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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 05:51 PM
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Posted By altcar73
The white metal Swansea shield was worn as a...

The white metal Swansea shield was worn as a collar badge by the City Police.

Dave.
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 14-04-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By altcar73
I've seen evidence of its wear during the...

I've seen evidence of its wear during the Edwardian period. It may have been worn pre. 1902. They do surface occasionally and am led to believe that they were still in use into the 1930's when they...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-04-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 205
Posted By altcar73
What a fantastic record of service! Dave.

What a fantastic record of service!

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-04-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 205
Posted By altcar73
And you've still got it! Well done. Dave.

And you've still got it! Well done.

Dave.
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 10-04-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 254
Posted By altcar73
The white "cord" was worn across the front of the...

The white "cord" was worn across the front of the Chief's cap, as in bullstrap fashion. If you look at the earlier post featuring the caps themselves you will see it in situ.

Dave.
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 10-04-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 254
Posted By altcar73
Very nicely displayed. Thank you for sharing! ...

Very nicely displayed. Thank you for sharing!

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-04-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 205
Posted By altcar73
I told you it was from Trinidad & Tobago before...

I told you it was from Trinidad & Tobago before anyone else did!

Interesting to hear that you were born in Walton Hospital. Have a look at the appended badge image. It shows an exceptionally good...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-04-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 205
Posted By altcar73
Trinidad & Tobago? But deffo. NOT a Liver Bird. ...

Trinidad & Tobago? But deffo. NOT a Liver Bird.

Dave.
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 09-04-21, 04:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 254
Posted By altcar73
Chief Officer's Cap Badge pre. 1930's. Dave.

Chief Officer's Cap Badge pre. 1930's.

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-04-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 110
Posted By altcar73
Worn as a cap badge by Inspectorate ranks and...

Worn as a cap badge by Inspectorate ranks and above of the Devon Constabulary. Possibly by other organisations also.

Dave.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 03-04-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By altcar73
The blazer badge shows the (part) arms of the...

The blazer badge shows the (part) arms of the City of Bath (UK). As to whether it has a military connection I will leave others to say.

Dave.
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 01-04-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By altcar73
Military Historical Society? Dave.

Military Historical Society?

Dave.
Forum: General Topics. 29-03-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By altcar73
Have you considered how much overseas business...

Have you considered how much overseas business you may be loosing by using this dubious GSP system? I know that a large number of potential UK buyers (myself included) will not buy from (for example)...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 29-03-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 230
Posted By altcar73
If there are pins missing then this is evidence...

If there are pins missing then this is evidence that the wreath, crown and the centre have been removed from the star at some time in the past and that in refitting these the pins have snapped off...
Forum: General Topics. 29-03-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By altcar73
Graham, That has happened to me in the past....

Graham,

That has happened to me in the past. I deliberately opted "out" when the system was introduced and then later found that I had somehow (not by me) opted "in". I suspect that eBay may be...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 29-03-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 230
Posted By altcar73
Don't like the extra four holes which are evident...

Don't like the extra four holes which are evident on the reverse. Its also been repainted and appears to have been re-lugged.

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-03-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By altcar73
The bullion wire "rose" is similar to that worn...

The bullion wire "rose" is similar to that worn as a cap badge by Deputy Lord Lieutenant's of an English County.

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-03-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By altcar73
Never been used by HM Coastguard! Dave.

Never been used by HM Coastguard!

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 20-03-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By altcar73
Birkenhead Corporation Transport cap badge. ...

Birkenhead Corporation Transport cap badge.

Dave.
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 19-03-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By altcar73
You really need to get yourself a copy of...

You really need to get yourself a copy of "Scottish Police Insignia as Used by Old Police Forces" by John Green. Tells you all you need to know about Scottish police badges. There are new copies on...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 19-03-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By altcar73
No, the basic design is "generic" and any minor...

No, the basic design is "generic" and any minor differences are down to manufacturers variations. The same design has been used since "Adam" was a lad. That said, your example looks to be of recent...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 19-03-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By altcar73
Yes, it is! Dave.

Yes, it is!

Dave.
Forum: General Topics. 18-03-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 376
Posted By altcar73
Yes, I think you are right! Dave.

Yes, I think you are right!

Dave.
Forum: General Topics. 17-03-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 376
Posted By altcar73
Gaunt did not move anywhere as such. They had an...

Gaunt did not move anywhere as such. They had an office in London (administrative) and their factory was in Birmingham. They eventually closed the London office and all operations were then...
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 17-03-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By altcar73
Graham, You are more or less spot on there...

Graham,

You are more or less spot on there mate. The only thing I would add is that Invernessshire adopted the Scottish National KC cap badge in the 1930's.

Dave.
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