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Forum: Indian Badges 07-07-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By peter monahan
Better eyes, or more patience than I! Thank you...

Better eyes, or more patience than I! Thank you for that necessary correction.

OTOH, you are completely correct: it is the moustaches which really count. ;)
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-07-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 91
Posted By peter monahan
This organization is responsible for security at...

This organization is responsible for security at the Legislative Building, aka 'Queen's Park' in Toronto, which is the capital of Ontario. As opposed to Ottawa, also in Ontario, which is the capital...
Forum: Indian Badges 05-07-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 115
Posted By peter monahan
None of them appear to be wearing any medal...

None of them appear to be wearing any medal ribbons. Neither battalion saw any action during their brief existance.

This Wiki entry provides an interesting if perhaps not very flattering...
Forum: Indian Badges 05-07-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 162
Posted By peter monahan
They both look quite dastardly enough to be...

They both look quite dastardly enough to be capable of anything. Or am I projecting? ;)
Forum: Indian Badges 28-06-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 111
Posted By peter monahan
Than you, Henk. :)

Than you, Henk. :)
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 27-06-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 102
Posted By peter monahan
My guess, and that's all it is: club badge for a...

My guess, and that's all it is: club badge for a 'B... Hunt Club'. Baroda, Bombay, Bangalore, Bareilly...

I'm basing that on the driving whip and rifle but I'm not sure why the badge has 'Indian'...
Forum: Indian Badges 27-06-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 99
Posted By peter monahan
I suspect you have considered the various States...

I suspect you have considered the various States Forces by now.

The top left badge is almost certainly 'His Highness A...' - fairly obvious but not much help.

Kashmir had a number of units...
Forum: Indian Badges 27-06-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 111
Posted By peter monahan
The short answer is 'yes'. The 8th was created...

The short answer is 'yes'. The 8th was created in 1922 from 6 Punjabi regiments and in WWII had 11 active and 4 training battalions. They would all have worn this badge.

In 1947 the non-Muslim...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 14-06-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By peter monahan
The 19th Punjabis, IA, were never a LI regiment. ...

The 19th Punjabis, IA, were never a LI regiment. It was raised in 1857, from loyal remnants of two police battalions, as the 7th Regiment of Punjab Infantry. It was designated as the 19th Punjabis...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 12-06-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By peter monahan
The chalice in the center is interesting and...

The chalice in the center is interesting and probably significant. I'm going to guess a Catholic labour organization and, from the language and tricolours in the center, probably French rather than ...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-06-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By peter monahan
One of the 'eastern' fraternal organizations? A...

One of the 'eastern' fraternal organizations? A Shriner's band member's emblem for his fez or some such? I'm reaching a bit, but there are some weird and wonderful outfits out there. :)
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-06-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 373
Posted By peter monahan
I'd be surprised if the bugle horn were American....

I'd be surprised if the bugle horn were American. They don't seem to have taken in the tradition which associates Light Infantry / Chasseurs / Jagers with hunting horns. The style looks...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 03-06-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 200
Posted By peter monahan
Possibly used by a Boer artillery unit?

Possibly used by a Boer artillery unit?
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 03-06-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By peter monahan
I think I remember the Stalags, at least in WWII,...

I think I remember the Stalags, at least in WWII, being numbered using Roman Numeral - such as 'XI/I.

In WWI, the XI Army Corps (Cassel) had three camps, one for officers and the other two of...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 02-06-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By peter monahan
I agree - the 'horseshoe' fitting is meant to go...

I agree - the 'horseshoe' fitting is meant to go into the button hole on a suit lapel. Although why we have that buttonhole is a different mystery, since the matching button has been gone for at...
Forum: Indian Badges 30-05-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By peter monahan
Cheers! I found the talk online and...

Cheers!

I found the talk online and listened to parts of it. Not a gifted natural speaker but very interesting material indeed. I'll check this out.
Forum: Indian Badges 29-05-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By peter monahan
On the same topic, was anyone here able to attend...

On the same topic, was anyone here able to attend / see / hear the presentation at the IWM on the topic of the RIASC at Dunkirk. I'm really hoping there will be some sort of summary made available...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-05-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By peter monahan
Here is a link to a rather nice group of medals...

Here is a link to a rather nice group of medals and orders worn by a Trooper in the CNMR, who also happened to be the Governor of Bihar and the United Provinces.
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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-05-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By peter monahan
The C.N. Mounted Rifles were part of what became...

The C.N. Mounted Rifles were part of what became the 'Auxiliary Force India' - a militia made up of 'Europeans' [British] residents of India. The AF units, especially the cavalry and MR ones, were...
Forum: Indian Badges 19-05-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By peter monahan
In a nutshell, sir.

In a nutshell, sir.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 18-05-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By peter monahan
Posted in error.

Posted in error.
Forum: Indian Badges 18-05-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By peter monahan
The lugs are pretty typical of locally made...

The lugs are pretty typical of locally made [India, maybe Egypt] badges, back in the day and now. But I agree with Mike that this doesn't look like a British or Indian bugle.

And nothing says...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 16-05-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By peter monahan
I will admit to having created a version of the...

I will admit to having created a version of the 17/21st motto on a backing plate for somebody's steam punk outfit. But in card, so only the silhouette was the same. Mea Culpa.
Forum: Indian Badges 07-05-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By peter monahan
Thank you, Tim. I was never lucky enough to get...

Thank you, Tim. I was never lucky enough to get a copy of the first one. :(

Peter
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-05-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By peter monahan
'Anansi', the spider, is an important figure in...

'Anansi', the spider, is an important figure in West African mythology: the storyteller and some times trickster, escaping his enemies or problems through cunning.
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