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Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 08-01-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 797
Posted By Guzzman
Totally agree! Nothing boring with any of...

Totally agree!

Nothing boring with any of this lot! I've been collecting similar items for over thirty years.

Pete
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 08-01-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 797
Posted By Guzzman
COVID cheer up

Thanks Barry!

Anything that helps to keep the old grey cells ticking over ... !

Some nice items too.

Pete
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 29-12-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,191
Posted By Guzzman
Mystery 'cap' badges

Hi Bob

It looks as if Barry has identified them but thanks for taking the time to reply.

Also any females working as operating theatre staff or any other part of a hopital during the war would...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 24-12-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,191
Posted By Guzzman
Mystery 'cap' badges

Thanks Barry. Nice to finally properly identify them.

Pete
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 24-12-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By Guzzman
Merry Christmas

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all on the Forum - lets hope 2021 is a better year.

And many thanks to everyone for all their help and advice over the last year. It is much appreciated....
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 17-12-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By Guzzman
The first one is a Royal Navy officers blazer...

The first one is a Royal Navy officers blazer badge. Obviously this one was worn by someone who served prior to Elizabeth II coming to the throne in 1952. But it could have been made at anytime over...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 16-12-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By Guzzman
The badges you describe above are both cap...

The badges you describe above are both cap badges.

In order to explain their significance I had better give a bit of background history. The Admiralty Yard Craft Service was the civilian service...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 11-12-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 115
Posted By Guzzman
RNR design button?

Yes, this is a Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) officers button of the design worn between 1891 and 1902.

The Royal Naval Reserve was founded in 1859 when a reserve was recruited from men who worked at...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 11-12-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By Guzzman
Naval button design help needed

To be precise this button was worn by the Royal Indian Navy (and it's predecessors) from 1877 until India became a republic in 1951. There were many name changes over that period but the button...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 09-12-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 631
Posted By Guzzman
I would just like to say many thanks to everyone...

I would just like to say many thanks to everyone for all their input and help. My guess that the armlet might be for a CW candidate was simply that - a guess. I didn't really think that would turn...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 07-12-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 631
Posted By Guzzman
Mystery 'CW' Armlet

Hi Wooffy

Many thanks for the info - and I did find that piece about coast watching in Northern Ireland. It was at about the same time as you were posting your message!

I think it provides...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 07-12-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 631
Posted By Guzzman
Mystery'CW' Armlet

Having finally identified the armlet as being for the Coast Watching Service (many thanks again), I've been trying to find out something about the Coast Watching Service itself. So far I have drawn a...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 06-12-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 631
Posted By Guzzman
Mystery 'CW' Armlet

Thank-you everyone for your contributions!

And especial thanks to Mike for identifying it and for actually finding a photo of it being worn!

It has the look of something from the Great War and...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 01-12-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 631
Posted By Guzzman
Mystery 'CW' Armlet

That's a really good idea Bob! I hadn't thought of that. That's quite possible - especially as I'd say it dates from the First World War. I'd racked my brains for ages to try and think of anything...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 29-11-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By Guzzman
Naval Badge

It's a standard Royal Navy Petty Officer's beret badge.

Pete
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 03-11-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By Guzzman
Gymnastics Instructor RMLI

A great find! Many thanks for showing.

Pete
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 31-10-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 631
Posted By Guzzman
Mystery 'CW' Armlet

Hi all

I have a mystery which I hope we can solve between us!

I have recently purchased an armlet (see image below) of a pattern I have never seen before. It consists of a strip of navy-blue...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 21-10-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By Guzzman
WRNS Officers didn't wear a belt buckle as they...

WRNS Officers didn't wear a belt buckle as they didn't carry swords - and therefore didn't need a swordbelt. The naval officers belt buckle is/was only ever worn on sword and dirk belts.

Female...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 14-10-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By Guzzman
QARANC or QARNNS?

There's a nice bit of footage on Youtube of the SS Uganda and the QARNNS nurses returning to the UK at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6FowyYMokg

The nurses appear at 2 minutes 15 seconds,...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 10-10-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By Guzzman
I will ignore your contentious comments about all...

I will ignore your contentious comments about all the services using the same ranks! Why not go the whole hog and all use the same uniforms! After all, it worked so well in Canada ... :)

Pete
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 10-10-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By Guzzman
A final thought so that it's clear! A...

A final thought so that it's clear!

A 'substantive' rate is the rank held by a rating.

A 'non-substantive' rate is different from a rank. This reflects someones level of skill within their...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 10-10-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By Guzzman
Royal Navy Charge Chief No 1 Uniform Badge??

Hi Jerry

This is a badge for a Royal Navy Charge Chief Petty Officer. There were many changes in the various artificer branches in the early-1980s. The replacement of the artificer rates of 4th...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-10-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By Guzzman
More Shoulder Titles

Hi!

Firstly, Naval Brigades of the Royal Navy didn't wear shoulder titles. They weren't a separate organisation - they were simply sailors from whatever ships were available and who were sent...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 06-10-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By Guzzman
Entirely agree. Totally fictitious badge. ...

Entirely agree. Totally fictitious badge.

Pete
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 06-10-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 463
Posted By Guzzman
Re the ML tallies. They both appear to be of...

Re the ML tallies. They both appear to be of 1960s manufacture. The lettering is also entirely wrong for a wartime tally.

Re the H.M.S. Pilot tally. There have only been four vessels called H.M.S....
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