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Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets Today, 10:35 AM
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Posted By Staffsyeoman
DEVON ACF - Query

I have been offered a Devon ACF brassard where there is a yellow strip - like a smaller AoS strip of old - beneath the county badge. Does anyone know the significance, please? (I have another one...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 31-07-22, 09:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,186
Posted By Staffsyeoman
I picked one up via a colleague in the Royal...

I picked one up via a colleague in the Royal Signals serving in MOD around 2000, and still have it.
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 26-07-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 140
Posted By Staffsyeoman
Warwickshire Army Cadet Force.

Warwickshire Army Cadet Force.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 21-07-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By Staffsyeoman
The HLI monogram, yes - but that's the cap/bonnet...

The HLI monogram, yes - but that's the cap/bonnet badge of the Royal Highland Fusiliers.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 05-07-22, 10:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By Staffsyeoman
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: General Topics. 04-07-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 425
Posted By Staffsyeoman
Those from Digby are known as "darksiders" as...

Those from Digby are known as "darksiders" as they specialise in SIGINT.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 18-06-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By Staffsyeoman
"Volunteer Reserve Training" was worn by officers...

"Volunteer Reserve Training" was worn by officers of the Air Training Corps
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 11-06-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By Staffsyeoman
I wouldn't touch the Staffordshire badge. Just...

I wouldn't touch the Staffordshire badge. Just wrong.
Forum: Military Buttons 06-06-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By Staffsyeoman
It's a uniform button for the British Overseas...

It's a uniform button for the British Overseas Airways Corporation. (BOAC)
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 28-04-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 111
Posted By Staffsyeoman
Yes please

Yes please
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 14-04-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By Staffsyeoman
Interesting that the medic, whoever it was,...

Interesting that the medic, whoever it was, continued wearing the sign of a division broken up in July 1944.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 09-04-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,060
Posted By Staffsyeoman
4 is an Indian Army Parachute Jumping Instructor....

4 is an Indian Army Parachute Jumping Instructor.

8 looks like a variation on British Troops in Libya - so might 7 & 8 have a Libyan connection.

A white gorget with a button is an Army Officer...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-04-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Staffsyeoman
Fully agree. The technique hides a variety of...

Fully agree. The technique hides a variety of sins for duff formation signs - this seems to have come more from the imagination than the Army Dress Committee. Apart from 27 Brigade changing the black...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 05-04-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,834
Posted By Staffsyeoman
Best photographic proof I've ever seen. These...

Best photographic proof I've ever seen. These a/a Antelopes were utterly unknown until the early years of this century; enquiries at the museum (where I'm a friend) reveals no knowledge of their...
Forum: General Topics. 21-03-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,364
Posted By Staffsyeoman
That as well! And in combination, source of much...

That as well! And in combination, source of much wailing in our house for many years!
Forum: General Topics. 20-03-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,364
Posted By Staffsyeoman
I was watching - for want of anything else, in...

I was watching - for want of anything else, in between rugby matches, yesterday... The Sea Wolves. The film is based on a true story and which starred Gregory Peck, Roger Moore and David Niven. And...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 17-02-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By Staffsyeoman
The longer blades seem to be applied to go...

The longer blades seem to be applied to go through the gold shoulder straps of a full dress uniform.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 14-02-22, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By Staffsyeoman
Looks to me more like an Army Flying Badge,...

Looks to me more like an Army Flying Badge, intended for wear on blue patrols. It enured (endures) long past the demise of the GPR. Mess wings were smaller and narrower. The Museum of Army Flying...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 08-02-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By Staffsyeoman
I have no problem with No3 - I bought a pair 20+...

I have no problem with No3 - I bought a pair 20+ years ago from a dependable dealer who is still trading. No.5 is certainly modern manufacture and might be the resurrected South Eastern District...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 03-02-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By Staffsyeoman
According to my other half, an ROC W/Obs before...

According to my other half, an ROC W/Obs before joining the RAFVR as an officer, 1980s
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 01-02-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,768
Posted By Staffsyeoman
Looks like a reject from Captain Scarlet.

Looks like a reject from Captain Scarlet.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 25-01-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 981
Posted By Staffsyeoman
....or stuck away in cabinets in Stevenage like...

....or stuck away in cabinets in Stevenage like the Ripley Collection of military buttons...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 19-12-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By Staffsyeoman
Even into the 1950s by some senior NCOs. There is...

Even into the 1950s by some senior NCOs. There is a series of photographs in the Staffordshire Archives of a Staff Sergeant receiving his Territorial Efficiency Medal from a local dignitary and he is...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 09-12-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,935
Posted By Staffsyeoman
One of the badge groups I follow on social media...

One of the badge groups I follow on social media has a self-appointed guru - who, to be fair, has a lot of collecting experience but still expects his opinion to be final and inviolate - has been...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 03-12-21, 10:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,272
Posted By Staffsyeoman
Unfortunately, as soon as the Military Historical...

Unfortunately, as soon as the Military Historical Society published its booklet on MGC formation/tactical signs in 2015 the subcontinental fakers bundled in. Without better pictures, hard to judge....
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