Any Medal Spotters out there?

#1
gday all, brand spanking new here, as I thought one of you may be able to ID some of these medals and where they come from !! for a friend who thought as I was ex pongo I would know??? I think not
Any help appreciated. Sorry for crap Phots!
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#4
An ex-pongo refering to themselves as such! **** me I think a pig just flew past my window!
Look more like beret badges to me.
 
#5
REME, the one with REME written on it........Drummer, the Drum, one RA collar dog and one RE collar dog
 
#6
Thanks, I should have been a bit less quick on the keyboard, of course not medals, cap badges/collar dogs etc I meant. Yeah could see the obvious REME and Drum etc, but does anyone know from what era they come from, or Battalion even ?
 
#7
Thanks, I should have been a bit less quick on the keyboard, of course not medals, cap badges/collar dogs etc I meant. Yeah could see the obvious REME and Drum etc, but does anyone know from what era they come from, or Battalion even ?
Apart from the REME badge which is Corps Specific, the other RA/RE collar dogs were generic to those regiments as a whole.
The drummers badge was also generic to qualified drummers of any regiment that used them.

They all look like they are made of brass so I would put them in the 1920s-1960s time bracket with the exception of the REME badge which I think changed to its current shape after WW2.
 
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#8
I think what you have there is a rare set. It would appear to be the insignia for a member of the Workshop Drums Platoon of 501st (Atmospheric Music and Light) Regiment the Royal Artillery Engineers. A little known outfit they, unremarked, produced much of the drama and tension for the Second World War. They played Beethoven's Fifth on D Day, performed Colonel Bogey for prisoners in Burma and went on to reprise some of The Doors and Animals stuff in Vietnam.

As an ex pongo I am shocked you have not heard of them.
 
#9
Apart from the REME badge which is Corps Specific, the other RA/RE collar dogs were generic to those regiments as a whole.
The drummers badge was also generic to qualified drummers of any regiment that used them.

They all look like they are made of brass so I would put them in the 1920s-1960s time bracket with the exception of the REME badge which I think changed to its current shape after WW2.
Wash your mouth out with soap!

RE and RA grenades are NOT the same. Different number of flames
 
#11
Cheers people, I knew they may be a few experts in here, thankfully. My farmer mate who found these things over the years will be happy !!! He will probably try and give them to the right units historical people. So I can guess my next post in a few days time will be , who has any links to the right places for these to go too.
 
#13
They all look like they are made of brass so I would put them in the 1920s-1960s time bracket with the exception of the REME badge which I think changed to its current shape after WW2.
I used to have a drum badge like the one shown that belonged to a chap who was in during WWI, and was de-mobbed soon after the end, so that one at least could be WWI vintage.
 
#14
Your 'Farmer mate' found them? On his freshly ploughed field near ATR cap badge land?
I call wah - ******* sock puppet, wmhc?
 
#15
Actually Mick no "wah" at all. His farm had Soldiers training on it through WW1 and WW2, As did a shed loads of farms in Yorkshire, even the bloody Romans had a turn here, so yeah bits and pieces do turn up when he plows fields. He is not a ebay guy either, but between him and his Dad they had a tin full of things and would like to know what they are, and what is wrong with that FFS.
 
#16
That REME capbadge is what was worn when the Corps formed, then replaced with the current in 47 I think. So could well be sought after by a specialist collector
 
#17
That REME capbadge is what was worn when the Corps formed, then replaced with the current in 47 I think. So could well be sought after by a specialist collector
Yep, 1947 was the year the REME badge changed. I have both my Dad's badges from his National Service days. The pre-1947 badge is not particularly rare on it's own, but with the provenance, I guess my two might be considered so...

The collar dog in photo 1 is RE, that in Photo 2 is RA.
 
#18
Actually Mick no "wah" at all. His farm had Soldiers training on it through WW1 and WW2, As did a shed loads of farms in Yorkshire, even the bloody Romans had a turn here, so yeah bits and pieces do turn up when he plows fields. He is not a ebay guy either, but between him and his Dad they had a tin full of things and would like to know what they are, and what is wrong with that FFS.
The reason I posted the e-bay link is that none of the items you have posted pics of are particularly significant, valuable or rare. Your farmer friend might be interested in doing the right thing and turning them in to a museum or association but, alas, he would be offering them something that they probably have in multitudes. Given that they are not rare, they are unlikely to attract the attention of a dealer so sell them on e-bay, make a little money and, given what the items are, he can be sure that they will find their way to a collector who will want them.
 
#19
The reason I posted the e-bay link is that none of the items you have posted pics of are particularly significant, valuable or rare. Your farmer friend might be interested in doing the right thing and turning them in to a museum or association but, alas, he would be offering them something that they probably have in multitudes. Given that they are not rare, they are unlikely to attract the attention of a dealer so sell them on e-bay, make a little money and, given what the items are, he can be sure that they will find their way to a collector who will want them.
Not forgetting to list them as RM/PARA/SBS/SAS of course.
 
#20
Ahh now then, I can throw a little light on matters: All of the items belonged to an SAS soldier who was being trained to seduce Eva Braun and give her a grudge baby. In order to keep his identity secret he would change parent units from time to time, so as to confuse the enemy. The drum is an example of smoke and mirrors in that it signified the soldiers real mission, which was to give Hitler the good news (bang the drum, so to speak). The "bang" being the code name for the operation and the "drum" being the codename for Eva Braun.
 
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