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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 73
Posted By Chacal
Hi Paul Appears to be a very polished...

Hi Paul

Appears to be a very polished locally-made version of the UAE Union Defence Force headdress badge - one very similar appears on page 48 of The Military And Police Forces Of The Gulf States...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 86
Posted By Chacal
Leigh I'd be interested to see one in yellow...

Leigh

I'd be interested to see one in yellow metal, it could be worn by Customs, rather than the Jamaica Constabulary Force.

Graham
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 05:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 86
Posted By Chacal
Hi Paul As said Jamaica Constabulary,...

Hi Paul

As said Jamaica Constabulary, possibly also worn by Jamaica Customs (which is what I have them as in my collection).

Graham
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 13-04-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 49
Posted By Chacal
Rhodesia Regiment Regimental Police armbands?

Good afternoon

A number of years ago I got two of these armbands as "Rhodesia Regiment Regimental Police", however another collector told me that they wore armbands with "RP". They are well-made,...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-04-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By Chacal
Hi Laurent The central emblem is the logo of...

Hi Laurent

The central emblem is the logo of British Aerospace, so probably worn by their test pilots?

Graham
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 29-03-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 570
Posted By Chacal
A new one for me, and I was in the RAF. I had one...

A new one for me, and I was in the RAF. I had one of those, thought it was a Flt Sgt crown - if you hadn't shown the packet I'd have said you were shooting a line. You live and learn.

Graham
Forum: General Topics. 29-03-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By Chacal
Hi Tim Yes, I noticed the introduction of...

Hi Tim

Yes, I noticed the introduction of that, it seems to have dropped off sharply although not entirely. They've also recently made it mandatory for payments, after deuctions, to go straignt...
Forum: General Topics. 29-03-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By Chacal
eBay Global Shipping Program mandatory 'Opt-In'

This is just a heads-up to those members who sell on eBay that they might find they've been 'opted in' to the Global Shipping Program (GSP) without their knowledge.

I handle online sales for a...
Forum: Military Buttons 26-03-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By Chacal
Hi Billy I'd say it is a Talbot (extinct...

Hi Billy

I'd say it is a Talbot (extinct breed of hunting dog) statant over a pile of roundels probably representing cannonballs, although I'm unable to find a match online. Hopefully someone more...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-03-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By Chacal
Hi Billy Cap badge worn by British Electric...

Hi Billy

Cap badge worn by British Electric Traction Company Limited:

http://www.tramwaybadgesandbuttons.com/page148/page4/page207/page207.html

All the best

Graham
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-03-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By Chacal
An identical badge was discussed here, although...

An identical badge was discussed here, although with no definite ID other than it 'might' be connected to the USS Flying Fish:
...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 26-03-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 295
Posted By Chacal
GVIR RASC cap badge

For reference a GVIR RASC cap badge, formerly belonging to my late uncle who joined the RASC before transferring to the CMP, made in India and stamped "Industrial FV. Aligarh".

All the best
...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 25-03-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By Chacal
I agree with Leigh re. the Mermaid, I have an...

I agree with Leigh re. the Mermaid, I have an identical one somewhere.

I believe #3, the elephant, is from an Israeli transportation unit.

All the best

Graham
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 23-03-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,097
Posted By Chacal
Just call them Mobile Infantry, does what it says...

Just call them Mobile Infantry, does what it says on the tin.

Would you like to know more? :)
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 17-03-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By Chacal
Hi Billyh As Dave says Ayrshire Constabulary...

Hi Billyh

As Dave says Ayrshire Constabulary wore the badge you show until 1975. Below is some more information on the subject you might find of interest (Dave - please chip in if I've got...
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 17-03-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By Chacal
Hi Chester “L” is the forces shorthand for...

Hi Chester

“L” is the forces shorthand for Electrical or Electronic: when I was a crab I was Electronics Mechanic Air Defence (later became a Technician), abbreviated to L Mech AD/L Tech AD.
...
Forum: General Topics. 13-03-21, 09:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 171
Posted By Chacal
Nice, I have a plaque to the same unit. ...

Nice, I have a plaque to the same unit.

Graham
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 12-03-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 545
Posted By Chacal
Hi Patrick The first pair are the coat of...

Hi Patrick

The first pair are the coat of arms of Portugal.

245132

The second is Imperial Police [India].

245133
Forum: Arab Nations 06-03-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 256
Posted By Chacal
Nice displays, thanks for sharing. Graham

Nice displays, thanks for sharing.

Graham
Forum: Indian Badges 03-03-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By Chacal
Hi A Isn't the acorn and oak leaves a...

Hi A

Isn't the acorn and oak leaves a Cheshire Regiment collar badge?

Graham
Forum: Arab Nations 02-03-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 190
Posted By Chacal
Hi A British Colonial Badges, and British...

Hi A

British Colonial Badges, and British Colonial Badges II, both by Renfrew, Renfrew, and Cranston. ISBNs: 978-0-9563175-1-3 and 978-0-9563175-2-0, cover many badges from Arab nations formerly...
Forum: Arab Nations 02-03-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By Chacal
Hi A I'm pretty sure the blue and green...

Hi A

I'm pretty sure the blue and green shoulder boards in your "Yemen" pile are from Sudan. The others I'd agree are from Yemen or it's predecessors.

Graham
Forum: Arab Nations 02-03-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 190
Posted By Chacal
Hi A As far as I know those indicated on...

Hi A

As far as I know those indicated on attached photo are from:

1. Oman, not sure what exactly.

2. Libya, I believe Municipal Police or similar.

3. Aden, Government Guards headdress...
Forum: Colonial Police and Paramilitary Badges 01-03-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By Chacal
Eritrea Police: a quartet of gazelles

Thank you to Colin for the latest addition to my Eritrea Police BMA collection. Still a couple of other variations Iím looking for, particularly the first star pattern used before the adoption of the...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-02-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 617
Posted By Chacal
They certainly did in my day (1978-87; 48...

They certainly did in my day (1978-87; 48 Squadron RAF Regiment 1981-82).

Graham
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