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Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 09-11-18, 08:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,059
Posted By Arnhemjim
Parachute Regiment -battledress tunic

Hello Doug,
Not being an expert, am certainly not in a position to render definitive judgement. However on the Pegasus formation badges please observe the direction of the weave (diagonally down...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 08-11-18, 03:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,176
Posted By Arnhemjim
Pegasus Badge

Hello Steve,
Once more into the breech. Hope that the following article from my blog will provide the information you're looking for. See: http://arnhemjim.blogspot.com/p/british-militaria.html and...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 17-10-18, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By Arnhemjim
Believe the gentleman to be a Deputy...

Believe the gentleman to be a Deputy Superintendent of Police during British Administration of Singapore (circa 1945). Note king's crown on shoulder tab. See included attachments.
Arnhem Jim...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 29-09-18, 03:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 472
Posted By Arnhemjim
1st S.S. Brigade Shoulder Title?

Apologies, was not aware that 'Christophe' had already posed this same question over on the CVA Forum. Apparently he was not satisfied with the obvious depth and breath of expertise on that forum, so...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 29-09-18, 01:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 472
Posted By Arnhemjim
1st S.S. Brigade Shoulder Title?

Earlier this was miss-posted under Canadian Elite Forces.

Recently have had an intriguing query on my blog page which I would like to share on this forum. A French gentleman, named Christophe, had...
Forum: Airborne and Special Forces 22-07-18, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By Arnhemjim
Canadian Parachute Brevets

Hello MarkMcM,
You may be able to find the information you're looking for in the following two articles from my blog page:...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 13-07-18, 09:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By Arnhemjim
Para Wings and RSR

It may prove beneficial if the left hand of the forum turned around and shook the right hand. See the following recent (today 13 July 2018) thread on the Raiding Support Regiment (RSR) and black...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 07-07-18, 01:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 663
Posted By Arnhemjim
Pegasus Badge

Hello Mike,
You may want to glance at the check list of validation criteria compiled in a blog article I've posted on the British Airborne Forces formation badge (Pegasus and Bellerophon);...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 09-06-18, 07:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,519
Posted By Arnhemjim
Fakers Tools/Dies on e-Bay

For what little it may, or may not be worth, have chosen to post the following article on my blog page;http://arnhemjim.blogspot.com/2018/06/an-alert-original-dies-for-british-army.html .

Arnhem...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 04-06-18, 03:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,519
Posted By Arnhemjim
Fakers Tools/Dies on e-Bay

Forum Members,
I would think at the very least a complete listing of every identifiable die set should be compiled and posted on a BOLO (US law enforcement term; "Be On the Look Out) for the...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 04-06-18, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By Arnhemjim
Airborne Forces Formation Badges

Hello Steve,
You may want to glance at this article on my blog page; https://arnhemjim.blogspot.com/2017/10/an-addendum-to-british-militaria-wwii.html . Again, with acknowledgement and gratitude to...
Forum: Airborne and Special Forces 20-04-18, 07:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,086
Posted By Arnhemjim
Canadian Para Beret and Badges

Hello Mike,
Unfortunately didn't have the opportunity at the time. However, have done my bit on occasion. Was there with wife and three children on vacation from Southern California. Had...
Forum: Airborne and Special Forces 20-04-18, 06:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,086
Posted By Arnhemjim
Canadian Para Beret and Badges

Would like to take the opportunity to provide benchmark imagery of a beret and cap badge which I obtained in the summer of 1976, while visiting onboard the Museum and Depot of the then Canadian...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 27-03-18, 03:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,001
Posted By Arnhemjim
Soviet Insignia

In the first set of badges you show, believe the diamond shaped badge in the lower right is associated with the VDV (Vozdushno-Desantnaya-Voyska), Soviet Airborne Assault Forces.
Arnhem Jim
Arizona...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 24-03-18, 12:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By Arnhemjim
Latest Addition

Hello John,
That has to be one of the most beautiful puppies I've seen in a log time. Congratulations. Wishing the both of you a long, happy and healthy life together. Thank you for taking the the...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 14-03-18, 12:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,062
Posted By Arnhemjim
WWI DFC

Another criterion; on genuine crosses the designer’s initials, E.C.P. (E. Carter Preston) appear faintly at 5 o’clock on the other edge of the center ring. They do not appear on a deliberate copy,...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 22-02-18, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By Arnhemjim
Parachute Regiment Beret

The badge has the classic flaw of the small die defect under the inner upper part of the left wing. See the following for a detailed...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-01-18, 04:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 760
Posted By Arnhemjim
Yeomanry Lancers?

Hello Tim,
Fascinating article. Thank you very much for posting it. Events are analogous to a "military circus". And I thought the annual Royal Navy Field Gun Trial was demanding, intense and...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 29-01-18, 06:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 760
Posted By Arnhemjim
Yeomanry Lancers?

To All,
Many thanks for your replies and exchange of knowledge. Very enlightening!
Personally had no idea there were that many.
Arnhem Jim
Arizona Territory
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-01-18, 08:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 760
Posted By Arnhemjim
Yeomanry Regiments with lances?

What if any Yeomanry regiments of the British Army, existing in 1908, were either trained and/or equipped with lances. Those regiments included;...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-01-18, 01:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By Arnhemjim
Help with Pre-WWI uniform

hello rjthomp,

Unfortunately Victorian lancer regiments not an area of my personal expertise, but believe I can give you a good lead, namely how to identify the plate on the lancer's czapka. That...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 16-01-18, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 394
Posted By Arnhemjim
unknown para badge

Hello Wooffy,
Many thanks, was having problems with my pdf/jpeg converter app. Now at least readers can see the similarity in the badges.
Arnhem Jim
Arizona Territory
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-01-18, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 394
Posted By Arnhemjim
unknown para badge

Hello Anjoucollector,
Have carefully reviewed both of Bob Bragg and Roy Turner's books. The only set of jump wings which come close are Indonesian Master Jump Master/Instructor in Plate 17 of their...
Forum: Airborne and Special Forces 09-01-18, 04:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,335
Posted By Arnhemjim
Canadian Parachute Corps Cap Badge

Not knowledgeable enough to render an absolute judgement, but can offer an article from my blog that will provide some guidance as to what to look for. See;...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 01-01-18, 05:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 714
Posted By Arnhemjim
AAC DZ flash?

Gentlemen,
I'm going to throw a real curve ball at you on this one. Turn the patch clock-wise 90 degrees, and I believe you have the patch of the famous Australian 4th Light Horse. They and the 12th...
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