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Forum: The Home Front Today, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 148
Posted By mike_vee
That may tie in with an article I found: "...

That may tie in with an article I found:

" Women were joining Home Guard units and training with their male members, at least some of whom evidently did not subscribe to the taboo deeply embedded...
Forum: The Home Front Today, 06:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 148
Posted By mike_vee
Found the Pathe film , "Arms And The Girls" , but...

Found the Pathe film , "Arms And The Girls" , but couldn't see any clues as to where they were.

Also a post on Facebook about it :



Not really much help but I did enjoy watching the film. :D...
Forum: General Topics. Yesterday, 08:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 122
Posted By mike_vee
LB&B Cap badge for sale on American eBay : ...

LB&B Cap badge for sale on American eBay :

https://www.ebay.com/itm/British-Army-Junior-School-Of-Music-AJSM-Cap-Badge-London-Badge-Button-/284089687148

Also a set of cap and collars from...
Forum: Other Military Topics 10-05-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 130
Posted By mike_vee
He is also listed on the Kilkenny WW1 Memorial...

He is also listed on the Kilkenny WW1 Memorial Wall.

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Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 09-05-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 356
Posted By mike_vee
IWM has one similar to High Wood's with 'serif'...

IWM has one similar to High Wood's with 'serif' date :

"The lapel badge was worn on civilian clothing during 1914 before uniforms were issued."

Attributed to W.J Dingley Birmingham.

The...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 09-05-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 221
Posted By mike_vee
London Gazette Air Ministry,14th September,...

London Gazette

Air Ministry,14th September, 1943.
The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards: —

Distinguished Flying Cross.
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 08-05-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 221
Posted By mike_vee
Glad I could be of some assistance ,...

Glad I could be of some assistance , unfortunately the information only dealt with the latter part of his service from when 466 Squadron was formed until his injury (October 1942 - 15th February...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 07-05-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 221
Posted By mike_vee
Did a quick 'Google' and found this site : ...

Did a quick 'Google' and found this site :

http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/

Because I had included a name it took me directly to the crash page but when I then went back to my search page I...
Forum: Other Military Topics 07-05-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 14,566
Posted By mike_vee
We Are The Legion

Book arrived yesterday , first impression is that it is a nice , general interest , "coffee table" book. Colourful with lots of interesting photos.

Will have a good read over the weekend and then...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 07-05-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 221
Posted By mike_vee
No.466 Squadron Records show five...

No.466 Squadron



Records show five flights he was on , the first being on 26/01/1943.

http://466and462squadrons.com/CrewOps/HallBD.html


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Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 07-05-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 221
Posted By mike_vee
The guy had some bad luck , the week before the...

The guy had some bad luck , the week before the above incident :

Wellington HE156 at Leconfield airfield.



Wireless Operator / Air Gunner - Sgt Basil Dunstan Hall RAFVR (1179843).
...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 07-05-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 221
Posted By mike_vee
Wellington HE153 near Warter Priory ...

Wellington HE153 near Warter Priory



Wireless Operator / Air Gunner - Sgt Basil Dunstan Hall (1179843). Injured.

http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/yorkshire/york43/he153b.html

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Forum: The Home Front 07-05-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By mike_vee
ISASHS appears to have had numerous 'regional'...

ISASHS appears to have had numerous 'regional' branches , have found a couple of WW1 Flag Day Fundraising Pin Badges.

Middlesex Branch...
Forum: The Home Front 07-05-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By mike_vee
Lightbulb Connections

Arthur Fenwick & Company Ltd



INCORPORATED SOLDIERS AND SAILORS HELP SOCIETY.

The British Medical Journal republished some letters that were originally from the "JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL ARMY...
Forum: The Home Front 07-05-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By mike_vee
Must have missed this one , first guess would...

Must have missed this one , first guess would have been one of the many post WW1 organisations set up to help veterans but .......


....... I had a look at the certificate and noticed the date...
Forum: The Home Front 06-05-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 7,344
Posted By mike_vee
When WW1 broke out numerous factories/companies...

When WW1 broke out numerous factories/companies produced their own "War Service" badges , the system was abused and the government stepped in.



British “On War Service” Badges 1914-1919...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 06-05-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 343
Posted By mike_vee
War Service 1914 - Good 1915 - Good :...

War Service

1914 - Good

1915 - Good : K Series was the first series of this badge (last series was Z) , Wooley were the only manufacturer to routinely stamp the issue number directly on the...
Forum: Other Military Topics 05-05-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 179
Posted By mike_vee
Thanks for posting the photos and for the great...

Thanks for posting the photos and for the great work you are doing.


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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 04-05-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 407
Posted By mike_vee
Shown here : ...

Shown here :

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/scottish-command-home-command-formation-sign-1939/

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Forum: Arab Nations 04-05-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 182
Posted By mike_vee
My thought was that as they were all 'kitted up"...

My thought was that as they were all 'kitted up" (full face respirators) some form of marking on the helmet would identify officers etc.

In normal uniform SANG can easily be identified by the...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 04-05-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By mike_vee
Green and red diamond with yellow/gold S is...

Green and red diamond with yellow/gold S is identified as "No 1 Spanish Company, Pioneer Corps" in this thread :

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=83148


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Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 04-05-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By mike_vee
IWM descrption : .

IWM descrption :



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Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 04-05-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By mike_vee
They were known as "dammits" and were a locking...

They were known as "dammits" and were a locking clutch pin fitting. Apparently they were 'short lived' as they frequently snapped , causing the owner to either prick themselves or the badges to get...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 04-05-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 407
Posted By mike_vee
Bottom row middle : Royal Engineers Bomb...

Bottom row middle :

Royal Engineers Bomb Disposal

https://www.cultmancollectables.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=4616

Bottom row first badge :

AIR FORMATION SIGNALS
Forum: Arab Nations 04-05-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 182
Posted By mike_vee
Looks like a stylised version of jiim/jeem , the...

Looks like a stylised version of jiim/jeem , the fifth letter of the Arabic alphabet.

It is also the third letter in traditional abjad order, which is used in place of numerals for list numbering...
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