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Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges Yesterday, 03:58 PM
Replies: 42
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Posted By mike_vee
Thumbs up That made me chuckle ! :D

That made me chuckle ! :D
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 89
Posted By mike_vee
Similar badge described as : "Royal...

Similar badge described as :

"Royal Artillery SNCO's Gun FR - Large (WW1 Shape) White On Khaki Embroidered Regimental cloth arm badge"
...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines Yesterday, 09:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,448
Posted By mike_vee
Photo from Australian Navy site showing badge...

Photo from Australian Navy site showing badge plus bar.

https://www.navy.gov.au/customs-and-traditions/navy-recognition-service-badges
Forum: General Topics. 27-05-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By mike_vee
Thumbs up "We Will Remember Them.......ALL !" ...

"We Will Remember Them.......ALL !"


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Forum: The Home Front 27-05-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 179
Posted By mike_vee
Excellent info , now there are photos of the two...

Excellent info , now there are photos of the two different WW1 cloth badges , the 'measurers' tree and the 'cutters' axes & saw.

The newspaper article describes the brooch perfectly and who it was...
Forum: The Home Front 27-05-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 179
Posted By mike_vee
There was a thread at the beginning of the year...

There was a thread at the beginning of the year trying to identify a 'fir tree' badge , a WFS badge was suggested but as it was a WW1 badge it didn't appear to be correct.

Now , knowing that the...
Forum: The Home Front 27-05-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 179
Posted By mike_vee
History The vast majority of these Land...

History

The vast majority of these Land Girls worked on local farms but a small cohort was directed into forestry work under the banner of the Women’s Forestry Service (WFS). The organisation was...
Forum: The Home Front 27-05-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 179
Posted By mike_vee
Article on Women's Forestry Service , including...

Article on Women's Forestry Service , including uniform :

http://www.scarletfinders.co.uk/160.html

IWM has photo of hat with cloth badge:
...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 27-05-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By mike_vee
From Churchill's Navy by Brian Lavery : "As...

From Churchill's Navy by Brian Lavery :

"As senior electrical and ordnance maintenance rating in Fleet Air Arm , takes charge of workshop and junior maintenance ratings on repair...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-05-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By mike_vee
There are 3 sellers offering numbered 12 Regiment...

There are 3 sellers offering numbered 12 Regiment RA TRF patches , with one even stating "AS USED IN RECENT CONFLICTS" !:eek:

I guess someone should have told their C.O as she appeared on their...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-05-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By mike_vee
There was a batch of them for sale in March at...

There was a batch of them for sale in March at 40.00 each ! :eek: There were also numbered Royal Logistic Corp ones from the same forum member.
...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-05-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By mike_vee
A batch of them sold 2 years ago but haven't seen...

A batch of them sold 2 years ago but haven't seen anything to show the were genuine/issued.
...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-05-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By mike_vee
Sea Cadets 1856 - An organisation was formed...

Sea Cadets

1856 - An organisation was formed , called the Naval Lad's Brigade.

1910 - Became known as Navy League Boys' Naval Brigade.

1919 - Navy League Sea Cadet Corps.


Edit : Dates...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-05-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By mike_vee
Boys Naval Brigade ? VICTORIAN BOYS NAVAL...

Boys Naval Brigade ?

VICTORIAN BOYS NAVAL BRIGADE, c1897, belt buckle in brass. (https://www.noble.com.au/auctions/lot?id=393612&ret=1)

and another:

VICTORIAN BOYS NAVAL BRIGADE Ceremonial...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-05-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By mike_vee
Provincial Old Bill "The Old Bill of the...

Provincial Old Bill

"The Old Bill of the Order is appointed annually by the Full National Executive. The position is an honorary position, and the holder of this award, may be invited to take the...
Forum: Other Military Topics 24-05-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 319
Posted By mike_vee
Found a clip of Lady Kitchener opening the box...

Found a clip of Lady Kitchener opening the box and the tins definitely contained the 'bullet pencils'.

Lady Emma Kitchener opens Princess Mary Gift Boxes from WW1...
Forum: Other Military Topics 24-05-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,491
Posted By mike_vee
Exclamation Dunkirk 80

Latest from Poppy Shop , "Dunkirk 80 Commemorative Pin Badge".

The VJ Day 75 Commemorative pin is still available but (unfortunately for those who missed out) the VE Day 75 Navy and RAF pins which...
Forum: Other Military Topics 24-05-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 319
Posted By mike_vee
Found a newspaper article from June 2014 about...

Found a newspaper article from June 2014 about this , estimated to be worth around 30,000 .

"X-ray images of unopened cardboard box reveal treasure trove of First World War Christmas gift tins...
Forum: General Topics. 23-05-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 145
Posted By mike_vee
Thumbs up Although I only live 200m from the sorting office...

Although I only live 200m from the sorting office I am in the same situation , I think the 'route' I am on is covered by overtime work so delivery time can be anywhere between 0900 and 1800.
...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-05-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 202
Posted By mike_vee
Lockdown boredom !!!! :eek:

Lockdown boredom !!!! :eek:
Forum: General Topics. 23-05-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 145
Posted By mike_vee
Some postmen update delivery status immediately...

Some postmen update delivery status immediately (on the doorstep) , others wait till they have finished their round and do all updates then.

I think (officially) they must do so before their shift...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-05-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 202
Posted By mike_vee
Found it ! :D Royal Navy Sick Berth...

Found it ! :D

Royal Navy Sick Berth Attendant (Dental Attendant) 1949...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-05-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 202
Posted By mike_vee
David , I got the details for the Navy badges...

David , I got the details for the Navy badges from a really useful site :

https://rmhistorical.com/files/content/RN%20RFA%20RM%20Badge%20Stock%20List.pdf
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 23-05-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By mike_vee
You don't have to leave it in the rain for a few...

You don't have to leave it in the rain for a few weeks , the 'Acme' site listed produces a "distressed" version :

" These replica items are produced using some of the original tools and dies dated...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-05-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 202
Posted By mike_vee
Initial thought was Dental then found this : ...

Initial thought was Dental then found this :

Badges Royal Navy Royal Fleet Auxiliary Royal Marines Stock List :

. Health Inspector. Royal Navy. Cloth. Embroidered blue on white. Red cross on a...
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