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Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 11-08-22, 05:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 319
Posted By Mike_2817
Bakelite was a hard, infusible, and chemically...

Bakelite was a hard, infusible, and chemically resistant plastic, Bakelite was based on a chemical combination of phenol and formaldehyde (phenol-formaldehyde resin), two compounds that were derived...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 11-08-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By Mike_2817
Air Formation Signals Regiments were Army...

Air Formation Signals Regiments were Army resources deployed in support of the RAF and were usually jointly manned by Army and RAF signallers. A regiment comprised a number of specialist sub-units...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 09-08-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 282
Posted By Mike_2817
I saw a few WRAC Officer Cadets as well as...

I saw a few WRAC Officer Cadets as well as Potential Officers who wore White Epaulet Strips at the various WRAC Companies attached to RAOC Depots. They were all based at the WRAC Depot Gilford but...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 09-08-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 132
Posted By Mike_2817
I'll have the other one

I'll have the other one
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 06-08-22, 04:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 282
Posted By Mike_2817
Wonder what was wrong with the White Plastic disc...

Wonder what was wrong with the White Plastic disc which looks like these girls are wearing, as there is no second Khaki border!!

Posed picture I think, as I would not like to stand in front of...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-08-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 384
Posted By Mike_2817
What I also find odd is a Senior Rank wearing a...

What I also find odd is a Senior Rank wearing a trade badge, yes I know there are a few exceptions...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 03-08-22, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By Mike_2817
I have PM'd you with details - A new copy is...

I have PM'd you with details - A new copy is reserved for you.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 03-08-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By Mike_2817
Markus, I have just spoken to Dave Killock...

Markus,

I have just spoken to Dave Killock direct and he still has new copies for sale, and he is checking postage costs to Germany tomorrow, so should have a total price by the weekend, which...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 02-08-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 184
Posted By Mike_2817
13 Digit NATO Stock Number (NSN) date from c1974...

13 Digit NATO Stock Number (NSN) date from c1974 mainly for computerisation purposes before that they were 5 Digit Stock Numbers preceded by a Vocabulary Section (ie CB for clothing)
Forum: Army 30-07-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 886
Posted By Mike_2817
It would have been Army Dental Corps (ADC) in...

It would have been Army Dental Corps (ADC) in 1940 with the colour of Green

There were a number of similarities in colours

A full list of colours was set out in ACI 1118 dated 18th September...
Forum: Army 30-07-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 886
Posted By Mike_2817
Beech Brown in 1940 would have been Auxiliary...

Beech Brown in 1940 would have been Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS)

The Auxiliary Territorial Service was the women's branch of the British Army during the Second World War. It was formed on...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 30-07-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By Mike_2817
All Glider Pilot Regiment Pilots wore the same...

All Glider Pilot Regiment Pilots wore the same wings.

Currently these are Air Cadet Glider Wings, Instructor has a crown on top.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-07-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By Mike_2817
They are indeed R Sigs Garter Flashes which were...

They are indeed R Sigs Garter Flashes which were worn upto the early 70's by many Regiments & Corps in many Middle & Far East countries when in shorts simply to keep the khaki socks up! and as a unit...
Forum: Other Military Topics 25-07-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 482
Views: 30,377
Posted By Mike_2817
I did the Poppy Factory Tour a few years ago, and...

I did the Poppy Factory Tour a few years ago, and have also visited the Poppy Warehouse at Aylsford where all the Poppy Factory production is sent - They are in fact different Charity Numbers! I...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 23-07-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 451
Posted By Mike_2817
There were I believe 5 TALISMAN teams in...

There were I believe 5 TALISMAN teams in Afghanistan and 1 in the UK for training purposes

http://ukarmedforcescommentary.blogspot.com/2012/06/many-talismans-of-nato.html

So it is highly...
Forum: General Topics. 22-07-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By Mike_2817
Likewise if a formation sign has a different...

Likewise if a formation sign has a different facing aspect I would like both, better still if a matching pair.

I apply the same guidance to my RAOC Collar Badges in order of Priority.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 20-07-22, 10:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 123
Posted By Mike_2817
It stands for Retired Officer but should not be...

It stands for Retired Officer but should not be worn by someone holding a Cadet Forces Commission

02.45. Regular Army Reserve of Officers (RARO), Retired Officers and Ex officers. Officers who...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 16-07-22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 451
Posted By Mike_2817
The current title of this unit is 15 Fd Sqn...

The current title of this unit is 15 Fd Sqn (EOD&S) and is located at Carver Barracks, Essex, part of 36 Engineer Regiment (Search),

Its previous title was 15 Field Squadron (Search) and was...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 16-07-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By Mike_2817
No, The AT/ATO trade flashes for the EOD Black...

No, The AT/ATO trade flashes for the EOD Black Coveralls are White on Black


Edited to add images
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-07-22, 09:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By Mike_2817
I do not think its British Jerry, and several...

I do not think its British Jerry, and several other nations use the same device for Bomb Disposal or Ammunition trades, and at 1½"x1" its a bit on the large size compared with the British ATO size!
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 11-07-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By Mike_2817
Cool This is an Other-Ranks Coloured Badge which were...

This is an Other-Ranks Coloured Badge which were issued for a short while in the late 90's. All Officers Service Cap Badges have long lugs. Officers wear an embroidered bullion badge in the beret.
...
Forum: Other Military Topics 10-07-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 482
Views: 30,377
Posted By Mike_2817
Well done on the 2019 Overseas Pin, which is also...

Well done on the 2019 Overseas Pin, which is also on my wants list

Have also seen a 2017 example, but not any earlier dates.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-07-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By Mike_2817
Could it be part of the Bohemian crown jewels?...

Could it be part of the Bohemian crown jewels? also called the Czech crown jewels. After 1918 and the establishment of the Czechoslovak Republic the Crown Jewels ceased to serve their original...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 06-07-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 271
Posted By Mike_2817
HMNB Clyde; also known as HMS Neptune, is...

HMNB Clyde; also known as HMS Neptune, is primarily sited at Faslane on Gareloch.

Loch Long used to be the site of the Royal Naval Torpedo Testing Station and Range, later referred to as both the...
Forum: Other Military Topics 05-07-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 482
Views: 30,377
Posted By Mike_2817
Welsh 2022 Poppy Pins are now available for Welsh...

Welsh 2022 Poppy Pins are now available for Welsh CFR/PAO's to order

If anyone sees an Irish or Welsh Pin for sale either buy it for me or let me know where...

I will refund cost plus postage...
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