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Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges Yesterday, 06:46 PM
Replies: 51
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Posted By grey_green_acorn
WRAC Officer attached to Royal Tank Regiment?

Here are two WRAC officers beret badges that I have. First is usual dark/rifle green backing but the second definitely has a black background.

Back in the 1970s-1980s many major units had WRAC...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia Yesterday, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 205
Posted By grey_green_acorn
AAC shoulder titles exist in gold anodised and...

AAC shoulder titles exist in gold anodised and are listed in JSP768.

However, wearing anodised shoulder titles varies in Regiments and Corps. In some case worn only on No2 Dress, in other cases...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-06-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 135
Posted By grey_green_acorn
I would suggest Royal Engineers with the photo...

I would suggest Royal Engineers with the photo taken around 1915 or 1916

Tim
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 04-06-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 881
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Group photo of trainees at the WRAC Depot,...

Group photo of trainees at the WRAC Depot, Guildford 1953. Shows the different ways the early pattern ‘big’ beret was worn!

Tim
Forum: General Topics. 03-06-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 293
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Pattern Number 11057 which is also in the correct...

Pattern Number 11057 which is also in the correct sequence for 1940 items

Tim
Forum: General Topics. 03-06-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 293
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Apparently still available after about 80 years! ...

Apparently still available after about 80 years!

More brass bits here https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/album.php?albumid=1133

Tim
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 01-06-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 446
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Other way round. RE then RA. Tim

Other way round. RE then RA.

Tim
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 01-06-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 204
Posted By grey_green_acorn
See this thread...

See this thread https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9034&highlight=Guards

Dark navy blue is the correct backing colour for parachute wings worn on Foot Guards scarlet Full...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 31-05-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 204
Posted By grey_green_acorn
I have looked through 4 issues of JSP768...

I have looked through 4 issues of JSP768 published between 2000 and 2016 and the only badges listed that are possibilities are shown below.

The parachute wings are listed for the Life Guards Full...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-05-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By grey_green_acorn
I transferred into the Corps in 1970 so not long...

I transferred into the Corps in 1970 so not long before!

Tim
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-05-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Not in my opinion Intelligence Corps as it...

Not in my opinion Intelligence Corps as it appears ‘heraldically’ incorrect. I served in the Corps for 31 years and have been collecting for 55+ years. Never say never but I would like to see...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-05-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Yorkshire Dragoons? Intelligence Corps is...

Yorkshire Dragoons?
Intelligence Corps is also a crown over a rose but with a petal centred below the crown.

Tim
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 30-05-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 176
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Top right blackened badge rose over bugle horn is...

Top right blackened badge rose over bugle horn is 6th King’s Liverpool (Liverpool Rifles) worn 1908 until 1938. However, it was also worn well into the 1970s by Merchant Taylor’s School Crosby...
Forum: General Topics. 28-05-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 534
Posted By grey_green_acorn
https://www.candtauctions.co.uk/ Based at...

https://www.candtauctions.co.uk/

Based at Warehorne South of Ashford with auctions in Tunbridge Wells

Tim
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 28-05-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 185
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Using clutch pins causes less damage to the...

Using clutch pins causes less damage to the uniform.
The change also includes shoulder titles with clutch pin fittings although these were introduced before FAD.
Tim
Forum: General Topics. 27-05-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 94
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Jon, Many thanks. Would you please email me...

Jon,
Many thanks. Would you please email me the full seven pages.

Tim
Forum: General Topics. 27-05-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 94
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Army Council Instruction - Volunteers for transfer to the RAF

I would like to see the text of an Army Council Instruction (ACI) published in late 1940 or early 1941 which called for volunteers to transfer to the Royal Air Force.

My father was a pre war...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 26-05-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 881
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Yes, as appropriate to the unit to which WRAC...

Yes, as appropriate to the unit to which WRAC personnel were attached, a collar badge (sometimes a cap badge) was worn on the left breast of the No 2 Dress Jacket (which had no pocket) up until 1992...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 26-05-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 881
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Marc, Excellent and as usual you have provided...

Marc,
Excellent and as usual you have provided the definitive answer. It has also confirmed my ‘theory’ in post 13 above!

Tim
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 24-05-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 881
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Leigh, Excellent. They both look like a slider...

Leigh,
Excellent. They both look like a slider pocket was stitched in at the same time the beech brown backing was sewn to the beret "as issued". Does that support my theory in post 13 above?
...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 24-05-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 881
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Can any member post pictures of an early 1950s to...

Can any member post pictures of an early 1950s to 1970s WRAC green beret with beech brown tear drop cap badge backing?

Tim
Forum: Other Military Topics 24-05-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 342
Posted By grey_green_acorn
The National Army Museum has or had a display...

The National Army Museum has or had a display showing an opened wooden crate almost full of boxes. Not sure if it is the same one?

Tim
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 21-05-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 881
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Here is my theory regarding the beech brown tear...

Here is my theory regarding the beech brown tear drop badge backing worn on the beret by other ranks of the Women’s Royal Army Corps (WRAC) from the early 1950s to 1992.

At some point in the early...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 21-05-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 881
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Another poster from the mid 1960s, again showing...

Another poster from the mid 1960s, again showing the backing.

Tim
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 21-05-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 881
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Here is a recruiting poster for WRAC Territorial...

Here is a recruiting poster for WRAC Territorial Army from the 1950s.

Tim
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