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  1. The images posted are to show the C.O. badge is still in use today. Search the Suez Conflict, you will find images of the C.O. badge in use during the 1950s. Black commando dagger on green is used by 3 Cdo Brigade & attached units. Red commando dagger on black is used to identify personel who completed the All Arms Commando Course. Amphibious Assault Badge (old design C.O. Badge) is worn by RM Amphibious Assault Groups and other Army units (148 Battery RA) that entitled to wear the badge. 148 Battery is the successor to the COBU.
  2. Steve, You may not be aware that the Combined Ops badge were reintroduced in Feb 1948 for Army and Royal Marine battle dress. The imformation can be found in National Archive Kew file DEFE2/992 & Adm 1/25158. The order states the background was to cut into a circle three inches in diameter. 148 Battery Royal Artillery are attached to RM and have used this sign since 60's. More information about these can found on the British Badge Forum. Yes, there are reproductions of this badge. The details are always the give away example being the embroi
  3. Here are some images of this C.O. Badge being worn by Forward Observation Units CDub
  4. Here is some insight to this obscured units insignia. To start there is absolutely nothing special about this insignia other than the unit it was intended. The manufacture of these are exactly like every other wartime production insignia in the UK. The shoulder titles are typical ordnance issue procured from Calico Printers and were produced on canvas in RASC colors, these are commonly found with and or without the black stabilzer backing. The wings were tailor made being machine embroidered on felt with the back covered in sizing to stabilze the insignia. Sizing meaning Paste back
  5. Tonomachi, I'd reposted the image because it wasn't displaying on mobile devices but does show on the desktop browsers??? CDub
  6. These have been popping up everywhere with Sellers claiming they are Very Hard to Find Amphibious Forces which they aren't. Some Sellers have completely Misidentified this insignia as it is without question Post WWII and secondly the badge worn by 148 Battery Royal Artillery. This badge should sell for between $20-25.00. https://www.ebay.com/itm/VHTF-British-Made-WW-2-Combined-Amphibious-Forces-Wool-Patch-Inv-J432/362976418677?hash=item5483149b75:g:uXAAAOSw86Zen11S CDub
  7. Here is the image of an Original for those who are unable to view CDub
  8. This is what the wing should look. As Allan has previously stated these were only made on felt with sizing backing {Sizing meaning Paste back or Starch back}. To my knowledge there were no variations of these badges made, hence hand embroidered badges & shoulder titles are post war reproductions.
  9. IMO this is a questionable SAARF Wing, doesn't resemble known wartime production and is poor quality. Feel free to comment CDub
  10. Quarterly update, website is normally updated on bi-weekly basis Thanks for looking and enjoy browsing my website CDub URL: https://rpjmilitaria.com eBay: r4rep4tchjunkies
  11. The titles were procured through British Ordnance. It's claimed that 5000 29th Ranger titles were submitted by contract through Branston Depot on behalf of U.S. Army. Branston Ordnance Depot was a major supplier for clothing and other small equipment to the British Army during WWII. I wasn't to locate any official documentation that 5000 items were actually delivered, the amount seams excessive for such a smaller unit. These felt titles could have been procured from different contractors (ie. tailors) under contract with MOD. It's known fact that upon completing training at the CTC, the w
  12. Bill, very nice title you can immediately see yours is a Genuine English production piece. It has all the aspects that is characteristic of the time period from the base material to the backing. I think some collectors focus too much on one aspect and completely overlook all other characteristics of the item. Example being black vs white stabilizer material, which is irrelevant since the British used Black, Grey, Brown, Tan or even white or could even be pasteback with or without black or any other color back threads. The key is the materials that were available and used to produce the ite
  13. This design wing is meant for Glider Pilots. I'm not a fan of these stamped wings, so will leave someone else to comment on Authenticity. CDub
  14. IMO the shoulder title is a trash bin piece based on materials used to produce. As an Orginal period English made piece, this title is flawed in every way from embroidery to backing. Embroidery is to thick and font is off for the time period specifically the number 9, H, N, G and S. Backing material isn't something used by the English during WWII. CDub
  15. Right side insignia are also associated with Clandestine Units operating in the CBI Theater which worked closely with the SEAC. I've posted photographic evidence on my website showing Force 136 members wearing Locally made right facing insignia. CDub
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