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Forum: All other Colonial Badges Yesterday, 11:27 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By fairlie63
Out of curiosity Mick, why are the inscriptions...

Out of curiosity Mick, why are the inscriptions on so many of the modern badges in English?

Is it for wear by the elements that train in Australia from Singapore.

Keith
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 27-02-21, 11:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 433
Posted By fairlie63
Addictive this Gunner stuff isn't it;) Keith

Addictive this Gunner stuff isn't it;)

Keith
Forum: Formation Signs and Unit Colour Patches 18-02-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By fairlie63
Roy[al] Aus[tralian] Regiment (RAR) and Royal...

Roy[al] Aus[tralian] Regiment (RAR) and Royal Australian Infantry Corps (RAInf) are two different things.

As a member of the former I was issued and wore collar badges that were identical to the...
Forum: Formation Signs and Unit Colour Patches 17-02-21, 11:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By fairlie63
Dagger in wreath is Royal Victoria Regiment...

Dagger in wreath is Royal Victoria Regiment collar badge.

RAR collar was same as their cap badge.

Keith
Forum: New Zealand Badges 17-02-21, 11:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By fairlie63
Thank you very much for your responses gentlemen....

Thank you very much for your responses gentlemen.

A bit like the Australians abroad at that time then, no laid down principles.

Cheers, Keith
Forum: New Zealand Badges 17-02-21, 12:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By fairlie63
NZFA uniform

Interesting item.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/NZFA-NZEF-ARTILLERY-UNIFORM-TUNIC-LEMON-SQUEEZER-WW1/193894807529?hash=item2d2507f7e9:g:YmIAAOSwJ9dgK1V2

Can any of our NZ collectors tell me if...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-02-21, 11:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By fairlie63
Wow, the French really had their man management...

Wow, the French really had their man management practices down pat didn't they.

Shoot every third man...the mind boggles.

Keith
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 08-02-21, 10:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 782
Posted By fairlie63
Your commitment in exposing these clowns is...

Your commitment in exposing these clowns is admirable Keith. Well done.

Keith
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 11-01-21, 11:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 425
Posted By fairlie63
Thanks Sean. It would be nice to think these are...

Thanks Sean. It would be nice to think these are being recorded for posterity by some interested individual.

Keith
Forum: Other Corps 08-01-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By fairlie63
Yes, that photo is cropped from one of my...

Yes, that photo is cropped from one of my photographs and appears in a previous thread on the subject -

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=511286#post511286

It was being...
Forum: Corps, Branches and the Royal Canadian Artillery 07-01-21, 12:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By fairlie63
Hello David, One of these did turn up on...

Hello David,

One of these did turn up on ebay many years ago and I saved photos of it. Identical in construction to yours.

The gun appears identical, except that it faces right, to the small...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 03-01-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By fairlie63
AT with the sub-continent types lugs may well be...

AT with the sub-continent types lugs may well be Animal Transport in the Indian pre-Partition army.

Keith
Forum: The Home Front 18-12-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 492
Posted By fairlie63
There's a couple of nice items in there if you...

There's a couple of nice items in there if you are an Australian collector.

Keith
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 13-12-20, 10:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 333
Posted By fairlie63
I don't believe that a lance-sergeant was...

I don't believe that a lance-sergeant was eligible to wear the 'gun' badge on the arm. It was for RA NCO above the rank of lance sergeant.

ACI 906/42 states that ATS sergeants in Hy AA (Mixed)...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 10-12-20, 11:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By fairlie63
156 (M) HAA Regt RA from Lineage of British Land...

156 (M) HAA Regt RA from Lineage of British Land Forces by Fredericks

RHQ formed London on 13 April 1942, joined by 530, 532, 533, and 535 HAA Btys during April/May 1942.

Ceased to be (Mixed)...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 02-12-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By fairlie63
I believe that 2 Sqn may have had previous...

I believe that 2 Sqn may have had previous affiliation with B Bty HAC. C Bty sort of became 3 Sqn in 1973.
Keith
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 22-11-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 193
Posted By fairlie63
24 Guards Brigade

Interesting rendition of the 24 Independent Guards Brigade sign.
...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 03-11-20, 04:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 164
Posted By fairlie63
Nicely done! Keith

Nicely done!
Keith
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 29-10-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,245
Posted By fairlie63
Marc (54bty) has previously posted an extremely...

Marc (54bty) has previously posted an extremely interesting and detailed summary of the changes in RHA cypher on this forum that will answer your question and more.

Haven't got time to search for...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 23-10-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 551
Posted By fairlie63
You may find that these were sewn to shoulder...

You may find that these were sewn to shoulder slides, or shoulder straps. They may be RHQ 12 Regt HAC, which wore red/blue flashes on the shoulder strap.

There was also an RA unit of 56 (?) London...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 22-10-20, 03:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 140
Posted By fairlie63
Fake Australian Siege Brigade hat badge

Be aware that the following badge is an Eastern European fake. Dealer is also based in Greece.
...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 21-10-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By fairlie63
:D:D:D

:D:D:D
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 20-10-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By fairlie63
Answered my own question. Hodges has this same...

Answered my own question. Hodges has this same badge as the HAC Artillery Division officers badge.

I presume then that these are purchased either regimentally or by the officers themselves from a...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 19-10-20, 05:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By fairlie63
HAC Officers QC hat badge

The die used to create this badge is a 1970ish 'tall orb' fake. Has all the attributes, 'tick in the box' on the trail handle, tall orb on the crown, nick in the right hand scroll.

It is however...
Forum: Other Corps 07-10-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By fairlie63
Hi Rob, The late Colonel Arthur Burke, in...

Hi Rob,

The late Colonel Arthur Burke, in 4th Field Regiment, Royal Regiment of Australian Artillery, Historical Guide, self-published, Brisbane 2003, claims it was designed and produced by 4th...
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