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Forum: General Topics. Today, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Royal
I'm sure I've read somewhere that its already...

I'm sure I've read somewhere that its already been decided by MoD that there will be no change - in order to limit costs.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 14-01-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By Royal
Thanks - mag to grid it is...

Thanks - mag to grid it is...
Forum: The Home Front 14-01-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By Royal
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 14-01-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By Royal
SAS (???) badges

I picked these up with a set of bullion wings on the assumption that they are repros.

Can anyone shout if they're something I've missed, or they're going in the circular filing cabinet?

I'm...
Forum: The Home Front 13-01-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By Royal
Home Guard in London

I'm clearly spending too much time on here and the Home Guard has piqued my interest as I'm at the point where I'm looking for unicorns to fill the gaps in my chosen areas of interest.

I had one...
Forum: General Topics. 12-01-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,176
Posted By Royal
It was ever thus. I joined the Royal...

It was ever thus.

I joined the Royal Marines in part because the regiment that 5 generations of my family had served in had gone even before I was born...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 10-01-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 614
Posted By Royal
:eek:

:eek:
Forum: General Topics. 04-01-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 389
Posted By Royal
Thanks Marc!

Thanks Marc!
Forum: General Topics. 04-01-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 389
Posted By Royal
Meanwhile the Light Infantry (another Rifles...

Meanwhile the Light Infantry (another Rifles antecedent) are maize yellow on green...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 04-01-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,041
Posted By Royal
Just for completeness, Op Lodestar (SFOR) was...

Just for completeness, Op Lodestar (SFOR) was preceded by Op Resolute (IFOR). Before that (during the war) it was Op Grapple (UNPROFOR).
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 04-01-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By Royal
DHU (not DHO, that's a slightly different outfit)...

DHU (not DHO, that's a slightly different outfit) is and always has been tri-service. All three services now wear the same badge on No 2 dress (or service equivalent). The older versions for RAF...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 23-12-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,397
Posted By Royal
Wasn't just Para Reg. We were the same in the...

Wasn't just Para Reg. We were the same in the Royal Marines. I still have my circa 1950s (?) solid brass QC beret badge, bought rather than issued and worn for best.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 21-12-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 834
Posted By Royal
I've been issued two other merrowed edge versions...

I've been issued two other merrowed edge versions over the years - a medium sized version of the 'scout shop' type as an UNMO/Liason Officer with UNPROFOR in the early/mid 90s and a much larger...
Forum: General Topics. 10-12-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By Royal
The wings are a fairly abused set of Royal...

The wings are a fairly abused set of Royal Marines No 1 dress SBS qualified wings (which aren't actually worn by the SBS, 'cos they don't wear blues).
Forum: General Topics. 03-12-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,176
Posted By Royal
Looks to be the same as the 'Galilee Grey' that...

Looks to be the same as the 'Galilee Grey' that the DHU uses for its stable belt.
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 30-11-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 987
Posted By Royal
I've seen a few fake SBS wings on eBay that look...

I've seen a few fake SBS wings on eBay that look a lot more swept down than the issue version but I doubt anyone actually entitled to wear them would source theirs from eBay!
Forum: Off topic 30-11-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,286
Posted By Royal
Only ever met one genuine Sealous Scout to my...

Only ever met one genuine Sealous Scout to my knowledge. He was white but said the unit was 90% black.
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 30-11-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 987
Posted By Royal
The only jump wings on issue are the vanilla...

The only jump wings on issue are the vanilla version, the PJI, the APJI, the SFC, the SAS and the SBS. SPAG have gone backwards and forwards but when I left the mob they were wearing full wings not...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 29-11-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 987
Posted By Royal
Although in practice that is treated by those...

Although in practice that is treated by those with greeb lids as guidance more than holy writ - in my experience at least!
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 29-11-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 987
Posted By Royal
The 3 Commando Brigade TRF is exactly that, a way...

The 3 Commando Brigade TRF is exactly that, a way of showing that the wearer is a member of the brigade - it has no connection to their commando status (not not). Unlike 16 Brigade you don't get to...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 29-11-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 987
Posted By Royal
Although not officially issued, SFC wings are...

Although not officially issued, SFC wings are availaible in khaki and subdued versions and are occasionaly worn.

Commercial and issued version (Army) below.
Forum: Off topic 25-11-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,286
Posted By Royal
You have. The Rangers take on (some - my...

You have.

The Rangers take on (some - my emphasis) of the training of friendly foreign forces that was previously a role for the SAS, SBS and a few other specialist units.

The SFSG continues...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 04-11-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 394
Posted By Royal
Looks like Lenin gazing onwards and upwards...

Looks like Lenin gazing onwards and upwards towards a workers paradise (or something like that).
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 02-11-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 835
Posted By Royal
UK civilains were certainly accorded the...

UK civilains were certainly accorded the privleges of 'officer' rank in the early 2000s in BiH and Kosovo but I don't remember any specific rank being given with the exception of the GoC's POLAD (or...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 01-11-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By Royal
Cheers Alan - every day's a school day!

Cheers Alan - every day's a school day!
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