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Forum: Airborne and Special Forces 03-11-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 777
Posted By cefguy
I believe that the officer wearing the Air...

I believe that the officer wearing the Air Operations cap badge is Capt Dave Brown. He was not a helicopter pilot when I last worked with him in 1975, but things do change. His original roots were...
Forum: General Topics 18-09-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 386
Posted By cefguy
Bill: If he was doing "operational training",...

Bill:
If he was doing "operational training", then it was training done to maintain skills of an operational pilot. I have had the opportunity to look through a couple of WW2 bomber pilot's log...
Forum: Infantry 19-08-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,944
Posted By cefguy
Maybe just me, but I am not seeing the pictures. ...

Maybe just me, but I am not seeing the pictures. Perhaps I didn't pay my membership last time around.
Don
Forum: Infantry 11-08-20, 05:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 271
Posted By cefguy
17th Bn Cap Badge With Overlay

I have recently acquired a 17th Bn CEF badge with an overlay on it. The badge itself is marked "STER" on the back and is a heavy badge, but it also has an overlay over the central design of the...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 08-08-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 166
Posted By cefguy
Jack: That is a great find from an important...

Jack:
That is a great find from an important part of Canada's wartime history that is often ignored. Thank you for posting.
Don
Forum: General Topics 08-08-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By cefguy
dumdum: Thank you again for some thought...

dumdum:
Thank you again for some thought provoking information. I can at least now, to a degree, picture the process. To have used my piece in the course of making the female die must have...
Forum: General Topics 13-07-20, 06:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By cefguy
dumdum: That is really interesting information....

dumdum:
That is really interesting information. So if this "hub" created the die to be actually used, then the hammer or force coming down would have had a flat surface and just forced the brass...
Forum: General Topics 12-07-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By cefguy
Die Struck or Cast?

I obtained this die a while back and assumed it was part of the die striking process to make a shoulder title much like the one in picture #1. As I sat and thought about it I realized that it was...
Forum: General Topics 21-05-20, 02:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 709
Posted By cefguy
Mike: Two really nice pieces. Thank you for...

Mike:
Two really nice pieces. Thank you for sharing.
Don
Forum: General Topics 28-01-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 292
Posted By cefguy
3 CGC Shoulder

Hello:
Can anyone help me determine what unit this might have been and what era?
Thank you
Don
Forum: Infantry 26-01-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By cefguy
Walt: Thank you. Don

Walt:
Thank you.
Don
Forum: Infantry 26-01-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By cefguy
PPCLI Officers' Collars Maker Mark

I have managed to acquire a nice set of Officer collars to the PPCLI. I was hoping that someone could confirm that the maker mark of "F&S" on the back of the crown is a mark for Firmin & Sons....
Forum: General Topics 23-01-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 393
Posted By cefguy
Hello: The collar might be the Officers' collar...

Hello:
The collar might be the Officers' collar to the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, the PPCLI.
Don
Forum: General Topics 19-01-20, 04:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By cefguy
Dave and Luke I ended up using Dave's...

Dave and Luke
I ended up using Dave's suggestion of the hot water this morning. It was tentative at first in heating up the pot of water and then immersing the badge. Dave's point about it might...
Forum: General Topics 18-01-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By cefguy
Dave: More good ideas. Thank you for the post....

Dave:
More good ideas. Thank you for the post.
Don
Forum: General Topics 18-01-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By cefguy
Luke: Thank you for sharing the experience. I...

Luke:
Thank you for sharing the experience. I will have to research the Goddards product. They are such nice looking badges when the silver is left alone.
Don
Forum: General Topics 17-01-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By cefguy
Coating on A Sterling cap badge

Hello:
Is there a way (short of sand blasting) to remove what looks like a lacquer coating on a sterling silver cap badge. I have gently washed it with a soft brush, but of course that just...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 04-01-20, 04:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By cefguy
Z: That is a great summary of what is out there...

Z:
That is a great summary of what is out there today. Thank you for posting that. It is great when you can actually find the advice of an extremely knowledgeable collector. I wore the wings of...
Forum: General Topics 24-12-19, 03:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By cefguy
Nyles: I don't know either but there are a few...

Nyles:
I don't know either but there are a few of them around.
Don
Forum: Infantry 20-12-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By cefguy
JP and Bill: Thank you for the input. It is...

JP and Bill:
Thank you for the input. It is too bad this post card photo isn't clearer. I did wonder about the 90th Winnipeg Rifles with the deeper band on the bottom of the banner to accommodate...
Forum: Infantry 20-12-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By cefguy
8th Bn CEF Cap Badge

These photos are from a post card. The three soldiers appear to be wearing the 8th Bn CEF cap badge. The photo is not quite clear enough to get better detail. The interesting point is that they...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 14-11-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,509
Posted By cefguy
Frank: That would make sense to me as well. ...

Frank:
That would make sense to me as well. From my time in the service I know that any kind of badge changeover was a long slow process in spite of the overall plan. The senior folks always...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 14-11-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,509
Posted By cefguy
Frank: It is great to have that provenance for...

Frank:
It is great to have that provenance for the badge. It makes it a wonderful reference to have available. Thank you for posting the picture.
Don
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 14-11-19, 12:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,509
Posted By cefguy
Frank: Thank you for the information. Don

Frank:
Thank you for the information.
Don
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 13-11-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,509
Posted By cefguy
Paul: Thank you. Don

Paul:
Thank you.
Don
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