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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Today, 09:23 AM
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Posted By mike_vee
The book was written by Graham Wootton , I've got...

The book was written by Graham Wootton , I've got a copy but haven't really gotten onto it yet.

There is an article covering the basic backgound of some of the various groups/associations...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 113
Posted By mike_vee
Various versions shown including enamel version...

Various versions shown including enamel version and Sarajevo patch.

http://militarybadgecollection.com/2010/12/01/denmark-un-dancon-badges.htm
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 113
Posted By mike_vee
Danish contingent ? HQ Company ...

Danish contingent ?

HQ Company

Bosnia-Herzegovina Command (BHC)

United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR)
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 12:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By mike_vee
What size is the badge ?

What size is the badge ?
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By mike_vee
Found a few on American sites with different...

Found a few on American sites with different fittings and prices.

1. $219
2. Sold , no price shown.
3.$60
4.$65 - marked SILSON Pat.Pend (patent number 122211)
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By mike_vee
I considered the "tribute" aspect , the size and...

I considered the "tribute" aspect , the size and style of my badge is similar to that of the "Officers and Men" one , but still found the "British Legion" aspect intriguing.

Haven't found anything...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 21-08-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 430
Posted By mike_vee
IWM description : At the centre of the star is...

IWM description :
At the centre of the star is a circlet bearing "SOUTH AFRICA 1900-2"

A post from The Great War Forum :

"Kipling & King p.444 for the 23rd County of London battalion "An eight...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 21-08-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By mike_vee
My thinking was more along the lines of the...

My thinking was more along the lines of the organisation/ideology surviving rather than the actual veterans.

Edit : I used the term 'veterans' in my initial post to indicate veterans of WW1.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 21-08-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By mike_vee
Post Interlude

Did a bit more digging about Private William ‘Bill’ Easton, found an article from the Daily Express (Aug 17 2013) ‘Meeting the enemy: Tales of extraordinary camaraderie between British and German...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 21-08-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By mike_vee
Question More questions than answers

I recently acquired this badge (really like the subject matter) and thought of this thread.

If it is a ‘veterans’ badge then it must be post 15th May 1921 (when The British Legion was formed) but...
Forum: General Topics. 19-08-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 239
Posted By mike_vee
Their website : The Fellowship of the...

Their website :

The Fellowship of the Services (https://thefellowshipoftheservices.co.uk/)
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 19-08-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 591
Posted By mike_vee
I'm a 'novice' , I don't have all the books or...

I'm a 'novice' , I don't have all the books or access to the various 'lists' etc but I try to help. My post showing the "Earl's coronet" may have had nothing to do with the badge but it could have...
Forum: General Topics. 19-08-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 239
Posted By mike_vee
Any rough idea about how old the dish is ? Could...

Any rough idea about how old the dish is ? Could it be related to the original 201 Squadron , which was based at Kinloss in Scotland until it was disbanded in May 2011.

F.O.S - Flight Operations...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 18-08-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 591
Posted By mike_vee
Starting point ? "The coronet of an earl...

Starting point ?

"The coronet of an earl shows five "pearls" raised on tall spikes, alternating with four strawberry leaves."
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 18-08-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By mike_vee
If you have to ask it probably is !!! :D

If you have to ask it probably is !!! :D
Forum: Other Military Topics 17-08-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,916
Posted By mike_vee
Wink Full Circle

Another 'browsing' find , a lot simply labeled "metal pin badges' comprising about 40 charity pins. In among them was ....... a 2008 poppy pin ! :)

Got the lot for £2.70 + £1.06 postage , so total...
Forum: Other Military Topics 17-08-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 121
Posted By mike_vee
I've always found their postal charges odd , it...

I've always found their postal charges odd , it is the same for a single pin or multiple items and when I bought the D-Day75 pin (which arrived in a 25cm x 17.5cm box) it cost the same.
Forum: Other Military Topics 17-08-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 121
Posted By mike_vee
Seller I.D theroyalbritishlegion...

Seller I.D

theroyalbritishlegion (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ridge-Poppy-Badge/312733813342?hash=item48d0634a5e:g:Q3wAAOSw4ThdVtcv)


Prices and postage same as Poppy Shop ( small poppy pin...
Forum: Other Military Topics 16-08-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 121
Posted By mike_vee
RBL/Poppy Shop

The Royal British Legion has started using their own eBay site again , most of the poppy pins that are sold by Poppy Shop are available.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 16-08-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 628
Posted By mike_vee
Another thread on this item. here's a good...

Another thread on this item.

here's a good one ! (https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=486217#post486217)
Forum: Headdress 16-08-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 519
Posted By mike_vee
Another thread on this item. The tales...

Another thread on this item.

The tales dealers tell !!!!!!!! (https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=74942)
Forum: Other Military Topics 14-08-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 61
Posted By mike_vee
Flanders Fields Centenary Poppy

I quite often "browse" online and find items either mislabled or in an inappropriate section (military items in charity listings etc).

Spotted this 'Flanders Fields Centenary Poppy' , it had...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 13-08-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By mike_vee
Eight digit service numbers beginning with 22...

Eight digit service numbers beginning with 22 were introduced in 1950. :confused:
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 12-08-19, 06:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Posted By mike_vee
Royal Saudi Navy ...

Royal Saudi Navy

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Saudi_Navy
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 11-08-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By mike_vee
Quick 'image search' shows British air gunner...

Quick 'image search' shows British air gunner badges have bullet pointing up and American ones have bullet pointing down ?
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