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Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 28-04-22, 11:49 AM
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Views: 99
Posted By Staffsyeoman
Yes please

Yes please
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 14-04-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
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: 969
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
Views: 453
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: 1,428
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: 1,287
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: 1,287
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: 371
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: 302
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: 510
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: 272
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: 1,556
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: 875
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: 461
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: 48
Views: 5,510
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: 1,082
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....
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 19-11-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,726
Posted By Staffsyeoman
I had one of these - or something like it - as an...

I had one of these - or something like it - as an RRF cadet in the second half of the 1970s.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-11-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 556
Posted By Staffsyeoman
Yep. That's the cap badge I wore in what was by...

Yep. That's the cap badge I wore in what was by then Manchester & Salford University OTC, and the background colours match the university "general" tie (i.e. not faculty specific).
Forum: Other Military Topics 07-11-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 927
Posted By Staffsyeoman
I've marched at the Cenotaph six times. Always...

I've marched at the Cenotaph six times. Always behind us was a contingent from one of the Leander Class frigates. Several gentlemen of Caribbean background were part of, and fully integrated with,...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 05-11-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 988
Posted By Staffsyeoman
The Seaforth title is a modern reproduction; the...

The Seaforth title is a modern reproduction; the typeface is wrong.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 28-10-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By Staffsyeoman
And given both blades were broken off, even more...

And given both blades were broken off, even more over-priced. I bought one last year with blades intact for half the winning price there.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 24-10-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 935
Posted By Staffsyeoman
I thought they looked Indian Army; indeed....

I thought they looked Indian Army; indeed. Director of Indian Medical Service. KCIE KHP.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 24-10-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,502
Posted By Staffsyeoman
Those enamelled "Life Guards" badges were being...

Those enamelled "Life Guards" badges were being peddled by a well-known faker (by neither claiming they were original, nor fake, the good old "caveat emptor" defence) in the Midlands as far back as...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 09-10-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 876
Posted By Staffsyeoman
The uneven lettering and the backing - possibly...

The uneven lettering and the backing - possibly hiding "spaghetti" stitching - make me suspect it to be a modern product from the Indian sub-continent.
Forum: The Home Front 24-09-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 744
Posted By Staffsyeoman
The red and white one is a modern reproduction of...

The red and white one is a modern reproduction of the titles used when the Home Guard was briefly reconstituted around the era of the Korean War in the early 1950s
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