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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 19-11-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By mike_vee
'British Airborne Insignia' by Oliver Lock shows...

'British Airborne Insignia' by Oliver Lock shows it square with point down.

http://www.militarymode.co.uk/british-airborne-insignia/#17
Forum: Off topic 18-11-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 64
Posted By mike_vee
Football shirts

A lot of people cash in on Remembrance/Poppy items at this time of year but it is good to see how some are making a great contribution to the RBL.

Tottenham Hotspur are auctioning signed shirts...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 12-11-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 559
Posted By mike_vee
Excellent article about The Special Allied...

Excellent article about The Special Allied Airborne Reconnaissance Force by Les Hughes on Insigne website.

http://www.insigne.org/SAARF-I.htm
Forum: Other Military Topics 11-11-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By mike_vee
Weather was good , large crowd and so many proud...

Weather was good , large crowd and so many proud men , women and children marching past the Cenotaph.

Most touching moment was when 3 Chindits veterans were helped out of their wheelchairs so...
Forum: Other Military Topics 09-11-19, 11:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By mike_vee
"Lest We Forget"

Just watched the Festival Of Remembrance , will be off to Cenotaph in the morning.

"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At...
Forum: Other Military Topics 09-11-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,969
Posted By mike_vee
Latest additions.

Yesterday I received 4 excellent Cullybackey Branch RBL pins (Thanks Alistair , donation made) and also some 'Poppy Head' pins from London.

It seems to me that 'RBL Riders' branches have access to...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 08-11-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 477
Posted By mike_vee
Looks like they were into a few different things...

Looks like they were into a few different things . :confused:
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 08-11-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 477
Posted By mike_vee
From National Army Museum : "Waterbottle...

From National Army Museum :

"Waterbottle carrier, nd; manufactured by Beewyse, nd; privately purchased or possibly experimental pattern webbing waterbottle carrier, similar in style to pattern...
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 05-11-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By mike_vee
Similar badge on another site: Description ...

Similar badge on another site:

Description
"An unusual WW1 era wound stripe, this is strange in that it is a single bar and is of silver/white metal as opposed to the usual brass, it was...
Forum: General Topics. 05-11-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 547
Posted By mike_vee
Spotted this one in a joblot I may bid on.

Spotted this one in a joblot I may bid on.
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 04-11-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,002
Posted By mike_vee
More !

Got another joblot of RBLWS pins that included 4 more conference ones , 2011,2012,2013,2014. :)

Only 7 left to find !
Forum: Other Military Topics 04-11-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,969
Posted By mike_vee
Silly money !

Although I now have the full set of dated pins I keep an eye out for bargains in joblots/mis-named items etc.

Prices for early dated pins are getting ridiculous :

Yesterday after a 'bidding...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 04-11-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By mike_vee
That seems plausible , if they weren't eligible...

That seems plausible , if they weren't eligible to wear the armband they would need some form of 'official' identification.

As the Derby Scheme didn't last for long how many 'canvassers' would...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 04-11-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By mike_vee
Although the National Registration Act 1915 was...

Although the National Registration Act 1915 was passed on 15 July 1915 , requiring all men and women, between the ages of 15 and 65 to register , I can find no information at all about a female Derby...
Forum: Off topic 02-11-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By mike_vee
Congratulations to the Springboks , the best team...

Congratulations to the Springboks , the best team won.

Also , Japan deserve a lot of credit for staging a first class tournament in difficult circumstances.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 31-10-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By mike_vee
Could D.G stand for Discharged Group ? ...

Could D.G stand for Discharged Group ?

'Canvassers who were "tactful and influential men" not liable for service; many were experienced political agents. Discharged veterans and fathers of serving...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 31-10-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By mike_vee
Interesting thread on Great War Forum. Derby...

Interesting thread on Great War Forum.

Derby Scheme recruits (https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/141468-derby-scheme-recruits/)
Forum: Other Military Topics 30-10-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 123
Posted By mike_vee
I.W.M Badges

The Imperial War Museum had a program marking the 100 year anniversary of WW1 , many companies/organisations were involved and used the logo produced by the I.W.M.

A badge of the logo was sold by...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 29-10-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By mike_vee
"Operation Grapple was the name of four series of...

"Operation Grapple was the name of four series of British nuclear weapons tests of early atomic bombs and hydrogen bombs carried out in 1957 and 1958 at Malden Island and Kiritimati (Christmas...
Forum: Military Buttons 28-10-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 260
Posted By mike_vee
Some more info : ...

Some more info :

https://www.netley-military-cemetery.co.uk/wwi-1914-1918/welsh-hospital/
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 27-10-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By mike_vee
Link doesn't work , here is the correct one. ...

Link doesn't work , here is the correct one.

http://www.canadianarmytrophy.com/
Forum: Off topic 20-10-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,126
Posted By mike_vee
Can't find any 'official' price but found a post...

Can't find any 'official' price but found a post from a Canadian (price in CAD) that equated to 75.00 which seems probable , the 'brass fuse' ones were 39.99.

I thought this one would have gone...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 19-10-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,002
Posted By mike_vee
Thumbs up Half way - almost !

Found a few more Conference pins (not listed as RBL) , so now have from 2000 - 2006 + 2009 and 2015.( 9 out of 20)

It's taken me 8 month but it shows that they do appear but hard to find as...
Forum: Off topic 19-10-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By mike_vee
Sorry , just joking. Thought that as they didn't...

Sorry , just joking. Thought that as they didn't get the result they wanted they would have gone to court to get a re-run ! :D

Great win for England , Ireland not looking good , definitely...
Forum: Off topic 19-10-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By mike_vee
Have Scotland gained independence ? :confused:

Have Scotland gained independence ? :confused:
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