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Forum: Formation Signs and Patches Today, 05:31 AM
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Posted By Mike Jackson
East Riding and Lincs District

Posted in response to a question about this sign - which may never have existed legitimately as an item to be worn on BD. Mike
194081
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 18-09-18, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By Mike Jackson
To me the embroidery of the lettering is a little...

To me the embroidery of the lettering is a little too "wobbly" to have been done by a machine. I fear that removal of the back may reveal
some Indian sub-continent spaghetti. If hand embroidered...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 17-09-18, 01:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 173
Posted By Mike Jackson
My thoughts precisely. This pair were given to...

My thoughts precisely. This pair were given to me by the wearer - a Capt RA in 7 Armd Bde. The backing is white. Mike
193959
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 17-09-18, 10:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 173
Posted By Mike Jackson
Here are some genuine examples which might be...

Here are some genuine examples which might be useful for the purposes of comparison. Mike.
193933193934
Forum: Cavalry and Armoured Units 17-09-18, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 157
Posted By Mike Jackson
The expansion of RCAC on the maple leaf is "Royal...

The expansion of RCAC on the maple leaf is "Royal Canadian Army Cadets" (Charles Edwards' Canadian Army Formation Signs 1939-1985, Nos 148a and 148b).
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 17-09-18, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 173
Posted By Mike Jackson
It looks fine to me. Mike

It looks fine to me. Mike
Forum: General Topics. 16-09-18, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 114
Posted By Mike Jackson
Fascinating. What are the two items in the first...

Fascinating. What are the two items in the first image under the 1st Armored Division patch? They look like electrical push switches. Mike
Forum: General Topics. 16-09-18, 06:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 501
Posted By Mike Jackson
When I saw it on stage in Streatham (early 1960s)...

When I saw it on stage in Streatham (early 1960s) the cast were wearing18 Inf Div formation signs - reasonably accurate given that the Division was wiped out in Singapore. Mike
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 14-09-18, 05:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By Mike Jackson
Once again - Many thanks. And...

Once again -


Many thanks. And apologies for this being posted under D Force history. Must be old age....!! Mike
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 14-09-18, 05:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 71
Posted By Mike Jackson
BCOF Japan

From "Heraldry in War" Lt Col Howard Cole, Third Edition, May 1950. The HQ BCOF sign (crown on dark blue square, with title scroll reading BRITISH COMMONWEALTH FORCES) was "worn on the right sleeve...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 14-09-18, 05:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By Mike Jackson
BCOF Japan

Comment on BCOF Japan
Forum: Indian Badges 11-09-18, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 163
Posted By Mike Jackson
Here's the same sign being worn by a member of...

Here's the same sign being worn by a member of 163 Regt RAC (formerly 13th Bn The Sherwood Foresters) in 267 Armd Bde, 43 Armd Div.
193597
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 10-09-18, 02:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 408
Posted By Mike Jackson
And an outstanding article it is too. I was...

And an outstanding article it is too. I was particularly interested in the example of the very large order placed for signs for 15 (S) inf Div. This formation was famous (notorious) for stressing...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 10-09-18, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 228
Posted By Mike Jackson
Dodecanese Force is a particularly desirable item...

Dodecanese Force is a particularly desirable item - an interesting operation at the tail end of the Second World War. Some information and good images in the link. Mike
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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-09-18, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By Mike Jackson
Agreed. Mike

Agreed. Mike
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 09-09-18, 05:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 408
Posted By Mike Jackson
"Lookin' out my back door"

These excellent formation and unit signs have just returned to UK after, probably, seven decades in the United States. Those of you who are CCR fans will recall the line, "Just got home from...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 09-09-18, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 129
Posted By Mike Jackson
I would say early 1960s - why in heaven's name...

I would say early 1960s - why in heaven's name did we have to have OGs starched. It made going on exercise or operations a real pleasure (in terms of practicality and comfort of dress!)
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 07-09-18, 01:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 100
Posted By Mike Jackson
Interesting formation (or unit) sign on front...

Interesting formation (or unit) sign on front mudguards - looks like a KC crown over figure 1, on a darker ground with vertical, lighter colour strips on each side of the crown. Could this be a...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 06-09-18, 08:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 564
Posted By Mike Jackson
Particularly nice examples - thanks for sharing...

Particularly nice examples - thanks for sharing them. Mike
Forum: Other Militaria 05-09-18, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By Mike Jackson
He'll be selling camo-knickers next?

He'll be selling camo-knickers next?
Forum: Indian Badges 05-09-18, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 163
Posted By Mike Jackson
I would go for 268 Indian Inf Bde and then take...

I would go for 268 Indian Inf Bde and then take my pick from 5th/1st Punjab Regt or 1st/5th Mahratta LI (obviously not the third battalion in the Brigade; 2nd/5th RGR). An expert on Indian Army...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 01-09-18, 04:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 564
Posted By Mike Jackson
25 Army Tk Bde

Here's another genuine example from my collection. Probably an Italian tailor's interpretation of "equilateral". Mike
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Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 31-08-18, 08:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 564
Posted By Mike Jackson
From an official WO publication (date not known,...

From an official WO publication (date not known, but probably late 1942):

34 Army Tk Bde: (Jun 42)

Two equilateral triangles meeting at the apices, the upper one inverted - the top triangle...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 30-08-18, 07:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,725
Posted By Mike Jackson
That is excellent - amazing that both items have...

That is excellent - amazing that both items have remained together. Mike

PS. My favourite version of 1 Commonwealth Division sign attached. I think most must have been washed away to...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 28-08-18, 05:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By Mike Jackson
Keith, I'm afraid I have nothing to offer, but...

Keith,
I'm afraid I have nothing to offer, but would be interested to know whether you have ever seen the badge of Raiding Forces Middle East in a form - metal or cloth - that could be worn on...
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