know "NK" stands for Norfolk, but beyond that...

Your help is appreciated!
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 31-12-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By dobw
Battledress Jacket

This battledress jacket was given to me recently by a friend. While I recognize the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders flash, I don't know if any further determination regarding the precise unit can be...
Forum: Infantry 31-12-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 399
Posted By dobw
Wartime or Postwar?

This question has been addressed in some previous threads, but evidently I lack the fine eye (not to mention experience) to detect the subtle differences. The first title seems to closely match an...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 26-10-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By dobw
Thanks again, Luke, that is very helpful!

Thanks again, Luke, that is very helpful!
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 26-10-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By dobw
Gentlemen, thank you both for your help and...

Gentlemen, thank you both for your help and insights. Once again, I am reminded that dabbling in cap badge collecting is risky, and that even buying from reputable dealers isn't always safe. Both...
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