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Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 12-02-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 97
Posted By Guzzman
The OM bit stands for Operator/Maintainer....

The OM bit stands for Operator/Maintainer. Previously there would have been one rating who operated equipment and another that maintained it. In order to save costs these two roles were combined in...
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 25-01-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 851
Posted By Guzzman
Thanks Wilf! Very much appreciated. Still...

Thanks Wilf!

Very much appreciated. Still miss the old place - the town AND the school!

Pete
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 20-01-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 148
Posted By Guzzman
Not sure what it is but it's nothing to do with...

Not sure what it is but it's nothing to do with the Royal Navy I'm afraid.

Pete
Forum: Military Buttons 16-01-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,629
Posted By Guzzman
I expect nothing else from the Royal Yacht...

I expect nothing else from the Royal Yacht Squadron! If anyone was going to continue with distinctions with between crew and members it would be them.

The RYS still feels that it is bestowing a...
Forum: Military Buttons 16-01-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,629
Posted By Guzzman
David I've had a look at the details for...

David

I've had a look at the details for Pitt & Co. The company was founded at 50, St. Martins Lane, London WC in 1875. It moved to 31, Maddox Street, London W in 1895.

The button on the left...
Forum: Military Buttons 16-01-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,629
Posted By Guzzman
Hi David Firstly, I will forgive you for...

Hi David

Firstly, I will forgive you for referring to a civilian yacht club as a 'unit'!

I am primarily a naval button collector with an interest in the Royal Navy and the old imperial navy's...
Forum: Military Buttons 15-01-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,629
Posted By Guzzman
This is another button that caused confusion for...

This is another button that caused confusion for many years!

For a long time it was said that these, and similar buttons with R and A either side of the anchor, were worn by Royal Artillery boats...
Forum: Military Buttons 15-01-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,629
Posted By Guzzman
One final point about the mystery button. I have...

One final point about the mystery button. I have never understood why these buttons are often described as 'Dockyard Artillery'. What Dockyard Artillery? Dockyards do not have artillery batteries!...
Forum: Military Buttons 14-01-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,629
Posted By Guzzman
This button was most certainly not used by the...

This button was most certainly not used by the Transport Service.

The button worn by officers serving on transports bore the insignia of the Transport Service - a crossed anchor and cannon...
Forum: Military Buttons 14-01-20, 12:13 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,629
Posted By Guzzman
Re the two cannon facing each other either side...

Re the two cannon facing each other either side of an anchor.

No-one is 100% certain of the origins of this button, but it is increasingly considered to have been worn by a ship's Master Gunner....
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 13-01-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,390
Posted By Guzzman
Hi DJ Can you please be a little more...

Hi DJ

Can you please be a little more specific as to which R.N. button please or provide a link. What date was the query posted?

Pete
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 11-01-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,390
Posted By Guzzman
A great image. In these pictures they all ...

A great image.

In these pictures they all look so young - and I love the way that in so many pictures they are ALL puffing away on cigarettes!

Most of mine have little more information than...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 09-01-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,390
Posted By Guzzman
I agree with your reasoning! :) Pete

I agree with your reasoning! :)

Pete
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 09-01-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,390
Posted By Guzzman
Hi Irv I'm afraid that is one of the undated...

Hi Irv

I'm afraid that is one of the undated images. I've always assumed it to be one of the later images as all the recruits are now wearing peaked caps. Some of the pictures shown are taken of...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 08-01-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,390
Posted By Guzzman
Early-1920s Marines

These are just a few random images that might be of interest.

Pete
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 08-01-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,390
Posted By Guzzman
Early-1920s Marines

And more -
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 08-01-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,390
Posted By Guzzman
Early-1920s Marines

And a few more -
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 08-01-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,390
Posted By Guzzman
Early-1920s Marines

Here are more images from the collection I purchased.
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 06-01-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,390
Posted By Guzzman
Early-1920s Marines

I'll get some more images scanned on later today.

Pete
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 05-01-20, 10:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,390
Posted By Guzzman
Early-1920s Marines

Nice to see this thread is still of interest to people.

If anyone is interested I still have many more images that I purchased as part of this group. I could post some more of them if you want.
...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 21-12-19, 11:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By Guzzman
Interesting letter badges

Just checked the details re the 'F.A.A.' badge. It was actually in 1943 that Naval Artificer Apprentices serving with the Fleet Air Arm were found to be wearing the letters 'F.A.A.' in gold on their...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 21-12-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By Guzzman
Interesting letter badges

RNR ratings were given a badge of the letters 'RNR' in 1875 and this was at first intended to be worn on the breast, but later moved to the sleeve. This badge was worn throughout the First World War....
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 21-12-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By Guzzman
Questions about RN Trade Badges

Oddly I can find no record of any of these badges being used by the RN.

A badge with a single Torpedo was in use between 1903 and 1947. I can find no variant listed which had a crown above it.
...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 21-12-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By Guzzman
WRNS Trade Badges

May lists the Circle with G in centre as Steward (non-officers, so presumably 'G' means general) and Tailoress. There were no variations of this badge, i.e. no stars or crowns were ever worn with it....
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 20-12-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 178
Posted By Guzzman
Possible Fleet Air Arm Badge?

Hi Michael

Since the vast majority of pilots in the Fleet Air Arm ARE helicopter pilots (there are still very few jet jockeys in the RN) you could put it on your flight suit. It just depends what...
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