coldstream

Gold Membership
  • Content count

    966
  • Joined

  • Last visited

About coldstream

  • Rank
    Full Member

Contact Methods

  • Website URL
    http://
  • ICQ
    0

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    England

Recent Profile Visitors

2,348 profile views
  1. Imagine it is pretty rare so fingers crossed on that retirement plan Simon
  2. Veteran Can't answer any of your questions, sorry but wondered if you were aware of the Life Saving Awards Research Society who may be able to help you, the link to their site is below. http://www.lsars.org.uk/ Good luck Simon
  3. That is strange, have never seen that Motto before and having had a quick web search can find nothing similar. The badge looks well made and if my eyes are correct is plain backed with no maker mark. As Chris says must be the badge makers interpretation of the spelling perhaps making the item from a written description as opposed to seeing the real item. We need an ex tankie's opinion I think. Simon
  4. Dan, Thanks for your reply, mine was the hooked quillion type but can't remember the maker, will try to find some old photos and have a look. Excellent collection from what can be seen in the photo by the way. Simon
  5. Hello Caz, PUO refers to Pyrexia of unknown origin, (usually meaning Trench fever) Regards Simon The website Long,long trail has a useful list of abbreviations which can be found here http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/soldiers/a-soldiers-life-1914-1918/common-british-army-acronyms-and-abbreviations-of-the-first-world-war/ Simon
  6. Thanks Dave, I would imagine they were quite testing times for the Police! Simon
  7. Recently found this Website dedicated to the Frontiersmen, worth look if you have the time. http://www.frontiersmenhistorian.info/index.htm Best regards Simon
  8. Zook. Nice display, have only ever owned one Arisaka bayonet and that had been played with by a young lad who had painted the scabbard gold! Managed to remove the paint and traded it years ago for something else I wanted. Do you collect from different Manufacturers? I also thought that they all had the curved quillion but see from your display that most are straight, was this a late War practice or a different Model? Sorry for all the questions. Simon
  9. Simon As the cap badges you have shown are both Great War era items it shouldn't be too difficult to tie them into your Family tree if you can provide us with Names of any Family Members of that period. Of course they may just be badges picked up over the years but you never know what may turn up. Regards Simon
  10. Gleaming! Simon
  11. Quorn is a township located in the Flinders Ranges in South Australia and would I believe have been policed in the 1930's by the South Australia Police. I have a small set of snapshot style photographs showing the Quorn Police and would like to share them here. The first photograph is dated to the reverse 26/3/35 and shows five Members of the Force outside the Circuit Court, The reverse with the names of those shown. The next photograph shows Sergeant Loughlin and is dated 20/9/33 And the reverse. This photograph is again dated 20/9/33 and shows a uniformed Constable standing outside the Police Station. The reverse. The next photograph is unmarked but appears to show the same Man as before this time mounted on horseback. However being from the 1930s era the onset of mechanization is becoming apparent. The last photograph of this small set is dedicated to the Constables Mother and shows him standing in front of his bed space. Reverse. Here is a link detailing the history of the South Australia Police http://www.sapolicehistory.org/ Best regards Simon
  12. Thanks Mike, nice to see the ribbon colours. Simon
  13. This item is on Ebay today, not sure of its authenticity. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Legion-of-Frontiersmen-Gilt-Copper-Medal-for-Long-Service-and-Efficiency-38mm-/232373238856?hash=item361a863c48:g:Z2UAAOSw3h1ZQpDH Simon
  14. Well done Mike, please let us all know when you publish the book, sure there will be others interested in seeing it. Simon
  15. Mike, Again some excellent examples, most of which I have never seen..I wasn't aware of the differences between Countries badges, insignia etc. Regards Simon