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Forum: Photographs of Canadian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 12-05-19, 05:31 PM
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Posted By Dan M
Help to identify this CEF First Contingent Cap Badge

The soldier in the photograph is believed to be John Paton. He enlisted in the CEF 9th Battalion through the 101st Regiment (Edmonton Fusiliers) in 1914. He was transferred to the 2nd Battalion and...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 12-05-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 186
Posted By Dan M
http://i64.tinypic.com/5otd7k.jpg

http://i64.tinypic.com/5otd7k.jpg
Forum: Formation and Tasking Signs 21-04-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 194
Posted By Dan M
Laurent, As Bill has said, the pin is for C...

Laurent,

As Bill has said, the pin is for C Battery, 1 RCHA, while it was stationed at the airfield in Lahr. The RCHA moved to Lahr in October, 1970, equipped with the original version of the...
Forum: Cavalry and Armoured Units 07-04-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By Dan M
The parachute wings are Thai. As Simon says...

The parachute wings are Thai.

As Simon says the top four badges are DUI's, as are the second four and the last two in the third row. All are collectable but I wouldn't venture to give you a value....
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 29-03-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By Dan M
Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 205th Artillery...

Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 205th Artillery Regiment. Distinctive Unit Insignia (DUI) below. A National Guard outfit in the State of Washington. Had an Air Defence role but don't seem to exist any...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 28-03-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 663
Posted By Dan M
A badge this beautiful should be shown in its...

A badge this beautiful should be shown in its full glory.

http://i64.tinypic.com/2qnz4ol.jpg
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 28-03-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By Dan M
Very nice collection. Why no Rifle Brigade? ...

Very nice collection. Why no Rifle Brigade?

Cheers,
Dan.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-03-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 136
Posted By Dan M
A picture is worth a thousand words. Interesting...

A picture is worth a thousand words. Interesting cross-wrapped puttees.

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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-03-19, 01:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 504
Posted By Dan M
Michelle, Would there be any way for you to...

Michelle,

Would there be any way for you to scan and post the photos? The more detail which can be discerned, the better.

Dan.
Forum: Photographs of Canadian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 21-02-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By Dan M
So, would those former members of The Toronto...

So, would those former members of The Toronto Regiment continued to have worn their badge as well? What about those men recruited straight from civilian life for the active service battalion? What...
Forum: Photographs of Canadian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 21-02-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By Dan M
Having had a look at my copy of Mazeas, the cap...

Having had a look at my copy of Mazeas, the cap star in the photo is that of the RRC's predecessor; The Royal Regiment of Toronto Grenadiers. However, that does not correspond to the date which you...
Forum: Photographs of Canadian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 18-02-19, 11:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By Dan M
The only infantry regiment that thought itself...

The only infantry regiment that thought itself worthy of a Guards uniform in the Toronto area are / were the Royal Regiment of Canada, which I believe this is.

Cheers,
Dan.
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Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 17-02-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 123
Posted By Dan M
Tim, Thanks so much. Great resource. ...

Tim,

Thanks so much. Great resource.

Cheers,
Dan.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 17-02-19, 01:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 123
Posted By Dan M
Canadian wearing South Staffordshire cap badge South Africa

Septimus Julius Augustus Denison, Canadian born, was commissioned into the Militia as a 2nd Lieutenant with the 1st Staffordshire Regiment in 1880, which as a result of the Childers' Reforms became...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 11-02-19, 01:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 231
Posted By Dan M
How big is it and, like the man asked, what kind...

How big is it and, like the man asked, what kind of fastening does it have?

Cheers,
Dan.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 21-01-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 612
Posted By Dan M
It looks like Major Thatham-Warter set the trend...

It looks like Major Thatham-Warter set the trend for the wearing of beret badges over the left ear.
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Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 13-12-18, 11:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By Dan M
Genuine question. What colour would you describe...

Genuine question. What colour would you describe the facing as? (Pardon for the poor English.)

Cheers,
Dan.
Forum: General Topics 14-11-18, 11:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 218
Posted By Dan M
It looks like the badge of the 2nd Armoured Car...

It looks like the badge of the 2nd Armoured Car Regiment, an NPAM unit from Winnipeg. It was formed from the 2nd Motor Machine Gun Brigade in 1936 when the Canadian Machine Gun Corps was done away...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 11-11-18, 10:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By Dan M
Make copies, and keep your charity going for...

Make copies, and keep your charity going for years to come.

Cheers,
Dan.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 08-10-18, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 307
Posted By Dan M
The collar badge looks identical to the cap badge...

The collar badge looks identical to the cap badge of the Pembroke Yeomanry shown in Regimental Badges (1951) by T.J. Edwards.

Cheers,
Dan.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 08-10-18, 07:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 494
Posted By Dan M
Terry, Beautiful collection either way. ...

Terry,

Beautiful collection either way.

Cheers,
Dan.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-10-18, 05:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 347
Posted By Dan M
Further to how the transfer to another Corps...

Further to how the transfer to another Corps affected The London Regiment pre-war, the following battalions became searchlight (RE) and anti-aircraft (RA) units:

1935:
6th City of London...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 08-10-18, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By Dan M
Tim, thank you for the kind words. Yes, St....

Tim, thank you for the kind words. Yes, St. Sebastien was so far south from Soest it was actually in Korbecke. Correspondence from the camp would show it having a Korbecke telephone exchange.


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Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 07-10-18, 11:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By Dan M
Of the 10 Canadian Army camps in the BAOR zone in...

Of the 10 Canadian Army camps in the BAOR zone in 1970, eight were turned over to the British Army, one to the Luftwaffe and one to the Heer.

In Soest, Fort Henry, the Canadian brigade group HQ...
Forum: Corps, Branches and the Royal Canadian Artillery 06-10-18, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By Dan M
1st Canadian Forces Construction Engineering...

1st Canadian Forces Construction Engineering Unit. It's what used to be called Airfield Engineer Units. Army and Air Force construction engineers under Air Force control.

Cheers,
Dan.
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