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Forum: Off topic Yesterday, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By 3battalion
G'day Dave, Interesting topic and glad you...

G'day Dave,

Interesting topic and glad you are recovering from Covid.

To answer your question about sharing / passing on knowledge, and I know this sounds simplistic, but the forum is the means...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 14-01-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 213
Posted By 3battalion
CB, You could well be right as it is unlike...

CB,

You could well be right as it is unlike anything I've come across.

I wonder type of civilian button this is as it does look like a Coldstream Guards button but from what era I've got no...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 13-01-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 213
Posted By 3battalion
Gents, I appreciate all the help. ...

Gents,

I appreciate all the help.

Here's a few more photos.

Paul
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 13-01-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 213
Posted By 3battalion
Hard to tell but I think it's brass. Good...

Hard to tell but I think it's brass.

Good lead on the collar insignia given the small size of the badge.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 12-01-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 213
Posted By 3battalion
Unknown Andy,but it's a good lead. Paul

Unknown Andy,but it's a good lead.

Paul
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 12-01-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 213
Posted By 3battalion
Coldstream Guards Button on Cloth Star Backing

Gents,

I came across this most unusual button and cloth badge combination and wondered if any members could identify how this badge / button was worn if at all?

Thanks

Paul
Forum: Airborne and Special Forces 10-01-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 283
Posted By 3battalion
Certainly looks like a Type 8. The wings were...

Certainly looks like a Type 8. The wings were made with various coloured backgrounds and I don't believe you can attribute a wing to a Unit by the background colour.

I stand to be corrected on...
Forum: Headdress 04-01-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 82
Posted By 3battalion
Very nice Jerry Paul

Very nice Jerry

Paul
Forum: Other Corps 02-01-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 150
Posted By 3battalion
Gents, the key word is 'posted.' If any soldier...

Gents, the key word is 'posted.' If any soldier is posted to a Unit, HQ or otherwise, they wear the colour patch of the posted Unit.

On attachment etc, they retain the parent Unit's color patch....
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 02-01-21, 04:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By 3battalion
Mind you his comment about 'wankers' made me...

Mind you his comment about 'wankers' made me laugh!

Paul
Forum: Other Corps 02-01-21, 04:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 150
Posted By 3battalion
He'd wear the Defence HQ patch. Paul

He'd wear the Defence HQ patch.

Paul
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 30-12-20, 01:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 747
Posted By 3battalion
It's a good one but badly beat up. Paul

It's a good one but badly beat up.

Paul
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 29-12-20, 03:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By 3battalion
Yes I have Philli. That was great detective work...

Yes I have Philli. That was great detective work by you and Alan.

Thanks

Paul
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 28-12-20, 04:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By 3battalion
I think you were right first time Phill with it...

I think you were right first time Phill with it dating from the 60's. See 'ANZAC Elite' no 40 - 41.

Now a nice old wing!

Paul
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 27-12-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By 3battalion
Luc is right Phill. This wing was worn from...

Luc is right Phill.

This wing was worn from the 50's on.

Paul
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 24-12-20, 05:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 13,471
Posted By 3battalion
Looks good to me Tim. Paul

Looks good to me Tim.

Paul
Forum: Other Militaria 15-12-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 621
Posted By 3battalion
Regimental Daily Shopper.

Regimental Daily Shopper.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 15-12-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 512
Posted By 3battalion
Hello Eagle Squadron, Welcome to the forum. ...

Hello Eagle Squadron,

Welcome to the forum.

Early para wings were issued on khaki and black backings in a rectangle shape. There was no significance to the backing colour, it was just how the...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 12-12-20, 04:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 589
Posted By 3battalion
Can't add anything of value to this thread, but...

Can't add anything of value to this thread, but wanted to say I think you did very well finding these Luc.

Good collecting

Paul
Forum: General Topics. 04-12-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,838
Posted By 3battalion
I never get tired of looking at this matched set....

I never get tired of looking at this matched set.

Paul
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 26-11-20, 01:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 700
Posted By 3battalion
Hence the price of original badges. As...

Hence the price of original badges.

As highlighted, the majority of badges seen for sale are reproductions.

Paul
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 04-11-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By 3battalion
Hi Bas, This wing looks like a post WW2...

Hi Bas,

This wing looks like a post WW2 standard issue wing that has had a safety pin attached for easy removal in tropical conditions.

Paul
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 04-11-20, 01:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By 3battalion
I believe the 9 Commando is original. Paul

I believe the 9 Commando is original.

Paul
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 01-11-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By 3battalion
Hi Bas, That is one ugly fat little wing! ...

Hi Bas,

That is one ugly fat little wing!

It is so unusual and unlike other wings, but I like the construction so believe it may be a locally made original.

Do you have any history behind...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 25-10-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By 3battalion
Generic. Paul

Generic.

Paul
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