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Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines Today, 08:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,129
Posted By mike_vee
Free diving is basically "breath holding" but...

Free diving is basically "breath holding" but Wiki also notes:

"Historically, the term free diving was also used to refer to scuba diving, due to the freedom of movement compared with surface...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. Today, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 30
Posted By mike_vee
Found a post from 2011 showing an RCOS slip on...

Found a post from 2011 showing an RCOS slip on but no one confirmed what it was or when it was used. Popped up again in 2016 , still no identification .
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Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 01-07-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,112
Posted By mike_vee
No real skill , just patience ..... and luck ! :D...

No real skill , just patience ..... and luck ! :D

Before I just used to ignore a lot of badges , thinking I already had them , now I take my time and find the unusual or rarer ones. Then it's down...
Forum: Corps, Branches and the Royal Canadian Artillery 01-07-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 55
Posted By mike_vee
Knew a couple of dental techs in Saudi during...

Knew a couple of dental techs in Saudi during 'Gulf 1' and when boredom set in they would make numerous objects (some obscene :eek:) just to pass the time. :D
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 01-07-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,112
Posted By mike_vee
Exclamation Unusual find

Almost skipped past this badge thinking it was a standard British Legion Women's Section one with brooch fitting.

A closer inspection showed it was an "Honorary" badge , so stuck in a last minute...
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 30-06-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By mike_vee
I occasionally suffer from a lack of eye to brain...

I occasionally suffer from a lack of eye to brain coordination ! :D

Recently saw a British Legion badge with a registered design number 984409 which would indicate 1978/1979. :confused:

Then I...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 29-06-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 221
Posted By mike_vee
She used to be deputy head of the Kings security...

She used to be deputy head of the Kings security ....... then married him !
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 29-06-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 221
Posted By mike_vee
Ok , was off with last post ! :o The badge...

Ok , was off with last post ! :o

The badge is Thai , it is "The 1st Infantry Regiment, King's Close Bodyguard".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1st_Infantry_Regiment_(Thailand ))
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 29-06-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 221
Posted By mike_vee
Number one is Laotian , the 3 elephants are used...

Number one is Laotian , the 3 elephants are used on Commando and Para badges.

The 6th (Franco) Laotian Commando Badge ...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 29-06-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By mike_vee
Clapham Junction Station :D

Clapham Junction Station :D
Forum: Other Military Topics 29-06-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 7,799
Posted By mike_vee
A lot of their plans for this year , especially...

A lot of their plans for this year , especially for V.E Day , had to be cancelled which is a shame. The way it is going I can't see things being back to normal by Remembrance Day.

Although Poppy...
Forum: General Topics. 26-06-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 103
Posted By mike_vee
Great album Tim , I also found "Technical...

Great album Tim , I also found "Technical Specification for LANYARDS" dated November 2015 which gives full specs for 8465-99-975-7417 ( Lanyard, Black and Red Single Cord Army Royal Anglian) on page...
Forum: General Topics. 26-06-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 103
Posted By mike_vee
This is from an old thread about lanyards : ...

This is from an old thread about lanyards :

"Lanyard. Royal Anglian Regiment.
NSN: 8465-99-978-9186 - Stable ply type. Four ply. Single cord, with loops at either end secured by turks heads....
Forum: General Topics. 26-06-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 103
Posted By mike_vee
8465-99-975-7417 LANYARD,INDIVIDUAL EQUIPMENT...

8465-99-975-7417
LANYARD,INDIVIDUAL EQUIPMENT CARRYING
8465-99-975-7417 (8465999757417, 999757417)
Part Numbers (2 listings): 17289 | CC1520 |

https://www.nsncenter.com/NSN/8465-99-975-7417
Forum: General Topics. 26-06-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 103
Posted By mike_vee
Don't know if this is what you are after : ...

Don't know if this is what you are after :

8465-99-978-9186
FIBER ROPE ASSEMBLY
8465-99-978-9186 (8465999789186, 999789186)
Part Number (1 listing): 24891
...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-06-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 125
Posted By mike_vee
Found it here : ...

Found it here :

http://www.portcities.org.uk/london/server/show/ConNarrative.148/chapterId/3058/The-Royal-Hospital-for-Seamen-Greenwich-A-Refuge-for-All.html



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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-06-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 125
Posted By mike_vee
Early Greenwich Hospital Schools ? "In 1892...

Early Greenwich Hospital Schools ?

"In 1892 the Greenwich Hospital Schools were formally renamed the Royal Hospital School."


Or......Greenwich Hospital Service ?


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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 25-06-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 157
Posted By mike_vee
You've got a good memory ! :)

You've got a good memory ! :)
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 25-06-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 157
Posted By mike_vee
Got it ..... but not what I expected ! :D ...

Got it ..... but not what I expected ! :D

EARLY VICTORIAN LORD LIEUTENANT / HIGH SHERIFFS CITY OF LONDON FULL DRESS...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 25-06-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 157
Posted By mike_vee
Possibly something to do with a "LORD LIEUTENANT...

Possibly something to do with a "LORD LIEUTENANT OF THE CITY OF LONDON".

Bonhams sold a c1837-1840 uniform , description includes ;

"large ornate tail ornaments being the crown over a circular...
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 25-06-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By mike_vee
At first glance it's not obvious but I had read...

At first glance it's not obvious but I had read the news article and kept an eye out for any appearing for sale.
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 25-06-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By mike_vee
Post has had 68 views but no comments , did...

Post has had 68 views but no comments , did anyone actually check the badge . :confused:

Headline from Belfast Telegraph 2015 :

"British Legion's 'Uslster' blooper on RUC badges"


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Forum: General Topics. 25-06-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 169
Posted By mike_vee
Here are a couple of old threads that might help...

Here are a couple of old threads that might help until more replies.

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9722

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1933
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 25-06-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 339
Posted By mike_vee
It's a really nice badge , will go well with your...

It's a really nice badge , will go well with your other items.
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 24-06-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By mike_vee
Question What do you think ?

I just had to get this one for my collection ! :D
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