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Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 28-05-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,474
Posted By Guzzman
Torpedo Badge

Finally, I have found a newspaper cutting which announced the introduction of this badge. Please see below.

A word of warning. Whilst I have been seeking information on this badge I have seen many...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 28-05-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,474
Posted By Guzzman
Torpedo Badge

Well, I have now found further information on the badge which goes to answer some of my questions and I will pass on the information for the benefit of others.

This badge was NOT worn by members...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 28-05-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,474
Posted By Guzzman
Torpedo Badge

Well, I have to admit it seems that I was wrong! I have, whilst looking for something else, come across the rules for wearing the Torpedo Badge - and it refers to stars AND bars!

I have attached...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 28-05-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,474
Posted By Guzzman
Torpedo Badge

Hi Trevor

I'm afraid a single torpedo badge with a star above has nothing to do with being torpedoed or mined five times. The survivors 'Torpedo Badge' was only ever issued without addition of any...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 24-05-20, 12:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 199
Posted By Guzzman
On a more serious note. I meant to add that...

On a more serious note.

I meant to add that the illustration came from 'Badges & Insignia of the British Armed Services' published by Adam & Charles Black of London in 1974. As such it only covers...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 24-05-20, 12:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 199
Posted By Guzzman
I'm a bit confused by the dates your man was...

I'm a bit confused by the dates your man was supposed to have served. In one sentence you refer to his NGSM 1915 and the next you say he served from WW11 to 1963? I take it you do not mean that he...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-05-20, 12:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 205
Posted By Guzzman
ROYAL NAVY

As stated above the Red Cross with 'D' below was indeed the badge of a 'Sick Berth Attendant (Dental Attendant)'. It was used from 1949 as previously said and stopped being worn in 1965 - just in...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 22-05-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By Guzzman
Royal Navy Motor Boat Reserve

Like most other collectors (I know there are some dissenters out there!), I believe that these are just fantasy pieces. They have been around in vast numbers for at least 30 years and I have yet to...
Forum: Navy 15-05-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 87
Posted By Guzzman
RNYC - Royal ... Yacht Club button.

There is actually no such organisation as the Royal Navy Yacht Club - only the Royal Naval Sailing Association (RNSA).

Pete
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 15-05-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 112
Posted By Guzzman
RNYC - Royal ... Yacht Club button.

There is actually no such organisation as the Royal Navy Yacht Club and never has been - only the Royal Naval Sailing Association (RNSA).

Pete
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 08-05-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 130
Posted By Guzzman
Your best chance for trying to get one of these...

Your best chance for trying to get one of these trade badges is to contact BJ. He is a member on here and has a militaria shop in Plymouth. If you just search for RBJ Militaria it should come up....
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-05-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By Guzzman
It Looks Naval...

This is the insignia of an Electrician (Elektrik) in the Russian Navy.

Pete
Forum: Military Buttons 15-04-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 222
Posted By Guzzman
It's a mystery (to me) Old Naval College?

Right I've checked my records and I can confirm the identity of these buttons.

Firstly, the Royal Naval Hospital closed in 1869 and the site reopened as the Royal Naval College in 1873.

These...
Forum: Military Buttons 15-04-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 222
Posted By Guzzman
It's a mystery (to me) Old Naval College?

Remembering my schoolboy Latin 'Collegium Regium' means King's College or Royal College.

The literal translation of 'Collegium Regium Navale' is 'King's College in dock'!

The crown featured on...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 04-04-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By Guzzman
Royal Naval Motor Boat Reserve

Here's the image.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 04-04-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By Guzzman
Royal Naval Motor Boat Reserve

And here is a photo of an RNMBR Motor Mechanic from my collection. It gives a clear image of the cap badge worn.

Pete

Sorry! Forgot to add the image!!
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 04-04-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By Guzzman
Royal Naval Motor Boat Reserve

And since this is the photographic section of the forum, here is a photo of the sort of small power boats used by the RNMBR.

Pete
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 04-04-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By Guzzman
Royal Naval Motor Boat Reserve

Like others on here I'm inclined to think that the metal RNMBR badge is a fantasy piece, but everytime I say that there is always someone who says 'I have one and its genuine'! I don't like to cause...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 01-04-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 152
Posted By Guzzman
Victorian naval badge

It's certainly not any official Royal Navy badge of the period. I've certainly never seen anything like it before.

Pete
Forum: Military Buttons 29-03-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,960
Posted By Guzzman
Artillery button

Please excuse my resurrecting an old topic but, like everyone else, I've got a lot of time on my hands to conduct research (well, it's something to do while we're all stuck at home).

I have been...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 12-02-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By Guzzman
The OM bit stands for Operator/Maintainer....

The OM bit stands for Operator/Maintainer. Previously there would have been one rating who operated equipment and another that maintained it. In order to save costs these two roles were combined in...
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 25-01-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,220
Posted By Guzzman
Thanks Wilf! Very much appreciated. Still...

Thanks Wilf!

Very much appreciated. Still miss the old place - the town AND the school!

Pete
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 20-01-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 168
Posted By Guzzman
Not sure what it is but it's nothing to do with...

Not sure what it is but it's nothing to do with the Royal Navy I'm afraid.

Pete
Forum: Military Buttons 16-01-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,960
Posted By Guzzman
I expect nothing else from the Royal Yacht...

I expect nothing else from the Royal Yacht Squadron! If anyone was going to continue with distinctions with between crew and members it would be them.

The RYS still feels that it is bestowing a...
Forum: Military Buttons 16-01-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,960
Posted By Guzzman
David I've had a look at the details for...

David

I've had a look at the details for Pitt & Co. The company was founded at 50, St. Martins Lane, London WC in 1875. It moved to 31, Maddox Street, London W in 1895.

The button on the left...
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