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Forum: General Topics 25-09-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By fairlie63
Hi bc, I don't think that sort of thing (Army...

Hi bc, I don't think that sort of thing (Army Lists) is published anymore. The last full one with biographical service details was 1970. Odds and sods since but they mainly deal with senior officers,...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 21-09-20, 04:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By fairlie63
Thanks Luke, no hurry. I'll put it aside, it...

Thanks Luke, no hurry.

I'll put it aside, it has many of the attributes of the fake RDY RFA so I'm happy to accept its not good unless your man knows otherwise.

Keith
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 19-09-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By fairlie63
Thanks Luke for that explanation. Had these...

Thanks Luke for that explanation.

Had these two for nearly 30 years but they stood out from my Firmin officer's silver, the bronzed and the chromed KC, and the anodised QC RDYA badges I had...
Forum: General Topics 16-09-20, 05:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 231
Posted By fairlie63
https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthrea...

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=70432&highlight=Guinea+Volunteer+Rifles

Is this the one kingsley?
Forum: General Topics 04-09-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By fairlie63
Hi Jim, Forum member Investment is the guru...

Hi Jim,

Forum member Investment is the guru on these but I'm fairly certain that the small numerals relate to New Zealand, and possibly also the large set joined by separate bars.

Keith
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 04-09-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 181
Posted By fairlie63
Hey Grumpy, the twisted shoulder cords and bright...

Hey Grumpy, the twisted shoulder cords and bright looking universal pattern collar badges in the first photo might suggest Volunteers pre-1908, in which the efficiency award explanation would be...
Forum: Arab Nations 01-09-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By fairlie63
Thanks Limey1. 25 badges indeed, I need to go...

Thanks Limey1. 25 badges indeed, I need to go back to school!!

Keith
Forum: Arab Nations 31-08-20, 04:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By fairlie63
Yes, a very nice display. Is it possible for...

Yes, a very nice display.

Is it possible for you to list all 25 badges? It would form an interesting reference for those not familiar with them.

Cheers, Keith
Forum: General Topics. 30-08-20, 03:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By fairlie63
It's always cost me AUD$18 to send small packet...

It's always cost me AUD$18 to send small packet envelopes from Tasmania to UK. That's not even with tracked, although they give a tracking number which doesn't work outside oz apparently.
Keith
Forum: Military Book and Media Reviews 28-08-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By fairlie63
Hello, I'm certain there has been comment on...

Hello,

I'm certain there has been comment on this forum previously about this book, that it is a copy of another book.

Given the abundance of fakes on the market it is possible that you need...
Forum: General Topics. 27-08-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,035
Posted By fairlie63
Me too in Oz thanks Chris

Me too in Oz thanks Chris
Forum: General Topics. 24-08-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 122
Posted By fairlie63
G Battery, 3rd Brigade RA. A standard designation...

G Battery, 3rd Brigade RA. A standard designation for that period.

Keith
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 19-08-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 223
Posted By fairlie63
By General Orders dated 31 October and 1 November...

By General Orders dated 31 October and 1 November 1803 the members of the various companies of RA that had served in Egypt in 1801 were permitted to wear a badge of the Sphinx and the word Egypt on...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 17-08-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 808
Posted By fairlie63
Thank you Dragon166 for your generosity. I don't...

Thank you Dragon166 for your generosity. I don't collect RAF or air force items but you've done a great piece of work there.

Keith
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 16-08-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By fairlie63
Tall orb RA badges

Looks like the fakers are trying to improve on their 1970s tall orb fakes of artillery hat badges.
...
Forum: General Topics 14-08-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 514
Posted By fairlie63
Without doubting the gallantry and entitlement to...

Without doubting the gallantry and entitlement to the awards that have been awarded retrospectively to individuals during the last twenty or thirty years, the whole process of retrospective...
Forum: General Topics. 12-08-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 362
Posted By fairlie63
Hello blueboy. I also have an identical set of...

Hello blueboy. I also have an identical set of chevrons with the black backing (a bit cleaner perhaps). Who wore them?

Cheers, Keith
Forum: Off topic 12-08-20, 05:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 816
Posted By fairlie63
Completely agree with your rant, and sorry to...

Completely agree with your rant, and sorry to hear that.

Keith
Forum: Photographs of Australian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 12-08-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By fairlie63
Ena Gray was one of the twenty VADs who sailed to...

Ena Gray was one of the twenty VADs who sailed to Colombo on the hospital ship Wanganella on 8 October 1941 with the 2/12th Aust General Hospital.

It appears they were transferred to the...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 11-08-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 894
Posted By fairlie63
Would that uniform actually be post-VAD, when she...

Would that uniform actually be post-VAD, when she would have been enlisted in the Australian Army Medical Womens' Service.

Keith
Forum: Headdress 10-08-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 533
Posted By fairlie63
No wonder the poor buggers sank as soon as they...

No wonder the poor buggers sank as soon as they stepped off their landing craft.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-08-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 157
Posted By fairlie63
Hi Rob, Might be the badge mentioned in this...

Hi Rob,

Might be the badge mentioned in this link -

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/123319075?searchTerm=Australian%20Voluntary%20Aid%20Detachment

Keith
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 04-08-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,314
Posted By fairlie63
I believe that Simon has a valid point and is...

I believe that Simon has a valid point and is more than likely correct.

1. The war establishments of formation headquarters and units show that they were to have one or more interpreters...
Forum: General Topics. 04-08-20, 03:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 425
Posted By fairlie63
Hi Roy, Try the Monthly Army List. I'm not...

Hi Roy,

Try the Monthly Army List. I'm not certain how often they were published but certainly the colonial Corps were listed in certain issues.

Keith
Forum: Infantry and Special Forces 03-08-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 459
Posted By fairlie63
The badge was referred to in Australia as the...

The badge was referred to in Australia as the United States Distinguished Unit Citation and was worn on both sleeves immediately below the embroidered shoulder title until the early 1970s at least. ...
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