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Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 14-11-18, 03:12 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Postwarden
I would guess that the titles are the RM Cash's...

I would guess that the titles are the RM Cash's tapes.

Jon
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 14-11-18, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 90
Posted By Postwarden
Very helpful, thank you. I had assumed that two...

Very helpful, thank you. I had assumed that two of them were stars.

Jon
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 14-11-18, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 90
Posted By Postwarden
Medals ID Help

Not the best of images but can anyone help identify the medals being worn - and the cap badge if you have great eyesight.

Thanks,

Jon
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 12-11-18, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By Postwarden
The lanyard is that awarded by the Free Polish...

The lanyard is that awarded by the Free Polish Forces to all those who fought at Narvik in 1940. Others will no doubt enlarge on this.

Jon
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 10-11-18, 03:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 331
Posted By Postwarden
Some brief comments on some of the badges shown. ...

Some brief comments on some of the badges shown.

I have never seen a printed Women's Land Army armlet.

The Southern Command sign with black stars on yellow is not previously recorded.

The...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 10-11-18, 03:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 331
Posted By Postwarden
Another Good Question. I believe they were...

Another Good Question.

I believe they were largely retired soldiers who would understand the workings of the system but they were I believe civilians. Their clothing is listed in the Priced...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 10-11-18, 02:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 331
Posted By Postwarden
Simon, Good question to which I have yet to...

Simon,

Good question to which I have yet to find an answer. Barrack Wardens were issued in WW2 with Civil Defence BD so it could have been worn on the cuff like a trade badge of on the arm like...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 10-11-18, 02:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 331
Posted By Postwarden
Both Barrack Warden Badges. Authorised in 1943. ...

Both Barrack Warden Badges. Authorised in 1943.

Jon

PS A fabulous album from the Calico Printers Association.

Jon
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 09-11-18, 04:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 468
Posted By Postwarden
The 1926 Priced Vocabulary of Clothing &...

The 1926 Priced Vocabulary of Clothing & Necessaries list a cap badge for "Paid Pensioner Recruiters - also for Garrison Staff and Gymnastic Staff". Am I right in thinking that Barrack Wardens - like...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 08-11-18, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By Postwarden
Complete fantasy. All these titles, introduced...

Complete fantasy. All these titles, introduced into service in May 1951 were embroidered.

Ministry of Supply records held as Kew show that an order for embroidered titles was placed with Bradford...
Forum: General Topics. 07-11-18, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By Postwarden
Yes, at least that worn by those ranking as...

Yes, at least that worn by those ranking as officers.

Jon
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 07-11-18, 01:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 416
Posted By Postwarden
An example of the green-backed Wyvern also with...

An example of the green-backed Wyvern also with rounded corners appeared in The Formation Sign in early 2015. As a result the following was submitted by long-standing member Les Cable whose eye for...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 31-10-18, 01:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 73
Posted By Postwarden
20th London Regiment cloth badge

The Kent white horse and 20 L definitely indicate the 20th Londons but what was the badge used for?

It measures 4 inches by 3 inches (11cm by 8cm) and is well made.

A bit large for a pagri, a...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 30-10-18, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By Postwarden
Toby, That's brilliant as it covers all the...

Toby,

That's brilliant as it covers all the queries. Much appreciated.

Jon
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 29-10-18, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By Postwarden
Simon, Thanks. I would tend to agree but the...

Simon,

Thanks. I would tend to agree but the absence of any badges does not help.

Jon
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 29-10-18, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By Postwarden
Unknown regiment - or Corps?

Help with identifying the regiment or Corps of the soldier in the two photos would be appreciated.

All I can see is a good conduct chevron in both pictures and crossed rifles in one.
...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 26-10-18, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By Postwarden
Problem now solved. Thanks for the help. Jon

Problem now solved. Thanks for the help.

Jon
Forum: The Home Front 26-10-18, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 198
Posted By Postwarden
From the 1962 SJAB Dress Regulations. Jon

From the 1962 SJAB Dress Regulations.

Jon
Forum: Other Military Topics 23-10-18, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By Postwarden
Shell case markings

Can anyone with the knowledge tell me more about the markings on this shell case please? I can see 1904 which I assume is the date of manufacture but the rest has me baffled.

All thoughts...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 20-10-18, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By Postwarden
Andy, Thanks for looking. My book...

Andy,

Thanks for looking.

My book covers the cloth (and some metal) badges worn on battledress between 1939 and 1967. Although obviously largely about the Army, there is quite a bit about the...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 19-10-18, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By Postwarden
Fleet Air Arm rank badge picture wanted

On the blue battledress - No 5A or working dress - worn by Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm pilots the normal gold rank lace was represented by what an official publication called "woven yarn in the...
Forum: General Topics. 18-10-18, 05:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,332
Posted By Postwarden
I would agree with the post. A good guide to a...

I would agree with the post. A good guide to a neglected subject.

Jon
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 17-10-18, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By Postwarden
Thanks Marc. Jon

Thanks Marc.

Jon
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 17-10-18, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By Postwarden
Javelin Anti-Armour Badge

I believe British troops were/are trained on this US system. Did they ever wear this badge>

Jon
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 17-10-18, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 196
Posted By Postwarden
Another example. Jon

Another example.

Jon
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