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Forum: Other Military Topics Yesterday, 03:14 PM
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Posted By mike_vee
Latest badges.

Latest badges.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia Yesterday, 10:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 263
Posted By mike_vee
From the link Luke posted : ...

From the link Luke posted :

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=193991&d=1537279412

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Forum: Other Militaria Yesterday, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 191
Posted By mike_vee
4.5 HOWR = 4.5 inch howitzer ...

4.5 HOWR = 4.5 inch howitzer

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QF_4.5-inch_howitzer

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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 07:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 691
Posted By mike_vee
I would have expected a 2 part item to be...

I would have expected a 2 part item to be hallmarked on both parts ? :confused:


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Forum: Indian Badges Yesterday, 06:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 376
Posted By mike_vee
History ...

History



https://www.indianetzone.com/63/governors_body_guard_madras_presidency.htm


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Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia Yesterday, 06:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 263
Posted By mike_vee
I see a diamond. .

I see a diamond.

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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 16-01-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 185
Posted By mike_vee
Used by social clubs and other organisations such...

Used by social clubs and other organisations such as British legion clubs . Have also seen ones made by Fattorini and others with red enamel.

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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 16-01-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 691
Posted By mike_vee
It is a silver hallmark as it is a silver item...

It is a silver hallmark as it is a silver item that has been gilt/plated with gold.

GUIDANCE ON DESCRIPTION OF GOLD PLATED SILVER ARTICLES IN THE UK...
Forum: The Home Front 16-01-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By mike_vee
That was what I thought but the description...

That was what I thought but the description states : "Lettering in yellow" :confused:

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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 16-01-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 691
Posted By mike_vee
I have a Royal British Legion "Golden Award"...

I have a Royal British Legion "Golden Award" badge which is silver gilt , I assume it was cheaper to have a 'gilt' badge than a 9ct Gold one.

From Assay Office :


The term ‘Silver gilt’ may...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 16-01-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 457
Posted By mike_vee
Argyle in modern Gaelic is "Earra-Ghàidheal"...

Argyle in modern Gaelic is "Earra-Ghàidheal" from Old Gaelic "airer Goídel" (border region of the Gaels).

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Forum: The Home Front 15-01-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By mike_vee
Found this : ...

Found this :

https://www.keymilitary.com/article/militaria-feeding-guns

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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-01-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By mike_vee
From Wiki : ...

From Wiki :

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

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Forum: The Home Front 15-01-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,751
Posted By mike_vee
It is a Gaunt badge with the 'series' letter...

It is a Gaunt badge with the 'series' letter ground off and a 'J' stamped on the horse shoe fitting indicataing that the badge had been re-issued.

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Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 14-01-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 156
Posted By mike_vee
Described as scarf or stole badge : ...

Described as scarf or stole badge :

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/british-army-christian-chaplains-stole-badge-kc/


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Forum: Headdress 13-01-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By mike_vee
Danish flag is red with white cross :confused: ...

Danish flag is red with white cross :confused:

Could it be the flag of Normandy ?




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Forum: Other Military Topics 12-01-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 21,140
Posted By mike_vee
Manchester

Just found a photo of the previous Manchester Bee poppy pins , the only one I haven't got is the lime green one.

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Forum: The Home Front 12-01-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,751
Posted By mike_vee
Interlude There are a couple of 1915...

Interlude

There are a couple of 1915 "chrome" badges on eBay , Gaunt ('S' series) for £35.00 and a Wooley ('K' series) for £35.00 .

My problem with "chrome" badges is .... when were the chromed...
Forum: The Home Front 12-01-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,751
Posted By mike_vee
Thumbs up Thanks for your comments and input . .

Thanks for your comments and input .


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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 12-01-22, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By mike_vee
As I posted in the other thread , could it be...

As I posted in the other thread , could it be connected to the office of the "Major General Brigade of Gurkhas" (MGBG) .
Forum: Indian Badges 12-01-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 376
Posted By mike_vee
I was thinking more about the Major General's...

I was thinking more about the Major General's office staff , he has/had an ADC and some were Captains but could there have been a Major ?

"The article was written by Captain Antony Wakeham of our...
Forum: General Topics 12-01-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By mike_vee
Anklets , probably Middle East/North Africa ,...

Anklets , probably Middle East/North Africa , still worn by bedouin women ..... and sold at markets/souks to tourists. I saw some in Egypt and Saudi that were "genuine antiques" but probably made in...
Forum: The Home Front 11-01-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,751
Posted By mike_vee
Marble 1916 OWS badge

While digging around I spotted an interesting story about a "munitionette".



Here grave had fallen into disrepair and a researcher arranged for its renovation. At the foot of the grave , on the...
Forum: The Home Front 11-01-22, 03:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,751
Posted By mike_vee
I agree , I have BL badges with the same fitting...

I agree , I have BL badges with the same fitting and have seen it used on numerous other brooches . My 'thinking' was based on seeing other OWS badges where the catch has been broken and replaced...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 11-01-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 88
Posted By mike_vee
#7 - 5 Brigade #5 - Para 10 brigade .

#7 - 5 Brigade

#5 - Para 10 brigade

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