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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 11-05-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By dragon166
The badge in question is the only one I have seen...

The badge in question is the only one I have seen with an SLR. The versions now in use are either showing an SA80 or a target rifle. I believe these badges are only worn by the adult instructors of...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-05-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By dragon166
The first one looks American. The centre one is...

The first one looks American. The centre one is Royal Observer Corps - Leading Observer. the third one is a German Army arm shield.
Dave
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-05-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By dragon166
I suggest this first badge is for the ATC Essex...

I suggest this first badge is for the ATC Essex Wing and is most probably a weapons training cadre badge.
Dave
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 02-05-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By dragon166
These look identical to the ones recently sold on...

These look identical to the ones recently sold on ebay and were subect to comments on here, which were considered to be fakes. https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=84439
Dave
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-04-21, 11:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By dragon166
It is a trial/workmanship sample for a Master...

It is a trial/workmanship sample for a Master Aircrew. Totally wrong of course! See my book which you downloaded (Appendix 1 Trial & Prototype badges) to see this one and several others of the same...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 29-04-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 125
Posted By dragon166
Possibly a tri-service sports badge for British...

Possibly a tri-service sports badge for British Forces Germany (BFG). This would entail personnel from BAOR, RAFG and British Naval Forces Germany (pre 1961). The crown would appear to be a tudor...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 22-04-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By dragon166
The first attachment shows you the Pathfinder...

The first attachment shows you the Pathfinder Eagle varieties. The second shows the various versions of the badge you asked about. As Craig says there is little information available about this...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-04-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By dragon166
There is one for sale on ebay and it is descibed...

There is one for sale on ebay and it is descibed as Portugal Air Force Beret Badge.
Dave
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 22-04-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 132
Posted By dragon166
My belief is that these were used by Pipe Bands...

My belief is that these were used by Pipe Bands as collar badges. Different bands used different badges, some used gold and others silver. I can find no other reason for their use.
Dave
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 13-04-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By dragon166
Thanks Mark, that's what I thought also. Dave

Thanks Mark, that's what I thought also.
Dave
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 13-04-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By dragon166
Yes Paul it is very well made, including the...

Yes Paul it is very well made, including the bullion badge (KC). The reverse is fully lined with a satin type material and eastic band connectors. It does not open fully.
Dave
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 13-04-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By dragon166
RAF Fencing Union

Picked this up recently and thought it might be interesting to members. Unfortunately I am in the dark about who would have worn it - team members or competition Judges.
Dave
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 12-04-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By dragon166
Mark, this post has just appeaared and may be of...

Mark, this post has just appeaared and may be of interest.
https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=84332
Dave
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 09-04-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By dragon166
It is not a medal. It is a medallion made in the...

It is not a medal. It is a medallion made in the style of a Gold Sovereign. Most probably a fashion item.
Dave
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 08-04-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 206
Posted By dragon166
The shoulder eagles were not worn by the PMRAFNS...

The shoulder eagles were not worn by the PMRAFNS other ranks until the addoption of the new 1996 pattern eagle. From their beginnings they wore the PMRAFNS shoulder titles, firstly with a blue/grey...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-04-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By dragon166
The crown is a generic "Astral" crown version and...

The crown is a generic "Astral" crown version and civilian use rather than country specific.
Dave
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-04-21, 10:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By dragon166
I would think this is/was worn by staff at the...

I would think this is/was worn by staff at the NORLANT HQ, which was at Pitrevie, Rosyth, Scotland.
Dave
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-04-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By dragon166
It is Royal Navy, forming part of the NATO...

It is Royal Navy, forming part of the NATO NORLANT (North Alantic Command) and would have been worn on the breast, much like fob badges.
Dave
Forum: General Topics. 03-04-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 195
Posted By dragon166
Bombphoons

Does anyone know what has happened to the Bombphoons website??
Dave
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-03-21, 10:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 162
Posted By dragon166
Unknown TRF

I recently saw this in a Red Nose publicity picture taken at Al Udeid. Can anyone identify it?? (this is a fabrication of the badge worn by a Lt Col of the Royal Signals).
Dave
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 30-03-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By dragon166
I think these differences are down to the...

I think these differences are down to the manufacturer. Since General Franco was in power there have only been 2 Kings, the present one and his father, so it is unlikely that the design change has...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 29-03-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By dragon166
You could try the Government website ...

You could try the Government website
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/request-records-of-deceased-service-personnel or...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-03-21, 12:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 456
Posted By dragon166
Yes Paul, the RAF Police still wear the "metal"...

Yes Paul, the RAF Police still wear the "metal" version on their white hats. The embroidered badge with lugs is said to have originally been for the RAF Police but, for some reason, it was not used....
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 25-03-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 456
Posted By dragon166
Said that!!

Said that!!
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 25-03-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 456
Posted By dragon166
Terry, your badge is now the beret badge but,...

Terry, your badge is now the beret badge but, until 1996, it was also the No 1 SD cap badge (now replaced by the coloured embroidered version). It was worn by all OA ranks, Flight Sergeant and...
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