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Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 20-09-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 136
Posted By Milmed
yep that's the one. thanks for posting a pic. I...

yep that's the one. thanks for posting a pic. I still need to add that one to my small collection of Commonwealth nursing insignia
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 19-09-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 136
Posted By Milmed
Hi BC, Will need to look through my archives,...

Hi BC,
Will need to look through my archives, but I clearly remember a cloth badge on ruby/maroon colour. It may or may not have also been in silver bullion wire.

If I find a picture I will post...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 19-09-20, 04:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 136
Posted By Milmed
Terry, You will find the lugged one is slightly...

Terry,
You will find the lugged one is slightly smaller than the slider one as it is a collar badge.

There are essentially 3 sets to these badges.
Silvered white metal cap and collars with KC...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 06-09-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By Milmed
I'm with Terry on this one. Silver numbered...

I'm with Terry on this one. Silver numbered badges were to identify ATS personnel in civvy dress.

I think there are un-numbered brass badges which may have been given out post war to show service.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 04-09-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 566
Posted By Milmed
Hi Terry, It has been my understanding that...

Hi Terry,
It has been my understanding that that is a standard 'bomb' used by artillery, engineers and fusiliers at some point in time.... i.e. no difference in flames. Only the later lager badge...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 03-09-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 566
Posted By Milmed
Strange badge. Why put an artillery grenade on a...

Strange badge. Why put an artillery grenade on a medical related badge. Looks like an item of fiction....
Forum: Air Force 03-09-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 113
Posted By Milmed
Looks like a made up uniform. A white dinner...

Looks like a made up uniform.
A white dinner jacket with SAAF wings, RAF shoulder boards and possibly a fictitious grouping of medals...

Just my observation.
Forum: The Home Front 27-08-20, 04:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By Milmed
Terry, Yes it is a BRCS long service medal (18...

Terry,
Yes it is a BRCS long service medal (18 years I believe). The SJAB also has service medals.
The VAD was a combined BRCS/SJAB, so they would be entitled to the long service medal of there...
Forum: Military Buttons 25-08-20, 04:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By Milmed
Hi Roy, If you do a search on google for "Royal...

Hi Roy,
If you do a search on google for "Royal Accra Militia" the hits you get refers to your button, but if you search for "Accra Militia" then we find reference via google books to a native...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 25-08-20, 04:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 285
Posted By Milmed
#6 is a French PTI breast badge. Looks like a...

#6 is a French PTI breast badge. Looks like a current one with those clutch pins
Forum: Army 22-08-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By Milmed
Yes it is cool that she served, but so did my...

Yes it is cool that she served, but so did my Gran. She was a WAAF and their brother was in the SAAF (Radio operator). Their father also served during WWI in German South West Africa campaign and...
Forum: Army 22-08-20, 05:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By Milmed
Hi Terry, It is WAAS - Women's Auxiliary Army...

Hi Terry,
It is WAAS - Women's Auxiliary Army Service.
Size sounds about right. Collars same size as cap badge but are a facing pair.

Are roughly two designs (different manufacturers) and both...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 16-08-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By Milmed
Hi Terry, There was a QARNNS and a...

Hi Terry,
There was a QARNNS and a QARNNS(Reserve). The tippet badges can be seen as rank badges, so there is a whole variety of them based on the rank of the nurse. The QARNNS wore gold bullion...
Forum: The Home Front 11-08-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By Milmed
Button hole badge for male members and brooch pin...

Button hole badge for male members and brooch pin for female members. Nice to find both together... well done
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-08-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 285
Posted By Milmed
Its a post war Senior Girl Guides uniform -...

Its a post war Senior Girl Guides uniform - similar to war time battledress jacket with beret showing London area/district enamel badge worn over two pieces of colored felt. Badge on tie is a GG...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-08-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By Milmed
South African Service Corps WWI helmet flash...

South African Service Corps WWI helmet flash (Stripes worn vertically)
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 03-08-20, 05:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 282
Posted By Milmed
Collars are German and Administrative branch, so...

Collars are German and Administrative branch, so could be earlier or one of the Ocean Liners. Definitely not medical.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 03-08-20, 04:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 435
Posted By Milmed
Hi Terry, I believe those two patches are post...

Hi Terry,
I believe those two patches are post war (1950's) British Red Cross VAD pocket batches.

Steven
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 02-08-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 282
Posted By Milmed
German Kriegsmarine Administration branch ...

German Kriegsmarine Administration branch

Note: This Caduceus is always confused with a medical caduceus badge
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 29-07-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By Milmed
If it were mine I would give it a good clean and...

If it were mine I would give it a good clean and see what comes up. It may well be very tarnished white metal.

I have also some some white metal badges with a coat of lacquer on that has yellowed...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 25-07-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By Milmed
Hi Alex, Not sure as to value. They were pretty...

Hi Alex,
Not sure as to value. They were pretty common on the ground 20 or so years ago and they do still turn up.

Steven
Forum: General Topics 25-07-20, 03:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By Milmed
ILI - Imperial Light Infantry

ILI - Imperial Light Infantry
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 25-07-20, 03:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By Milmed
Italian colonial officers cross belt device

Italian colonial officers cross belt device
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-07-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By Milmed
This looks like a possible girl guides badge,...

This looks like a possible girl guides badge, maybe air guides
Forum: The Home Front 21-07-20, 04:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By Milmed
Point up in this Getty image

Point up in this Getty image
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