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Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria Today, 09:38 AM
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Posted By peter monahan
Ok. I'm just always very leary when people add...

Ok. I'm just always very leary when people add 'para' to thimngs, as too often that is an excuse to jack up the price. But if you recognize the pattern, enough said. Thansk.

Peter
Forum: International Militaria Forum Today, 09:36 AM
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Posted By peter monahan
I assume that the 'GG HALLBERG' at the top is a...

I assume that the 'GG HALLBERG' at the top is a maker's mark. perhaps that would help date it - there are bound to be lists of Swedish jewellers and their trade marks out there on the Net. Quite...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria Yesterday, 11:31 AM
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Posted By peter monahan
French, not British. Not at all like a British...

French, not British. Not at all like a British side cap: they did not have the leather band that this one does, the badge and buttons are wrong and the cloth is the wrong weave and colour. Sorry!
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria Yesterday, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By peter monahan
Any marks on the blade at all? I'm wondering...

Any marks on the blade at all? I'm wondering whether WD might not be a red herring as to its being British because I can't find anything like it under British blades and my feeling is that that...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria Yesterday, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By peter monahan
The hilt is loosely based on the 'Mameluke' style...

The hilt is loosely based on the 'Mameluke' style used in general officer's swords [and presentation pieces] by the British and brass hilts usually denote bandsmen or occasionally gunners, neither of...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria Yesterday, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By peter monahan
here is the address of the British Ordnance...

here is the address of the British Ordnance Forum, with the 1940s colour scheme. It appears you may have to join the forum to see it, but that's free:
Try again...
Forum: International Militaria Forum Yesterday, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 95
Posted By peter monahan
SHARMAN DERMOTT NEILL Belfast, Ireland (1892)...

SHARMAN DERMOTT NEILL
Belfast, Ireland
(1892)
Cutlery and plated goods

Used an "AX1" trademark.
Forum: International Militaria Forum Yesterday, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 95
Posted By peter monahan
The quality of the hafting is not very good -...

The quality of the hafting is not very good - the peened over rivet on the end is typical of less good knives. many many knives were made in England for sale in America but I would expect English...
Forum: International Militaria Forum Yesterday, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By peter monahan
The translation I found seems to agree: class of...

The translation I found seems to agree: class of 1939 [13th class from the Academy] and 'Live for Latvia, die for Latvia' or 'Live in Latvia, die for Latvia'
Forum: International Militaria Forum Yesterday, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By peter monahan
Not sure it is Napoleonic - but I'm o...

Not sure it is Napoleonic - but I'm o specialist. However, the 'rope' seems to indicate a light artillery unit. rather than being a rank indicator. See this site for some examples of Napoleonic...
Forum: International Militaria Forum Yesterday, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By peter monahan
Not British military. Possibly government or...

Not British military. Possibly government or prison service [but still not British, I don't think]. The drawstring at the waist is an odd feature which might help ID it.

Peter
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 07-26-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By peter monahan
Very nice pin indeed!

Very nice pin indeed!
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 07-23-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 171
Posted By peter monahan
Ha! Knew the rolls were out there but couldn't...

Ha! Knew the rolls were out there but couldn't recall where. Thanks, Richie!
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 07-23-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 160
Posted By peter monahan
In fact, all Indian medals were named before...

In fact, all Indian medals were named before issue, which in many cases meant they were not sent out until 1947 or so. Unnamed Indian medals for WWII are not unknown, but are the exception.

Peter
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 07-23-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 540
Posted By peter monahan
Whether you as for 'information' or 'opinions',...

Whether you as for 'information' or 'opinions', you will get opinions. That's what a discussion forum is all about, after all. And given the apparently very unusual nature of this item, frankly,...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 07-23-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 423
Posted By peter monahan
Maciej What makes it 'para', if you don't...

Maciej

What makes it 'para', if you don't mind me asking, as opposed to a general issue to all medics/RAMC doctors?
Forum: International Militaria Forum 07-23-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 75
Posted By peter monahan
probably civilian camping gear if it has no...

probably civilian camping gear if it has no markings at all.
Forum: International Militaria Forum 07-23-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 134
Posted By peter monahan
And very like the 'mukluks' worn in the Canadian...

And very like the 'mukluks' worn in the Canadian winter, though those are usually higher. A European style boot but with a soft sole so that snowshoes can be worn without damaging the thonging on...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 07-21-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 160
Posted By peter monahan
Well done, Richie! 'E/F' is a tricky one.

Well done, Richie! 'E/F' is a tricky one.
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 07-21-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 171
Posted By peter monahan
There are rolls out there for the various war...

There are rolls out there for the various war service badges but I don't believe they're available through the usual British Government sources. Perhaps someone else on this site will know where to...
Forum: International Militaria Forum 07-21-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 118
Posted By peter monahan
Russian Order of St George, one of the lower...

Russian Order of St George, one of the lower grades but not sure which one.
Forum: International Militaria Forum 07-20-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By peter monahan
The lamp and keys and hands clasped on the...

The lamp and keys and hands clasped on the obverse suggest perhaps a school award of some sort, but other than that no idea.
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 07-16-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 117
Posted By peter monahan
"Air Lock" is interesting. Suggests something...

"Air Lock" is interesting. Suggests something intended to deal with NCB warfare perhaps.
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 07-16-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By peter monahan
I can imagine! None of the kids playing Mortal...

I can imagine! None of the kids playing Mortal Combat or Call of Duty - or most of us, for that matter - really understand what a human body looks and smells like after it has been violently...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 07-16-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By peter monahan
John See what a 30+ year old memory does to...

John

See what a 30+ year old memory does to you! I mean, it was over 30 years ago that I saw the BD - in Toronto, as Jeff suggests - and I may have conflated Para + medic into RAMC in my mind. ...
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