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Forum: General Topics 20-02-22, 02:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By cefguy
Looks like the Lewis tailor's shop is located in...

Looks like the Lewis tailor's shop is located in Truro Nova Scotia.
Don
Forum: Corps, Branches and the Royal Canadian Artillery 22-11-21, 04:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,058
Posted By cefguy
Hello: It is a great example of a proud...

Hello:
It is a great example of a proud uniform. Would ribbons not have been sewn on the jacket? Hard to tell if maybe they were removed for a display or something. A very nice piece.
Don
Forum: Corps, Branches and the Royal Canadian Artillery 13-11-21, 03:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 901
Posted By cefguy
They are a nice set for sure. Looking down the...

They are a nice set for sure. Looking down the barrel of the MG.
Don
Forum: Infantry 06-11-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By cefguy
Looks like the REICH cap badge issued without the...

Looks like the REICH cap badge issued without the overlay. Wonder if it was aimed at the NCO market or an early version of a "low contrast" badge. Either way, it is an interesting badge.
Don
Forum: Officer Training and Cadets 28-10-21, 03:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,628
Posted By cefguy
Ian: You are very lucky to have that much...

Ian:
You are very lucky to have that much family history available to you. Thank you for sharing it with us.
Don
Forum: Cavalry and Armoured Units 23-06-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,579
Posted By cefguy
All: Interesting topic, and one that I have...

All:
Interesting topic, and one that I have also wondered about. I am currently on the road and unable to measure any badges, but from the photo it appears that the fat moose badge is slightly...
Forum: Infantry 25-05-21, 01:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 756
Posted By cefguy
BCONLEY: Anyone would be proud to have that...

BCONLEY:
Anyone would be proud to have that badge in their collection.
Nice find.
Don
Forum: Cavalry and Armoured Units 13-02-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,246
Posted By cefguy
Mike: Thanks for the points. Another question...

Mike:
Thanks for the points. Another question is about the line at the top of the shield. In the early (CEF or earlier) the flat line at the top of the shield does not extend beyond the edges of...
Forum: Cavalry and Armoured Units 11-02-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,246
Posted By cefguy
Mark and Mike: Thank you for your insight into...

Mark and Mike:
Thank you for your insight into this being a SWW badge. I was wondering what characteristics of the badge place it into that era. If the motto around the badge "Lord Strathconas...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran, Lapel Badges and Challenge Coins 22-01-21, 02:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 795
Posted By cefguy
TM: I really like the tanker sweetheart. If...

TM:
I really like the tanker sweetheart. If only it could tell us when and where.
Don
Forum: Airborne and Special Forces 03-11-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,997
Posted By cefguy
I believe that the officer wearing the Air...

I believe that the officer wearing the Air Operations cap badge is Capt Dave Brown. He was not a helicopter pilot when I last worked with him in 1975, but things do change. His original roots were...
Forum: General Topics 18-09-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,098
Posted By cefguy
Bill: If he was doing "operational training",...

Bill:
If he was doing "operational training", then it was training done to maintain skills of an operational pilot. I have had the opportunity to look through a couple of WW2 bomber pilot's log...
Forum: Infantry 19-08-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,248
Posted By cefguy
Maybe just me, but I am not seeing the pictures. ...

Maybe just me, but I am not seeing the pictures. Perhaps I didn't pay my membership last time around.
Don
Forum: Infantry 11-08-20, 05:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 500
Posted By cefguy
17th Bn Cap Badge With Overlay

I have recently acquired a 17th Bn CEF badge with an overlay on it. The badge itself is marked "STER" on the back and is a heavy badge, but it also has an overlay over the central design of the...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 08-08-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By cefguy
Jack: That is a great find from an important...

Jack:
That is a great find from an important part of Canada's wartime history that is often ignored. Thank you for posting.
Don
Forum: General Topics 08-08-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 858
Posted By cefguy
dumdum: Thank you again for some thought...

dumdum:
Thank you again for some thought provoking information. I can at least now, to a degree, picture the process. To have used my piece in the course of making the female die must have...
Forum: General Topics 13-07-20, 06:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 858
Posted By cefguy
dumdum: That is really interesting information....

dumdum:
That is really interesting information. So if this "hub" created the die to be actually used, then the hammer or force coming down would have had a flat surface and just forced the brass...
Forum: General Topics 12-07-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 858
Posted By cefguy
Die Struck or Cast?

I obtained this die a while back and assumed it was part of the die striking process to make a shoulder title much like the one in picture #1. As I sat and thought about it I realized that it was...
Forum: General Topics 21-05-20, 02:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,037
Posted By cefguy
Mike: Two really nice pieces. Thank you for...

Mike:
Two really nice pieces. Thank you for sharing.
Don
Forum: General Topics 28-01-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 419
Posted By cefguy
3 CGC Shoulder

Hello:
Can anyone help me determine what unit this might have been and what era?
Thank you
Don
Forum: Infantry 26-01-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 466
Posted By cefguy
Walt: Thank you. Don

Walt:
Thank you.
Don
Forum: Infantry 26-01-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 466
Posted By cefguy
PPCLI Officers' Collars Maker Mark

I have managed to acquire a nice set of Officer collars to the PPCLI. I was hoping that someone could confirm that the maker mark of "F&S" on the back of the crown is a mark for Firmin & Sons....
Forum: General Topics 23-01-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 508
Posted By cefguy
Hello: The collar might be the Officers' collar...

Hello:
The collar might be the Officers' collar to the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, the PPCLI.
Don
Forum: General Topics 19-01-20, 04:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 573
Posted By cefguy
Dave and Luke I ended up using Dave's...

Dave and Luke
I ended up using Dave's suggestion of the hot water this morning. It was tentative at first in heating up the pot of water and then immersing the badge. Dave's point about it might...
Forum: General Topics 18-01-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 573
Posted By cefguy
Dave: More good ideas. Thank you for the post....

Dave:
More good ideas. Thank you for the post.
Don
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