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Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 07-05-21, 10:39 AM
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Posted By nomadalpha
RM Cap/Beret Badges

Thank you 1664 - do you know the year when the Crown size changed to the smaller version?
When I joined the Corps, if was brass it was polished beyond belief! The anodised issue in '64 came straight...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 05-05-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By nomadalpha
Royal Marines Cap/Beret Badges

I have three RM cap/beret badges, in three different brass quality/colour. All with the King's Crown. Can anyone date the change of Crown size please?
The larger I suspect is the earlier. ...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 05-05-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By nomadalpha
Identity

This is from the Spanish Parachute Brigade.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 27-03-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 668
Posted By nomadalpha
I do remember that at the latter stage of WW2 ...

I do remember that at the latter stage of WW2 and just after, in Aldershot, all patients of the two local military hospitals [Cambridge and Louise Margaret], those who were permitted leave to go...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 13-03-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By nomadalpha
I did try the burn test, no melting at all, just...

I did try the burn test, no melting at all, just the flame. So guess all remains well. At the same time tested threads of a tombstone Combined Operations patch, also checked with the UV light, same...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 11-03-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By nomadalpha
Thank you for such a detailed response, greatly...

Thank you for such a detailed response, greatly appreciated. I have never been strong on UK militaria despite collecting since the late sixties. I've always leaned toward the foreign area. I'm at...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 11-03-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By nomadalpha
R.N. COMMANDO Title

On good advice I am posting photo of an R.N. COMMANDO title, embroidered pattern. There is no reaction to UV light. Can anyone date this please, and comment on whether I should class I as Good, Bad...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 22-02-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By nomadalpha
Appreciation for responses received - I have a...

Appreciation for responses received - I have a fair number of books to the Corps, mainly history, nothing on insignia. Still have my original titles and Bde signs issued 1957 though. Details seem to...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 21-02-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By nomadalpha
I have spent long hours looking for a link that...

I have spent long hours looking for a link that gave this information - I should have posted question straight away! Many thanks indeed!
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 21-02-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By nomadalpha
3 COMMANDO BDE TRF DATING

I am trying to tie down the dates of introduction of use for the shown TRF of 3 Commando Bde RM, and the combined version for CHF. I have these in both OD and SAND patterns. Can anyone help with the...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 12-11-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By nomadalpha
Uniform ID

Many thanks to all for your help - the family will appreciate it when I pass it on.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 12-11-20, 01:45 PM
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Views: 302
Posted By nomadalpha
UNIFORM ID

Hello Gerard,
Thank you for a rapid response, I know next to nothing about my Grandfather; my Father fought in WW1, Machine Gun Corps) and WW2(RAOC) so this could place this photo pre WW1I vaguely...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 12-11-20, 11:09 AM
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Views: 302
Posted By nomadalpha
Uniform ID?

Attached photograph of my Grandfather. Can anyone identify the uniform/Corps and date the period it would have been worn please.
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 02-05-16, 05:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,881
Posted By nomadalpha
I completed my commando course [at the then...

I completed my commando course [at the then Commando School RM, Bickleigh] in October 1957. Upon passing out as Kings Squad remained at RMB Eastney. Regular dress was No. 3's [Blues]. Battledress...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 30-03-12, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,268
Posted By nomadalpha
Royal Marines Commando -titles

These titles were certainly not in use in the 60s. I was issued mine [curved] ROYAL MARINES COMMANDO in 1957 at CSRM Bickleigh, I have oppos who joined before me 1953 and 1954 who wore the same. I...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 19-03-12, 03:14 PM
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Views: 613
Posted By nomadalpha
Royal Marines Light Infantry, South Africa.

RMLI beret badge on a 3-piece felt rosette, the white felt beneath the actual badge is a light blue, outer area sun faded white; looks as if original colours were all over light blue, white then red....
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 17-03-12, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 815
Posted By nomadalpha
Hello Marc Cyprus is a desert for collectors -...

Hello Marc
Cyprus is a desert for collectors - a couple of camping type stoes here in Paphos only. I have to 'import' from the real world you might say! I get back to UK once, maybe twice a year to...
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 17-03-12, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 815
Posted By nomadalpha
Hello from Cyprus

Having just got 'the bug' for British Commando insignias, I thought that I had better get orientated by some professionals!
Collecting now for some 40 years with various interest changes....
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 16-03-12, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,873
Posted By nomadalpha
The 'Civil War' parachutist badge, there a few...

The 'Civil War' parachutist badge, there a few variations but basically the same badge. A number of cheap looking copies were around in the 70s.
The following series first appeared in the late...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 16-03-12, 02:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,499
Posted By nomadalpha
This is a copy - the name on the back is in fact...

This is a copy - the name on the back is in fact VITTORIO PIOTTI, a sculpter by trade. Back in the 70's he produced a LOT of wartime [WW2] Italian special force type unit insignias - parachute...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 14-03-12, 08:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,893
Posted By nomadalpha
My first post! - I served in the Royal Marines...

My first post! - I served in the Royal Marines 1957-66 [41,42,45 Commandos and CTCRM]. We changed to Lovats in 1964, prior to this we also had a No 3 Dress, blues with red badging, the parachute...
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