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Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 22-09-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 204
Posted By Ray6930
Answers on a postcard

Has anyone got a clue as to what this might be.
As can be seen in comparison to a cap badge, it is too small for split Officer’s cap badge.
Fitting is similar to RMLI horn for the button boss and,...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 27-08-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 986
Posted By Ray6930
Display

If you want the display to tell a story of the Corps and, going by the badges you’ve listed, I am guessing circa 1900 onwards, I would suggest:

Queens Crown Helmet Plate central, RMA top left RMLI...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 05-08-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 587
Posted By Ray6930
Some

Afternoon Mike.
Am pretty sure there are some bandies on the forum, certainly at least 2 who transferred from the band to the Corps as well.
I believe the band has a similar forum but don’t have a...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 04-08-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 587
Posted By Ray6930
RM & Commando

Pat
Your assumption was not necessarily wrong. Royal Marines and Royal Marine Commandos, when formed, wore that same cap badge - it was the colour of the beret that changed for Commandos.
In my...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 07-07-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,439
Posted By Ray6930
Appreciated

Thanks Mike
Really appreciate prompt response. Just spotted it this morning on EvilBay with some other WWI bits - they look okay and medals attributed to a Bootneck but items do not necessarily...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 07-07-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,439
Posted By Ray6930
Just wondering

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Appreciate pictures are not clearest but was wondering if, from what you can see, is this one likely to be a fake?
Ray
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 26-05-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By Ray6930
Ahh that’s a shame

Thanks for the input Simon. I quess another way of narrowing down the correct era would be if I could discover when the size/design of the badge changed.

Whilst initially happy from Ritchie’s...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 26-05-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By Ray6930
Dating a cloth badge

I am wondering if anyone who is knowledgeable in respect of cloth badges would be able to determine the era a badge comes from by the way it is constructed?...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-05-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 472
Posted By Ray6930
KC

I would add that the red & white one features what appears to be Kings Crowns, so that one might be earlier than the labelled ones?
Ray
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-05-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 472
Posted By Ray6930
Many thanks

Thanks for that Tim.
The labels that are there predates this regs issue but I am guessing the colours mentioned would still apply. Not sure about the red & white ‘fancy’ one. Can’t find that in...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 23-05-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By Ray6930
Red is right?

Thanks Ritchie. If I am reading your post correctly, the one I have is therefore Naval because of the red circle.
It is large so it could well be the right badge for the RMLI medical unit?
Ray
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-05-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 472
Posted By Ray6930
Quick

Thanks Alan - you were quicker than a quickfit fitter there.
Presumably the variations were different regimental bands. Am I right in them being on the shoulder?
Ray
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 23-05-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By Ray6930
RMLI Medical unit

Recently I read a thread on the 'Once a Marine ...' site, and reproduce aspects of it here:
The interesting wedding photo (shown below) has a very poignant quality to it.
The bridegroom looks so...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-05-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 472
Posted By Ray6930
Wings - but not as you know them

I bought a large bundle of cloth pieces off of evilbay recently just to get one RM badge.
Now looking to clear the rest out and will probably stick them back on where they come from as I have no...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 15-05-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 842
Posted By Ray6930
The good, the bad & the ugly

Hi Irv
Not sure on the first one as I don’t have my reference books to hand to check the pattern of the globe and laurel, certainly done more neatly than a lot of the copies of that badge.
The...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 26-02-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By Ray6930
SBS

Morning. As far as I am aware they do not wear No1 blues and being a mixed unit now ‘best’ dress is Lovats for Bootnecks and the equivalent for Army ranks. There’s a bronze collar badge and SBS title...
Forum: General Topics. 24-07-18, 06:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,434
Posted By Ray6930
Thanks

Thank you one and all.
My son has put it onto Facebook and hopefully it will spread, with enough signatures coming through in time
Forum: General Topics. 22-07-18, 06:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,434
Posted By Ray6930
Reburial of British seaman

This is a link to a petition - which I hope is not against forum rules to post
https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/212957

I am not asking anyone to sign it but just to read what it is about...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 15-04-18, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 839
Posted By Ray6930
Reply from museum

Bit of a double negative. They feel the badges are both composites from other badges but their collection is too vast to search for which badges, and the museum is shut for 2 years (moving into...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 12-04-18, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 839
Posted By Ray6930
Officer Picture

Attached 2 pictures from the book. Not done to try and convince anyone that mine is a good ‘un but drawing attention to the fact that here we seem to have two badges that appear in pictures but not...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 11-04-18, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By Ray6930
QVC Helmet Plate - good or bad?

This one cost a heck of a lot more than the presentation one but I have my doubts about it now that I have taken it apart for cleaning. To me it looks okay from the front when all together but when...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 11-04-18, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 435
Posted By Ray6930
Another RM badge for interest/comment

Got this one at a local auction. Construction looks good to me. Museum felt hole above GIBRALTAR scroll would be for plumes thus making it Bandmaster’s plate - and that being in glass case with...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 11-04-18, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 448
Posted By Ray6930
RM badge for interest/comment

This one (Iceland WWII) is mentioned in Bailey’s pamphlet and (from there?) in John’s book.
Both cast doubt on whether it existed other than on painted signs.
The pamphlet obviously has a drawing...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 11-04-18, 08:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 839
Posted By Ray6930
Thanks

John. Grateful for your input. Must admit I thought the first one must be KC plate before lettering isolated and that the obviously added crown/chopped anchor suggested a none official badge....
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 04-04-18, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 839
Posted By Ray6930
Odd RM badges

Wondering if anyone can offer thoughts/opinions on these. Have sent pictures of both to the museum but thought I'd pick the forum's collective brain whilst awaiting a reply.
First an oddity owned by...
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