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Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. Today, 08:47 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By mike_vee
There again ..... :confused: From the London...

There again ..... :confused:

From the London Gazette , September 15, 1908:



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Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. Today, 08:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 382
Posted By mike_vee
Possibly Indian ? .

Possibly Indian ?




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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Today, 08:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 125
Posted By mike_vee
One on eBay described as ROYAL COAT OF ARMS DIEU...

One on eBay described as ROYAL COAT OF ARMS DIEU ET MON DROIT PLAQUE SIZE 52mm x 55mm but without fittings on back.
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Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies Yesterday, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By mike_vee
Listed on auction site as : WWI The Norfolk...

Listed on auction site as :

WWI The Norfolk Regiment Officers cloth shoulder titles, Yellow triangle with red stitched Britannia.


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Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia Yesterday, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By mike_vee
Found one listed as : ...

Found one listed as :



https://www.airforcecollectables.com/British-Army-Airborne-Patch-b-44-Parachute-Brigade-a-Gp-Signal-1P-01UK-7ABN-13REG-8DZ-0044SS-02.htm

Embroidery is different on...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. Yesterday, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 382
Posted By mike_vee
It seems I read too much into that sentence , I...

It seems I read too much into that sentence , I got a copy of the book and it includes first hand accounts of the formal/medical training "bearers" received at Aldershot.

I contacted Dr.Mayhew and...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 17-06-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 163
Posted By mike_vee
I thought it would be fun for the search engines...

I thought it would be fun for the search engines ! :D


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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 17-06-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 163
Posted By mike_vee
Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) ...

Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS)

http://wingcollector.com/wing-category/other-2/3europe-other-2/denmark-3europe-other-2/

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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 17-06-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 163
Posted By mike_vee
First page has some military Swedish badges ,...

First page has some military Swedish badges , navy /airforce / army.

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Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 17-06-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By mike_vee
OK , have had my morning coffee now ! :o The...

OK , have had my morning coffee now ! :o

The photos are from Kenya and the group are described as the "Motor-cycle Signals Section".

Here is the original British Movietone clip the photos are...
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 17-06-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By mike_vee
Photo from same era (1942) but different markings...

Photo from same era (1942) but different markings on bikes , definitely looks like a 'display team'.
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Forum: Off topic 17-06-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 538
Posted By mike_vee
Board name in black letters with black status...

Board name in black letters with black status indicator.

"Absent Friend"

Date of passing.(join date already shown)

I don't think avatars should be changed , as they are part if a members...
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 17-06-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By mike_vee
The title you used stated : Yet the same...

The title you used stated :


Yet the same photo on another site is titled :


So , possibly the photos are from UK rather than South Africa.

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Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 16-06-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 244
Posted By mike_vee
Don't know if this would be relevent : ...

Don't know if this would be relevent :



https://www.cheshiremilitarymuseum.co.uk/the-cheshire-yeomanry/


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Forum: Other Corps 16-06-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 115
Posted By mike_vee
It is probably in his NAA file but I think it...

It is probably in his NAA file but I think it will be a long time before it is available on-line , so would require a visit or paying for a copy.

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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 16-06-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By mike_vee
Very similar , the ribbon has faded a lot ! ...

Very similar , the ribbon has faded a lot !

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Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 16-06-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By mike_vee
In the RBL band photo it looks to me as though...

In the RBL band photo it looks to me as though the centre badge is a larger version of the lion head used on the bandsman beret badges , possibly a special order ?

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Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 15-06-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By mike_vee
Thanks Tim , I appreciate all the information. ...

Thanks Tim , I appreciate all the information.

As I've said , I know nothing about helmets but the claim it was an "original issue" just didn't seem right and I knew the RBL badge was not the...
Forum: Other Corps 15-06-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 115
Posted By mike_vee
Overseas War Worker/Navvies & Labourers

As WW1 progressed the British Government needed more 'unskilled' workers for the Munitions industry and recruited these under the same scheme as the “Munitions Workers” . These appear to have fallen...
Forum: Other Corps 15-06-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 115
Posted By mike_vee
Australian Munition Workers

Overseas AMW History

The Australian Munitions Worker scheme started seeking volunteers in the middle of August 1916.

Men enlisted under a joint Australian Commonwealth Imperial Government...
Forum: General Topics. 15-06-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 119
Posted By mike_vee
Found a bit of background info : ...

Found a bit of background info :





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Forum: General Topics. 15-06-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 119
Posted By mike_vee
3426 Private Victor Barber : ...

3426 Private Victor Barber :



http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D1160847

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Forum: Off topic 14-06-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By mike_vee
Especially as Nelson is not looking down The Mall...

Especially as Nelson is not looking down The Mall but is actually looking down Whitehall. ;)

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Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 14-06-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By mike_vee
Terry , the seller is trying to cover all the...

Terry , the seller is trying to cover all the bases :

1. appears to be original issue from around the 1920s/30s.

2. Fixtures from the 1950s

3. Gilt other ranks plate for the Royal British...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 14-06-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By mike_vee
Have done a bit of digging and one RBL band that...

Have done a bit of digging and one RBL band that did wear the type of helmet shown , Brentwood Royal British Legion Youth Band.

I know nothing at all about helmets , especially when they were...
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