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Forum: Military Buttons 14-07-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By High Wood
Dave, many thanks indeed. Simon.

Dave,

many thanks indeed.

Simon.
Forum: Military Buttons 14-07-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By High Wood
C.P.S. Crown prosecution Service?

I am trying to identify this button which appears to have the letters C.P.S.

The only thing that I can think of is the Crown Prosecution Service but I have no idea if they wore a uniform.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 13-07-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 575
Posted By High Wood
JDR is even nicking my bad jokes now, has he no...

JDR is even nicking my bad jokes now, has he no shame?

http://www.chairbornemilitaria.co.uk/shop.php
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 11-07-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 256
Posted By High Wood
Keith, thanks for the update. I am still...

Keith,

thanks for the update. I am still attempting to get the details regarding the original owner which should provide some answers.

Simon
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 10-07-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 138
Posted By High Wood
Lifted from Wiki. On 14 December 1936 'B'...

Lifted from Wiki.

On 14 December 1936 'B' flight of No. 22 Squadron RAF was expanded into a new No. 42 Squadron. In 1939 No. 42 Squadron was based at RAF Bircham Newton. Initially the unit was...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 10-07-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 256
Posted By High Wood
Oh, very droll. It is obviously a very rare,...

Oh, very droll. It is obviously a very rare, non-reflective, Special Forces recognition sign used by undercover agents posing as Royal Highland Ack Ack gunners. J.D.R. will have several on his...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 10-07-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 256
Posted By High Wood
I was told by the owner that there was a possible...

I was told by the owner that there was a possible Black Watch connection but I didn't mention it earlier as I didn't want to influence your replies.

Why would a Royal Artillery Officer be wearing...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 10-07-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 256
Posted By High Wood
Black Scottish? formation sign.

I am struggling to identify this black patch worn on a Royal Artillery B.D. There may be an India - Burma connection.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 09-07-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 75
Posted By High Wood
Pembrokeshire Yeomanry collar badge

I am asking 6 including U.K. postage for this Pembrokeshire Yeomanry collar badge. Payment by Paypal Friends and Family preferred.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 08-07-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,030
Posted By High Wood
Rob, I have some buttons that may be of...

Rob,

I have some buttons that may be of interest to you based on your latest wants list.

Large.

Regal Button Works LTD B'Ham. D/S

J.W. Tiptaft & Sons LTD Birmingham. D/S.Not sure if you...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 08-07-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,581
Posted By High Wood
In the rag trade, where military clothing used to...

In the rag trade, where military clothing used to be recycled for shoddy, rags and felt, people were employed to unstitch cloth badges and metal buttons before the clothing was shredded as they...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 07-07-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 698
Posted By High Wood
self deleted.

self deleted.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 05-07-19, 10:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 200
Posted By High Wood
This photograph is captioned, "Yours truly with...

This photograph is captioned, "Yours truly with one of my headaches".

The tank is a Valentine. The 145 Regiment R.A.C. was the only unit to use the Valentine Tank in Burma although other units...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 05-07-19, 09:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 200
Posted By High Wood
In both these photographs there is a trace of...

In both these photographs there is a trace of either letters or numbers horizontally across the middle of the flash. Are there known examples of R.A.C. pagri flashes with either numbers or letters in...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 05-07-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 200
Posted By High Wood
Just visible on the right hand side of the front...

Just visible on the right hand side of the front of the lorry is the figure 4 in a square which should indicate the 3rd Carabiniers of the 254th Indian Tank Brigade. The figure 7 in a circle is...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 05-07-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 509
Posted By High Wood
Not a bad return for a 25 beret and a 4 cap...

Not a bad return for a 25 beret and a 4 cap badge, you can see why the scammers do it.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 05-07-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 200
Posted By High Wood
The sign on the lorry may also be yellow and red.

The sign on the lorry may also be yellow and red.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 05-07-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 200
Posted By High Wood
Thank you gentlemen. I am leaning towards R.A.C....

Thank you gentlemen. I am leaning towards R.A.C. as other photographs seem to show yellow/red pagri flashes even though they are black and white photographs.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 05-07-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 200
Posted By High Wood
Royal Armoured Corps unit composition.

This may be a rather obvious question to those who have served in the Military, specifically those who served in the Royal Armoured Corps, but I haven't and I didn't so I will go ahead and ask it....
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 02-07-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 275
Posted By High Wood
Excellent research. That would be the Alexander F...

Excellent research. That would be the Alexander F Austin, born 1910 in Camberwell and who died in 1974 in Southwark.

His not being commissioned until 1946 explains his omission from the 1945 Army...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 02-07-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 275
Posted By High Wood
Births Sept 1918 Austin. Albert J T Mother's...

Births Sept 1918 Austin. Albert J T Mother's maiden name: Harris. District Milton 2a 1513 S
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 02-07-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 275
Posted By High Wood
There are 9 Alexander Austins whose births were...

There are 9 Alexander Austins whose births were registered in England and Wales between 1910 and 1920. One with the second initial F, one with M and two with the second initial G. None of these with...
Forum: Other Military Topics 30-06-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By High Wood
I think that whilst the helmets are original the...

I think that whilst the helmets are original the over painting of helmets in this fashion is a much more recent thing. I cannot seriously imagine a British veteran on a pilgrimage having such an...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-06-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By High Wood
Jordanian Defence Force?

Jordanian Defence Force?
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 28-06-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 509
Posted By High Wood
A very cleverly worded description. How this...

A very cleverly worded description. How this bloke gets away with it time after time i do not know.
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