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Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia Today, 06:53 PM
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Posted By Mike B
There are plenty of threads on the Forum about ME...

There are plenty of threads on the Forum about ME Cdo knife badge and what to look for. Price £125-150 about right I would think for a GENUINE one, no cheaper. So many people chase these that...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 27-10-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,840
Posted By Mike B
Excellent - it would be great if you could share...

Excellent - it would be great if you could share images ... we are always interested to learn on this Forum - the more information the better ... hoping you do not mind posting images
Regards
Mike
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 22-10-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Posted By Mike B
Brave men - lovely print

Brave men - lovely print
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 19-10-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By Mike B
A hugely well researched work - undoubtedly the...

A hugely well researched work - undoubtedly the authoritative and seminal work on the subject
Mike
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 14-10-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By Mike B
Some rare items for sure. Lot 551 the 101 Troop...

Some rare items for sure. Lot 551 the 101 Troop hammered for £3200 - cheaper than the last one even after adding commission. A truly rare badge and 100% correct. There were indeed some other Gems...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 13-10-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 248
Posted By Mike B
Excellent - as an interested observer I was...

Excellent - as an interested observer I was wondering what they look like.
Nice to see such a comprehensive set of insignia - including the fake you draw attention too - which next to an original...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 03-10-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By Mike B
Jon is the daddy on this but I do wonder on what...

Jon is the daddy on this but I do wonder on what scale Commandos (and others) broke the rules. We know Printed Ordnance issue was the official issue from circa 1942, but the numbers of red on black...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 02-10-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By Mike B
Just for clarification - in the image of the...

Just for clarification - in the image of the backs it is the top which looks possibly good
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 02-10-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By Mike B
see below - duplicate post

see below - duplicate post
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 02-10-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By Mike B
I agree with arrestingu There is quite a lot of...

I agree with arrestingu
There is quite a lot of rubbish spouted about ME Cdo badges, and variations do exist.
However, to be safe and sound the tell tale signs are as illustrated in the attached...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 30-09-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By Mike B
As much a joke as Wallace and Gromit

As much a joke as Wallace and Gromit
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 30-09-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By Mike B
IT'S A STATE OF MIND

A real achievement
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3M5nB-5TaUM
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 30-09-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 166
Posted By Mike B
A LITTLE LIGHT VIEWING

Some nice insignia shots
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R41AOaI5cHw
Enjoy
Mike
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 29-09-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 410
Posted By Mike B
Nicely summed up Paul - informative,...

Nicely summed up Paul - informative, constructive, sharing scepticism in a positive way. It does in deed all look very dubious. If there is no further context Roy, I would avoid too.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 21-09-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 375
Posted By Mike B
Thank you Mark and Leigh - interesting research ...

Thank you Mark and Leigh - interesting research
A useful thread Matti.
Mike
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 21-09-20, 04:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 375
Posted By Mike B
Not 4 Commando - colours before standardisation...

Not 4 Commando - colours before standardisation to red on black were pink and pale blue on black.

Colours are as Reconnaissance Corps perhaps - Yellow on Green
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 20-09-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 375
Posted By Mike B
Very strange as IV is Roman Numeral for '4' - 9th...

Very strange as IV is Roman Numeral for '4' - 9th would be IX - goodness knows what the logic was? - A unit within the Battalion? or some other explanation?
Mike
Forum: Off topic 20-09-20, 04:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By Mike B
Thank you for your excellent memorial piece on...

Thank you for your excellent memorial piece on Operation Market Garden
https://arnhemjim.blogspot.com/p/operation-market-garden.html
Mike
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 17-09-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By Mike B
Very nice items as ever - the LRDG badge looks to...

Very nice items as ever - the LRDG badge looks to have been housed on that cap for decades ...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 16-09-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By Mike B
Value rises if items are kept together to add...

Value rises if items are kept together to add context - it is unwise to split items into small lots in my opinion - value rises exponentially as items are grouped to provide context, eg an image of...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 15-09-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By Mike B
Click on image to top right of home page brings...

Click on image to top right of home page brings it up for me - hope it works for others. I have two copies of each volume - one to work from, the other to retain unopened. Personally I would not be...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 08-09-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By Mike B
I agree with Steve - but THE man on these is Jon...

I agree with Steve - but THE man on these is Jon 188 - Suggest you let him know of the the post or PM him. All the best - Mike
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 08-09-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 727
Posted By Mike B
Thanks for sharing ... interesting badge that...

Thanks for sharing ... interesting badge that resembles Mike's large badge in style.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 07-09-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By Mike B
Interesting thread - like Rafal, waiting for more...

Interesting thread - like Rafal, waiting for more - including the early 'cloud canopy' pattern
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 07-09-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 727
Posted By Mike B
Very nicely done ... a lovely collection well...

Very nicely done ... a lovely collection well displayed
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