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Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 24-11-08, 08:39 AM
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Posted By sarmajor
All issued Australian badges during WWll (and WWl...

All issued Australian badges during WWll (and WWl for that matter) were blackened as an aid to camouflage.

I am surprised to hear that was not standard procedure in the British Army.

I supposed...
Forum: The Royal Australian Navy and Air Force (RAN & RAAF) 24-11-08, 08:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,254
Posted By sarmajor
Sorry, I can't really think of any others as such...

Sorry, I can't really think of any others as such metal badges are rather uncommon.

Even though I have quite a few Air Force items I do not profess to be much on an expert on the RAAF.
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 23-11-08, 03:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,705
Posted By sarmajor
I have a full set of Irish Army corps badges...

I have a full set of Irish Army corps badges (1960's vintage) sent to me by the Defence forces to exhibit at a display that I was mounting then.

I have not seen them for a while however, from...
Forum: The Royal Australian Navy and Air Force (RAN & RAAF) 20-11-08, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,254
Posted By sarmajor
It is a RAAF MS collar badge (Metereological...

It is a RAAF MS collar badge (Metereological Service)
Forum: General Topics. 20-11-08, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,091
Posted By sarmajor
OK .........here is instalment 2 ........... with...

OK .........here is instalment 2 ........... with buttons

I am sure (positively and absolutely) that nobody will get them all.

I have posted 4 different shots of the same board in the hope that...
Forum: General Topics. 14-11-08, 03:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,091
Posted By sarmajor
Unfortunately you failed You incorrectly...

Unfortunately you failed

You incorrectly identified RCASC as Royal Canadian Service Corps when, in fact, it was worn by the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps and you failed to identify the title...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 13-11-08, 06:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,154
Posted By sarmajor
Are you sure that he is Royal Navy The US...

Are you sure that he is Royal Navy

The US navy have what they call Restricted Line (RL) Officers who have specialist roles in such departments as engineering, human resources, nuclear propulsion...
Forum: General Topics. 13-11-08, 04:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,091
Posted By sarmajor
Suggested Identification Competition

Would anybody be interested in entering a competition to identify the contents of various boards of badges/shoulder titles/buttons which I would be prepared to post on a regular basis.

I have over...
Forum: General Topics 16-09-08, 04:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,159
Posted By sarmajor
Discount certificate for a Suit

Not a badge however a certificate given to me today which is self explanatory

I think that it is WWl vintage
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 16-09-08, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,551
Posted By sarmajor
Thanks chaps for the info. I had always,...

Thanks chaps for the info.

I had always, incorrectly, been certain that it was a Scots Guards badge.

My reasons for being uncomfortable with the badge was that, although it appeared to be exact...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 16-09-08, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,551
Posted By sarmajor
Sorry - the photo did not copy in my previous post

Sorry - the photo did not copy in my previous post
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 16-09-08, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,551
Posted By sarmajor
Thanks peter But are you absolutely sure ...

Thanks peter

But are you absolutely sure

I have spent quite a bit of time looking on the net for the post 1937 version of the Royal Scots badge - without success.

I have two or three Royal...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 16-09-08, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,551
Posted By sarmajor
Is this Scots Guards badge a fake

I would be grateful if someone familiar with Scots Guards badges could comment on the attached.

As previously mentioned as I have not collected for some 30 years nor ever bought or sold badges and...
Forum: General Topics 07-09-08, 06:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,779
Posted By sarmajor
Just in conclusion I eventually found the badge...

Just in conclusion I eventually found the badge again and read the hallmark on the back

It is marked

Thomas Fattorini
Hockley St
BIRMINGHAM

The website containing antique WA police badges...
Forum: General Topics 06-09-08, 03:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,779
Posted By sarmajor
Thanks bc - I never thought of the police. ...

Thanks bc - I never thought of the police.

After your tip I went to a Western Australian Police site and, sure enough, you were right.

I will now have to go back to my trunk and try to find it...
Forum: General Topics 06-09-08, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,779
Posted By sarmajor
Another Unidentified Badge - Genuine this time

Can anyone identify this badge

I have spent quite some time searching without success

The motto is that of Western Australia (where I live) however I can't find the badge listed as belonging to...
Forum: Formation Signs and Unit Colour Patches 06-09-08, 07:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,363
Posted By sarmajor
Further to my original post I find when looking...

Further to my original post I find when looking through my unsorted badges that I do have the 2 field marshal rank slides

You will note that the one I post here is better made than the one in my...
Forum: General Topics. 05-09-08, 05:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,277
Posted By sarmajor
Thanks Paul I must admit that I had never...

Thanks Paul

I must admit that I had never thought of epoxy.

Araldite could be quite the thing and probably neater to boot
Forum: Formation Signs and Unit Colour Patches 05-09-08, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,164
Posted By sarmajor
A few assorted Australian army colour patches

A few patches

I will post some more when I dig down to them
Forum: Formation Signs and Unit Colour Patches 05-09-08, 12:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,102
Posted By sarmajor
Australian Army Training Team Vietnam

The most decorated unit in the Australian army - ever
Forum: Formation Signs and Unit Colour Patches 05-09-08, 12:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,052
Posted By sarmajor
Arm Patch worn by the Queen's military driver

Given to me by the sargeant who drove the queen's car during her visit to Australia in (I think) 1954.

A fairly unique badge
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 05-09-08, 11:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,442
Posted By sarmajor
A set of Royal Marine badges

Some kings head Royal Marine badges and shoulder titles
Forum: Infantry and Special Forces 05-09-08, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,161
Posted By sarmajor
Albany Garrison Artillery Volunteers

A hat badge of the Albany Garrison Artillery Volunteers circa 1899

A prefederation unit of the Western Australian Military forces
Forum: Infantry and Special Forces 05-09-08, 11:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,138
Posted By sarmajor
Victorian Military Forces Helmet Plate

A helmet plate of the Victorian Military Forces circa 1880-1890

Before federation each state had its own military forces

I have just opened some coin bags of badges and have not yet had the...
Forum: Formation Signs and Unit Colour Patches 05-09-08, 09:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,860
Posted By sarmajor
Ceremonial aigulette of a full general

A full general (unlike a lieutenant general or a major general) wears this aigulette whether he is full or sober.
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