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Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 13-01-21, 11:36 PM
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Posted By lettman
Thanks for putting up the album, Sean. A great...

Thanks for putting up the album, Sean. A great set of signs from a rare source.
Forum: General Topics. 23-12-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 32,431
Posted By lettman
An Australian Army Nursing badge is coming up for...

An Australian Army Nursing badge is coming up for auction at Lockdale's next month:...
Forum: Formation Signs and Unit Colour Patches 11-12-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 106
Posted By lettman
Grey border and centre: 2/12th Australian General...

Grey border and centre: 2/12th Australian General Hospital.
Forum: Indian Badges 30-11-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By lettman
Fantastic information -- far exceeding what I...

Fantastic information -- far exceeding what I expected. Many thanks to Ashok and Mandeep for the information, and to Peter for taking the initiative of re-posting the question where it would get such...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 27-11-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,980
Posted By lettman
I have this one, Alan, obtained from a now...

I have this one, Alan, obtained from a now deceased collector who knew his Scottish badges. It appears to come from the same die as yours, although the colour is different.
Forum: Indian Badges 21-11-20, 12:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By lettman
4th Bombay Grenadiers question

Which badge did the 4/4th Bombay Grenadiers wear in Burma in 1944-45? I believe the gm grenade with wm horse of the old 101st was reintroduced at some stage to replace the grenade with the wm 4, but...
Forum: Light Horse and Armoured (RAAC) 30-10-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By lettman
Mine is on its way.

Mine is on its way.
Forum: Light Horse and Armoured (RAAC) 30-10-20, 02:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By lettman
A nice memento, Mick, and a good cause.

A nice memento, Mick, and a good cause.
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 24-09-20, 12:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By lettman
Apparently 9th Battalion Royal Sussex from 1916....

Apparently 9th Battalion Royal Sussex from 1916. The diamond is actually a four-pointed star. See The Badges of Kitchener's Army by David Bilton, p.203 for the description, and p.205 for a photo...
Forum: General Topics. 27-08-20, 04:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By lettman
Back in 2014 Mike Jackson provided the following...

Back in 2014 Mike Jackson provided the following information in response to a similar request. I can't recall if it was posted to the Forum or not, so I'm reprinting it here:

13th Division

Only...
Forum: General Topics 23-08-20, 01:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By lettman
Where did the seller get the idea that these were...

Where did the seller get the idea that these were worn on Tunnellers' colour patches? He's probably thinking of the elite Belt and Braces Company:rolleyes:! A very bizarre piece of sales pitch.
Forum: Formation Signs and Unit Colour Patches 15-08-20, 12:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By lettman
I'm now certain it is, too. A fellow collector...

I'm now certain it is, too. A fellow collector has just informed me that it was designed as such around 2018.
Forum: Formation Signs and Unit Colour Patches 14-08-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By lettman
Aren't challenge coins made for members of the...

Aren't challenge coins made for members of the unit specifically represented on the coin? This one seems too obviously historical for use by current units descended from those being represented, but...
Forum: Formation Signs and Unit Colour Patches 13-08-20, 01:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By lettman
South Aust commemorative item

A recent acquisition. I was told it emanated from Clare, South Australia, as a WW1 commemorative item, but have no other background information. It hasn't scanned very clearly, but the obverse shows...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 13-08-20, 12:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 445
Posted By lettman
There's also the problem that the flash in post...

There's also the problem that the flash in post #1 is more or less of the pattern worn in 1943, and not embroidered or in red thread as described in the passages quoted by mike_vee. I still think...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 12-08-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 445
Posted By lettman
Are you able to post copies of the photos of the...

Are you able to post copies of the photos of the original and redesigned insignia? The quote is interesting, but I'm wary about a couple of points it makes, and would like to see the photos, and also...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 12-08-20, 02:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 445
Posted By lettman
Interesting. The 1941 date doesn't tally with the...

Interesting. The 1941 date doesn't tally with the information about this particular patch in Jon Mills' book, p.458. He says it first appeared on uniforms in the summer of 1943. Either the...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 08-08-20, 11:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By lettman
I originally wondered if it was 2nd Cameronians,...

I originally wondered if it was 2nd Cameronians, but the brown edging instead of black is a bit of a puzzle.
Forum: Photographs of Australian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 07-08-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By lettman
Thanks for these -- very informative photos...

Thanks for these -- very informative photos revealing differing orders of uniform. Any indication which actual battalion?
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 06-08-20, 12:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By lettman
Yes, I'd be interested to know how and when this...

Yes, I'd be interested to know how and when this badge can be acquired.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 03-08-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By lettman
I tend to agree. I would certainly not be hasty...

I tend to agree. I would certainly not be hasty about getting rid of the Lothian and Border Horse badge.
Forum: Photographs of Australian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 01-08-20, 12:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By lettman
This tunic was owned by a chap with a VX service...

This tunic was owned by a chap with a VX service number. He served in New Guinea with 23 A/A Bty among other units, and remained in the army after the war. He was in BCOF with 67 Bn (the precursor of...
Forum: Photographs of Australian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 31-07-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By lettman
Nice photo -- thanks for posting. These guys...

Nice photo -- thanks for posting. These guys aren't wearing battledress, but WW2 period service dress tunics with the collars open civvy style to show shirts and ties. When I get a chance I'll post a...
Forum: Light Horse and Armoured (RAAC) 13-06-20, 01:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By lettman
Very serendipitous (if that's a word)! I don't...

Very serendipitous (if that's a word)! I don't deal with ebay so I had no idea about this. I was spurred on solely by my collector friend's Xmas card.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 13-06-20, 01:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By lettman
Thanks for the additional info, Bryan. The...

Thanks for the additional info, Bryan. The pictured badge came from a friend, now deceased, who collected Scottish militaria. His specialty was the Seaforths and their antecedents (72nd and 78th),...
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