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Forum: New Zealand Badges 14-01-19, 05:41 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By nbroadarrowz
This project is coming along really well and is...

This project is coming along really well and is nearly finished.
If anyone has any evidence based information, uniform pieces or accoutrements that they may think are relevant then please PM me....
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 06-01-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By nbroadarrowz
Thanks for all the help. Due to the source of...

Thanks for all the help.
Due to the source of my badge in post 1 it is more likely to be a Sea Cadet badge.
In New Zealand the sea cadets wear the same rank as the regular NZ navy. I don't know...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 31-12-18, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By nbroadarrowz
Additional badges were available to add to trade...

Additional badges were available to add to trade badges
Stars and large and small crowns were available.
The six pointed star badge has a stores number of 46A
The six pointed star was also used by...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 29-12-18, 08:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By nbroadarrowz
Thank you Pete. Do you have a date range for...

Thank you Pete.
Do you have a date range for Sea Cadet use?
I know that the ATC used a button without a crown.
Barry
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 28-12-18, 08:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 120
Posted By nbroadarrowz
Royal Navy Blast Helmets

H,
Does anyone know anything about WW2 Royal Navy Blast Helmets?
Page 137 of Royal Navy Uniforms shows the blast helmet in use but these only have two cross head straps. My example has an...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 28-12-18, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By nbroadarrowz
Badge identification

Hi All,
Were Petty Officers badges made in two pieces?
This badge has never had a crown stitch above the crossed anchors. The badge is of standard size and all my other examples of Petty Officers...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 23-12-18, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By nbroadarrowz
Yes fading should be a consideration when looking...

Yes fading should be a consideration when looking at this type of fabric and colour, especially shoulder boards that were worn on white shirts in the summer and tropical conditions.
The light green...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 22-12-18, 09:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By nbroadarrowz
I always thought the dark green distinction is...

I always thought the dark green distinction is for the Electrical branch.
Page 224 of Kit Muster shows, what I believe are dark green cuffs which the author has described as emerald green.
Page 57...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 20-12-18, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By nbroadarrowz
Branch colours, Green or Emerald Green

Hi All,
The branch distinction colours worn by Naval Officers indicate a green was worn by Electrical branch and Emerald Green by Special branch (RNVR and RNZNVR).
Which is which? I have seen...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 03-11-18, 06:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,187
Posted By nbroadarrowz
watch stripes

Hi All,
Nice photos of early badges and uniforms.
No one has noted the watch stripes, in some of the photos, sewn at the junction of the sleeve and shoulder seam. To me these are great. They are...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 03-11-18, 03:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 168
Posted By nbroadarrowz
Patrol Armlets

In my stores list for 1944 two Patrol Armlets are listed.
Armlet, Patrol Pattern 37 7/4d
Armlet, Patrol Pattern 168 6/6d

Does anyone know the difference between the two armlets?
Brayley...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 30-10-18, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By nbroadarrowz
Peter, Your information was very helpful. I...

Peter,
Your information was very helpful.
I find that in NZ the older patterns tend to still be around whereas in England the older patterns were used up sooner due to the size of the Navies etc....
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 29-10-18, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By nbroadarrowz
Hi Peter, Thanks for your reply. Both badges...

Hi Peter,
Thanks for your reply.
Both badges have come from a long established general collection and are not reproductions. The V badge is un-issued and still has the bright red colour, which may...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 27-10-18, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By nbroadarrowz
Badge Identification please

Hi to all,
This badge shows a horizontal gun but does not have any star above or a letter below. The badge has not been altered.
Is this badge an Admiralty pattern 111A for a RN Patrol Service Gun...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 11-06-18, 12:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By nbroadarrowz
Thanks for bring these badges to this thread. I...

Thanks for bring these badges to this thread.
I do know what they all mean and hopefully the owner will contact me.
Barry
Forum: New Zealand Badges 10-06-18, 07:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By nbroadarrowz
New Zealand Dress Regulations 1852-1909

Hi to everyone,
I am writing a book on the Dress Regulations of the New Zealand Militia, Volunteers, Permanent and Constabulary Forces 1852-1909.
This book is a prequel to our previous books on NZ...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 21-04-18, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By nbroadarrowz
I suggest you look at Kit Muster The white...

I suggest you look at Kit Muster
The white badge is featured on page 21, Petty Officer, 1st class with three small good conduct stripes, circa 1860.
Crown, anchor and wreath Chief Petty officer....
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 09-04-18, 12:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,874
Posted By nbroadarrowz
Hi Alco, I do have a copy of the Dress...

Hi Alco,
I do have a copy of the Dress Regulations, but they are not on line.

My current project is a book on the 'New Zealand Dress Regulations of the Militia, Volunteers, Permanent and...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 26-03-18, 12:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,874
Posted By nbroadarrowz
The cap badge in question is Naval Artillery...

The cap badge in question is Naval Artillery Volunteers.
The 1889 and 1895 Dress Regulations for Defence Force of New Zealand state that the cap and buttons are to have the letters N.A.V. The badge...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 21-02-18, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By nbroadarrowz
Hi Pete, Thanks. For some reason I thought both...

Hi Pete,
Thanks. For some reason I thought both regs were different. I am happy with what I have.
Barry
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 17-02-18, 11:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By nbroadarrowz
Dress Regulations

Hi to everyone,
Does anyone have the dress regulations for the Royal Naval Artillery Volunteers circa 1880's?
I am interested in acquiring a copy.
Thanks
Barry
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 24-01-18, 12:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,145
Posted By nbroadarrowz
Pattern 47 officers cap badges were also made in...

Pattern 47 officers cap badges were also made in New Zealand during WW2.
So far I haven't been able to identify one. They were about half the cost of the imported badges.
Barry
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 23-01-18, 08:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By nbroadarrowz
I have checked my uniform collection and found...

I have checked my uniform collection and found that 2 officers reefers have full sets of buttons made by Stokes.
BArry
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 22-01-18, 09:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,145
Posted By nbroadarrowz
I have acquired a pattern 47, RN officers cap...

I have acquired a pattern 47, RN officers cap badge with a makers label to the rear. M Salmon & Brothers, Ludhiaha N. India.
I am sure it was made for the local Indian Navy but would also have been...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 22-01-18, 08:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By nbroadarrowz
I have 7 of them, large size Made by Stokes &...

I have 7 of them, large size
Made by Stokes & Sons Melbourne.
New Zealand got a lot of Naval uniform supplies from Australia and as we used RN buttons, I think they were made especially for the NZ...
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