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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 09:59 PM
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Posted By Bill A
Hi Edelweiss123, welcome to the Forum. Your...

Hi Edelweiss123, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
Forum: Infantry Yesterday, 03:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 61
Posted By Bill A
Other things to look for include darkened...

Other things to look for include darkened finishes which are typical of First WW examples.
Forum: Military Buttons 15-07-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 80
Posted By Bill A
Hello itgik, your account is active and open for...

Hello itgik, your account is active and open for posts. Hopefully the membership can assist you.
Forum: Infantry 15-07-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 69
Posted By Bill A
It is a cast copy.

It is a cast copy.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-07-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By Bill A
Hello Dawny, your account is active and open for...

Hello Dawny, your account is active and open for posts.
The top pin may be an association pin or sweetheart. The bottom pin is a sweetheart pin based on US wings.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 15-07-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 160
Posted By Bill A
Bingo. Thank-you JF. That is the shade of purple...

Bingo. Thank-you JF. That is the shade of purple used on the SSR CFSC and some of the shoulder titles. (The purple was apparently very difficult to match in dye lots.)
The other explanation for the...
Forum: Infantry 15-07-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 69
Posted By Bill A
Could you post an image of the reverse?

Could you post an image of the reverse?
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 14-07-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 160
Posted By Bill A
Thanks jf42. Do you know what shade of purple?...

Thanks jf42. Do you know what shade of purple? (There is a reason behind the questions. In the post First WW Cdn militia, the Saskatchewan Border Regiment was allied with the Border Regiment. They...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 14-07-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 160
Posted By Bill A
Border Regiment

In perusing Jon Mill's Badges on Battle Dress, he notes on pg 82 that the Border Regiment's flash included green, yellow and purple. Does anyone know the significance of the colours, in particular...
Forum: General Topics 14-07-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 191
Posted By Bill A
Thanks Leigh. I was not aware of that site.

Thanks Leigh. I was not aware of that site.
Forum: General Topics 14-07-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 191
Posted By Bill A
Steve, I have this HLI of C stable belt. It came...

Steve, I have this HLI of C stable belt. It came from the estate of an officer and is attributed to the 1950's.
...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 13-07-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 124
Posted By Bill A
Hello telewis, welcome to the Forum. Your account...

Hello telewis, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
Images of the buttons didn't get posted?
Forum: Infantry 11-07-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By Bill A
Great image. The brass collars and badges were...

Great image. The brass collars and badges were prohibited shortly after the outbreak of the war, but some regiments continued to wear them. When cloth became available, they adopted the fabric...
Forum: Infantry and Special Forces 11-07-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 131
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: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 09-07-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By Bill A
Hello Henry, welcome to the Forum. Your account...

Hello Henry, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 07-07-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By Bill A
Hello JB. The Ministerial Order of 25th August is...

Hello JB. The Ministerial Order of 25th August is a British MO? I can't find the Canadian one...
Forum: Cavalry and Armoured Units 06-07-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By Bill A
Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: Cavalry and Armoured Units 06-07-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By Bill A
John, could you add some provenance? When in...

John, could you add some provenance? When in particular?
Forum: Cavalry and Armoured Units 06-07-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By Bill A
SALH has a regimentally procured pattern. ...

SALH has a regimentally procured pattern.
Note, the armoured units did not typically wear the combat cap, the head dress for which the badges were made. The combat badges were made for the armoured...
Forum: Infantry 03-07-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By Bill A
I think these are still available from the RCR...

I think these are still available from the RCR kit shops. They are made with different backing colours, eg sand, and iirc maroon.
Forum: Corps, Branches and the Royal Canadian Artillery 03-07-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 136
Posted By Bill A
Yes, there were several different variations. ...

Yes, there were several different variations.
To answer your original question, there is no record of an Ordnance Department for officers.
Forum: Corps, Branches and the Royal Canadian Artillery 02-07-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 136
Posted By Bill A
Hello Conductor, the answer to your question may...

Hello Conductor, the answer to your question may be that you have a collar. They did not have the additional ORDNANCE scroll and were the same size as the cap badge sans scroll.
Forum: Infantry 02-07-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By Bill A
Hello William, service dress was withdrawn except...

Hello William, service dress was withdrawn except for officers during the war. Brass was a controlled material, and its use for collars and metal titles prohibited (officially). The titles worn were...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 02-07-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 290
Posted By Bill A
Welcome to the Forum rickmcm. Your account is...

Welcome to the Forum rickmcm. Your account is active and open for responses.
Forum: Infantry 01-07-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By Bill A
Hello William, welcome to the Forum. Your account...

Hello William, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
If you are assembling a representation of early war (say up to 1942), you need a cap badge as shown in your third...
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