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Forum: General Topics 24-11-21, 12:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By fairlie63
Hello Golfer, Welcome to the forum. ...

Hello Golfer,

Welcome to the forum.

Your uniform looks to be that of an officer, and to my eyes he has Royal Artillery collar badges, making him most likely British and possibly mid to later in...
Forum: General Topics 07-11-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,681
Posted By fairlie63
Is the 'V' marked bayonet dated? If so prior...

Is the 'V' marked bayonet dated?

If so prior to 1911 it may stand for Commonwealth Military Forces Victoria, or District Command, Victoria.

The military districts in Australia were not numbered...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 04-11-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By fairlie63
Badges on Battledress by Jon Mills, our very own...

Badges on Battledress by Jon Mills, our very own Postwarden.
Forum: General Topics 30-10-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By fairlie63
The bottom badge was authorised by Military Order...

The bottom badge was authorised by Military Order (MO) 395/1916 and was for personnel who had qualified for the Badge, Discharged Returned Soldier and had re-enlisted, or been appointed to a unit in...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 21-10-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 948
Posted By fairlie63
Wow, a real 1st Hants RGA. Definitely jealous. ...

Wow, a real 1st Hants RGA. Definitely jealous.

Nice lot all up.

Keith
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 13-10-21, 11:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,169
Posted By fairlie63
:D:D

:D:D
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 12-10-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,169
Posted By fairlie63
Ta. I don't suppose anybody has one of the...

Ta. I don't suppose anybody has one of the grenades with South Africa scroll just laying around looking for a new home?
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 11-10-21, 11:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,169
Posted By fairlie63
Thanks Brian and Madziro. Are the grenade...

Thanks Brian and Madziro.

Are the grenade collar badges not bearing the scroll SOUTH AFRICA for these officers or was that the SAFA who wore those.

Regards, Keith
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 05-10-21, 11:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By fairlie63
PM sent Simon. Cheers, Keith

PM sent Simon.

Cheers, Keith
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-10-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By fairlie63
I think the rosette may be off the chin chain on...

I think the rosette may be off the chin chain on the blue cloth Home Service helmet.

Keith
Forum: Formation Signs and Unit Colour Patches 17-09-21, 11:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 277
Posted By fairlie63
Hi Dob, I think No 4 might be HQ 3 Aust...

Hi Dob,

I think No 4 might be HQ 3 Aust Corps - it looks black not dark blue and is of a material I would associate with Western Australian manufacture, not anything that a very rare 1 Aust Corps...
Forum: General Topics 27-08-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,508
Posted By fairlie63
Hard to tell whether your photo is 2 Aust Pioneer...

Hard to tell whether your photo is 2 Aust Pioneer Bn or II. ANZAC Cyclist Bn.

In either of these cases it would be the bombers badge and not the trench mortar badge.
Forum: General Topics 27-08-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,508
Posted By fairlie63
A list of copper oxidised badges for the AIF from...

A list of copper oxidised badges for the AIF from a quick glance through the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette.

Contracts for these were accepted between October 1914 and February 1916:
Crown,...
Forum: General Topics 24-08-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,508
Posted By fairlie63
Not at all. Between 1918 and 1930 the CMF wore...

Not at all. Between 1918 and 1930 the CMF wore oxidised badges. The PMF wore gilding metal/brass.
Forum: General Topics 23-08-21, 11:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By fairlie63
Hello Roy, That badge is not of the material...

Hello Roy,

That badge is not of the material that the unofficial embroidered badges worn in Australia was commonly made of but...

On 29 June 1943 6th Aust Tank Attack Battery issued an order...
Forum: General Topics 22-08-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,508
Posted By fairlie63
Hi Martin, The grenade might also be the mid...

Hi Martin,

The grenade might also be the mid blue flame on purplish ball commonly worn by trench mortar gunners of the AIF. Interesting photo. I can't identify the colour patch but the officer...
Forum: Formation Signs and Unit Colour Patches 15-08-21, 10:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By fairlie63
1. Going by the type of cloth it is probably the...

1. Going by the type of cloth it is probably the first pattern RAA 9th Aust Division 1940-42. Worn with the colour break diagonally, some units worn it blue to the front, others red to the front....
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 14-08-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,837
Posted By fairlie63
There is no evidence the scout badge in any form...

There is no evidence the scout badge in any form was ever manufactured and supplied officially in the Australian Army despite MO 112/1909.

The scouts of 3rd Aust Light Horse Brigade in the Middle...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 09-08-21, 11:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By fairlie63
Railway Operating Companies. Red square,...

Railway Operating Companies.

Red square, purple diamond. Often with a brass numeral in the centre designating the company.

Keith
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 08-08-21, 11:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 733
Posted By fairlie63
Easily recognised in any case as one of the 'tall...

Easily recognised in any case as one of the 'tall orb' fakes that abound on ebay. In this example a fantasy fake because Warwickshire RHA(TF) didn't have the M, the Militia having been converted into...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 07-08-21, 12:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 770
Posted By fairlie63
Hi Billy, The gilt badge is possibly for an...

Hi Billy,

The gilt badge is possibly for an officer of the permanent Royal New Zealand Artillery in undress from about 1911 until 1949, although there may be some gaps in that period, and worn by...
Forum: General Topics 25-07-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,508
Posted By fairlie63
Ah, thanks.

Ah, thanks.
Forum: General Topics 25-07-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,508
Posted By fairlie63
Wow, nice to see one, thanks for putting the...

Wow, nice to see one, thanks for putting the image up.

I can't locate the original thread on this but I recall putting up a link to a National Archives of Australia file about a dealer in trouble...
Forum: General Topics 24-07-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,508
Posted By fairlie63
I think Dan is correct, the Contracts Accepted...

I think Dan is correct, the Contracts Accepted for manufacture of items of insignia for the AIF during the early part of the war definitely show many of the trade/rank/proficiency badges to have been...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-07-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By fairlie63
ORBAT 6 Aust Div at Tobruch doesn't show any...

ORBAT 6 Aust Div at Tobruch doesn't show any Corps units attached so it is possible that these are men of 2/8 Aust Fd Coy which was originally Corps Troops before transferring to 6 Aust Div to...
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