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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 17-10-18, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 294
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: 294
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: 20
Views: 747
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: 371
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: 447
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: 496
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: 3,639
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: 3,639
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: 355
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: 487
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: 316
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: 344
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: 243
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: 555
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: 799
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: 499
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: 499
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: 499
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: 479
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: 526
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: 257
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: 526
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.
Forum: Formation and Tasking Signs 21-05-18, 04:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 950
Posted By Blackadder1916
Perhaps full dress ...

Perhaps full dress
http://data2.archives.ca/e/e432/e010782999-v8.jpg (click to enlarge)

or, patrol dress
https://servicepub.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/dsc04750.jpg...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 14-05-18, 05:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By Blackadder1916
More likely a Honduran Senior Parachutist...

More likely a Honduran Senior Parachutist insignia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parachutist_Badge#/media/File:Honduras_Senior.jpg

The USN & MC parachutist badge does not have different levels of...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-04-18, 04:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By Blackadder1916
The badge is that of the Canadian Forces Officer...

The badge is that of the Canadian Forces Officer Candidate School (CFOCS). CFOCS was located at CFB Chilliwack, British Columbia and was the unit responsible for officer basic training from 1969 (or...
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