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Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria Today, 09:55 AM
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Posted By peter monahan
I'm afraid Mike is right. :(

I'm afraid Mike is right. :(
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 02-06-2016, 09:00 AM
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Views: 72
Posted By peter monahan
Nice Shirt, Nick. I wonder if the 'D', if that's...

Nice Shirt, Nick. I wonder if the 'D', if that's what it is embroidered above the number is an initial.

You can pick up buttons, reproduction or original, from several companies who supply...
Forum: International Militaria Forum 02-06-2016, 08:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By peter monahan
Very logical! Good sleuthing there.

Very logical! Good sleuthing there.
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 02-04-2016, 09:21 AM
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Posted By peter monahan
Grey to black is what makes sense to me:...

Grey to black is what makes sense to me: converted to armour but kept badeg and beret [grey] then later ordered to conform to RAC colours, so change to black, but kept the original badge based on...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 02-04-2016, 09:13 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By peter monahan
Yes, the earliest WWII stars was not authorized...

Yes, the earliest WWII stars was not authorized until July 1943 and others after that, so it is not that rare to see the ribbons being worn in 1945 but not musch earlier. The medals came later,...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 02-03-2016, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By peter monahan
Not my field but I don't think the back is right...

Not my field but I don't think the back is right for WWII. The Cdn pattern was very similar after the war for a good while. Check this site for examples of good WWII wings:...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 02-02-2016, 09:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 304
Posted By peter monahan
So it went from grey to dark blue or grey to...

So it went from grey to dark blue or grey to black? The latter makes more sense in the context of 'You're RAC now, wear it!'
BTW, thanks Robert - couldn't locate that info. myself yesterday.
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 02-01-2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By peter monahan
Australian 3rd Gen. Hosp., Geof?

Australian 3rd Gen. Hosp., Geof?
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 02-01-2016, 10:25 AM
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Posted By peter monahan
They almost certainly would have been wearing...

They almost certainly would have been wearing berets with their regimental badge, not that of the RTR, but whether those were black or the regiments colour is a good question. I suspect they would...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 01-29-2016, 08:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 250
Posted By peter monahan
It looks very like the cap my father in law wore...

It looks very like the cap my father in law wore in the MM in the 1930s, but I suspect the material of the band, the green lining to the visor and the stitiching on the lioning may be clues. I don't...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 01-29-2016, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By peter monahan
Followimng British custom, Cdn tanks carried...

Followimng British custom, Cdn tanks carried tactical markings of triangles for A squadron, Squares for B and circles for C, with red being used by the senior armoured regiment in a brigade. Not...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 01-29-2016, 08:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 335
Posted By peter monahan
I recall, many years ago, a chap I knew having...

I recall, many years ago, a chap I knew having his collection of WWII German wristwatches handed back to him by a rather upset jewelller for just that reason.

In the Great war the girls who...
Forum: International Militaria Forum 01-29-2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By peter monahan
If the ribbon is orange and black, probably a...

If the ribbon is orange and black, probably a German award of some sort.
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 01-28-2016, 07:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 250
Posted By peter monahan
That was my question too.

That was my question too.
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 01-28-2016, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 209
Posted By peter monahan
Interestingly, Henry Young was the man with the...

Interestingly, Henry Young was the man with the adjacent serial number - 526893. He also enlisted in Montreal in the CAMC, died in 1920 of pleurisy, at age 39.

I'd gues that both were deemed to...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 01-27-2016, 09:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 335
Posted By peter monahan
:)

:)
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 01-27-2016, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 395
Posted By peter monahan
At the time that these medals were originally...

At the time that these medals were originally issued the practice was still rare and not all soldiers appreciated the gesture. A silve medal, OTOH, always had value at a pawn shop. Or, given the...
Forum: International Militaria Forum 01-27-2016, 08:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By peter monahan
What a beauty! Thank you for sharing it. Would...

What a beauty! Thank you for sharing it. Would the missing plume be black or red?
Forum: International Militaria Forum 01-27-2016, 08:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 127
Posted By peter monahan
Tank crew helmet. I don't know what country it...

Tank crew helmet. I don't know what country it is from.
Forum: International Militaria Forum 01-26-2016, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By peter monahan
I don't see a photo :( , but would really like...

I don't see a photo :( , but would really like to!
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 01-25-2016, 03:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 323
Posted By peter monahan
Even more interesting! I didn't know that NG had...

Even more interesting! I didn't know that NG had been a German possession. I shall have to go look that up now. Thanks.
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 01-25-2016, 03:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 335
Posted By peter monahan
yes, I'm familiar with jumpr kit, dennisons and...

yes, I'm familiar with jumpr kit, dennisons and so on. It was a semi-rhetorical comment on the notion that everything used by 'elite' troops, from compasses to bum paper, should be somehow distinct...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 01-24-2016, 11:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 335
Posted By peter monahan
A friend of mine, British para WWII, though not...

A friend of mine, British para WWII, though not at Arnhem, used to say 'It's just another way of getting to work!' but I take your point, Seigfried. 'They must have had special [insert item of...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 01-24-2016, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 607
Posted By peter monahan
Fair comment, Rommel. Guesses are cheap and...

Fair comment, Rommel. Guesses are cheap and worth nothing.
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 01-24-2016, 11:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 323
Posted By peter monahan
"German War Zone" is a new one on me. I assume...

"German War Zone" is a new one on me. I assume that means attached to/in support of the North sea Fleet?
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