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Forum: New Zealand Badges Yesterday, 09:02 AM
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Posted By atillathenunns
Not common, it is most unusual, just checked my...

Not common, it is most unusual, just checked my files and I have nothing past 14th Reinforcements.
Forum: New Zealand Badges 26-04-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By atillathenunns
John, its always good to get the toys out and...

John, its always good to get the toys out and show them off, and to me it doesn't get much better than proving the historians and book writers have been getting it wrong for the last 50 years.
...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 25-04-21, 02:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 752
Posted By atillathenunns
If you were to do a Google search for “History of...

If you were to do a Google search for “History of the Lemon Squeezer hat,” you will find there are several different opinions as to its early origins.

Number 6 in the Google search is an article...
Forum: General Topics 24-04-21, 11:58 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By atillathenunns
Lest We Forget. 249271

Lest We Forget.

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Forum: New Zealand Badges 24-04-21, 05:23 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By atillathenunns
Tomorrow members of the Wellington branch NZA&HAA...

Tomorrow members of the Wellington branch NZA&HAA are putting together an ANZAC display for the RSA/Petone Working Men’s Club.

My first contribution for the display is a WW1 Service Dess Cap worn...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 21-04-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By atillathenunns
There are many makers variations of the 9ths KC...

There are many makers variations of the 9ths KC hat badge, yours appears to be New Zealand made.:)
Forum: New Zealand Badges 16-04-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By atillathenunns
Brendan O'Carroll's latest book, Images of War...

Brendan O'Carroll's latest book, Images of War The LRDG in action 1940-1943, page 28 shows a picture of a T patrol member wearing a SD cap with a 10th Nelson mounted rifles badge, dated 1st November...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 14-04-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By atillathenunns
Onward badges were issued to 1st echelon on the...

Onward badges were issued to 1st echelon on the troopships, 2nd and 3rd were issued prior to departure.
I have photos of regiment badges on troopships, but nothing in Egypt or UK.
Forum: New Zealand Badges 13-04-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 752
Posted By atillathenunns
There is no anomaly with any of the 4 WW2...

There is no anomaly with any of the 4 WW2 squeezers on the right, or the modern ceremonial squeezer in the center, but there is an anomaly with one of the Wellington Battalion WW1 squeezers on the...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 12-04-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By atillathenunns
(1) The ceremonial squeezer is New Zealand made...

(1) The ceremonial squeezer is New Zealand made and was only recently retired thru army stores, it is only fitting that a ceremonial squeezer should have a quality brim edging.
The WW2 squeezer on...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 12-04-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,701
Posted By atillathenunns
Thankyou John and John, it is still a work in...

Thankyou John and John, it is still a work in progress.
Cheers
Brent
Forum: New Zealand Badges 11-04-21, 01:45 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By atillathenunns
Thankyou, the display generated a lot of interest...

Thankyou, the display generated a lot of interest on the day, as it is the first time in 50 years that the origins of the New Zealand lemon squeezer is finally solved.:D
Forum: New Zealand Badges 11-04-21, 01:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,701
Posted By atillathenunns
As with the Wellington 4th Battalion badges and...

As with the Wellington 4th Battalion badges and 11th Taranaki honors badges, there are still many badge mysteries to be solved.

MY Wellington Volunteers board

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Forum: New Zealand Badges 09-04-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,701
Posted By atillathenunns
My bronze Gaunt officer badges are in post #11

My bronze Gaunt officer badges are in post #11
Forum: New Zealand Badges 09-04-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,701
Posted By atillathenunns
All photos of 5th Wellington officers 1912 to...

All photos of 5th Wellington officers 1912 to 1915 that have seen show the Gaunt bronze scrolled badges being worn, the only exception is Colonel Robert Collins who is photographed wearing a gilt or...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 08-04-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 752
Posted By atillathenunns
Well spotted, definitely an anomaly, but not the...

Well spotted, definitely an anomaly, but not the one I was thinking of.:)
Forum: New Zealand Badges 08-04-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,701
Posted By atillathenunns
A very interesting person, he was promoted 2nd...

A very interesting person, he was promoted 2nd Lieutenant in the 5th Wellington in January 1912. He also started the Kiwi concert party.
Forum: New Zealand Badges 04-04-21, 05:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 752
Posted By atillathenunns
Origins of the iconic Lemon squeezer display.

I have posted this on a local group chat, but think its worthy of posting here as well-

Today was the monthly meeting of the Wellington Antique Arms and display letters were L, O and P.
So my...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 04-04-21, 04:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By atillathenunns
Unless it is a small size beret, it is unlikely...

Unless it is a small size beret, it is unlikely to be a 1941 date.
Forum: New Zealand Badges 29-03-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By atillathenunns
Nice, looks like its seen some use going by the...

Nice, looks like its seen some use going by the wear on the inside:)
Forum: New Zealand Badges 22-03-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By atillathenunns
Hi David, I concur with Tinto that your album...

Hi David, I concur with Tinto that your album badges are pretty much in order, with lots of gaps yet to be filled.

In regards to the comments on the KC Royal NZ Artillery gun badge, permission...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 14-03-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 219
Posted By atillathenunns
NZ Camel Corps Badge on Ebay shows what not to buy.

This one goes against the many fakes that plague Ebay :)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/camel-corps-new-zealand-ww1-badge-info-listing-FAKE/265082828186?hash=item3db82af59a:g:nEUAAOSw3KtgPqQ6

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Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 28-02-21, 01:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By atillathenunns
The Lieutenant collar (Air Ministry) looks ok to...

The Lieutenant collar (Air Ministry) looks ok to me, not 100% sure on the rest but they look bad.

Post them on the Wehrmacht Awards forum and see what they have to say.
Forum: New Zealand Badges 17-02-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By atillathenunns
Gunner Burton 242388

Gunner Burton

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Forum: New Zealand Badges 17-02-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By atillathenunns
Hi Keith, WW1 New Zealand manufactured lanyards...

Hi Keith, WW1 New Zealand manufactured lanyards were typically khaki or plaited leather for officers, and khaki or red for infantry and green for mounted rifles.
White lanyards were also a favourite...
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