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Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 26-02-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By Phil2M
Talking Knock me down with a feather! ...

Knock me down with a feather!

https://www.whsb.essex.sch.uk/useful-information-for-all-parents/extra-curricular-activities/combined-cadet-force-ccf

A bit after my time there but I have not seen...
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 26-02-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By Phil2M
I went to Westcliff High School for Boys, I don't...

I went to Westcliff High School for Boys, I don't think that they have a cadet unit. If they do, they don't advertise it or do any obvious activities.

Perhaps, way back, they may have done.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 25-02-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 482
Posted By Phil2M
Thanks Brian, I have the items now and I am...

Thanks Brian, I have the items now and I am pleasantly surprised by the badges. The two West Riding badges are maker marked FN BHam, the RA is a nice worn example with a reinforced crown.

There...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 25-02-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,033
Posted By Phil2M
Its a Risotto Motto!

Its a Risotto Motto!
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 25-02-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By Phil2M
Tony, are you following me around Ebay? :D

Tony, are you following me around Ebay? :D
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-02-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 482
Posted By Phil2M
Quite probable looking at the width of the...

Quite probable looking at the width of the stripes. Nice one, thanks :) That must relate to the Essex badge.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-02-20, 11:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 482
Posted By Phil2M
It's a cross between that and the British Fire...

It's a cross between that and the British Fire Service Association Commendation Medal.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-02-20, 11:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 482
Posted By Phil2M
You are not wrong, I wonder if either of the...

You are not wrong, I wonder if either of the chaps was a Special. Cheers, mate :)
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-02-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 482
Posted By Phil2M
I am also struggling to ID this medal ribbon, can...

I am also struggling to ID this medal ribbon, can anybody help, please?
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-02-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 482
Posted By Phil2M
Thanks, Rob, I have no idea who would have worn...

Thanks, Rob, I have no idea who would have worn those then! Unless it was a great grandad who was full time army and served before WW2 and into it/re-enlisted after WW1
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-02-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 482
Posted By Phil2M
From my cousin, she has sent photos of documents...

From my cousin, she has sent photos of documents relating to the RA items. Harold was 3rd Maritime Anti Aircraft Regiment, RA and also 3rd Mountain Regiment, RA, India Command. He was a Sergeant in...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-02-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 482
Posted By Phil2M
Excellent, thank you.

Excellent, thank you.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-02-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 482
Posted By Phil2M
Thank you, will have to ask the family a few more...

Thank you, will have to ask the family a few more questions to make sure he wasn't R Navy.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-02-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 482
Posted By Phil2M
Thanks, Marc. Thats not what I was expecting at...

Thanks, Marc. Thats not what I was expecting at all, thats a bit more interesting than I thought they would be.

The owner of the dog tags was a ship's gunner. Could he have been RA on ship?
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-02-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 482
Posted By Phil2M
The other side of the strange item. Cousin is not...

The other side of the strange item. Cousin is not the best macro photographer :D

Also, I have googled the SO pins and you are spot on, its from the 1940/50s period.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-02-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 482
Posted By Phil2M
That could well be it, yes. I vaguely remember...

That could well be it, yes. I vaguely remember that design on pins at school now that you have said it. I have no clearer photos at present.

Many thanks to you for that ID.

Cheers,

Phil
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-02-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 482
Posted By Phil2M
What are these, please, a small family lot?

Hi All,

I haven't actually got my hands on this lot, just yet, but I have agreed to buy them off of my cousin.

Just wondering what a couple of the bits are and what '5 MAA' would stand for.
...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 14-02-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,294
Posted By Phil2M
Very late on this one, but the other title is...

Very late on this one, but the other title is Corps of Commissionaires Birmingham Division.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 10-02-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By Phil2M
Yes, although, I don't like the look of your...

Yes, although, I don't like the look of your example, I am sorry to say.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 10-02-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By Phil2M
It is sand cast. Whether or not it is actually...

It is sand cast. Whether or not it is actually theatre made, that's difficult to tell.
Forum: General Topics. 08-02-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 457
Posted By Phil2M
If they want to say 'providence' then that is...

If they want to say 'providence' then that is there choice :D

In this day and age, we can all do and say as we like, how we like. I know that because my eleven year old niece said so.

Ignorance...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 08-02-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By Phil2M
There is an economy issue of the TF Leicesters :)

There is an economy issue of the TF Leicesters :)
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 21-01-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 383
Posted By Phil2M
Apologies, I was talking about the image posted...

Apologies, I was talking about the image posted by Simon, in the second image.
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 21-01-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By Phil2M
QVC crossbelt badges were converted to K/C for...

QVC crossbelt badges were converted to K/C for Edward VII, then when dies were remade, replaced with a lower crowned badge with a K/C. They have stayed K/C through anodised and into new metal...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 20-01-20, 11:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 150
Posted By Phil2M
Corps of Commissionaires :)

Corps of Commissionaires :)
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