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Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 30-03-20, 12:48 AM
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Posted By atillathenunns
Just out of interest, the first British Empire...

Just out of interest, the first British Empire Medal was awarded to Sergeant Archibald Forbes McLeod, Service No. 3388.
Sergeant McLeod was awarded his BEM as a NZ Fitter in charge of A Squadrons...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 30-03-20, 12:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By atillathenunns
Hi Timmy, I was very tempted when your hat badge...

Hi Timmy, I was very tempted when your hat badge came up for auction.

Correct me if I am wrong, as I have it recorded as formally belonging to Sergeant John Llewellyn Dorrian Davis, Service No....
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 19-02-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,465
Posted By atillathenunns
Hi Edy, nice work, I concur, 2nd pattern is a...

Hi Edy, nice work, I concur, 2nd pattern is a good way of referring to this variation of shoulder title.
What is noticeable is that they all have footings at the top and bottom of the "D".

I...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 18-02-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 166
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Posted By atillathenunns
The forum is all about sharing information, and...

The forum is all about sharing information, and it doesn’t get any better than cracking the mysteries of the LRP/LRDG badges.
If people don’t want to share, that’s fine too.

As for me, I haven’t...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 17-02-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,465
Posted By atillathenunns
It is indeed a very secretive world of Special...

It is indeed a very secretive world of Special Forces collecting, and it really shouldn't be.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 17-02-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,465
Posted By atillathenunns
Being able to identify them from the period...

Being able to identify them from the period photos and genuine provenance is everything.

I have supplied 3 genuine variations that are very similar but are not a match to the Swende shoulder...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 15-02-20, 11:59 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,465
Posted By atillathenunns
Edy, I find it quite amusing, given that I don’t...

Edy, I find it quite amusing, given that I don’t own any LRDG shoulder titles, just how many genuine variations of shoulder titles we have been able to identify between us.
I am not sure, but...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 15-02-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,465
Posted By atillathenunns
The LRDG title on Pg.193 with the downward spike...

The LRDG title on Pg.193 with the downward spike at the end of the “G.” has all it letters in what I can only best describe as a “Bookman Old Style” font.

I have the following picture dated...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 15-02-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 166
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Posted By atillathenunns
It is worth considering the rarity and the...

It is worth considering the rarity and the importance of the first pattern LRDG shoulder titles.
The change from LRP to LRDG took place in December 1940, and the SAS were not formed until the 1st...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 15-02-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 166
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Posted By atillathenunns
The following picture is taken from page 200 of...

The following picture is taken from page 200 of the excellent book "The Kiwi Scorpions" by Brendon O'Carroll, it shows 2 first pattern LRDG shoulder titles sitting on top of the owners pay book....
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 15-02-20, 04:50 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,465
Posted By atillathenunns
Thanks for sharing Edy, this is what the forum is...

Thanks for sharing Edy, this is what the forum is all about, lets hope those who have criticised Swende’s badges do the honourable thing and share the LRDG badges in their collections.

I too have...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 13-02-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,465
Posted By atillathenunns
An original pair of shoulder titles to a known...

An original pair of shoulder titles to a known officer.

218803

This one belongs to a New Zealand officer, as can be seen he has used a slip on LRDG shoulder title.

218804
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 13-02-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,465
Posted By atillathenunns
Hi Edy, I am still interested in your thoughts as...

Hi Edy, I am still interested in your thoughts as to why Swende's shoulder title is still not sewn to the shoulder board, it just seems illogical that it would be removed from an officers slip on...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 12-02-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,465
Posted By atillathenunns
I believe the correct terminology is hubbing.

I believe the correct terminology is hubbing.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 11-02-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 166
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Posted By atillathenunns
Come on Keith, you must have seen the small...

Come on Keith, you must have seen the small indentations that separate the letters on shoulder titles, you must have noticed that they help spread the letters on curved shoulder titles, they are...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 10-02-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,465
Posted By atillathenunns
Another die-struck badge from Mayer and Toye...

Another die-struck badge from Mayer and Toye (mentioned post #124) who only die stamp badges, they don't cast badges.

218633
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 10-02-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,465
Posted By atillathenunns
They are die struck. To be honest I have only...

They are die struck.
To be honest I have only seen lots of Gaunt dies for die striking, I even own one.
Perhaps the question we should be asking, has anyone seen or got a Gaunt casting die they...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 10-02-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,465
Posted By atillathenunns
Ill be honest, I am always looking for proof and...

Ill be honest, I am always looking for proof and a better understanding, and I do tend to push peoples buttons, but I am only trying to see if there is any substance behind these "opinions", but...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 10-02-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,465
Posted By atillathenunns
Genuine answer. Yes, I have supplied a photo of a...

Genuine answer. Yes, I have supplied a photo of a die stamped badge with flat back in post #124.

The following WW1 NZ Pioneer badges are all British made and are all die struck, you could say...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 08-02-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By atillathenunns
The NZ thread, which unfortunately is missing a...

The NZ thread, which unfortunately is missing a number of replies when the forum was reset.

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=75048
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 08-02-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By atillathenunns
Yes this badge was sold recently here in New...

Yes this badge was sold recently here in New Zealand, for around $7000 NZd from memory, it has its own thread in the NZ section of this forum.
I have the black tankers beret that belonged to the...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 08-02-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,465
Posted By atillathenunns
While at the badge makers on Friday, who only do...

While at the badge makers on Friday, who only do die stamping, no casting at all, I made sure that I had all my facts right.
You can stamp a brass sheet into a negative die that will leave a...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 08-02-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,465
Posted By atillathenunns
I would be most interested to see a picture...

I would be most interested to see a picture showing the back of this badge.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 08-02-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,465
Posted By atillathenunns
A bit of a hard one to make a call on, as it is...

A bit of a hard one to make a call on, as it is not the usual slip on that was issued to the ordinary ranks.
Non slip on suggests to me that it is an officers issue, and the most obvious question is...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 08-02-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,465
Posted By atillathenunns
I think if you read my posts, you will find I...

I think if you read my posts, you will find I have only declared one badge as “verified as genuine” because it belonged to David Lloyd Owen, and incredibly it turned out to be a cast badge. If you...
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