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Forum: Photographs of Canadian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 19-04-15, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,900
Posted By ProCoy
An old thread, but I thought it would be...

An old thread, but I thought it would be interesting to add a new photo I just picked up, with the large brass "MP" worn on the SD cap. Its clear on the original photo that the collar badges are...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 13-03-15, 08:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 840
Posted By ProCoy
NZ Provost

Had a few of the Staybright examples over the years but haven't seen a brass one in hand before. Do these exist in die struck form or are they always cast?.
I seem to remember the only other brass...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 05-07-13, 01:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 636
Posted By ProCoy
I got a few definite modern fakes from a mate to...

I got a few definite modern fakes from a mate to compare and one thing I noticed was that the lugs on mine were of a finer gauge wire and shorter ( at around 1cm compared to 1.3/1.4cm on the definite...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 05-07-13, 01:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 636
Posted By ProCoy
Black Watch

Hi Guys,

My thing is MP badges so I don't have a huge deal of experience with these.

Had these for donkeys years so do really have any great value tied up in them but I'd be grateful for any...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 11-03-13, 04:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,963
Posted By ProCoy
I am soooooo jealous of that VP !!:eek:

I am soooooo jealous of that VP !!:eek:
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 11-03-13, 12:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,963
Posted By ProCoy
Yep ! Devilishly hard to find. If Mike still...

Yep !

Devilishly hard to find. If Mike still hasn't tracked down a printed VP after 50 odd years, I'll be happy with what I've got and not hold my breath waiting for any more .

Gordon
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 11-03-13, 08:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,963
Posted By ProCoy
Military Police "TC" Patch

Finally got one of these after years of searching. Quite a rare little blighter.

Should be adding a printed "VP" shortly.

Anyone have an embroidered "VP" or printed "TC" ?
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 26-01-13, 06:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,625
Posted By ProCoy
Both are cast copies. The easy "tell" on the...

Both are cast copies. The easy "tell" on the Panzer badge is the "maker" mark, SBW. There was a genuine similar period mark "BSW" ( Brüder Schneider, Wien) but they never manufactured the numbered...
Forum: Corps, Branches and the Royal Canadian Artillery 19-12-12, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,100
Posted By ProCoy
Didn't even realise they made genuine printed...

Didn't even realise they made genuine printed versions of this one.

Can I just ask - are there variants ?

Or can I use the image posted by Bill as a "benchmark" in that any not exactly the...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 02-07-12, 01:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,557
Posted By ProCoy
I was hoping you would comment on this one :)....

I was hoping you would comment on this one :). Certainly in hand it has all the appearance you'd expect of a genuinely old badge.

Reckon I did OK at £20 from EBay then !

Can't see me ever...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 30-06-12, 11:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,557
Posted By ProCoy
I resized the images so they weren't quite so...

I resized the images so they weren't quite so huge.

I only needed two badges to complete my collection of all the MP cap/collar badges, - the MFP where I had only the common bi-metal fake,and the...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 30-06-12, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,557
Posted By ProCoy
Reverse. (Sorry, I should have reduced these...

Reverse.

(Sorry, I should have reduced these in size a bit before uploading)

http://www.feldgendarmerie.net/mf2.jpg
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 30-06-12, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,557
Posted By ProCoy
Just resurrecting this old thread to solicit...

Just resurrecting this old thread to solicit opinions on this one.

Its a one piece striking in gilding metal with lugs, shown alongside one of the common fakes found on EBay in bi-metal with a...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 05-04-12, 08:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,297
Posted By ProCoy
Hi Jeremy Thanks for the info. I'm...

Hi Jeremy

Thanks for the info.

I'm assuming that although collar dogs could be worn on BD it was not a widespread practise ? I just discovered a group photo with my father in 172 Pro Coy in...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 22-03-12, 10:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,297
Posted By ProCoy
Hi Jeremy, The Brass Collar Dog has the...

Hi Jeremy,

The Brass Collar Dog has the single central lug, the silver one has two lugs.

I was trying to figure out whether a GVIR CMP Collar Dog existed, thinking that it was unlikely as these...
Forum: General Topics. 22-03-12, 05:37 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,215
Posted By ProCoy
Any left ? I'd like to have one.

Any left ? I'd like to have one.
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 03-03-12, 06:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,297
Posted By ProCoy
GVIR RMP Collar Dogs

Just acquired a brass example to join the silvered one I have. Does anyonme know if there is a GVIR before the "Royal" Prefix or are these the first to be introduced?
...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 25-08-11, 06:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,039
Posted By ProCoy
Pieter, Yes, the blue underlay and the...

Pieter,

Yes, the blue underlay and the Aesculapian snake/staff emblem is for the medical branch (the German army uses the same colour system today) with the Z letter indicating Zahnarzt or Dentist...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 24-08-11, 09:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,612
Posted By ProCoy
I was interested to read Jeremy's comments...

I was interested to read Jeremy's comments regarding having seen a wartime economy GVIR in silver.
I had only thought of postwar Royal Military Police GVIR badges in silver but recently acquired...
Forum: General Topics. 16-06-11, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,411
Posted By ProCoy
Thanks for the link. The article is about the...

Thanks for the link. The article is about the WW2 Kings Badge rather than the WWI Silver War Badge, but I've ordered it anyway as this badge is also of interest to me.
Forum: General Topics. 14-06-11, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,411
Posted By ProCoy
I'm sure that in relative terms compared with...

I'm sure that in relative terms compared with army SWBs, that those to the MN and RAF are scarce. Anyone have any idea on the numbers awarded to these branches ?
Forum: General Topics. 12-06-11, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,411
Posted By ProCoy
Brilliant, many thanks for that info. These low...

Brilliant, many thanks for that info. These low issue numbers would go a long way to explaining why I haven't been able to find an "O" for sale.

Are there any other prefixes I have missed other...
Forum: General Topics. 12-06-11, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,411
Posted By ProCoy
Silver War Badge

Trying to get the facts around the numbering of these straight in my own mind.
So far, I think the Commonwealth ones are straightforward enough
A=Australia
C=Canada
NZ=New Zealand
SA=South...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 28-03-11, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,758
Posted By ProCoy
Apologies for the delay in responding, haven't...

Apologies for the delay in responding, haven't been online for a while.

Here are the badges in question ( circled). They were bough from EBay on the "off chance" that the seller was right in...
Forum: Corps, Branches and the Royal Canadian Artillery 15-01-11, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,400
Posted By ProCoy
Hi Bill, That was the first thought, but...

Hi Bill,

That was the first thought, but normally the Collar Badge for the cap badge would still have the Crown ? (Going by the other Canadian and British MP Collar badges which are simply...
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