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Forum: Headdress Yesterday, 04:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 119
Posted By mike_vee
Haven't read the full article but first photo has...

Haven't read the full article but first photo has this description :



http://www.silviotasselli.com/en/articles/decorations-and-badges-of-rank-of-the-sas.html

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Forum: Headdress Yesterday, 04:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 813
Posted By mike_vee
Found a LARGE image ! ...

Found a LARGE image !

https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/fwr-galleries/live/ww2/British_OCTU_cadets_undergo_grenade_training_December_1939.jpg

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Forum: The Home Front Yesterday, 11:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 456
Posted By mike_vee
Coventry

Interlude

Have seen a rise in the number of "Coventry Ordnance Works" badges appearing on line , some are quite 'dodgy' !

I like the enamelled versions and have noticed a few subtle variations...
Forum: The Home Front Yesterday, 11:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 456
Posted By mike_vee
Seeing the vast number of different "unofficial"...

Seeing the vast number of different "unofficial" badges it is easy to understand why the Government had to bring in regulations about the badges and state that only "official" badges would be...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges Yesterday, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 140
Posted By mike_vee
Others , more knowledgeable , may be able to give...

Others , more knowledgeable , may be able to give definitive answer but there are repro badges out there.



https://www.regalia-company.com/british/jewish-chaplain-cap-badge.html

NB : From...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 07:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 318
Posted By mike_vee
To me , it looks like the 'tear drop' is a later...

To me , it looks like the 'tear drop' is a later addition .

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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-09-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 318
Posted By mike_vee
From QARANC website : RAMC looks more...

From QARANC website :



RAMC looks more oval than teardrop.

I think the WRAC had a beech brown teardrop .

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Forum: General Topics. 15-09-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By mike_vee
Some jewellers/manufacturers did not send all...

Some jewellers/manufacturers did not send all their items to an Assay Office to be hallmarked and instead they stamped the silver themselves with a maker's mark, a town mark or combinations of these...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-09-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 318
Posted By mike_vee
SRR Beret and QARANC from 2020 catalog.

SRR Beret and QARANC from 2020 catalog.
Forum: The Home Front 15-09-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 456
Posted By mike_vee
I've seen a standard Admiralty style "ON...

I've seen a standard Admiralty style "ON GOVERNMENT WORK 1915" badge with the 'ring' marking on the back (possibly Dingley) , so wonder if these were offically issued ?

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Forum: The Home Front 15-09-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 456
Posted By mike_vee
It is possible that they made badges for their...

It is possible that they made badges for their own workers , they had the machinery and would have had to run trial/test pressings before the machinery passed final inspections.

Also , by using...
Forum: The Home Front 15-09-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 456
Posted By mike_vee
Herbert Terry and Sons manufactured springs and...

Herbert Terry and Sons manufactured springs and jubilee clips etc.

https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Herbert_Terry_and_Sons

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Forum: The Home Front 15-09-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 456
Posted By mike_vee
Taylor & Challen made a coining press (and other...

Taylor & Challen made a coining press (and other machinary) that was used by badge manufacturers .

http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,11702.0.html

It is possible that Taylor &...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-09-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 318
Posted By mike_vee
QARANC ? .

QARANC ?

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Forum: The Home Front 14-09-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 456
Posted By mike_vee
Thanks Tim , the first 11 on your list are the...

Thanks Tim , the first 11 on your list are the ones I have seen .

Will keep an eye out and let you know if I spot any you've not got.

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Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 14-09-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 458
Posted By mike_vee
Don't know if this could be helpful , IWM has an...

Don't know if this could be helpful , IWM has an ADC armlet (no photo , only description) made by Hobsons 21 Oct 55.



https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30070620

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Forum: The Home Front 14-09-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 456
Posted By mike_vee
Nice selection , will download photo for...

Nice selection , will download photo for inspection/reference. :D

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Forum: The Home Front 14-09-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 456
Posted By mike_vee
No matter what I do I can't get a clear enough...

No matter what I do I can't get a clear enough photo to make out all the marks.

The top one appears to be the manufacturer : possibly & Co. or & Son(s).
Next line : Registered Design number /...
Forum: The Home Front 13-09-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 10,172
Posted By mike_vee
Rounded Corners

Spotted another Wylie 1916 'rounded corner' badge , while the corners are not as 'rounded' as on my badge they do look like a 'modification' by a skillful jeweller/metal worker !

No signs of the...
Forum: The Home Front 13-09-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 456
Posted By mike_vee
I never heard back from the seller and last week...

I never heard back from the seller and last week the listing for the badge disappeared !



Now , when you try to search for "seller's other items" you get '0 results' .

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Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 12-09-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 479
Posted By mike_vee
Thanks Dave , I appreciate you taking the time to...

Thanks Dave , I appreciate you taking the time to give me an explanation.

I don't mean to be a pain in the ass by asking dumb/obvious questions , as a relative 'newbie' any information I can...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 12-09-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 479
Posted By mike_vee
Thanks , I could see the owl was missing but...

Thanks , I could see the owl was missing but thought the wreath was lower , guess somone did a bit of hedge trimming ! :)

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Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 12-09-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By mike_vee
From a clip about the RAF's new "Recruiting Van"....

From a clip about the RAF's new "Recruiting Van".

https://www.britishpathe.com/video/new-raf-recruiting-van-aka-london/query/raf+recruitment

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Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 12-09-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 479
Posted By mike_vee
Thanks , I'm easily confused between 'finishes'...

Thanks , I'm easily confused between 'finishes' and have seen Tramways badge in brass and chromed.

Every day I learn something new. :)

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Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 12-09-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By mike_vee
IWM has details but no photo. ...

IWM has details but no photo.

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30067372


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