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Forum: Other Military Topics Yesterday, 10:43 AM
Replies: 31
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Posted By mike_vee
British Legion "For Merit" badge

National Certificate of Appreciation Badge

The National Certificate of Appreciation was the first award instituted by the British Legion.

In 1960 a badge was instituted although of no intrinsic...
Forum: Other Military Topics Yesterday, 10:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 777
Posted By mike_vee
British Legion Gold Badge

The Royal British Legion Badge in Gold was originally an award for someone who had given outstanding service to their branch , there was no set minimum number of years required and an example from...
Forum: Other Military Topics Yesterday, 09:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 777
Posted By mike_vee
Thumbs up Great find !

Saw a job lot of BL badges but thought they were 'basic' ones I already had but then gave them a second/closer look. There was a nice minature screw pin one plus a very badly damaged "For Merit"...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted Yesterday, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By mike_vee
I worked at London Bridge Hospital and spent a...

I worked at London Bridge Hospital and spent a lot of time walking around the area.

The Tower of London was a target for German bombers and UXB's have been discovered along a 'southern corridor'...
Forum: The Home Front Yesterday, 08:42 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 1,586
Posted By mike_vee
The backplate definitely 'could' have been worn...

The backplate definitely 'could' have been worn on its own but why 'would' it ?

The design was obviously intended for it to be 'paired' with the 1916 badge and to act as a frame to "show it off"....
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 23-10-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 159
Posted By mike_vee
Another puzzle solved ! ;)

Another puzzle solved ! ;)
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 23-10-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 159
Posted By mike_vee
Thanks Leigh , something new I've learned today....

Thanks Leigh , something new I've learned today. :D

Perhaps the original poster knowns what the "E" stands for ?

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Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 23-10-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By mike_vee
Colonel Bertram Stuart Trevelyan Archer, GC, OBE,...

Colonel Bertram Stuart Trevelyan Archer, GC, OBE, ERD, FRIBA (3 February 1915 – 2 May 2015), known as Stuart Archer , was a recipient of the George Cross, the highest British and Commonwealth award...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 23-10-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 159
Posted By mike_vee
Richards . Benjamin (Lee E) Richards. E (Lee...

Richards . Benjamin (Lee E)

Richards. E (Lee Benjamin) this one shows promotion and discharge date.

Possibly another Benjamin Richards in unit so he started using/was known by other first name...
Forum: The Home Front 23-10-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 1,586
Posted By mike_vee
The photos of the disassembled badge are here....

The photos of the disassembled badge are here. (https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=484485&postcount=1)

If I had only seen a photo of the backplate then I may have gone for...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 23-10-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By mike_vee
Can't find any details but the original painting...

Can't find any details but the original painting is in Carver Barracks Officers Mess.

"In 1969 49 BD Sqn RE was renamed 49 EOD Sqn RE"

The Royal Engineers Bomb Disposal Officers Club ...
Forum: The Home Front 23-10-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 1,586
Posted By mike_vee
Thomas Firth & Sons owned the factory but I've...

Thomas Firth & Sons owned the factory but I've always thought that :

TFS - Templeborough Factory Sheffield.

My reasoning is that when the badge is fitted in the backplate only the T & S are...
Forum: Other Military Topics 22-10-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 777
Posted By mike_vee
Exclamation Upsize !

Back in January I picked up a plain RBL Commemorative coin , used for coin tosses in 2018 football matches played during Remembrance week.

Last week I spotted and bought an enamelled one (didn't...
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 22-10-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 173
Posted By mike_vee
It is a possibility but as the "Inspectorate of...

It is a possibility but as the "Inspectorate of Clothing" was part of the "Ministry of Supply" rather than a separate 'ministry' I have my doubts.

I posted this in another thread about WW1 & WW2...
Forum: Other Military Topics 22-10-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,079
Posted By mike_vee
Hi Mike , I got offered the 2020 Overseas pin and...

Hi Mike , I got offered the 2020 Overseas pin and snapped it up but appreciate you thought of me. If I spot anything I think you'd be interested in I'll let you know , the earlier Met pins appear now...
Forum: Military Buttons 22-10-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By mike_vee
From Chelsea Pensioners official website : ...

From Chelsea Pensioners official website :

2. BUTTONS

Originally made from brass, each coat has nine buttons. In 1959 the brass buttons were replaced by anodised ones,
which was incredibly...
Forum: The Home Front 22-10-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 1,586
Posted By mike_vee
Firstly , I'll use this post as an excuse to show...

Firstly , I'll use this post as an excuse to show the magnificent Templeborough 1916 badge (originally posted by DD). :)

Regarding the 'unofficial' OWS badges , remember these were produced for...
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 21-10-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 173
Posted By mike_vee
I think that "CIM" may be the name of a...

I think that "CIM" may be the name of a company/factory contracted by the Ministry of Supply to manufacture products (...?... Industrial Manufacturing) and the number on the back is an employee...
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 21-10-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 173
Posted By mike_vee
Can't help with the C.I.M but the Ministry of...

Can't help with the C.I.M but the Ministry of Suppy was formed in 1939 and abolished in late 1959 .


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Forum: Other Military Topics 21-10-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,079
Posted By mike_vee
2020 Poppy Pins

Latest additions (Thanks Michael) . :D

1. Metropolitan Police - Earliest I have is 2006 but have a few 'gaps'. :(

2. RBL Overseas - Only have 2018 , so looking for any other years.

3. Royal...
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 20-10-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 122
Posted By mike_vee
It may also be useful to give some idea of your...

It may also be useful to give some idea of your location , there may be forum members from the same area who could offer assistance.


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Forum: The Home Front 20-10-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 1,586
Posted By mike_vee
From an old thread : ‘K’ series = “Thomas...

From an old thread :
‘K’ series = “Thomas Fattorini Bolton”, “J. R. Gaunt & Son Ltd London” & “Woolley & Co (Birm) Ltd”

The modern consensus appears to support the view expressed in this post :
...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 20-10-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,627
Posted By mike_vee
Question BL Silver Badge (Life Member ?)

Found some info from the now 'defunct' "The British Legion Memorabilia Collectors Club" website.

The Royal Charter of 1925 states :

"MEMBERSHIP Rule 7. - The Members of the Legion shall...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 20-10-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 64
Posted By mike_vee
ARCOM: Army Commendation Medal Established...

ARCOM: Army Commendation Medal

Established in 1945, the Army Commendation Medal (ARCOM) is awarded for heroism, meritorious achievement, or service. This military medal was originally awarded as a...
Forum: General Topics. 19-10-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 268
Posted By mike_vee
Here are two posts from a 2013 thread : ...

Here are two posts from a 2013 thread :

Birmingham University OTC in gold (https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=243766&postcount=23)

Attached are three other curved makers'...
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