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Forum: Colonial Police and Paramilitary Badges 03-04-22, 05:34 PM
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Views: 609
Posted By michael1
Swaziland Prisons

Country now officially called Eswatini
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 05-12-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By michael1
Saudi Arabian patch?

Although the crossed swords look Saudi, I don’t think the Saudis wear patches like this, it looks more Jordanian to me
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 03-12-21, 11:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 592
Posted By michael1
Mystery unit

I am pleased to say this has been identified elsewhere on the forum as Cambridge University Rifle Volunteers pre 1908 with probable prior service in RE which would explain the apparently...
Forum: Photographs of Australian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 03-12-21, 11:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 833
Posted By michael1
Mystery uniform

I’m pleased to report that this has been identified elsewhere on the forum as Cambridge University Rifle Volunteers probably with prior service in RE, probably a member of their permanent staff, the...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 03-12-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,164
Posted By michael1
Mystery unit

I am glad I persevered and posted this in several threads, I am now convinced by the CUVRC identification and want to sincerely thank all those who contributed to this, I really am most grateful
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 03-12-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,164
Posted By michael1
Mystery unit

This is very interesting, I know Keith and he is a much respected specialist. I had wondered if he was from a TF unit, certainly the tones of the photo would fit their silver laced grey kit with pale...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 30-11-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,164
Posted By michael1
Thanks for the kind message, as you say his...

Thanks for the kind message, as you say his bearing shows he must be a genuine soldier, especially the way he sports his medal. I shan’t give up just yet and should I find out will of course let the...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 30-11-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,164
Posted By michael1
Mystery photo

Sorry if it looks like a Facebook photo, it’s actually an original photo that I own
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 29-11-21, 11:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,164
Posted By michael1
Mystery uniform

I have posted this in several sections and there have been a number of replies but no identification. The photos are as clear as on the original. I assure you this is pukker, not someone dressed up...
Forum: Photographs of Australian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 29-11-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 833
Posted By michael1
Mystery uniform, could this be Australian?

I have posted this elsewhere but so far to no avail. Someone has suggested the cap badge might be 1st Australian Lt Horse badge 1897/1903 worn by 3rd Australian Lt Horse up to 1912. The problem is he...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 27-11-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,164
Posted By michael1
That is very true especially in the Yeomanry but...

That is very true especially in the Yeomanry but some units like the Governor General’s Bodyguard of Canada wore them for the ranks as well, it’s what appears to be the engineer connection with a...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 27-11-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 331
Posted By michael1
Additional image to last thread on mystery engineers unit

I omitted to add this blown up detail of ca,p badge
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 27-11-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,164
Posted By michael1
Mystery Engineers unit probably colonial/dominions?

I should very much like to identify this regiment or unit which seems to have stumped everyone so far. He appears to be a trumpeter sergeant of an engineer unit c.1906/12 I would guess, he has...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 27-11-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 592
Posted By michael1
Mystery artillery uniform

The consensus seems to be that it is an engineer unit rather than artillery
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 27-11-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 447
Posted By michael1
Mystery unit

I am sure he is pukker, , people dressed up i.e. mocked up always look odd in some give away manner. The uniform could be grey but I think it is drab like many of the British Yeomanry regiments wore...
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 27-11-21, 01:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 447
Posted By michael1
Mystery uniform

Does anyone recognise this unit as South African, probably dates from c1906/12, has grenade collar badges and a grenade above the trumpeters trade badge which is of a type peculiar to engineer and...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-11-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 592
Posted By michael1
In which case it must be an Engineers unit,...

In which case it must be an Engineers unit, presumably from one of the dominions?
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-11-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 592
Posted By michael1
Mystery artillery uniform

Can anyone please identify this uniform, he appears to be from an artillery or horse artillery unit though the uniform looks more Yeomanry like but his artillery (or engineer?) status confirmed by...
Forum: Arab Nations 20-09-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 756
Posted By michael1
Sudan badge

I think you have taken this as far as you can, this is a national badge for the Sudanese army not a unit badge in the same way the eagle badge is as worn today
Forum: Arab Nations 18-09-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 756
Posted By michael1
Sudan badge

Here s Ibrahim Abboud wearing the badge above his generals insignia on cap, also the logo of the Sudanese governing council
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 18-09-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By michael1
Many thanks, I am tending towards the 77th Foot,...

Many thanks, I am tending towards the 77th Foot, his frock is plain scarlet with 5 button front and a single breast pocket, no facings or collar badges and plain sleeves, not with a white loop as I...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 18-09-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By michael1
He is a British private from a line regiment,...

He is a British private from a line regiment, late 1870s, he wears a scarlet frock with one breast pocket flap and a white loop on cuff, no collar badges he is not from an Indian regiment. I don’t...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 18-09-21, 12:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By michael1
Pugri badge

Attempting to answer my own question I note that the glengarry badges of both the 41st and 77th Foot featured a POW feathers badge, I presume it is one or other of these?
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 17-09-21, 11:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Posted By michael1
Could this be the family crest of the colonel of...

Could this be the family crest of the colonel of a small Volunteer regiment?
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 17-09-21, 11:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By michael1
Mystery pugri badge worn in India late 1870s

Please can anyone identify which numbered line infantry regiment wore this pugri badge in India circa late 1870s
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