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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Today, 11:12 AM
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Posted By mike_vee
Plenty of examples on line : "A very good...

Plenty of examples on line :

"A very good Kings Crown example of the silver plated belt buckle, as presented to those nurses qualifying from the Westminster Hospital in London."

Westminster...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 10:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By mike_vee
School badge is different. John Lyon Blazer...

School badge is different.

John Lyon Blazer (http://www.theschoolwearspecialists.co.uk/john-lyon-blazer/p634)


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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 03-12-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 86
Posted By mike_vee
819 Squadron Fleet Air Arm : ...

819 Squadron Fleet Air Arm :

https://www.helis.com/database/sqd/819-Squadron/


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Forum: General Topics. 03-12-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By mike_vee
I think someone in Memphis , Tennessee just took...

I think someone in Memphis , Tennessee just took 'keywords' from the description on the photo.

"In a Former Wrac staff college at Frimley park"


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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 02-12-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By mike_vee
Hi Terry , this example may help you. ...

Hi Terry , this example may help you.

Dunkirk1940 (http://dunkirk1940.org/index.php?&p=1_424)


Another set with slightly different buttons :
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Forum: All other Colonial Badges 02-12-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 121
Posted By mike_vee
The Commanding Officer was the Cadet Commandant...

The Commanding Officer was the Cadet Commandant and the badge looks quite similar to the Cadet's hat badge.
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Forum: All other Colonial Badges 02-12-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 121
Posted By mike_vee
Photo from Remembrance Day....

Photo from Remembrance Day. (https://tcweeklynews.com/remembrance-day-services-held-in-providenciales-and-grand-turk-p11105-85.htm)


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Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 01-12-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By mike_vee
Possibly something to do with WW2 Royal Navy...

Possibly something to do with WW2 Royal Navy Coast Watch ?

"One of the units of the Royal Navy's Coast Watch. A team of sailors who are dedicated to the defense of the coast and establishments...
Forum: General Topics. 01-12-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By mike_vee
Packlink appears to be a 'middle man'...

Packlink appears to be a 'middle man' organisation , it processes orders , prints labels and should give you an option about which carrier to use.

"In the UK, Packlink is supported by UPS."

How...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-11-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 124
Posted By mike_vee
There was The Pageant of London : "Music was...

There was The Pageant of London :

"Music was provided for The Pageant of London by 20 composers including Ralph Vaughan Williams, Gustav Holst, Frank Bridge, Cecil Forsyth, Henry Balfour Gardiner,...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 29-11-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 102
Posted By mike_vee
The shoulder titles could be connected to the...

The shoulder titles could be connected to the 'HMNZ Transports' ships.
Forum: The Home Front 29-11-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 2,681
Posted By mike_vee
Question Timeline

As more information is uncovered it gives a basic timeline regarding the various badges which "may" make things a bit clearer. This is more about dates rather than the two different badges and the...
Forum: The Home Front 29-11-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 2,681
Posted By mike_vee
Initially when conscription was introduced deck...

Initially when conscription was introduced deck officers, engineers, seamen , cooks and stewards in New Zealand had to apply for individual exemptions (unlike the British ) but this was changed after...
Forum: The Home Front 28-11-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 2,681
Posted By mike_vee
Hi Tim , This is all a 'learning experience'...

Hi Tim ,

This is all a 'learning experience' for me and most of the information I got from a couple of NZ sites.

Merchant marine (https://nzhistory.govt.nz/war/merchant-marine)

Troopships...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-11-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By mike_vee
I was tempted to use the 'B' word but resisted....

I was tempted to use the 'B' word but resisted. :D


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Forum: General Topics. 28-11-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 174
Posted By mike_vee
There is a post showing "instructions" on GWF : ...

There is a post showing "instructions" on GWF :

https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/249886-mercantile-marine-torpedo-badge/


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Forum: The Home Front 28-11-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 2,681
Posted By mike_vee
The first two transports , Moeraki and Maunganui...

The first two transports , Moeraki and Maunganui , departed on 15th August 1914. A further convoy of ten vessels (including Maunganui on second trip) departed on 16 October 1914.

The debate...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-11-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By mike_vee
First one is Royal Lancers ...

First one is Royal Lancers

https://www.badgesoftheworld.com/royal-lancers-ors-cloth-metal-beret-badge-cx0004


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Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 28-11-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 373
Posted By mike_vee
Terry , she had the rank while working in Oman ,...

Terry , she had the rank while working in Oman , when she came to Saudi I was her boss ! :D


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Forum: The Home Front 27-11-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 2,681
Posted By mike_vee
Reply from Dr. Macnamara The PARLIAMENTARY...

Reply from Dr. Macnamara The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY :
"The hon. Member's proposal involves a very considerable extension of the present scope of the scheme for distributing War...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 27-11-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 373
Posted By mike_vee
Not really relevent to your question but back in...

Not really relevent to your question but back in the 1990's a friend got a Nursing Sister post at the Sultan Qaboos Armed Forces Hospital in Muscat Oman.
She was given an officer's rank so she had...
Forum: The Home Front 27-11-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 2,681
Posted By mike_vee
Another twist to the puzzle (or perhaps a...

Another twist to the puzzle (or perhaps a puzzling twist !) , based on a debate of 15th March 1915 (published in Hansard).

I've previously posted this quote from Tom Tulloch-Marshall's article:
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Forum: The Home Front 27-11-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 2,681
Posted By mike_vee
When I first noticed the anomaly between the...

When I first noticed the anomaly between the Admiralty badges I assumed it was possibly a simple design/die error but when the same 'anomaly' appears on the HMNZ Transports badges that seems...
Forum: The Home Front 26-11-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 2,681
Posted By mike_vee
Thanks to dumdum posting photos of two...

Thanks to dumdum posting photos of two 'Admiralty' badges there are now five examples to compare. Strangely none have makers marks.

The photos are in the order I first saw them , showing the...
Forum: The Home Front 26-11-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 85
Posted By mike_vee
Thanks for the very interesting photos , it shows...

Thanks for the very interesting photos , it shows there were 'variations' around.

This brings the total number of this badge I have seen reach five , none with makers marks. The 'paint' may simply...
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