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Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 08-02-21, 04:37 PM
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Posted By sturm
Polish Boy Scouts in the 1960’s - very...

Polish Boy Scouts in the 1960’s - very interesting.

I was under the impression that the first to introduce them
we’re the Soviets in the 1970’s (the SADF introduced them in the mid 1980’s) but...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 08-02-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 503
Posted By sturm
Guys, thanks for the input - much appreciated. ...

Guys, thanks for the input - much appreciated.

Marc, yes I forget about Belgium. In the 50’s and 60’s it came out with rubberised patches. I would imagine that the main reason rubberised patches....
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 08-02-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 503
Posted By sturm
Rubberised patches - who was the first?

Would I be correct in saying that the Soviets were the first to come up with
rubberised patches? Following the end of the Cold War rubberised patches were also used by most ex Soviet republics and...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 09-11-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 252
Posted By sturm
Perhaps another question I should ask is if...

Perhaps another question I should ask is if genuine wings are so readily available; why would anyone produce copies/reproductions?
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 09-11-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 252
Posted By sturm
A question on current SAS cloth wings

Quite a number of dealers have current SAS cloth wings.
My question is how does one know if these wings are actual issue items or are
copies/reproductions? Are there any distinguishing features on...
Forum: Army 08-11-20, 01:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 665
Posted By sturm
Arthur, very much appreciated. The...

Arthur, very much appreciated.

The ‘Swartland Commando’ flash caused some confusion as someone had written ‘‘Western Province Command Catering Corps’ on the reverse.
Forum: Army 07-11-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 665
Posted By sturm
Much appreciated Arthur. Would you by any...

Much appreciated Arthur.

Would you by any chance know what these are?
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 07-11-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By sturm
Much appreciated Laurent. Thank you. I’m...

Much appreciated Laurent. Thank you.

I’m very curious however why one of the badges has an English word on it.
Very unusual.
Forum: Army 07-11-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 665
Posted By sturm
The ‘Thabazimbi’ unit had a enamelled shoulder...

The ‘Thabazimbi’ unit had a enamelled shoulder flash with a side profile of a Leopard but it’s of a different design.
Forum: Army 07-11-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 665
Posted By sturm
No both are South African. The beret badge...

No both are South African.

The beret badge is either armoured or a commando unit from of the bantustans.
Forum: Army 07-11-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 665
Posted By sturm
Can anyone help identify this beret and arm flash?

Can anyone help identify this beret badge and arm flash?

The beret badge could be ‘Thabazimbi’ but I’m not sure.

Thank you.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 07-11-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By sturm
Any opinions on the badge :)

Any opinions on the badge :)
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 07-11-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By sturm
Yes. I would think that the Royal Marines (a unit...

Yes. I would think that the Royal Marines (a unit with such a long and proud heritage) deserve a better quality badge.

Having said that; I personally feel that there are other badges which come...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-11-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By sturm
It doesn’t look Malaysian at all. I’ve got a few...

It doesn’t look Malaysian at all. I’ve got a few Malaysian badges and none of them have a palm tree on them.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-11-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By sturm
The first badge - which could be Malaysian - as...

The first badge - which could be Malaysian - as in the badge on the left of the pic? Are there any markings on it?

The one above?
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 06-11-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By sturm
Thanks for that. Same reason why there’s...

Thanks for that. Same reason why there’s ‘subdued’ cloth insignia.

Just occurred to me. All RM issued beret badges - worn during ops - are blackened/subdued aren’t they? There is however a shiny...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 06-11-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By sturm
Tim, Is there any particular reason why...

Tim,

Is there any particular reason why these private purchased badges are blackened? Thank you.
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 06-11-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 328
Posted By sturm
Unknown Bulgarian badge

Can anyone identify this Bulgarian badge?
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 06-11-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By sturm
Need opinions on a Para beret and badge

Got this way back in the 1990’s.

Have no idea if the badge is the real thing but the beret is marked ‘COMPTON WEBB’. Was bought from a dealer who is well known for reproductions.
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 06-11-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 296
Posted By sturm
Uzbek cloth para badge

These started appearing for sale 2-3 years ago. Described as Uzbek wings worn on current uniforms.

Has anyone seen pics of it being worn by troops?
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-11-20, 06:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By sturm
Ian, Would I be right in assuming that the...

Ian,

Would I be right in assuming that the rubberised/cloth ones only started appearing in the late 1970’s or early 1980’s?
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 06-11-20, 05:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By sturm
Para beret badge

This was described as being approved by the MOD.
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 06-11-20, 05:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By sturm
A couple of RM beret badges. Opinions please.

Apologies for the bad quality images.

Are these genuine issue or reproductions?
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-11-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By sturm
Thanks guys. The links were very useful. ...

Thanks guys. The links were very useful.

That only leaves the patch with the ‘T’ to be identified :)

It was included in a lot of 11 patches (10 have been identified) that were sold as Belgian....
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-11-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By sturm
Laurent and Ian, Thank you ...

Laurent and Ian,

Thank you ...
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