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Forum: General Topics. 14-11-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By Dan M
Great reference. Thanks for sharing. Dan.

Great reference. Thanks for sharing.

Dan.
Forum: Airborne and Special Forces 03-11-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 752
Posted By Dan M
According to Canadian Army Aviation website,...

According to Canadian Army Aviation website, which can be found here (https://www.canadianarmyaviation.ca/index.html), David Brown was originally an infantry officer and finished his service as a Lt....
Forum: General Topics. 27-10-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 154
Posted By Dan M
RCR does stand for Royal Canadian Regiment but...

RCR does stand for Royal Canadian Regiment but there was only one battalion during the Great War so no 5th RCR in the CEF.

Dan.
Forum: General Topics. 24-10-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 234
Posted By Dan M
Beautiful plaque. After 1960 Glen Parva Barracks...

Beautiful plaque. After 1960 Glen Parva Barracks continued to train recruits for the Leicesters and the other regiments of the Forester Brigade.



According to Wikipedia, the RAPC was there...
Forum: Airborne and Special Forces 14-10-20, 12:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 752
Posted By Dan M
How did you manage to obtain Christie's smock?...

How did you manage to obtain Christie's smock? And can you post a higher-resolution copy of the post-jump photograph? There are some great details in it which I'd like to confirm.

Thanks,
Dan.
Forum: General Topics 20-09-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By Dan M
Mais, bien sur!

Mais, bien sur!
Forum: General Topics 20-09-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By Dan M
These are even better than your Middle East...

These are even better than your Middle East photographs. Great find.

Dan.

PS. On the rear of the photo of the Vandoos at present arms, can you make out the second number for the year? Is the...
Forum: General Topics. 20-09-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 133
Posted By Dan M
Very nice. Thanks for sharing. Cheers, Dan.

Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

Cheers,
Dan.
Forum: General Topics. 14-09-20, 01:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 133
Posted By Dan M
A quick check of Library and Archives Canada...

A quick check of Library and Archives Canada revealed 84 Bakers with a first or second name of George in the Great War database. None with Wallis in their name, however there were 20 George Bakers...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 14-08-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By Dan M
The medal was awarded if a person, serving in the...

The medal was awarded if a person, serving in the Canadian Forces, met the criteria for it. Country of origin was not a factor.

Cheers,
Dan.
Forum: Photographs of Canadian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 14-08-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,323
Posted By Dan M
It's as big as I could download it. ...

It's as big as I could download it.

http://data2.archives.ca/ap/a/a171258-v6.jpg
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 18-07-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 702
Posted By Dan M
Great video and thanks for sharing. That RE chap...

Great video and thanks for sharing. That RE chap with the medals was a bit old to be doing that. Good on 'em.

Quick question. At the end when the troops are being marched into Abingdon, the third...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 21-06-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By Dan M
From my recollection of the film, they are RASC...

From my recollection of the film, they are RASC clerks who spend their day processing soldier's ID books or some such.

The jungle soldier identifies himself as West Yorks to the Sergeant.
...
Forum: Infantry 27-04-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By Dan M
Walt, I considered that, but the ribbon on...

Walt,

I considered that, but the ribbon on the standalone medal looks like green/white/orange while the ribbon for the extra one in the medal bar looks like blue/white/red. Or is it just the...
Forum: Infantry 27-04-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By Dan M
Walt, Very impressive. There seems to be one...

Walt,

Very impressive. There seems to be one more ribbon than medals. I'm not a medals guy, and I was wondering if you knew why?

Cheers,
Dan.
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 26-04-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 628
Posted By Dan M
I was thinking the same thing. Cheers, Dan.

I was thinking the same thing.

Cheers,
Dan.
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 26-04-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 628
Posted By Dan M
Excellent collection and very impressive. ...

Excellent collection and very impressive.

Quick question. What did the 'Cadet Infantryman' badge signify and who wore it?

Thanks,
Dan.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-04-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 481
Posted By Dan M
Yes they are. There was quite the discussion...

Yes they are. There was quite the discussion about this photo (and others) of Canadian soldiers wearing captured German clothing on another forum. It identified these two officers, Captains Mooney...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-04-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 481
Posted By Dan M
The photo shows two Canadian FOOs attached to the...

The photo shows two Canadian FOOs attached to the 6th Airborne Division in Greven, Germany, on April 5th, 1945. Both are wearing the same badge on their berets.
...
Forum: General Topics. 02-04-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,251
Posted By Dan M
Private Arthur (Nick) Carter, King's Shropshire...

Private Arthur (Nick) Carter, King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Served from 1901 to 1951. Saw active service in the Boer War and the Great War. Awarded 10 Good Conduct Stripes. According to the Light...
Forum: General Topics. 05-03-20, 10:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By Dan M
Absolutely fantastic photographs. You should get...

Absolutely fantastic photographs. You should get them properly scanned for posterity.

There's a Buccaneer website where every crash has been listed. I bet the actual date and aircrew involved can...
Forum: Photographs of Canadian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 26-01-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 678
Posted By Dan M
You are, of course, correct. In my haste to...

You are, of course, correct. In my haste to answer I misinterpreted the order of precedence I had with the original number allocated on establishment. No offence intended to either the late Middlesex...
Forum: Photographs of Canadian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 25-01-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 678
Posted By Dan M
DR, On the off chance that you are not aware...

DR,

On the off chance that you are not aware of the following, and might like to know, here are some further details on Lt. Col. Niven.

He was born on May 22, 1876. I don't know if he was from...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 09-01-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By Dan M
Clay, Thanks for the positive response. And...

Clay,

Thanks for the positive response. And for identifying the white on the uniform as a fern leaf. I didn't know if it was a mark on the photo or not.

Cheers,
Dan.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 09-01-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By Dan M
David, Thanks for the informative response...

David,

Thanks for the informative response and the examples. Much appreciated.

Dan.
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