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Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies Yesterday, 06:19 PM
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Posted By Bill A
The top right looks like a Canadian issue badge....

The top right looks like a Canadian issue badge. The ball slider is typical of Cdn badges made from the 1980's on. Breadner is a Canadian badge maker. 82 is the year of the contract.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Bill A
Hello Blooner, welcome to the Forum. Your account...

Hello Blooner, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
Forum: Airborne and Special Forces 13-04-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 177
Posted By Bill A
Do you have a copy of Ken Joyce's JUMP WINGS?...

Do you have a copy of Ken Joyce's JUMP WINGS? That is the essential reference.
Note the colour of the maple leaf, the weight of the embroidery in the shroud lines, the up-sweet of the wings, and...
Forum: Military Buttons 13-04-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 80
Posted By Bill A
Hello curator, welcome to the Forum. Your account...

Hello curator, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
Forum: Airborne and Special Forces 12-04-21, 10:29 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Bill A
Ok. The top one appears to have been blanco'd?...

Ok.
The top one appears to have been blanco'd? It looks like the wartime pattern. The second one is a Type 8 in Joyce's reference. Circa 1949.
Forum: Airborne and Special Forces 12-04-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 177
Posted By Bill A
As in what way Normandie? Authenticity, or time...

As in what way Normandie? Authenticity, or time period?
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 11-04-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By Bill A
Hello Caroline, welcome to the Forum. Your...

Hello Caroline, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
(Your image needs to be re-oriented.)
Forum: Cavalry and Armoured Units 10-04-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 167
Posted By Bill A
Good chance some were added.

Good chance some were added.
Forum: General Topics. 10-04-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By Bill A
Hello Ayrshire, welcome to the Forum. Your...

Hello Ayrshire, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
Forum: Cavalry and Armoured Units 10-04-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 167
Posted By Bill A
It was my understanding that badgeman2005,...

It was my understanding that badgeman2005, recently convicted of fakery, offered many of these badges, some with fake plates added. Unfortunately they now permeate the market and are often mistaken...
Forum: Cavalry and Armoured Units 09-04-21, 10:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 167
Posted By Bill A
That looks like one of the fake Gaunt plates.

That looks like one of the fake Gaunt plates.
Forum: Infantry 08-04-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 118
Posted By Bill A
Contrary to what Brooker says, this is piece of...

Contrary to what Brooker says, this is piece of costume jewelry. Shortly after the Second WW, a couple of American companies acquired surplus badges or the dies and used them to make jewelry. It is...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-04-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By Bill A
Hello rachybucky, welcome to the Forum. Your...

Hello rachybucky, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
Forum: General Topics 06-04-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By Bill A
If it is good, it should be the typical starch...

If it is good, it should be the typical starch back. If a reunion piece it likely has a material that looks like cotton batten.
Forum: General Topics 06-04-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By Bill A
Hi Wouter, The Sherbrooke Fusilier looks like...

Hi Wouter,
The Sherbrooke Fusilier looks like the title made for a regimental reunion. If you can peel back the black backing material to see what is underneath, it can be determined if it is such....
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-04-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 171
Posted By Bill A
Id please.

Could this patch be identified please? Guessing at the orientation.
Forum: General Topics 05-04-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 77
Posted By Bill A
As a rule of thumb collars should face inwards...

As a rule of thumb collars should face inwards when viewed. There are a couple of exceptions.
I haven't seen a bronze cap badge that matches the osd collars.
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 05-04-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By Bill A
Welcome (again?) recce2rgj. Your account is...

Welcome (again?) recce2rgj. Your account is active and open for posts.
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 04-04-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 92
Posted By Bill A
Hello wolfmann, welcome to the British and...

Hello wolfmann, welcome to the British and Commonwealth Military Badge Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
Some of our members may be able to assist, but your request is outside the...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 03-04-21, 11:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 244
Posted By Bill A
199th Irish Canadian Rangers, Duchess of...

199th Irish Canadian Rangers, Duchess of Connaught's Own. CEF battalion.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 03-04-21, 11:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 244
Posted By Bill A
6th Regiment Duke of Connaught's Own Rifles,...

6th Regiment Duke of Connaught's Own Rifles, Canadian militia. It became the British Columbia Regiment of the Canadian army.
Forum: Headdress 02-04-21, 11:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By Bill A
Hello mashbamforth, welcome to the Forum. Your...

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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 01-04-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 93
Posted By Bill A
Hello Del, welcome to the Forum. Your account is...

Hello Del, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 01-04-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By Bill A
Hello Paul, welcome to the Forum. Your account is...

Hello Paul, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 30-03-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By Bill A
Fabric of War

Need to make sure you are buying authentic examples for your collection? Reading time? Researching Canadian insignia? Expand your reference library! You need Fabric of War, the history and...
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