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Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 03-08-19, 11:30 PM
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Posted By lettman
Thanks for the replies, gentlemen. Did 23rd Corps...

Thanks for the replies, gentlemen. Did 23rd Corps exist during WW2?
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 03-08-19, 04:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By lettman
Capricornus question

I've seen a formation sign consisting of a brown Capricornus (half goat half fish) on a blue ground, and attributed to the 23rd (Southern) Corps. However, I can find no published (print or online)...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 01-07-19, 12:01 AM
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Views: 149
Posted By lettman
Thanks. I ask because I have this, acquired from...

Thanks. I ask because I have this, acquired from an extensive collection of Scottish militaria. It's 2 inches (50mm) in diameter. It could be something other than 9th Div, of course.
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 30-06-19, 03:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By lettman
9th Div thistle question

Is there any evidence of personnel of the 9th Division wearing a silver bullion version of the thistle (on the usual dark blue circle) formation sign at any time in the division's existence? Thanks...
Forum: Formation and Tasking Signs 22-06-19, 04:14 AM
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Views: 1,818
Posted By lettman
Fantastic -- thank you! Can you verify the size,...

Fantastic -- thank you! Can you verify the size, please?
Forum: Formation and Tasking Signs 21-06-19, 01:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,818
Posted By lettman
I've just come across this post of Bill's while...

I've just come across this post of Bill's while searching for pictures of an actual CRT patch. What a great example, and obviously very rare. What is the size -- 3 inches square?
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 27-03-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By lettman
Thanks for that. It's just that I have acquired a...

Thanks for that. It's just that I have acquired a 1959 ptn Denison smock with a pair of AD formation signs and which appears to have had a standard parachute brevet on one shoulder.
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 27-03-19, 12:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By lettman
If you'll forgive my taking advantage of this...

If you'll forgive my taking advantage of this thread, I hope I can get an answer to this question. When and under what circumstances might AD units have worn a regular parachute brevet on the Denison...
Forum: Army 19-03-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By lettman
Rand Rifles WW1 query

Did the Rand Rifles -- that is, the unit that existed 1914-1919 and which served in German South West Africa -- have their own insignia? If not, what badge/title did they wear?

I'm aware that...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 10-03-19, 10:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 710
Posted By lettman
Thanks to all so far for a stimulating and...

Thanks to all so far for a stimulating and informative set of posts. Very pleasing to see the level of interest one small question can provoke!
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 10-03-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 710
Posted By lettman
That's fantastic information, Phil -- many thanks...

That's fantastic information, Phil -- many thanks for going to all that trouble. From the list of makers and types would I be correct in assuming that the a/a Motto was in use by the 1960s?
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 10-03-19, 12:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 710
Posted By lettman
Motto in a/a question

This question has probably already been addressed on the Forum, but I'll ask it anyway. Was the Motto in a/a ever actually worn by the 17th/21st Lancers, or did it only come in with the formation of...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 16-01-19, 12:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By lettman
That would make sense. The TV show is set just...

That would make sense. The TV show is set just before the outbreak of WW2, around 1938-39. Thanks to both for the information.
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 15-01-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By lettman
Thank you -- I suspect that's it, if there isn't...

Thank you -- I suspect that's it, if there isn't a specific Corfu version. When was it used?
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 15-01-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By lettman
Corfu Police?

Season 3 of the TV series The Durrells has son Leslie join the local police. He is depicted in uniform wearing a Maltese Cross style cap badge with what appears to be a Hellenic crown. Is this a...
Forum: General Topics 10-01-19, 11:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By lettman
Interesting item, made in the form of a colour...

Interesting item, made in the form of a colour patch, it seems. If so, the actual colours are a bit of a puzzle. It appears to be black over red (on the 2nd AIF grey background). If so, these colours...
Forum: Light Horse and Armoured (RAAC) 03-01-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By lettman
Amazing -- I've never heard of or seen these...

Amazing -- I've never heard of or seen these before. Something to look out for in future (ha ha)! Thanks for the additional info.
Forum: Light Horse and Armoured (RAAC) 02-01-19, 10:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By lettman
Interesting that those interim titles are in the...

Interesting that those interim titles are in the original NSW Lancers colour patch colours of light blue and white. I wonder if any other regiment tried to do the same in their own colours? Those are...
Forum: Light Horse and Armoured (RAAC) 02-01-19, 01:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By lettman
Good to see at least one full set, Mick -- some...

Good to see at least one full set, Mick -- some of these units were quite short-lived.
Forum: Formation Signs and Unit Colour Patches 29-12-18, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By lettman
If the dark part of the triangle is actually...

If the dark part of the triangle is actually green rather than black, this would be a 6th South African Armd Div sign, which seems to be more likely given the way it is set up on the piece of cloth.
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 14-12-18, 11:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 204
Posted By lettman
By sheer luck I've found the answer to my own...

By sheer luck I've found the answer to my own question. Flipping through some old issues of The Formation Sign, I found in issue no.86 (April 1972), p.12, that the green over black rectangle was...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 03-12-18, 09:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 204
Posted By lettman
2nd London Irish Rifles patch query

In Waring Pamphlet no.4, figure A34 illustrates a patch to the 2nd London Irish Rifles: a rectangle, divided horizontally, green over black, in felt. This doesn't seem to have been a WW1 battle...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 20-11-18, 10:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By lettman
But why would they bother if the KDG weren't...

But why would they bother if the KDG weren't wearing a GM badge?
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 20-11-18, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By lettman
I thought the KDG never actually adopted the...

I thought the KDG never actually adopted the 'official' GM cap badge, but abandoned it almost straight away for one in WM. So what's the significance of an Indian made badge with an apparent 1943...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 16-11-18, 11:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By lettman
An 8 RTR officer posted to 44 Recce Regt, 56th...

An 8 RTR officer posted to 44 Recce Regt, 56th Div? Just a conjecture.
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