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Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges Today, 06:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 264
Posted By mike_vee
As a novice it is easy to get confused ....

As a novice it is easy to get confused . :confused:

From "Collecting Metal Shoulder Titles" By Ray Westlake.

1859 3rd Glamorganshire R.V.C. raised in Swansea.

1881 Became a volunteer bn of...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Today, 07:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 164
Posted By mike_vee
Is the Back in Black ! :D .

Is the Back in Black ! :D

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Forum: Other Military Topics Yesterday, 05:12 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 27,022
Posted By mike_vee
A second fake 2006 poppy pin has just gone for...

A second fake 2006 poppy pin has just gone for £102 + £2.99 postage !

There is a third one with starting bid at £30.00 which finishes tomorrow.

I'm guessing there is a batch of them around and...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. Yesterday, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 61
Posted By mike_vee
Thumbs up Nice badges ! I like the large Gaunt...

Nice badges !

I like the large Gaunt Women's Section one , a nice mid 1920's example . I was lucky to pick up one with a three digit number (407) which is probably from 1922.

The other Gaunt...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia Yesterday, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By mike_vee
I've no idea about berets and badges but I know...

I've no idea about berets and badges but I know there were two different type of SF "medic".

The first was the badged UKSF operators who have trained as patrol medics , they did a course which...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 09:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By mike_vee
Found this on-line : .

Found this on-line :



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Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 22-05-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By mike_vee
That book , by Anthony Kemp , was published the...

That book , by Anthony Kemp , was published the year after Gordon Stevens documentary. I don't know if there was any mention of the 'occult' in the documentary.

The 'Author's Preface' to Gordon...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-05-22, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 117
Posted By mike_vee
N is for State Registered Nurse (sick berth). ...

N is for State Registered Nurse (sick berth).

https://www.brittonsbadges.co.uk/en-GB/wwii-royal-navy-trade-badges/wwii-registered-nurse-sick-berth-branch-naval-badge/prod_12353#.YopH1lTMI1I

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Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 22-05-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By mike_vee
"The Secret Hunters" was a documentary by Gordon...

"The Secret Hunters" was a documentary by Gordon Stevens which mentions :



He also wrote a book "The Originals" which was made into a documentary.



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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-05-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 91
Posted By mike_vee
Veterans Association/Reunion ? :confused: ...

Veterans Association/Reunion ? :confused:



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Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 22-05-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By mike_vee
2nd SAS regiment were based at Wivenhoe House...

2nd SAS regiment were based at Wivenhoe House during World War II and were disbanded there in December 1945.

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Forum: Other Military Topics 21-05-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 27,022
Posted By mike_vee
Just picked up a nice small poppy pin , no idea...

Just picked up a nice small poppy pin , no idea where/when it is from but it is a similar style to a "doggy" one (war dogs/PAWS/dog handler ?) I found in 2019.

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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 21-05-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By mike_vee
Jutland Dragoon Regiment - Danish Army (Jydske...

Jutland Dragoon Regiment - Danish Army
(Jydske Dragon Regiment)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jutland_Dragoon_Regiment

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Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 20-05-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 409
Posted By mike_vee
I tried that Terry , thumb nails are so small...

I tried that Terry , thumb nails are so small that all detail is lost when you enlarge them. :(

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Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 20-05-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 782
Posted By mike_vee
:confused: Perhaps the 403 is the same...

:confused:

Perhaps the 403 is the same problem you and others had last month ?

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=89325


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Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 20-05-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 409
Posted By mike_vee
Can't access 2747andy's albums but by clicking on...

Can't access 2747andy's albums but by clicking on "Gallery" on the bar at the top of the page you can search "London Irish" and see various photos of badges posted by members.
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Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 20-05-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 409
Posted By mike_vee
He is not a member any more , last post was in...

He is not a member any more , last post was in 2016 , so it probably means the album no longer exists ? :confused:

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Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 20-05-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,832
Posted By mike_vee
I'd love to see the Canadian newspaper photo of...

I'd love to see the Canadian newspaper photo of the "three Legionnaires in uniform" but I don't have the time (or patience) to go through the 322 issues of the 1926 Evening Telegram that are...
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 20-05-22, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By mike_vee
Why , why , why ....... :D .

Why , why , why ....... :D



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Forum: Formation Signs and Unit Colour Patches 20-05-22, 06:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 132
Posted By mike_vee
diggerhistory site show 'similar' badge described...

diggerhistory site show 'similar' badge described as :



http://www.diggerhistory.info/pages-badges/artillery.htm


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Forum: Formation Signs and Unit Colour Patches 20-05-22, 06:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 132
Posted By mike_vee
Sally Bosleys site describes a gilt version as : ...

Sally Bosleys site describes a gilt version as :


https://www.sallybosleysbadgeshop.com/shop.php?c=351

Code: 58378

Post on GWF gives details of badges :
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 19-05-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,832
Posted By mike_vee
From : SUN (AUCKLAND), VOLUME IV, ISSUE 1033, 25...

From : SUN (AUCKLAND), VOLUME IV, ISSUE 1033, 25 JULY 1930

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Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 19-05-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,832
Posted By mike_vee
Photo of badge : .

Photo of badge :

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Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 19-05-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,832
Posted By mike_vee
An interesting paragraph from "The...

An interesting paragraph from "The Commissionaires: An Organization with a Proud History" edited by John Gardam.
Forum: General Topics. 18-05-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 90
Posted By mike_vee
Contract No. SL31 - 1983 to 1990 The "blood...

Contract No. SL31 - 1983 to 1990

The "blood stains" are most likely Betadine (Povidone-iodine) an antiseptic skin prep used to clean wounds and for skin disinfection before surgery.

In...
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