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Forum: General Topics. 11-07-21, 12:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By Dan M
You might try this book although it dates from...

You might try this book although it dates from 1916. 'Regimental Traditions and Nicknames of the British Army' (5th edition)

Regimental Traditions and Nicknames of the British Army...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 13-06-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By Dan M
It would help immensely if your image could be...

It would help immensely if your image could be scanned rather than photographed. Just a thought.

Cheers,
Dan.
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 01-04-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 344
Posted By Dan M
Absolutely great stuff. Dan.

Absolutely great stuff.

Dan.
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 30-03-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By Dan M
Beautiful patch. But that's not a Harvard...

Beautiful patch. But that's not a Harvard depicted it's a Hurricane. Any information on Hurricanes based there?
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 18-03-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By Dan M
Everything's proper. No two are dressed alike.

Everything's proper. No two are dressed alike.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 10-03-21, 01:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 696
Posted By Dan M
For the soldier on the left, I can't think of a...

For the soldier on the left, I can't think of a reason why a soldier assigned to Airborne Forces would wear the Bellerophon patch but not a maroon beret. Soldiers assigned to an Airborne Forces...
Forum: Infantry 14-02-21, 01:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By Dan M
Mark, For the expert on RCR badges, the...

Mark,

For the expert on RCR badges, the person you want to speak with is Michael O'Leary who is known on t'net as The Regimental Rogue. His website contains a wealth of info on the Regiment's...
Forum: Corps, Branches and the Royal Canadian Artillery 07-02-21, 02:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By Dan M
It would not have been uncommon for a Canadian...

It would not have been uncommon for a Canadian soldier of any rank to have modified a battledress blouse for a collared shirt and tie, particularly during the post-war period in Europe. It would have...
Forum: Airborne and Special Forces 13-01-21, 11:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 950
Posted By Dan M
The wing is Fig. 785 on Plate 56. The...

The wing is Fig. 785 on Plate 56. The accompanying text states "Fig 785. illustrates the pattern thought to have been worn by the PPCLI in their parachute role in the fifties."

I'm going to check...
Forum: Airborne and Special Forces 13-01-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 950
Posted By Dan M
I think Clay is correct. It's shown on plate 56...

I think Clay is correct. It's shown on plate 56 in Bragg and Turner.

Cheers,
Dan
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 12-01-21, 11:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By Dan M
The photo in the OP was thoroughly discussed on...

The photo in the OP was thoroughly discussed on another forum last year. A whistle on a chain attached to a boss was an affectation worn by Light Infantry regiment sergeants starting in the 19th...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 14-12-20, 01:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By Dan M
The third patch is based on the 1st Infantry...

The third patch is based on the 1st Infantry Division Distinctive Unit Insignia (DUI). The DUI would be worn by members of the Division's Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC).

I don't know...
Forum: General Topics. 14-11-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By Dan M
Great reference. Thanks for sharing. Dan.

Great reference. Thanks for sharing.

Dan.
Forum: Airborne and Special Forces 03-11-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,731
Posted By Dan M
According to Canadian Army Aviation website,...

According to Canadian Army Aviation website, which can be found here (https://www.canadianarmyaviation.ca/index.html), David Brown was originally an infantry officer and finished his service as a Lt....
Forum: General Topics. 27-10-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 207
Posted By Dan M
RCR does stand for Royal Canadian Regiment but...

RCR does stand for Royal Canadian Regiment but there was only one battalion during the Great War so no 5th RCR in the CEF.

Dan.
Forum: General Topics. 24-10-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By Dan M
Beautiful plaque. After 1960 Glen Parva Barracks...

Beautiful plaque. After 1960 Glen Parva Barracks continued to train recruits for the Leicesters and the other regiments of the Forester Brigade.



According to Wikipedia, the RAPC was there...
Forum: Airborne and Special Forces 14-10-20, 12:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,731
Posted By Dan M
How did you manage to obtain Christie's smock?...

How did you manage to obtain Christie's smock? And can you post a higher-resolution copy of the post-jump photograph? There are some great details in it which I'd like to confirm.

Thanks,
Dan.
Forum: General Topics 20-09-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By Dan M
Mais, bien sur!

Mais, bien sur!
Forum: General Topics 20-09-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By Dan M
These are even better than your Middle East...

These are even better than your Middle East photographs. Great find.

Dan.

PS. On the rear of the photo of the Vandoos at present arms, can you make out the second number for the year? Is the...
Forum: General Topics. 20-09-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 190
Posted By Dan M
Very nice. Thanks for sharing. Cheers, Dan.

Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

Cheers,
Dan.
Forum: General Topics. 14-09-20, 01:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By Dan M
A quick check of Library and Archives Canada...

A quick check of Library and Archives Canada revealed 84 Bakers with a first or second name of George in the Great War database. None with Wallis in their name, however there were 20 George Bakers...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 14-08-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By Dan M
The medal was awarded if a person, serving in the...

The medal was awarded if a person, serving in the Canadian Forces, met the criteria for it. Country of origin was not a factor.

Cheers,
Dan.
Forum: Photographs of Canadian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 14-08-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,844
Posted By Dan M
It's as big as I could download it. ...

It's as big as I could download it.

http://data2.archives.ca/ap/a/a171258-v6.jpg
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 18-07-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 797
Posted By Dan M
Great video and thanks for sharing. That RE chap...

Great video and thanks for sharing. That RE chap with the medals was a bit old to be doing that. Good on 'em.

Quick question. At the end when the troops are being marched into Abingdon, the third...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 21-06-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By Dan M
From my recollection of the film, they are RASC...

From my recollection of the film, they are RASC clerks who spend their day processing soldier's ID books or some such.

The jungle soldier identifies himself as West Yorks to the Sergeant.
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