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Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 19-02-20, 04:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 536
Posted By fairlie63
Yes, fascinating thread. Any information to...

Yes, fascinating thread. Any information to unravel the mystery of insignia of rank and appointment can only be to the education of us all. Thanks Toby and Grumpy.

Keith
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 15-02-20, 02:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 438
Posted By fairlie63
You don't even look any older than in the first...

You don't even look any older than in the first photo either. Beret must have kept you young:D
Forum: General Topics 13-02-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 341
Posted By fairlie63
Fantastic, well done Bill. Placed my order this...

Fantastic, well done Bill. Placed my order this morning.
Cheers, Keith
Forum: General Topics 10-02-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 69
Posted By fairlie63
Assistant Director of Medical Services, usually...

Assistant Director of Medical Services, usually the senior medical officer of a division.

Cheers, Keith
Forum: General Topics 08-02-20, 02:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 265
Posted By fairlie63
Hi Kingsley, I have been through my Army...

Hi Kingsley,

I have been through my Army Lists but it does not appear that a H G Burgess held a commission at any stage so I can't trace him by that means.

No evidence of him serving in Boer...
Forum: Light Horse and Armoured (RAAC) 05-02-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 115
Posted By fairlie63
Not a matchbox holder bc? Keith

Not a matchbox holder bc?

Keith
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 30-01-20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,254
Posted By fairlie63
I guess nobody is discussing the shoulder title...

I guess nobody is discussing the shoulder title because it was very quickly dismissed as fake. I presume the vendor withdrew it from sale in respect of those opinions.

I have not yet seen one of...
Forum: Formation Signs and Unit Colour Patches 27-01-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By fairlie63
They are British soldiers bc, note also the dark...

They are British soldiers bc, note also the dark triangle on the left arm of one of those men.

However, Australians also wore arm bands, battle patches, objective markings, and company patches,...
Forum: Photographs of Australian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 26-01-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 181
Posted By fairlie63
Thanks Mike, must have scrolled down too fast. ...

Thanks Mike, must have scrolled down too fast.

Rob,

Definitely sometime between 1917-19, some officers of militia field and garrison artillery there as well as permanent soldiers.

This might...
Forum: Photographs of Australian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 26-01-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 181
Posted By fairlie63
Hi Rob, Did you mean you've added new photos...

Hi Rob,

Did you mean you've added new photos to this thread? I'm not getting any on my screen.

Cheers, Keith
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 25-01-20, 04:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By fairlie63
I believe it is Rhodesia Army Pay Corps, circa...

I believe it is Rhodesia Army Pay Corps, circa 1972-1980.

Keith
Forum: Photographs of Australian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 24-01-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 181
Posted By fairlie63
The rear rank may be wearing oxidised copper RAA...

The rear rank may be wearing oxidised copper RAA collar badges (if not rising suns), are you able to get a decent photo of the man standing on left of photo, side on to us. If copper oxidised this...
Forum: Photographs of Australian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 24-01-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 181
Posted By fairlie63
Given the ages of many of those men and the lack...

Given the ages of many of those men and the lack of medal ribbons, wearing of a variety of regimental and corps insignia, etc, I think you might be looking at a District HQ, or fortress commanders'...
Forum: Photographs of Australian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 24-01-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 181
Posted By fairlie63
Hi Dennis, They appear to be wearing 2nd...

Hi Dennis,

They appear to be wearing 2nd Cavalry Division artillery colour patches so are most likely brigade headquarters and 44th Battery of 22nd Field Brigade, Royal Australian Artillery...
Forum: General Topics 23-01-20, 03:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 866
Posted By fairlie63
Fantastic Bill. Put me down for one please....

Fantastic Bill. Put me down for one please. Cheers, Keith
Forum: General Topics 20-01-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By fairlie63
Rob, The layer's badge was worn in metal...

Rob,

The layer's badge was worn in metal from 1925-1941. Copper oxidised badges were produced in 1927 and worn until about 1931, reappearing in 1940-41.

The 2nd Prize Gunnery badge was worn in...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 17-01-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 106
Posted By fairlie63
Sorry Mike, none in my collection, but that hat...

Sorry Mike, none in my collection, but that hat badge is stunning, just had to say it.

Keith
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-01-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,679
Posted By fairlie63
Don't take any notice of the obvious provocation...

Don't take any notice of the obvious provocation Tim, I've got a couple of unit sweatshirts and t-shirts that were obviously far too small when I purchased them. Nothing to do with the fact that my...
Forum: Military Buttons 14-01-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,629
Posted By fairlie63
The one in the Wilkins book is very similar to No...

The one in the Wilkins book is very similar to No 71 in your picture btns.

Keith
Forum: Military Buttons 14-01-20, 04:51 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,629
Posted By fairlie63
A Brief History of Australian & British Naval...

A Brief History of Australian & British Naval Buttons, Buckles, Banners, Badges & Braid, 1748 – 2006, by CMDR John M. Wilkins RFD* RANR, February 2010 - Revised Fifth Edition, notes this button as...
Forum: Military Buttons 11-01-20, 05:08 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,629
Posted By fairlie63
This is an interesting thread thanks. I don't...

This is an interesting thread thanks. I don't have Litchfield's button book and I didn't realise just how many artillery buttons there were.

Cheers, Keith
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 06-01-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 696
Posted By fairlie63
Mine arrived in Australia today thanks Jon....

Mine arrived in Australia today thanks Jon. Terrific effort thanks. That is GBP22.00 well spent for an annual subscription for articles of this quality.

Cheers,
Keith
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-01-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 558
Posted By fairlie63
What about our cousins across the Tasman there...

What about our cousins across the Tasman there Rob. North Canterbury Mounted Rifles perhaps.

Keith
Forum: Formation Signs and Unit Colour Patches 03-01-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 192
Posted By fairlie63
Hi Mark, I'm assuming that you are referring...

Hi Mark,

I'm assuming that you are referring to the patches woven on a khaki jean material with selvedge?

These appear to have been manufactured in Australia at or towards the end of the Great...
Forum: General Topics 01-01-20, 03:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 133
Posted By fairlie63
Cheers to all. Keith

Cheers to all.

Keith
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