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Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia Yesterday, 12:16 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By Postwarden
The Orbat of Raiding Forces as at February 1944. ...

The Orbat of Raiding Forces as at February 1944.

Jon
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 14-07-18, 06:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 339
Posted By Postwarden
Interesting. There is much evidence (again in the...

Interesting. There is much evidence (again in the National Archives) that the RAF did not have a wartime wing and refused permission for parachute trained personnel (of which there were few) to wear...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 14-07-18, 03:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 339
Posted By Postwarden
At the risk of muddying the waters what about...

At the risk of muddying the waters what about blue backed wings, clearly British made and not the Indian Airborne style?

Examples can be found in a wartime National Archives file which suggests...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 14-07-18, 02:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 494
Posted By Postwarden
Some information on the tan beret gleaned from a...

Some information on the tan beret gleaned from a number of National Archives files. And a photo of the chocolate brown RSR beret.

Jon

The initial suggestion that on operations the SAS and...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 12-07-18, 04:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 499
Posted By Postwarden
Members with an interest in the SAS might be...

Members with an interest in the SAS might be interested in the attached drawing which appeared in Bulletin No7 of the Military Heraldry Society issued in October 1952 in the section devoted to new...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 12-07-18, 08:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 121
Posted By Postwarden
NBC "Noddy" Suit Rank badges

Almost a complete set in good unused condition.

Asking 10 inc standard postage.

PM me if interested.

Jon
Forum: The Home Front 11-07-18, 08:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 543
Posted By Postwarden
Welcome to the Forum. It does indeed look good....

Welcome to the Forum. It does indeed look good. Can't wait.

Jon
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 07-07-18, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 183
Posted By Postwarden
On page 110 of Brian Davis' WW2 book is a picture...

On page 110 of Brian Davis' WW2 book is a picture of 2nd Bn Coldstream soldiers training for Combined Ops in 1942 wearing the FS cap

David Erskine's The Scots Guards 1919-1955 has an appendix on...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 07-07-18, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 171
Posted By Postwarden
All the examples of the real Home Forces wartime...

All the examples of the real Home Forces wartime sign that I have recorded are of the small size you show in your first post. Also the red and blue are darker and the surrounding circles are close...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 05-07-18, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 171
Posted By Postwarden
The printed badge is not that of GHQ Home Forces...

The printed badge is not that of GHQ Home Forces but is the badge based on it adopted in 1957 for the staff and those directly linked with the GHQ of UK Land Forces formed two years earlier to plan...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 05-07-18, 03:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 513
Posted By Postwarden
An article by Alan Jeffreys which appeared in the...

An article by Alan Jeffreys which appeared in the November 2010 issue of The Military Historical Society's Bulletin - extract attached - compiled from the records at the Imperial War Museum...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-07-18, 03:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,264
Posted By Postwarden
The article as requested from The Formation Sign...

The article as requested from The Formation Sign and the badges worn by holders of Certs A and B.

Jon
Forum: The Home Front 05-07-18, 03:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 74
Posted By Postwarden
Harrogate Fire Guard Officer

A recent find is this interesting photo taken by a Harrogate photographer showing a splendid and most unusual Fire Guard officer's (?) uniform.

His cap badge - in the shape of the ARP badge - has...
Forum: The Home Front 04-07-18, 04:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 543
Posted By Postwarden
I have contacted the authors who tell me it's not...

I have contacted the authors who tell me it's not yet published and no firm date yet. I will keep members posted.

Jon
Forum: The Home Front 04-07-18, 11:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 543
Posted By Postwarden
Had not seen the flyer but have seen a draft of...

Had not seen the flyer but have seen a draft of the book - some of my helmets are in it - and would thoroughly recommend it. A superb and well-researched book.

Jon
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 01-07-18, 10:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By Postwarden
This photo, posted on the Forum some eleven years...

This photo, posted on the Forum some eleven years ago would suggest that the flash was worn before WW2.

Jon
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 27-06-18, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 156
Posted By Postwarden
A great site with some really nice and often rare...

A great site with some really nice and often rare cloth.

Recommended.

Jon
Forum: The Home Front 27-06-18, 06:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By Postwarden
As far as I know this is only available in hard...

As far as I know this is only available in hard copy but a look at the magazine's website may help.

https://www.magazine.co.uk/magazines/britain-at-war-magazine

Jon
Forum: The Home Front 27-06-18, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By Postwarden
WVS Uniforms and Ephemera

Anyone interested in this subject should have a look at the latest edition of Britain At Warmagazine which includes an interesting article on WVS collectables including badges and uniforms written by...
Forum: The Home Front 26-06-18, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By Postwarden
Your badge may be an early pattern intended for...

Your badge may be an early pattern intended for the CD Experimental Demonstration Column formed in the early 1950s.

As this extract from The Formation Sign shows they wore an identical QC...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 25-06-18, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By Postwarden
Leigh, PM sent. Jon

Leigh,

PM sent.

Jon
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 24-06-18, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 736
Posted By Postwarden
An example of the badges shown in the photograph....

An example of the badges shown in the photograph.

Jon
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-06-18, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By Postwarden
Royal Navy Nurses

I have been asked if I can identify this badge. Apparently of the style worn by the Queen Alexandra's Royal Naval Nursing Service I can't find any mention of it being worn with the star.

Ideas...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 24-06-18, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 201
Posted By Postwarden
The attached pages form the National Archives...

The attached pages form the National Archives document mentioned above provide a basic history of O Force.

Although raised to District status it appears that it was still known as O Force.

Jon
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 24-06-18, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By Postwarden
Now on hold. Jon

Now on hold.

Jon
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