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  3. Take some photos of your other Commonwealth tabs post here and see if any of us can help with identification.
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  5. Most likely used during 1939 victory parade for the legion Condor!
  6. I inherited this M35 helmet from my cousin, who actually got it from my father before I was born. Do the decals look ok? He can't remember if they were on there when he got it, or if he added them. I'm a WW1 US guy, so, HELP! lol Looks like it was repainted. Can't see any of the numbers. Thanks, John
  7. Thanks, Allan I spent a good hour or two last night reading up on the early pilots from Canada and the individual squadrons that were formed. A lot of interesting and heroic stories. I did search the name on Ancestry and found some RAF entries but none with the initials M.E. In the meantime, I’ll put them aside with some other British tabs etc.
  8. Thanks, Allan I spent a good hour or two last night reading up on the early pilots from Canada and the individual squadrons that were formed. A lot of interesting and heroic stories. I did search the name on Ancestry and found some RAF entries but none with the initials M.E. In the meantime, I’ll put them aside with some other British tabs etc.
  9. i have seen it done many ways. i think it is like SS stuff assume it is all wrong unless it came from the vet. i have a friend who was in the military and he did not have time to sew the insignia on so he said he taped them. this picture only shows one example i agree with SARGE it is less common than the way his are applied.
  10. I whole-heartedly agree with Scarecrow and will say that I would be very comfortable calling them "WWII era" as they sport a King's Crown, but it is well-known that there was a lot of left over insignia after the end of the war. I really like the fact that the brevet is padded and does appear to have been worn. As far as stitch holes in insignia goes, that is actually a very common "trick" used by fakers to lend an air of legitimacy to a fake, so don't use stitch holes as a criteria for determining real vs fake. Most of us non-Empire folks sometimes have a difficult time with the v
  11. A photo of the back to see how it is attached and one of the shirt itself might help identify it.
  12. Any chance he could have been Canadian but got his wings in England... or flew from a ship? You’re probably right.. they may have just out them in the riker mount box and never looked at the bottom. Thanks so much! I have some other Commonwealth tabs, etc. that I need to find out what they are and time period... real or repro.
  13. The USN insignia is two leaves and an acorn the one in question is as stated a thistle, a traditional Scottish emblem. It could be military or more likely a tourist item.
  14. I wouldn't rely too much on that hand written tag. That is most definitely an RAF brevet and used only for that purpose. The RCAF, RCN and RNAS all had their own separate and distinct brevets.
  15. Nice one, I think they were standard issue in the Centurion tanks.
  16. Thanks for the info. Couldn't pack it on the plane so I'll take a look when it's shipped to me.
  17. I got these this past weekend at a local auction. They came in a small riker mount box... I always lift the inside white padding to make sure there’s nothing else included. I never turned the box over until just now. There’s a small sticker with a name and also R.C.N. (??). I am not very knowledgeable when it comes to Commonwealth insignia... “C” usually stands for Canadian, but there is no large letter “C” on the brevet. The “N” for Navy?
  18. I found this today and need some help. What is the makers mark? Opinions on the Tsuba. Thanks for the help.
  19. Yes British military, there is also a version with a black bakelite handle. Originally it came in a leather scabbard. Check the blade near the handle for stamped markings
  20. Thanks! I knew it was a King’s crown and could possibly be early 50’s. It does’t glow, not sure if that helps or not... plus it has a few loose threads and sewing marks.
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  22. You mean the left one, "S 2"? It seems to be "hochrot" (red). For sure not to indicate any (non existing) Artillery sub units. IF it should be red it would more likely a company color (Prussian color sequence). Maybe for the 2nd or the MG Company? I have to do some more research on that. Would be good to know if copper brown could fade to red? I really don´t know it.
  23. If you found this on a US uniform shirt you might look at USN Naval Construction officer insignia.
  24. It reminds me of some of the pre-WWI type French bayonets, but it's also different from the ones I am familiar with. But I'm FAR from any kind of expert on the subject. Good luck with an ID. Mikie
  25. I'm starting to put together a couple of Kriegsmarine themed Xmas present displays for some US Navy vet friends. First I'd like opinions on authenticity of these two patches. Second, despite my searches, I can't figure out if the KM had any kind of equivalent to the US Navy Dolphin badge. If so, please post a photo or reference. Thanks!!! Mikie
  26. Helping my folks move and found this machete. No sir my family were military. It has the number “10” under a Broad arrow marking, and there is a second arrow near the bottom of the grip. It has a good heavy blade. Is it British military?
  27. Hi digi-shots, Without the brevet in hand can't say with 100% assurance that it's not repro but based on the photos I believe it to be real and not a reproduction. As to whether its post war or not, RAF brevets with the King's Crown (Tudor) were used up until 1951. In 1952 when QEII became Queen it changed to the Queen's Crown (St. Edwards).
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