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Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 01-06-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 439
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Other way round. RE then RA. Tim

Other way round. RE then RA.

Tim
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 01-06-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 203
Posted By grey_green_acorn
See this thread...

See this thread https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9034&highlight=Guards

Dark navy blue is the correct backing colour for parachute wings worn on Foot Guards scarlet Full...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 31-05-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 203
Posted By grey_green_acorn
I have looked through 4 issues of JSP768...

I have looked through 4 issues of JSP768 published between 2000 and 2016 and the only badges listed that are possibilities are shown below.

The parachute wings are listed for the Life Guards Full...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-05-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 143
Posted By grey_green_acorn
I transferred into the Corps in 1970 so not long...

I transferred into the Corps in 1970 so not long before!

Tim
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-05-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 143
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Not in my opinion Intelligence Corps as it...

Not in my opinion Intelligence Corps as it appears ‘heraldically’ incorrect. I served in the Corps for 31 years and have been collecting for 55+ years. Never say never but I would like to see...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-05-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 143
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Yorkshire Dragoons? Intelligence Corps is...

Yorkshire Dragoons?
Intelligence Corps is also a crown over a rose but with a petal centred below the crown.

Tim
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 30-05-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 171
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Top right blackened badge rose over bugle horn is...

Top right blackened badge rose over bugle horn is 6th King’s Liverpool (Liverpool Rifles) worn 1908 until 1938. However, it was also worn well into the 1970s by Merchant Taylor’s School Crosby...
Forum: General Topics. 28-05-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 525
Posted By grey_green_acorn
https://www.candtauctions.co.uk/ Based at...

https://www.candtauctions.co.uk/

Based at Warehorne South of Ashford with auctions in Tunbridge Wells

Tim
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 28-05-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 179
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Using clutch pins causes less damage to the...

Using clutch pins causes less damage to the uniform.
The change also includes shoulder titles with clutch pin fittings although these were introduced before FAD.
Tim
Forum: General Topics. 27-05-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 92
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Jon, Many thanks. Would you please email me...

Jon,
Many thanks. Would you please email me the full seven pages.

Tim
Forum: General Topics. 27-05-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 92
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Army Council Instruction - Volunteers for transfer to the RAF

I would like to see the text of an Army Council Instruction (ACI) published in late 1940 or early 1941 which called for volunteers to transfer to the Royal Air Force.

My father was a pre war...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 26-05-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 684
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Yes, as appropriate to the unit to which WRAC...

Yes, as appropriate to the unit to which WRAC personnel were attached, a collar badge (sometimes a cap badge) was worn on the left breast of the No 2 Dress Jacket (which had no pocket) up until 1992...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 26-05-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 684
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Marc, Excellent and as usual you have provided...

Marc,
Excellent and as usual you have provided the definitive answer. It has also confirmed my ‘theory’ in post 13 above!

Tim
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 24-05-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 684
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Leigh, Excellent. They both look like a slider...

Leigh,
Excellent. They both look like a slider pocket was stitched in at the same time the beech brown backing was sewn to the beret "as issued". Does that support my theory in post 13 above?
...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 24-05-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 684
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Can any member post pictures of an early 1950s to...

Can any member post pictures of an early 1950s to 1970s WRAC green beret with beech brown tear drop cap badge backing?

Tim
Forum: Other Military Topics 24-05-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 331
Posted By grey_green_acorn
The National Army Museum has or had a display...

The National Army Museum has or had a display showing an opened wooden crate almost full of boxes. Not sure if it is the same one?

Tim
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 21-05-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 684
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Here is my theory regarding the beech brown tear...

Here is my theory regarding the beech brown tear drop badge backing worn on the beret by other ranks of the Women’s Royal Army Corps (WRAC) from the early 1950s to 1992.

At some point in the early...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 21-05-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 684
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Another poster from the mid 1960s, again showing...

Another poster from the mid 1960s, again showing the backing.

Tim
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 21-05-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 684
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Here is a recruiting poster for WRAC Territorial...

Here is a recruiting poster for WRAC Territorial Army from the 1950s.

Tim
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 21-05-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 684
Posted By grey_green_acorn
This sealed pattern is dated 1980 with a...

This sealed pattern is dated 1980 with a contemporary pattern number. However I suspect this is a redesign perhaps to simplify manufacture, as I believe the teardrop backing was worn on the beret...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 19-05-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By grey_green_acorn
WO1 bullion on a white ground is pre 1978 pattern...

WO1 bullion on a white ground is pre 1978 pattern for No1 Dress
and could be RASC, RCT, PWO, 13/18H or 17/21L.

Is there a number marked on the back?

Tim
Forum: Other Military Topics 19-05-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 115
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Some detail here...

Some detail here http://ww2today.com/26th-july-1942-sas-raid-hits-the-desert-airfield-at-fuka

Tim
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 17-05-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By grey_green_acorn
http://londonbridge.online/ ...

http://londonbridge.online/

http://londonbridge.online/2020/01/22/london-regiment-exhibition-launch/

Tim
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 17-05-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Possibly from a film or TV drama? Tim

Possibly from a film or TV drama?

Tim
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 17-05-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Mike may be on to something. The KC major's crown...

Mike may be on to something. The KC major's crown on a black epaulette slide might have been a precedent or tradition.
In 1967-1969 the Royal Armoured Corps Training Regiment (RAC TR) at Catterick...
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