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Jerry B

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  1. Had these since my Father passed away in 1993. He was a WWII vet who served with the Royal Corps of Signals before, during and after the war and was a WOI (warrant officer first class) when he left. He was mentioned in Dispatches for carrying a wounded trooper to safety whilst under enemy fire and on another occasion was himself wounded by shrapnel when the troopship he was on was attacked by Torpedo. The badge is the plastic war time economy issue. I also have two pictures of him in the Western Desert and on the reverse of the picture with the wine bottles,it says on the reverse, "these wine bottles WERE full", implying that they had drunk the wine!
  2. bumping my late fathers medals, it think this was the first post in this section on this forum
  3. A thread to share your British military themed post cards. My small collection, mostly circa WWI, but a few from the interwars period.
  4. it has been ages since i added any here, this post card for the south wales borderers is my most recent acquisition, dating to between the 1880's and 1905 during the period when they wore white collar and cuffs rather than pale green.
  5. not sure when next i will reach berlin but will shout when i am
  6. Jerry B

    Iraq Levies

    Two locally made cast silver officers badges, one on a long slider for the slouch hat, the other pin back for the beret, also one other ranks brass cap badge and two shoulder strap devices. Came as part of a group which included a formation sign for Persia & Iraq Force (also known as P & I command). WWII period, they became a parachute unit in 1942.
  7. as already stated usa interwars liner, in very good condition
  8. Well worth getting, lord knows how long before the book on British combat helmets will ever take to come out, but most of the info on liners and lugs etc is all in this one.
  9. this really is a wonderful thread.
  10. I'll give you a shout next time I am in Berlin.
  11. that is very kind of you Rich, but there is no need. I do get to Berlin every few years, not sure when the next time will be, maybe not for a while.
  12. My paternal grandfather served with them on the somme in the great war.
  13. Northamptonshire regiment
  14. in the wrong section but I agree it is fine imo
  15. Jerry B

    ID Required

    sorry, not something I recognize
  16. If you have any badges that you are uncertain about and want some opinions, post them here.
  17. I could not find it but Ade sent me this which shows them I can repost the list when I have time to find it.
  18. Thanks tony 20 was Llanishen in Cardiff, my home town and 21 was Sketty in Swansea, whilst 22 was Colwyn Bay but I believe that it covered all of north Wales. I have to admit to never seeing a map showing the extent of the three Welsh districts. There were only three districts for all of Wales with the two, in the South East and South West being the two most populous parts of Wales, whilst Colwyn was central to the North. I assume that all the fire brigades within each district wore their district number. I previously shared a list of the districts for England & Wales whilst Scotland had its own system with geographical designations rather than numbers.
  19. added M for Messenger and A for Ambulance recently as well as another NFS.....the latter came from wales, (well actually they all did), but it has signs of two district decals, but both are so rubbed the number/s are gone, that said it came from a town fire station within District 22, the Welsh district number I am missing.
  20. GPO MKII no.2 C, JS&S 1941 shell CCL 1940 MKII size 7 liner
  21. Just adding this for reference , but the letter codes for WWII British arrow marked items is as follows; R=1939 Q=1940 P=1941 O=1942 N=1943 M=1944 L=1945 though Z can also equal 1945 The post war sequence is not known, but it should be possible to work it out if enough dated and arrow marked items were available for study. During WWI it appears that they used a code sequence of letters based on the issuing depots, which has been posted on the Great war forum. I don't think any work has yet been done on the interwar years, but I think they put the date below the arrow in most cases. Showing a double marked example from an item of headgear, with dated and letter code broad arrow stamps.