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Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 20-05-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,830
Posted By dumdum
Hi Mike Well done! I think I'd missed that...

Hi Mike

Well done! I think I'd missed that bit from the papers and, yes, that is the badge that I saw.

The article mentions Major General George Richardson. He is buried in a large local...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 19-05-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,830
Posted By dumdum
Captain B Houston

Hi Toby

Here we go! Possibly THE worst photo you'll ever see but you can make out the badge and the medals...just.

He was Captain Benjamin HOUSTON and he served with the Royal Highlanders....
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 19-05-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,830
Posted By dumdum
Hi Toby I think that they were called the NZ...

Hi Toby

I think that they were called the NZ Corps of Commissionaires. They had a great big silver plated cap badge, much like the traffic officers of my youth. They (the traffic guys!) rode...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 18-05-22, 11:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,830
Posted By dumdum
Hi No, I was only suggesting that he may...

Hi

No, I was only suggesting that he may have been performing a similar duty to the Corps. I do accept that the "C L" was for the Canadian Legion.

Yes, you are correct in that even though the...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 18-05-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,830
Posted By dumdum
Hi Just wondering if he may have been...

Hi

Just wondering if he may have been working in some marshalling function. The Corps of Commissionaires would sometimes do the duty of doormen in upper class hotels.

I have a newspaper photo...
Forum: Other Militaria 18-05-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By dumdum
Hi Steve Nice to see a really comprehensive...

Hi Steve

Nice to see a really comprehensive collection! I'll bet that there are a few more of them to collect but well done so far!:)
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 18-05-22, 06:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By dumdum
Commando Association badge number?

Hi

I finally located my example of this badge. It is 3059. Anyone care to give me a name to go with it? I will pass it on if anyone is keen so PM me but I would love to know whose badge it was.
...
Forum: General Topics 17-05-22, 10:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 202
Posted By dumdum
Hi Many, many thanks for that. Is it common...

Hi

Many, many thanks for that. Is it common not to have a rank on WW2 SA medals?

As I write this, I realise that I don't think the Canadians or Australians (to my knowledge, two of the few...
Forum: General Topics 17-05-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 202
Posted By dumdum
Hi Can anyone offer any insights into this...

Hi

Can anyone offer any insights into this WW2 Springbok:

47825 R.R.L. Duncan

Appears to have also served in WW1 as:

Pte R.R.L. Duncan 4th S.A.I.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 17-05-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 750
Posted By dumdum
Hi A great topic here. I'm going to suggest...

Hi

A great topic here. I'm going to suggest that that hole could be from the rear braze hole which has burnt through.

The solder around the hole is sure to be lead solder and this stuff is...
Forum: General Topics. 17-05-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 367
Posted By dumdum
They've said mine will be ready Friday but I...

They've said mine will be ready Friday but I think that they might have lost it as they looked a bit evasive when I went to get it today....

And it was my fave one too!:mad:
Forum: General Topics. 17-05-22, 01:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 367
Posted By dumdum
Hi all and especially Terry:D I've had some...

Hi all and especially Terry:D

I've had some really great exchanges with members on the Forum and they have taken my collecting to areas that I could never have dreamed of before joining.

My...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 16-05-22, 05:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By dumdum
Hi Possible that it is some type of novel...

Hi

Possible that it is some type of novel attempt at an ID tag. Could "AB+" be the blood group?
Forum: General Topics 16-05-22, 05:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 202
Posted By dumdum
Hi I have faced a similar problem and was...

Hi

I have faced a similar problem and was put onto a South African researcher who found the service file on a colleague's POW father and was able to give me info on another incomplete WW2 group...
Forum: General Topics. 16-05-22, 02:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 367
Posted By dumdum
Hi Terry Thanks for sharing that. You have...

Hi Terry

Thanks for sharing that. You have my friendship and I greatly enjoy our exchanges as I like reading your posts.

Keep up your spirits!
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 11-05-22, 11:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 381
Posted By dumdum
Hi A wild guess here but often these...

Hi

A wild guess here but often these "shields" are presented to units, etc. for use in some competition (athletics, shooting, drill, etc.) or even for something less strenuous like bowling or...
Forum: Other Militaria 11-05-22, 11:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 313
Posted By dumdum
Thanks for that. I'd always wondered about the...

Thanks for that. I'd always wondered about the symbolism of that.:)
Forum: Other Militaria 11-05-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 313
Posted By dumdum
Hi Jerry OK, I think it's coming back to me...

Hi Jerry

OK, I think it's coming back to me now. It was described as a trial strike in copper.....

Hmmm...well, makes a change from iffy badges.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 11-05-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By dumdum
Hi John Yes, you're quite OK with your RNZAF...

Hi John

Yes, you're quite OK with your RNZAF badge. Not heard of any being "done" but maybe I should have added "not yet heard of any being done"....
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 11-05-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By dumdum
Can I throw "T. M. Power" into the mix but it...

Can I throw "T. M. Power" into the mix but it looks like he's been tracked down anyway....

This is pretty close to my 1960s primary school taught cursive writing:D
Forum: Other Militaria 11-05-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 313
Posted By dumdum
Sorry, Jerry but I meant to ask about the size of...

Sorry, Jerry but I meant to ask about the size of this piece. You say "medallion" so it would have been smaller than a f/s medal.

Out of my mins, my fave is the tiny little one (this possibly the...
Forum: Other Militaria 11-05-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 313
Posted By dumdum
Hi Jerry A really nice strike with good...

Hi Jerry

A really nice strike with good detail. I think, I say think, I've seen one on eBay with the "suggestion" that it is an unnamed example.....

I may be way off here but can anyone confirm...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 11-05-22, 07:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By dumdum
Not cap badges, but I once was sent a tissue...

Not cap badges, but I once was sent a tissue rubbing of a badge for the Ex-Navel Men's Association....

I also have one where the letter "N" has been cut into the die as what is called, I'm told,...
Forum: Other Militaria 10-05-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 313
Posted By dumdum
Hi Terry Glad you like the photo. When I was...

Hi Terry

Glad you like the photo. When I was about 15, we went to France with my folks and I became crazy about Waterloo. A visit to Les Invalides on several occasions only made matters worse.......
Forum: The Home Front 10-05-22, 04:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By dumdum
Hi Mike Ah yes, I'd forgotten about the...

Hi Mike

Ah yes, I'd forgotten about the leather sandbags! I'm interested to hear that the other badge with bars goes back at least 25 years so that more or less puts my mind at rest.

Both of...
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