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Forum: General Topics 14-12-18, 09:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By fairlie63
I think I remember that thread, might they have...

I think I remember that thread, might they have been for a film?
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 13-12-18, 06:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 156
Posted By fairlie63
Certified Flag Signaller, Victorian Military...

Certified Flag Signaller, Victorian Military Forces, from at least 1889 vide Victorian Government Gazette No 100 dated 27 September 1889.

Worn with crown above by Certified Army Signallers vide...
Forum: General Topics. 13-12-18, 06:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 76
Posted By fairlie63
Stephen, from my notes re - vehicle markings...

Stephen,

from my notes re - vehicle markings for the division:

1 COMWEL Div - A temporary div HQ was established at Kure, Japan, on 11 Jun 51, the div was formed in Korea on 28 Jul 51 when 25...
Forum: General Topics 30-11-18, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 232
Posted By fairlie63
It looks like the Australia shoulder title was...

It looks like the Australia shoulder title was not the first metal shoulder title on that jacket!

Keith
Forum: Off topic 27-11-18, 06:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By fairlie63
I believe they are what is called 'flats',...

I believe they are what is called 'flats', tin-based and cast in slate molds in Germany primarily. They were pre-WW2, but the style probably dates back into the 19th Century at least, possibly...
Forum: Corps, Branches and the Royal Canadian Artillery 27-11-18, 05:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By fairlie63
I believe this is a probably a waist belt plate...

I believe this is a probably a waist belt plate badge. It might have been an officer's, being mounted on a rectangular plate. Examples with the Guelphic crown exist that are die-stamped into the...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 23-11-18, 09:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,183
Posted By fairlie63
I would put Resources down to quarrying,...

I would put Resources down to quarrying, forestry, etc. Our Supplementary Reserve was a similar type of organization, mostly engineer based.

Keith
Forum: General Topics. 19-11-18, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 358
Posted By fairlie63
Well sorted Leigh!

Well sorted Leigh!
Forum: The Australian General Service Badge (Rising Sun) 07-11-18, 08:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,662
Posted By fairlie63
In fact that 'sprayed-on' type of finish is a...

In fact that 'sprayed-on' type of finish is a hallmark of our old mate the Bulgarian faker isn't it.

Keith
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 05-11-18, 05:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 612
Posted By fairlie63
7th Medium Regiment (3rd Transvaal Scottish)...

7th Medium Regiment (3rd Transvaal Scottish) circa 1946-1960.

Keith
Forum: Indian Badges 31-10-18, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 119
Posted By fairlie63
Thanks gents, I'd better try and compare the...

Thanks gents,

I'd better try and compare the script with known Pakistani Gunner badges then.

I do have a different set of modern PA collars, similar to the British ORs in brass with no scroll....
Forum: Indian Badges 31-10-18, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 119
Posted By fairlie63
Pakistan Regiment of Artillery

Hello,

I understand that the collars on the right with the scroll are modern Pakistan Artillery.

What are the collars on the left without scroll - Pakistan Engineers, or Pakistan Artillery...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 31-10-18, 05:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 115
Posted By fairlie63
Yes, correct it is a fake, tall orb on the crown,...

Yes, correct it is a fake, tall orb on the crown, the various other signs.

There is an old long thread on the forum, think it might have been started by dragonz18 or something similar, in which...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 28-10-18, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 286
Posted By fairlie63
If it is Australian it is from the pre-1943...

If it is Australian it is from the pre-1943 period. Later patches were smaller and a lighter blue.

Anybody wearing them in Europe, UK, would have had the later style of patch with a grey...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 28-10-18, 07:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,542
Posted By fairlie63
Nice, and is that a regimental flash at the top...

Nice, and is that a regimental flash at the top of his sleeve?
Forum: General Topics 28-10-18, 07:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By fairlie63
Hi Kingsley If you can locate a copy of The...

Hi Kingsley

If you can locate a copy of The New Guinea Volunteer Rifles NGVR 1939-1943, A History by Ian Downs, Pacific Press, 1999, it has a photo of the embroidered NGVR badge on p80, although...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-10-18, 08:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 262
Posted By fairlie63
Which is probably why they are here now - ...

Which is probably why they are here now -
...
Forum: General Topics. 19-10-18, 06:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,459
Posted By fairlie63
Angus and Robertson have got them over here Dean.

Angus and Robertson have got them over here Dean.
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 15-10-18, 06:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 426
Posted By fairlie63
Hi Chris, is it entirely possible that a Sig, on...

Hi Chris, is it entirely possible that a Sig, on leaving the army and handing back his gear, in a moment of boredom later in life, glued a bit of blue felt on his backing plate and the badge got...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-10-18, 06:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 290
Posted By fairlie63
Leigh, 302 SL Bty of 34 SL Regt had its...

Leigh,

302 SL Bty of 34 SL Regt had its origins in 10 (London Electrical Engineers) AA Bn RE(TA) after the Great War. It was definitely an RE unit when 10 AA Bn was redesignated 26 AASL Bn RE(TA)...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-10-18, 06:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 290
Posted By fairlie63
Nemo, Operation of both coast and AA...

Nemo,

Operation of both coast and AA searchlights in the British and Commonwealth armies was the responsibility of the engineers.

At the start of WW2 that responsibility, and the units, were...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-10-18, 08:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 603
Posted By fairlie63
No 4 is SAAF, armourer instructor or something...

No 4 is SAAF, armourer instructor or something similar, there are posts on the forum re it.
Keith
Forum: General Topics 05-10-18, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By fairlie63
Private purchase officer's collar badge to the...

Private purchase officer's collar badge to the Corps of Australian Engineers 1930-36, and Royal Australian Engineers (Militia) 1936-42.

These also appear with 9 flames and the black lacquer...
Forum: Headdress 01-10-18, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By fairlie63
Ohhh!!! You had been sharing your bourbon...

Ohhh!!! You had been sharing your bourbon collection with him when the mishap occurred?
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 23-09-18, 04:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 164
Posted By fairlie63
Fascinating, nice collection Chris. Keith

Fascinating, nice collection Chris.
Keith
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