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Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 04-05-2020, 07:11 AM
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Posted By peter monahan
The shape of the central cavity made me think...

The shape of the central cavity made me think 'sextant', for some odd reason. Aircraft navigational equipment?
Forum: International Militaria Forum 04-05-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By peter monahan
With a Parkerized blade even. Nice touch! And a...

With a Parkerized blade even. Nice touch! And a fascinating piece.
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 04-04-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 89
Posted By peter monahan
The lining looks like military issue too, but as...

The lining looks like military issue too, but as Robb points out, one made for a civvie pipe band [possibly by the same company] wouldn't look much different. However the colour of the 'dicing' is...
Forum: International Militaria Forum 04-04-2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 81
Posted By peter monahan
British Royal Artillery pouch for carrying the...

British Royal Artillery pouch for carrying the quills used to fire cannon. Modern copy?


The circular stitching on the flap and the small size of the holes in the block are pretty distinctive. ...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 04-03-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 80
Posted By peter monahan
That's a very good question! The only source I...

That's a very good question! The only source I could find quickly says that they were 'widely used' either over battle dress for warmth or alone [presumably for coolth].

You might try the Base...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 04-03-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 89
Posted By peter monahan
The Glengarry cap is/was worn by Scottish units...

The Glengarry cap is/was worn by Scottish units in the British Army, but also in 'Scottish' units from Canada, South Africa and other parts of the former empire. Here's some basic info. ...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 03-31-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By peter monahan
The 'I' stands for Indian, apparently. This...

The 'I' stands for Indian, apparently. This third pattern was part of a lot of 2,500 ordered December 1943 by the Indian government, so presumably delivered in 1944. Or so, says the Wilkinson...
Forum: International Militaria Forum 03-26-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 110
Posted By peter monahan
My apologies for wasting your time. I thought...

My apologies for wasting your time. I thought perhaps examining the design of said cap badge would shed some light on your question about whether the design was the same as or different from the...
Forum: International Militaria Forum 03-25-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 718
Posted By peter monahan
" The story from the vendor was..." Somebody has...

" The story from the vendor was..." Somebody has been sold a pup and doesn't want to admit to having been taken by a canny merchant in an Asian bazaar. And, BTW, if you've shopped in Asian bazaars...
Forum: International Militaria Forum 03-25-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 110
Posted By peter monahan
https://www.ebay.com/itm/RHODESIAN-RHODESIA-SPECIA...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/RHODESIAN-RHODESIA-SPECIAL-AIR-SERVICE-SAS-CAP-BERET-BADGE-EXCELLENT-COPY-/162819389593
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 03-16-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By peter monahan
Interesting that a miner chose the RNVR. Despite...

Interesting that a miner chose the RNVR. Despite being underground all the time or because he was underground all the time? :)
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 03-14-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By peter monahan
I agree with Keith: a genuine medal that's seen a...

I agree with Keith: a genuine medal that's seen a hard life, possibly while worn by the recipient - edge knocks and gouges - or from careless handling by others. All too common with silver medals. :(
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 03-14-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By peter monahan
Not a button hole but an epaulette slit. Slit on...

Not a button hole but an epaulette slit. Slit on rank for British short sleeve, shirt sleeve order. Sorry, no idea what 'Number' dress that is.
Forum: International Militaria Forum 03-14-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By peter monahan
That occurred to me at one point and then the...

That occurred to me at one point and then the thought fled my aging brain! In for the end of WWII, rejoined in the 50s or early 60s with no Korea or peacekeeping service.
Forum: International Militaria Forum 03-14-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By peter monahan
Thanks, Byterock. As a Canuck I guess I should...

Thanks, Byterock. As a Canuck I guess I should know that!
Forum: International Militaria Forum 03-13-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By peter monahan
C'est possible aussi. They too served. ;)

C'est possible aussi. They too served. ;)
Forum: International Militaria Forum 03-13-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By peter monahan
'Canadian' was what I was 'reading' as Royal Navy...

'Canadian' was what I was 'reading' as Royal Navy - same style crests and I don't know my ships. :( It does look as if 3 of the 4 crested ones are RCN.
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 03-09-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By peter monahan
Yes, that is a bit of a puzzler.

Yes, that is a bit of a puzzler.
Forum: International Militaria Forum 03-08-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By peter monahan
You might try the RCAF Association and see if...

You might try the RCAF Association and see if they can help: [https://rcafassociation.ca/
Forum: International Militaria Forum 03-08-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By peter monahan
The two WWII Medals - Canadian Voluntary Service...

The two WWII Medals - Canadian Voluntary Service Medal ['CVSM' ] and War Medal [awarded for 28 days service] suggest someone who enlisted lat in the War and didn't get overseas. The third medal with...
Forum: International Militaria Forum 03-08-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By peter monahan
The Zippo 'flip top' examples date from at least...

The Zippo 'flip top' examples date from at least the WWII period and are still made today. The style hasn't changed but the Zippo Museum has a list of 'maker codes' for dating on their web sit. The...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 03-06-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By peter monahan
Their not uncommon at Canadian gun shows. All...

Their not uncommon at Canadian gun shows. All the ones I've seen are dated for WWII but seem to have been produced in the expectation of trench warfare, where keeping mud out of the breech of your...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 03-06-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 497
Posted By peter monahan
My first thought was 'Home Guard' too. After...

My first thought was 'Home Guard' too. After Dunkirk there were a number of weird and wonderful 'weapons' invented and even produced for the HG. Many of them, IMHO, suicide weapons, such as 'sticky'...
Forum: International Militaria Forum 03-06-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 240
Posted By peter monahan
Instructions on how to use the stove? If it...

Instructions on how to use the stove? If it isn't covered in Advanced Infantry Training, it can be left as an exercise in initiative for the individual soldier. Geez, young people today want...
Forum: International Militaria Forum 03-03-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By peter monahan
Ok. If it belongs to ROK Special Forces, who are...

Ok. If it belongs to ROK Special Forces, who are Korean, and the name inside is Park, S.H., why would you assume it is NOT a Korean item but American? Just curious.
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