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Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 15-02-19, 09:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By zorgon
Thanks Geoff & JB. Perhaps you might know how...

Thanks Geoff & JB.
Perhaps you might know how long this pattern lasted before the next design came in? I think I read it was used up until ~1960? Is it possible then, that while it is called a...
Forum: General Topics. 13-02-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 205
Posted By zorgon
Thanks for the additions Jon - great images. ...

Thanks for the additions Jon - great images. I've read that some of the most experienced ladies had shuttled over 90 different aircraft during the period of the ATA and I'm sure the men had done the...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 12-02-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By zorgon
SAS beret badge, WWII vintage?

I'd like to ask the Forum's advice on this SAS beret badge, the first one I've purchased in this minefield of variants. I believe it to be a WW2, 1944 style badge, in superb, unissued condition. To...
Forum: General Topics. 12-02-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 205
Posted By zorgon
A.T.A., Air Transport Auxiliary pilots wing

Attached is a recent pick-up from an auction sale and yes, I paid dearly for it. The Allied ATA (Air Transport Auxiliary) was a Civilian, non-combatant group which existed during the 2nd World War...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 05-02-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By zorgon
A good question Steve, I hope you get some info...

A good question Steve, I hope you get some info from those in the know on this Forum. I'm trying to sort all of this out myself so every time someone posts details on these, characteristics to look...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 31-01-19, 04:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 110
Posted By zorgon
Oops, I guess Walt and I were writing at the same...

Oops, I guess Walt and I were writing at the same time. I also noticed an exact example of your patch from George Bignell at the same resource, on a different page and dated June, 1958:...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 31-01-19, 01:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 110
Posted By zorgon
I think it might be 601 Telecom Squadron. They...

I think it might be 601 Telecom Squadron. They were in Europe in the early-mid 60ís and moved from 2 Wing to Metz. You can find another crest here: ...
Forum: Corps, Branches and the Royal Canadian Artillery 11-12-18, 01:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By zorgon
CFPU. Canadian Film and Photo Unit patch

Iím new to these particular patches and who would have guessed I would have seen 2 in the last few months? Two collector colleagues have these in their collections and while I have been watching a...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 10-12-18, 07:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,590
Posted By zorgon
Thanks to Simon (see above post), here are a...

Thanks to Simon (see above post), here are a couple of photos of RSR members which include his grandfather, Sgt Robert Parkes. Unlike the history of the LRDG, there seem to only be a handful of...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 18-11-18, 11:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By zorgon
Thanks for your thoughts guys. I'm leading a bit...

Thanks for your thoughts guys. I'm leading a bit more towards Horus over the penguin but you never know. It could even be Ra perhaps. Still no idea if it was a general blazer patch or a one-off. ...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 13-11-18, 11:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By zorgon
115 ATU El Arish, again

I wonder is anyone might speculate on the meaning/origin of this RCAF 115 ATU blazer patch I recently picked up. I have never seen the center portion represented anywhere and to be honest, Iím not...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 09-11-18, 01:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By zorgon
Hi Kim. Thanks for that. Just to confirm,...

Hi Kim. Thanks for that. Just to confirm, that's 116 Sqdn out of Botwood Harbour Newfoundland? I have read they didn't have an "official" badge so this must have just been something they had...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 08-11-18, 10:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By zorgon
Bullion O wing

A friend who owns this is wondering what he has and is hoping for some feedback. It's a nice example of bullion work, but to my eye unusual padding and I've never seen another example with the nitch...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 06-11-18, 11:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By zorgon
Whaler Squadron, RCAF?

I recently picked up this Crest Craft patch but I'm uncertain about its origin. I can't find any definitive reference to a Canadian RCAF Squadron which was nick-named, "Whaler". The Makers...
Forum: Formation and Tasking Signs 23-10-18, 04:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,272
Posted By zorgon
Below is another commemorative patch made for...

Below is another commemorative patch made for Exercise Muskox. It's basically identical to the one in the previous post but in Bullion. It is unmarked on the back but almost certainly manufactured...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 21-09-18, 11:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 218
Posted By zorgon
Canadian Aviation Corps, 1914

Before the days of the RCAF, CAF and even before the two Canadian squadrons were established in Upper Heyford in Nov of 1918, there was a rudimentary effort to create an air presence for Canada. Of...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 07-08-18, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By zorgon
Like the two previous posters, these two pieces...

Like the two previous posters, these two pieces are new to me. You have many wonderful and unique items Steve; thanks for enlightening the Forum and sharing your many images and knowledge. Time for...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 19-07-18, 08:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,590
Posted By zorgon
Thanks Tim & Mike (and all others) for thoughts...

Thanks Tim & Mike (and all others) for thoughts and comments.
I'm not sure of the timing of actual issue of medals during the war but it looks to me like he only has two ribbons at the time of the...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 19-07-18, 03:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,590
Posted By zorgon
I wonder if I could get the Forumís comments and...

I wonder if I could get the Forumís comments and advice on the BD insignia on the photo of Harry as I have very little knowledge about this sort of thing. It would be great to narrow down some of the...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 17-07-18, 03:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,590
Posted By zorgon
Here's a link to a IWM RSR chocolate-brown...

Here's a link to a IWM RSR chocolate-brown Officer's beret:
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30103148

Thanks JB
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 15-07-18, 05:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,590
Posted By zorgon
Some more thoughts if I may. In my limited...

Some more thoughts if I may. In my limited experience, it seems that there are two variants of the RSR beret cloth badge representing the two locations where the training bases were located and the...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 14-07-18, 01:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,590
Posted By zorgon
Beret colour

Yes JB, you are absolutely correct about the beret shade and I knew that in the back of my mind. I'll go back and correct the original post if I can. Harry recalled that early on, they had this...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 13-07-18, 07:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,590
Posted By zorgon
Raiding Support Regiment (RSR)

It’s getting harder to find WWII groups with Provenance which haven’t previously found their way into collections or the market. I’m very fortunate to have the medals and various insignia to...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 11-07-18, 12:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 267
Posted By zorgon
Golden Hawks Belt Buckle

I bought a Golden Hawks belt buckle recently on eBay. I believe it to be a genuine, period piece dating from 1959 or 1960. A quick search of "Profile Industries" from this era doesn't come up with...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 09-06-18, 10:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,379
Posted By zorgon
Smile Hi Dave; me neither actually but there is some...

Hi Dave; me neither actually but there is some discussion here:

http://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=67222

I picked this lot up for the CAF pieces. Other items were a bonus.
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