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Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. Today, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Postwarden
Great frame. One to look out for. Jon

Great frame.

One to look out for.

Jon
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 21-07-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 979
Posted By Postwarden
Recorded from Ebay some 15 years ago, the Belfast...

Recorded from Ebay some 15 years ago, the Belfast RA flash on a bush hat.

Jon
Forum: The Home Front 28-06-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 413
Posted By Postwarden
Rutland Home Guard - Post War

A battledress uniform to the 1st (and only) Rutland Post War HG Bn has just been sold for a considerable sum on Ebay.

If the purchaser is a member I would be grateful if they could PM me as they...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 21-06-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By Postwarden
Mike, Nice image. Thanks Jon

Mike,

Nice image.

Thanks

Jon
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 21-06-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By Postwarden
Mystery Solved - Apprentice RSM

Publication of this photo - published as a mystery on the Forum - in the latest edition of The Formation Sign , Journal of the Military Heraldry Society provided an answer from two Society members....
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 20-06-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By Postwarden
Unknown white metal rose

Your thoughts please. It has been suggested there may be a yeomanry connection.

Jon
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 20-06-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 83
Posted By Postwarden
Indian - Possibly Naval?

Thoughts please on this cloth badge found in India.

Jon
Forum: General Topics. 16-06-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By Postwarden
Military Heraldry Society Journal

The latest edition of the Military Heraldry Society's quarterly journal The Formation Sign is in the post.

FS 286 looks at the British Army's Operation Orbital training the Ukranian forces, has...
Forum: General Topics. 09-06-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By Postwarden
21st Officer Cadet Bn

I have just acquired a nice photo of an officer Cadet wearing the cap badge of this Bn. I will add an image to the photo section when I can get to my scanner.

The picture is signed John F...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 06-06-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By Postwarden
Mike, Many thanks. Jon

Mike,

Many thanks.

Jon
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 06-06-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By Postwarden
RAF Beards

Watching the Platinum Jubilee Pageant yesterday I noticed that quite a few of the RAF Contingent had beards.

When did the RAF start wearing them?

Jon
Forum: General Topics. 30-05-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 794
Posted By Postwarden
An example of the service's cap badge. Jon

An example of the service's cap badge.

Jon
Forum: General Topics. 30-05-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 794
Posted By Postwarden
Mel, An interesting question. Although I...

Mel,

An interesting question. Although I have been researching Home Front uniforms for more than forty years, whilst I have seen some of their badges, I have never come across any reference to the...
Forum: General Topics. 03-05-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By Postwarden
No More Londons

I may have missed a reference to it whilst out of action recently but the London Regiment no longer exists.

Jon

The following is taken from Wikipedia:-

Status from April 2022
The London...
Forum: General Topics. 29-04-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 118
Posted By Postwarden
Military Heraldry Society Spring Meeting

Tomorrow's meeting -Saturday 30th April - is being held in a new Southern venue more convenient for members living south of Watford.

Between 12 noon and 4pm we will be in the Church Hall of ...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 15-04-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 623
Posted By Postwarden
The answer to the question is in the records of...

The answer to the question is in the records of the Army Clothing Factory in this entry dated 8/4/1916.

Titles, Embroidered SD The following titles now embroidered, curved on a No 2 size patch 2”...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 14-04-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By Postwarden
Terry, The stripe was introduced in 1940...

Terry,

The stripe was introduced in 1940 before the coloured arm titles as the BEF in France found it difficult to identify soldiers in helmets and without shoulder titles.

Jon
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 13-04-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By Postwarden
I can't comment on this practice in WW1 but it...

I can't comment on this practice in WW1 but it was quite common for soldiers of British units in the later stages of WW2 and afterwards to wear the signs of formations they had previously served...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 09-04-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,060
Posted By Postwarden
7 and 8 are Libyan Army, circa 1950s. Jon

7 and 8 are Libyan Army, circa 1950s.

Jon
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 15-02-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By Postwarden
Gunner with T in wreath badge

Has anyone yet solved the mystery of the unknown T in wreath badge, worn here with Signallers flags?

Jon
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 15-02-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,304
Posted By Postwarden
Two Strange Photos to Ponder

Can anyone shed any light on these two?

The first could be a cadet but the cap badge looks to be a General Service one with a similar badge on his dark coloured chevrons surmounted by what looks...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 10-02-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 971
Posted By Postwarden
RACC was indeed an unofficial title in...

RACC was indeed an unofficial title in anticipation of the Royal title being granted.

A letter sent to all Commands in November 1947 pointed out that ‘It has been brought to notice that a number...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 02-02-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By Postwarden
The badge worn. Jon

The badge worn.

Jon
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 27-01-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By Postwarden
Thanks Tim. Jon

Thanks Tim.

Jon
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 26-01-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By Postwarden
Royal Marines King's Badge Certificate

Instituted by King George V, since 1918 the best recruit in each King's Squad is awarded a badge bearing the cypher of George V surrounded by laurel leaves.

The badge comes in a variety of styles...
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