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Forum: Headdress 26-06-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 125
Posted By fairlie63
The manufacturer's marks would make an...

The manufacturer's marks would make an interesting collecting subject in themselves given the spread of the Empire in those days.

I wonder how fierce the competition was to provide outfitting,...
Forum: Formation Signs and Unit Colour Patches 23-06-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By fairlie63
Hi Pete, Correct on both accounts, the first...

Hi Pete,

Correct on both accounts, the first badge is of 1st Independent Infantry Brigade Group, and the second is Western Command, the 'dying duck' in the words of those who wore it.

About the...
Forum: General Topics. 21-06-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 207
Posted By fairlie63
Still waiting for a small packet from US posted...

Still waiting for a small packet from US posted about 30 March. Just received one from UK posted 28 March.
Keith
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 21-06-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By fairlie63
Totally agree, been a few years now since I...

Totally agree, been a few years now since I purchased from them but quality of service shone.

Keith
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 21-06-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By fairlie63
The E badge is an Australian Cadet Corps...

The E badge is an Australian Cadet Corps Efficiency badge, awarded for efficiency during the training year. It was worn two inches below the Australian Cadet Corps formation sign on both sleeves.
...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 18-06-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 184
Posted By fairlie63
Hello Expat, Repository was the movement,...

Hello Expat,

Repository was the movement, mounting and dismounting, etc, of artillery ordnance and carriages using manpower and basic mechanical aids such as rope tackle and pulleys, winches...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 18-06-20, 04:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By fairlie63
I might be wrong but isn't the author of that...

I might be wrong but isn't the author of that titles article our mate SAS1 who was banned and also is spending some time at Her Majesty's pleasure for fraud, theft, and some other offences?

Keith
Forum: General Topics. 17-06-20, 05:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 164
Posted By fairlie63
Well, I just today received a large letter...

Well, I just today received a large letter containing a postcard that was posted at the end of March 2020 in UK. They must be getting to the bottom of the pile, hopefully a couple more items posted...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 11-06-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 456
Posted By fairlie63
Hi Henk, It may be of interest to note in...

Hi Henk,

It may be of interest to note in regard to 3rd Light Horse Regiment in the Australian section that it was actually redesignated 9th Motor Regiment at the end of 1941.

The 9th/23rd...
Forum: Light Horse and Armoured (RAAC) 11-06-20, 04:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 160
Posted By fairlie63
Not 1st Cavalry Division Signal Squadron is it,...

Not 1st Cavalry Division Signal Squadron is it, inverted purple triangle. This unit was in Mesopotamia, off the top of my head, when it was broken up it was used to bring 1st Wireless Signal Squadron...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 02-06-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 660
Posted By fairlie63
The HAA regiments used (Mixed) in their title...

The HAA regiments used (Mixed) in their title during the war as well. I don't know about searchlight regiments during the war, many of the SL batteries in Air Defence of Great Britain were entirely...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 01-06-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 270
Posted By fairlie63
Great perseverance HW and a nice attribution if...

Great perseverance HW and a nice attribution if correct.

Keith
Forum: Corps, Branches and the Royal Canadian Artillery 01-06-20, 04:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 106
Posted By fairlie63
Thanks Phillip, that settles that! Cheers,...

Thanks Phillip, that settles that!

Cheers, Keith
Forum: Corps, Branches and the Royal Canadian Artillery 31-05-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 106
Posted By fairlie63
Thanks Bill, I didn't think so either but thought...

Thanks Bill, I didn't think so either but thought I'd better ask.

Regards, Keith
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 31-05-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 810
Posted By fairlie63
Australian School of Musketry instructor in 1918,...

Australian School of Musketry instructor in 1918, no idea if this is thick or thin SMLE.

Keith
Forum: Corps, Branches and the Royal Canadian Artillery 31-05-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 106
Posted By fairlie63
42 Fd Arty Regt RCA collar badges

Hello,

Are any of the Canadian collectors able to confirm if these Lanark and Renfrew Scottish collar badges are worn by 42 Fd Arty Regt RCA?
...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-05-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By fairlie63
Quite probably Victorian Rangers, an Australian...

Quite probably Victorian Rangers, an Australian unit.

Keith
Forum: General Topics 26-05-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By fairlie63
Try this Infanteer, from the Canadian Gazette - ...

Try this Infanteer, from the Canadian Gazette -

CAO 84-1 dated 25 August 1947
Dress Regulations for Officers and Other Ranks of the Canadian Army (Provisional):
Part 1 Section 11, Coloured...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 23-05-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 456
Posted By fairlie63
Hello Henk Yes, the Norman Litchfield...

Hello Henk

Yes, the Norman Litchfield Collection contained an officers die-stamped silver-plated example with 4th W. RIDING in the top scroll and YORKSHIRE RGA VOLUNTEERS in the lower scrolls.
...
Forum: All other Colonial Badges 22-05-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 233
Posted By fairlie63
Thanks GTB. Nice selection of badges, and...

Thanks GTB. Nice selection of badges, and uniforms.

Keith
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 22-05-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 456
Posted By fairlie63
Hi Henk About your point 5. I have seen a...

Hi Henk

About your point 5. I have seen a picture of the second badge you mention there. It is W.RIDING//QUO FAS/ETGLORIA/DUCUNT. Thus it does not mention if it is for I, II, II or IV (Howitzer)...
Forum: All other Colonial Badges 21-05-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 233
Posted By fairlie63
Thanks GTB, The RA No 1 Dress sergeant's gun...

Thanks GTB,

The RA No 1 Dress sergeant's gun appears to be exactly as you describe the AFM gun so I'm happy with that.

Availability, shame. I was hoping there would be plastic KC RMA badges...
Forum: All other Colonial Badges 21-05-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 233
Posted By fairlie63
I didn't realise until this week that the current...

I didn't realise until this week that the current Armed Forces of Malta still wear the anodised RMA collar badge and the gun in No 1 Dress. Is this gun exactly the same as the current RA No 1 Dress...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 18-05-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,537
Posted By fairlie63
I can't help you Sean because I don't collect...

I can't help you Sean because I don't collect that sort of thing but I can't help commenting on what a lovely badge it is that you show in your last post.

Keith
Forum: Headdress 16-05-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By fairlie63
I can see where you would draw attention to...

I can see where you would draw attention to yourself wearing that hat:D:D
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