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Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 06-12-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By nbroadarrowz
The badge in the first photo, is it Bakelite?...

The badge in the first photo, is it Bakelite? Looks metal to me.
I have never seen or heard of a Bakelite version before.

I have seen blue painted badges.

Yes, pattern 49E is the economy PO...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 06-12-22, 03:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By nbroadarrowz
HI, Your badge was originally a pattern 49E as...

HI,
Your badge was originally a pattern 49E as worn by Class II Petty Officers with over 4 years in that rate. (an all metal economy badge).

Being painted red indicates that the badge has been...
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 05-12-22, 03:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By nbroadarrowz
I think it was to give the design some context. ...

I think it was to give the design some context.
Barry
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 04-12-22, 03:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By nbroadarrowz
The short answer is no. Your badge, with the...

The short answer is no.
Your badge, with the star above the horizontal torpedo, is a Seaman Torpedo Man Other Ratings, pattern X134A
Woven badges of this nature were introduced during WW2.

These...
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 04-12-22, 03:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By nbroadarrowz
Thanks for your thoughts. My research shows...

Thanks for your thoughts.
My research shows that Port Line was established in 1937 from the old Commonwealth and Dominion Line. They used the old badge. At least in 1930 the badge is depicted...
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 03-12-22, 04:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By nbroadarrowz
Port Line Cap Badge

Hi to all,
Does anyone know when Port Line started to wear the Naval crown on their cap badges?
Thanks
Barry
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 23-11-22, 10:00 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 16,505
Posted By nbroadarrowz
Another 10 items

Another 10 items
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 21-11-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By nbroadarrowz
Thanks for the additional information. Are...

Thanks for the additional information.

Are the badges of this service considered civilian or military?

Barry
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 20-11-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By nbroadarrowz
Some of these older posts have helped and are...

Some of these older posts have helped and are interesting

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=79065

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=18287
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 19-11-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By nbroadarrowz
Yes, done the Google thing. I am interested to...

Yes, done the Google thing.
I am interested to learn about the operational structure of the organization.
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 19-11-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By nbroadarrowz
His Majesty's Telegraph Ships

Hi does anyone have any information about this service?
Was it a branch of the royal navy or a separate government service?
Was it run by the Admiralty Cable Service?
Thanks and any leads...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 17-11-22, 11:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By nbroadarrowz
Thanks for all the replies. This is the...

Thanks for all the replies.
This is the combined list of BRASS NZ Forces button BACK STAMPS.
Once again, the back stamp is only that, and does not mean it was made by that company. To my knowledge...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 16-11-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By nbroadarrowz
Brass NZ Forces button back stamps

This is a list of back stamps (not necessarily the maker) of NZ Forces buttons that I have observed. Small size buttons often have a shortened name due to space restrictions of the button and have...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 16-11-22, 01:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 94
Posted By nbroadarrowz
Button to identify

Hi,
Can anyone identify this button please?
Thanks
Barry
Forum: New Zealand Badges 15-11-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By nbroadarrowz
Not WW2 in design or fabric. 1970's Barry

Not WW2 in design or fabric.
1970's
Barry
Forum: New Zealand Badges 04-11-22, 12:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By nbroadarrowz
I think this is a brass badge that has been well...

I think this is a brass badge that has been well cleaned.
Gilt badges have a sparkle/lustre to them.
Barry
Forum: New Zealand Badges 31-10-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By nbroadarrowz
If a daughter badge, why not 'sister' or 'wife'...

If a daughter badge, why not 'sister' or 'wife' badges?
Barry
Forum: New Zealand Badges 31-10-22, 06:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By nbroadarrowz
Hi John, Thanks for your thoughts about my...

Hi John,
Thanks for your thoughts about my research.
I don't believe that a 'daughters' badge was produced. Because this was a business it would not make commercial sense.
Being promoted in 1940,...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 30-10-22, 06:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By nbroadarrowz
Next of Kin Badges

Next of Kin Badges
By Barry O’Sullivan
For a number of years, the black ‘On Active Service’ badge has been a mystery. What period where the badges used and who and why were they produced?
...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 25-10-22, 02:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 316
Posted By nbroadarrowz
National Reserve badges of WW1

National Reserve badges of WW1
By Barry O’Sullivan
The badges of the National Reserve, (New Zealand’s civilian home front unit of World War One), come with different coloured crowns, different...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 24-10-22, 02:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By nbroadarrowz
Thanks for the photos. My list has 28 different...

Thanks for the photos.
My list has 28 different names/colours, and this does not consider the combination of silver badges or brass.
Barry
Forum: New Zealand Badges 22-10-22, 04:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By nbroadarrowz
Hi, Thanks for the pictures. Can you list...

Hi,
Thanks for the pictures.
Can you list the suburb names of the CDC badges please.
My next thread will be on the National Reserve nationwide and will include some badges which will include the...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 21-10-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By nbroadarrowz
I have not looked in depth into the pre ww1 cadet...

I have not looked in depth into the pre ww1 cadet scheme but there is a lot of information about on the subject.
Whether NZ 'copied' the australian model or whether it was the standard thinking of...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 18-10-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By nbroadarrowz
The National Reserve of World War One Canterbury’s Contribution

The National Reserve of World War One
Canterbury’s Contribution

During the First World War the National Reserve formed part of a second line of Defence throughout the Dominion of New Zealand.
...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 16-10-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 566
Posted By nbroadarrowz
Here is a Kaiapoi badge in the shield shape. (not...

Here is a Kaiapoi badge in the shield shape. (not mine)
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