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Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 14-07-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By Jim Maclean
They look like a logical progression, the DG with...

They look like a logical progression, the DG with lightning flashes being based upon the electrical branch badges and the torpedo/missile based upon the Operator/Mechanic badges that replaced them in...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 12-06-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 471
Posted By Jim Maclean
No vested interest there then.

No vested interest there then.
Forum: Off topic 29-05-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 613
Posted By Jim Maclean
Pure class, lovely to see again.

Pure class, lovely to see again.
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 16-03-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 328
Posted By Jim Maclean
I believe it's Chief Aircraft Engineer...

I believe it's Chief Aircraft Engineer (Airframes), others being Engines (E), Ordnance (O), Electrical (L) and Radio (R).
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 31-01-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By Jim Maclean
Are all your adverts so difficult to view?

Are all your adverts so difficult to view?
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 31-01-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,261
Posted By Jim Maclean
P.M. sent.

P.M. sent.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-01-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By Jim Maclean
May well be the National Cadet Corps of India.

May well be the National Cadet Corps of India.
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 01-12-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,053
Posted By Jim Maclean
There is a wealth of information on many things...

There is a wealth of information on many things Royal Navy on a site owned by Godfrey Dykes. Particularly interesting I found was the section on RN Warrant Officers and the total lack of equivalence...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 30-11-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,053
Posted By Jim Maclean
Difficult one, white on black embroidered was...

Difficult one, white on black embroidered was worn on pongo type jumpers. I've never seen red on black.
I think white on black was worn on battledress.
Definitely pre 1970.
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 29-11-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,053
Posted By Jim Maclean
The parachute wings worn by the Royal Navy as far...

The parachute wings worn by the Royal Navy as far as I know have always been the "full" wings.

The "Lightbulb" has a different significance in the R.N., being SPAG and being worn on the right cuff...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 10-11-19, 01:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 472
Posted By Jim Maclean
All you need do is check out his bidders.

All you need do is check out his bidders.
Forum: The Home Front 30-09-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By Jim Maclean
Often one of the ensigns is flown by visiting...

Often one of the ensigns is flown by visiting vessels as a courtesy flag, this is incorrect.

The correct courtesy flag for foreign vessels visiting the UK is the Union flag.
Forum: Off topic 20-12-18, 10:18 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 8,940
Posted By Jim Maclean
Show me that one please.

Show me that one please.
Forum: Off topic 15-12-18, 08:39 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 8,940
Posted By Jim Maclean
Spot on High Wood.

Spot on High Wood.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 10-08-18, 09:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,942
Posted By Jim Maclean
I have one of these brass para badges which...

I have one of these brass para badges which appears the same as the original posted, that is exactly down to the strange detail on the loops. I also have a badge that has been plated that is apart...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 08-08-17, 09:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,355
Posted By Jim Maclean
Maybe something subliminal going on but wasn't...

Maybe something subliminal going on but wasn't Les Battersby a Corrie character?
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 18-07-17, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,051
Posted By Jim Maclean
You didn't miss it by much. I was on Danae...

You didn't miss it by much. I was on Danae from1975 to 1977 when we paid off after the Review. Originally we were to be W.I. Guard Ship so carried a Bootie detachment. The plans changed but the...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 08-07-17, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By Jim Maclean
I think it may well be the die sinker's initial....

I think it may well be the die sinker's initial. Some Welsh Guards badges have an initial on one of the fronds.
Forum: Off topic 08-06-17, 10:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,184
Posted By Jim Maclean
What is your point?

What is your point?
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 27-05-17, 01:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 758
Posted By Jim Maclean
The top jacket button looks as though it is...

The top jacket button looks as though it is black, I think the other two have a reflection.
There does not appear to be any rank badge on the left sleeve so I would say that the cap badge is Class 3...
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 16-03-17, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 867
Posted By Jim Maclean
As an ERA4 he was a Petty Officer and would wear...

As an ERA4 he was a Petty Officer and would wear the appropriate uniform. Artificers in general did not wear branch badges. The red cap badge would have been worn by ERA5 and apprentices, in fact the...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 23-09-16, 08:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,009
Posted By Jim Maclean
Interestingly in post 4 the first photo appears...

Interestingly in post 4 the first photo appears to have been taken at the Clement-Talbot works. They were forerunners to Sunbeam Talbot and made armoured cars in WW1.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-08-16, 10:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,886
Posted By Jim Maclean
I was under the impression that "Ich Dien"...

I was under the impression that "Ich Dien" signified the military award.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-08-16, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,579
Posted By Jim Maclean
The South African Navy badge has as it's RN...

The South African Navy badge has as it's RN equivalent AB TAS(UW), that's Torpedo Anti-Submarine(Underwater Weapons). With a C below the device it is Underwater Controller which is sonar as opposed...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 31-07-16, 11:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,088
Posted By Jim Maclean
Dorset Police has mostly been associated with...

Dorset Police has mostly been associated with Hampshire Police due to Bournemouth changing counties. Devon is integrated with Cornwall Police as one force.
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