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Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 04-08-21, 01:11 AM
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Posted By Blackadder1916
The link may list him as "Cully" but in the July...

The link may list him as "Cully" but in the July 1984 edition of The Wire (Royal Signals magazine), Lt Col H.A. Culley is identified as taking command of 32 Sig Regt (V). (Go to page 225 of the pdf)...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 27-11-20, 12:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 798
Posted By Blackadder1916
Looking through the generals in the 1945 Army...

Looking through the generals in the 1945 Army List (https://digital.nls.uk/british-military-lists/archive/89773808) for an honours profile that fits the above I found one in the section for Indian...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-01-20, 12:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By Blackadder1916
The British Columbia Canteen is listed as one of...

The British Columbia Canteen is listed as one of the available facilities in this "Canadian Sailors', Soldiers' and Airmen's Leave Guide for London"
...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 17-10-18, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By Blackadder1916
I suspect, based on the size and the bullion...

I suspect, based on the size and the bullion embroidery, that both are the "miniature" version for wear with mess dress. I can't explain the green backing, maybe it is faded from a darker colour. ...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 17-10-18, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By Blackadder1916
More specifically, they are "Ship's Diver" badges...

More specifically, they are "Ship's Diver" badges or as identified in the Canadian Forces Dress Instructions...
Forum: General Topics. 11-10-18, 06:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,136
Posted By Blackadder1916
It was a couple more years before he "hung up his...

It was a couple more years before he "hung up his boots".

From the LG

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/38048/supplement/3885
Somerset L. J.
Lt.-Col. A. E. SNOW (3604) on completion...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 30-09-18, 04:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By Blackadder1916
Died in aircraft crash. ...

Died in aircraft crash.

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=195609
Forum: Infantry 19-09-18, 07:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 758
Posted By Blackadder1916
At one time, for a few years after unification...

At one time, for a few years after unification and in the early days of the CF service dress green uniform, the badge (three leafs and crossed swords) was worn by OR recruits (those who were...
Forum: Cavalry and Armoured Units 16-08-18, 09:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 791
Posted By Blackadder1916
What was your grandad's name? You can search for...

What was your grandad's name? You can search for his CEF records (if any) on-line http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/search.aspx
Forum: Corps, Branches and the Royal Canadian Artillery 15-08-18, 07:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,557
Posted By Blackadder1916
Seen. The issued mylar embroidered badges...

Seen. The issued mylar embroidered badges (silver snake) in my above photo were ones that were likely issued to me in the late 1990s or early 2000s. I never used them, in fact do not remember being...
Forum: Corps, Branches and the Royal Canadian Artillery 14-08-18, 09:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,557
Posted By Blackadder1916
Medical branch badges

Digging through some long stored boxes in the basement, I came across a container that had a bunch of insignia that I wore or gathered while serving. The differences in the cap badges may be of...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 04-08-18, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
ID?
Views: 400
Posted By Blackadder1916
Utilitiesman ...

Utilitiesman https://www.navycs.com/navy-jobs/utilitiesman.html
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 18-07-18, 04:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By Blackadder1916
While there are no active FMs about there are a...

While there are no active FMs about there are a few honorary ones kicking around, such as this one - Duke of Kent.
Forum: Photographs of Canadian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 06-07-18, 06:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By Blackadder1916
I suspect that the two mounted officers are...

I suspect that the two mounted officers are Honorary Lieutenant Colonel J.A. Macdonnell (wearing glengarry) and Lieutenant Colonel R.G. Edwards Leckie (pith helmet). This photo was probably taken...
Forum: Photographs of Canadian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 21-06-18, 06:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By Blackadder1916
It's Vancouver, of course it was raining. If not...

It's Vancouver, of course it was raining. If not indoors, then at least when these WDs marched past the inspecting officer as can be seen in these other photos of the same event.
...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 20-06-18, 06:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 589
Posted By Blackadder1916
And the Vice CDS didn't want to be left out. ...

And the Vice CDS didn't want to be left out.

https://infog.ca/vcds-group-receives-first-command-badges/
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 18-06-18, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 728
Posted By Blackadder1916
A repost from the other thread It may...

A repost from the other thread



It may be a Scottish Horse only feature, but the three cuff buttons were on their earlier (WW1) tunics.
...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 18-06-18, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 846
Posted By Blackadder1916
It may be a Scottish Horse only feature, but the...

It may be a Scottish Horse only feature, but the three cuff buttons were on their earlier (WW1) tunics.

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205226576...
Forum: Photographs of Canadian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 11-06-18, 10:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 902
Posted By Blackadder1916
In the December 1935 issue of the RMC Review, No....

In the December 1935 issue of the RMC Review, No. 2339 Gentleman Cadet R.D. McLeod was identified as having been a member of the previous year's (1934) Bisley team. In the news clipping he is listed...
Forum: Photographs of Canadian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 11-06-18, 10:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 902
Posted By Blackadder1916
Since the subject of the thread is MGen Letson...

Since the subject of the thread is MGen Letson and a shooting team, then it may be appropriate to add the following:

From CFAO 50-15
Forum: Photographs of Canadian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 11-06-18, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 902
Posted By Blackadder1916
From The Globe, Toronto, Wednesday, May 2. 1934

From The Globe, Toronto, Wednesday, May 2. 1934
Forum: Photographs of Canadian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 01-06-18, 03:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 761
Posted By Blackadder1916
Since Mr. Tweedale didn't limit himself to posing...

Since Mr. Tweedale didn't limit himself to posing with the Seaforths' officers for their annual inspection (he is also in the photo you posted here...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 31-05-18, 07:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 664
Posted By Blackadder1916
Again they are not "officer cadets", they were...

Again they are not "officer cadets", they were other ranks who were "aircrew in training" (pilots, navigators, flight engineers, bomb aimers, air gunners, etc). Some would be commissioned on...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-05-18, 10:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By Blackadder1916
Not a rank insignia, but the collar tabs (called...

Not a rank insignia, but the collar tabs (called kragenspiegel) worn on German uniform to indicate by colour (waffenwarbe) the corps, branch or service. This one is likely East German Transportation...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 25-05-18, 08:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 664
Posted By Blackadder1916
No, mostly LACs. The white flash in the sidecaps...

No, mostly LACs. The white flash in the sidecaps indicated aircrew in training and they would not necessarily have been commissioned on completion of training.
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