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Forum: Formation Signs and Patches Yesterday, 12:54 PM
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Posted By Postwarden
The extract below from Badges on Battle Dress...

The extract below from Badges on Battle Dress shows that I was unable to completely solve this puzzle, my best guess underlined. The numbers refer to the badge illustrations in the book.

Jon

In...
Forum: Headdress 26-02-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By Postwarden
Many thanks for the responses, much appreciated. ...

Many thanks for the responses, much appreciated.

I will keep the Forum updated with progress and may well ask for further help.

Jon
Forum: Headdress 25-02-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By Postwarden
British Army Headdress 1939-1945

On behalf of the Military Historical Society I am putting together a small publication with the above title.

It will include details of the introduction and use of the various types of headgear...
Forum: General Topics. 25-02-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By Postwarden
Jerry, PM sent. Jon

Jerry,

PM sent.

Jon
Forum: General Topics. 24-02-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By Postwarden
British Army Headdress 1939-1945

On behalf of the Military Historical Society I am putting together a small publication with the above title.

It will include details of the introduction and use of the various types of headgear...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 17-02-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 9
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Views: 264
Posted By Postwarden
Terry, Tapes such as you describe are a...

Terry,

Tapes such as you describe are a nightmare for collectors. Apart from white tapes worn by officer cadets there are no general rules that apply as units used them to identify all sorts of...
Forum: General Topics. 13-02-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By Postwarden
I've been a Society member for over 50 years and...

I've been a Society member for over 50 years and have learned a great deal from the Bulletins and the annual Special Numbers.

The Society's website allows Members to search for articles in the...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 11-02-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By Postwarden
Happy to help. Jon

Happy to help.

Jon
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 11-02-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By Postwarden
Manufacturers variations - of which there are a...

Manufacturers variations - of which there are a few.

Jon
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 11-02-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By Postwarden
From my book. Jon After responsibility...

From my book.

Jon

After responsibility for servicing Army Air Corps aircraft was transferred from the RAF on 1st April 1958 the importance of the REME mechanics maintaining the AAC’s airframes,...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 10-02-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By Postwarden
Barry, Brilliant. If I have any problems...

Barry,

Brilliant. If I have any problems I'll take up your kind offer.

Jon
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 09-02-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,439
Posted By Postwarden
Somewhat late addition to this thread. During my...

Somewhat late addition to this thread. During my research on 100 years of NAAFI I have been in touch with a NAAFI expert who tells me that these badges are a figment of someone's imagination designed...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 09-02-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By Postwarden
Naval Canteen Service - A Longshot

I am compiling a special edition of The Formation Sign to mark 100 years of NAAFI.

According to one published history an Admiralty Fleet Order of 1st August 1942 authorised NAAFI personnel to be...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-02-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By Postwarden
You have found an exceptionally rare cloth badge,...

You have found an exceptionally rare cloth badge, that of No 1 Spanish Company, Pioneer Corps. The extract from my book Badges on Battle Dress tells its story.

Jon

Formed in summer 1940 No 1...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 04-02-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By Postwarden
Thank you. Always happy to share info. Jon

Thank you. Always happy to share info.

Jon
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 04-02-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By Postwarden
Some background below. Given the date of...

Some background below. Given the date of introduction of the WRAC Ulster title and the fact that the QC version would be post-1953 it seems like the answer should be Yes, they did wear it with the KC...
Forum: General Topics. 30-01-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By Postwarden
The Palestine title in those colours has been...

The Palestine title in those colours has been around since the 1960s when I bought mine but has never been positively attributed.

The attached photo which seems to show one being worn by the left...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 28-01-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By Postwarden
Cavalry regiments never liked cloth titles of any...

Cavalry regiments never liked cloth titles of any sort. When slip-on titles were introduced for battle dress in 1939 they were produced for all regiments and corps including the cavalry. They were...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 26-01-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 302
Posted By Postwarden
The Singapore version was locally made. The photo...

The Singapore version was locally made. The photo appeared in Soldier Magazine in 1962.

Jon
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 26-01-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 302
Posted By Postwarden
And another version worn in Singapore. Jon

And another version worn in Singapore.

Jon
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 26-01-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 302
Posted By Postwarden
Think this answers the question. Jon

Think this answers the question.

Jon
Forum: The Home Front 22-01-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By Postwarden
NAAFI Mobile Canteens Shoulder Title

I am putting together a special edition of The Formation Signto mark NAAFI's centenary which will include a wide range of NAAFI insignia, both metal and cloth.

I have this scan of the Mobile...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 16-01-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 539
Posted By Postwarden
Isn't it simply that he had been an RFC pilot and...

Isn't it simply that he had been an RFC pilot and as such was entitled to retain his wings whoever he served with -albeit at this date unofficially?

In June 1940 ‘the privilege of wearing the...
Forum: Military Book and Media Reviews 15-01-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 91
Posted By Postwarden
NAAFI 100!

To mark the Centenary of the start of trading in January 1921 NAAFI has published a detailed history of its huge range of activities over the last 100 years.

It's a fascinating read, well...
Forum: General Topics. 15-01-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 171
Posted By Postwarden
NAAFI Up!

To mark the Centenary of the start of trading in January 1921 NAAFI has published a detailed history of its huge range of activities over the last 100 years.

It's a fascinating read, well...
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