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Forum: New Member Introduction Zone Yesterday, 11:34 PM
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Posted By Bill A
Hello Robert, welcome to the Forum. Your account...

Hello Robert, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts. There are several members who are knowledgeable about CEF badges.
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 06-08-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Bill A
Hello AATTV, welcome to the Forum. Your account...

Hello AATTV, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
Could you add an image of the back of the wings?
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-08-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By Bill A
Hello Devonlad, welcome to the Forum. Your...

Hello Devonlad, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 02-08-20, 01:25 PM
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Posted By Bill A
Hello MerlinV12, welcome to the Forum. Your...

Hello MerlinV12, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for replies.
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 30-07-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 358
Posted By Bill A
Welcome to the Forum Mark. Your account is active...

Welcome to the Forum Mark. Your account is active and open for posts.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-07-20, 10:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By Bill A
Hello Pea Shooter, welcome to the Forum. Your...

Hello Pea Shooter, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
Forum: General Topics. 23-07-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 332
Posted By Bill A
That is quite a document. It is odd in that the...

That is quite a document. It is odd in that the correct abbreviation is used frequently, and then the incorrect one shows up. Probably the effect of several authors and editions of the handbook. It...
Forum: General Topics. 23-07-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 332
Posted By Bill A
If that is from an official handbook, they have...

If that is from an official handbook, they have not had it vetted by Directorate of History and Heritage. The abbreviation ONTAR is meaningless. It is ONT R.
Forum: General Topics. 23-07-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 332
Posted By Bill A
The question was posted because of the Canadian...

The question was posted because of the Canadian cadet use of the term. Upon investigation, it appears they have created this euphemism for a cap badge. It is not "correct" as most Canadian badges,...
Forum: General Topics. 22-07-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 228
Posted By Bill A
Thanks gentlemen. It was a query to confirm my...

Thanks gentlemen. It was a query to confirm my understanding of plastic economy badges, especially in reference to the use of the term Bakelite.
Forum: General Topics. 22-07-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 228
Posted By Bill A
Plastic vs Bakelite

Was the term Bakelite used to OFFICIALLY describe the plastic economy badges made during the Second WW? (eg in ordnance descriptions or catalogues?)
Forum: General Topics. 22-07-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 332
Posted By Bill A
Cap brass?

Was the term cap brass a standard / colloquial reference to cap badges during the Second World War? (or any time before or there-after?)
Forum: General Topics 22-07-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,084
Posted By Bill A
iirc = if I remember correctly

iirc = if I remember correctly
Forum: Cavalry and Armoured Units 21-07-20, 11:46 PM
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Views: 169
Posted By Bill A
Appears to be a cast badge. The detail has been...

Appears to be a cast badge. The detail has been polished off of the tank, with the exception of the gun sponson.
Forum: General Topics 21-07-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,084
Posted By Bill A
It is attributed to the 245th.

It is attributed to the 245th.
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 20-07-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By Bill A
Hello Jack, welcome to the Forum. Your account is...

Hello Jack, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
Forum: General Topics 20-07-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,084
Posted By Bill A
Did a bit more checking. Both badges are later...

Did a bit more checking. Both badges are later authorization. The U of A badge is the 1937 issue, and the Bishop's College badge is the pattern authorized in 1926.
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 19-07-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By Bill A
There were actually 9 numbered training batteries...

There were actually 9 numbered training batteries and the four alpha designated ones. But as indicated above, there was no "P" and the training battery badges were based on the CFA cap badge with the...
Forum: General Topics 19-07-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,084
Posted By Bill A
Some COTC contingents were recruiting for the...

Some COTC contingents were recruiting for the CEF. Their badges can be found with wartime dates on the reverse.
Forum: General Topics 17-07-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 101
Posted By Bill A
With the Gaunt mm, it would be post FWW.

With the Gaunt mm, it would be post FWW.
Forum: Army 16-07-20, 01:10 PM
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Posted By Bill A
Hello Kadet, welcome to the Forum. Your account...

Hello Kadet, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 15-07-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 218
Posted By Bill A
Hello Douglas, welcome to the Forum. Your account...

Hello Douglas, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
Forum: Infantry 14-07-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By Bill A
That pattern of the 48th Highlanders badge was...

That pattern of the 48th Highlanders badge was not authorized until 1922, and not adopted until much later. Circa 1936....
Forum: Military Buttons 13-07-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 109
Posted By Bill A
Hi Cliff, welcome to the Forum. Your account is...

Hi Cliff, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
The membership may have some information for you.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 13-07-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By Bill A
dumdum, your pin is a Cdn Corps veteran's pin.

dumdum, your pin is a Cdn Corps veteran's pin.
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