RE: BRITISH NAVAL AND MILITARY BADGES

#16 by chocks , Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:01 am

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#17 by chocks , Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:50 am

During my time in the Fleet Air Arm I had the pleasure of serving at or being attached to various RAF Stations. Compared with a Naval establishment these places were always an easy life. No one knew what we were there for, or what rank we were so they all left us alone to get on with it.
These ore some of the bases I served at.

Honington.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte) Based here for 3 years on 809 Naval Air Squadron (Buccaneers)

Stafford.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte) HGV1 Training

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#18 by chocks , Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:58 am

And some more.

Brawdy.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte) Attached to Fire Station

Leuchars.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte) Phantom FK4 fire fighting and safety training

Lossiemouth.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte) Fuel and Air Weapon safety training

Biggin Hill.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte) Wessex Mk5 ground crew for Int Air Day

 
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#19 by chocks , Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:24 am

Here's a Badge with local interest. HMS Daring. The City of Birminghams adopted ship.

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#20 by chocks , Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:48 am

And another with local interest. HMS Petard.

Although the ship itself has no direct conection with the region, one of her crewmen, Seaman Colin Grazier GC. from Tamworth was a hero who helped cut short WW2.

HMS Petard was involved in an action with U-559 in the Meditteranean on 30th Oct 1942. The German submarine was eventually put out of action and its crew were rescued.
Lt Fasson, Seaman Grazier and a NAAFI canteen worker, Tommy Brown volunteered to board her and search for documents. Whilst aboard her, U-559 began to sink. Fasson and Grazier continued to recover documents and equipment, passing them out to Brown as the sub slowly sank even though they knew they were in danger. Suddenly the submarine sank to the bottom taking Fasson and Grazier with it.
One of the documents recovered by Grazier was the Code Book for Enigma. This helped Bletchley Park crack Enigma and undoubtably shortened the war.

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#21 by Frothy , Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:01 am

Interesting story chocks.
Not knowing what a Petard was, I googled it.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petard

I bet you knew anyway chocks


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#22 by chocks , Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:12 am

Yes mate I knew but only from looking it up years ago when I was involved in Grazier Memorial trust. Prior to that I'd never heard of the ship let alone what a petard was.

 
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#23 by chocks , Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:40 pm

Royal Fleet Auxilliary Vessel (RFA) Largs Bay.
Picture of the ship has been shown by Frothy in Ships of the Royal Navy thread.
This ship now belongs to the Royal Australian Navy.

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#24 by Frothy , Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:07 pm

Would it still have the same name and badge?


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#25 by chocks , Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:18 pm

She's now HMAS Choules with this badge

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#26 by Frothy , Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:42 pm

Your a mind of information chocks, thanks


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#27 by chocks , Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:09 pm

Just two of my favorite ships badges.

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#28 by Frothy , Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:11 pm

I can see why. Being a passionate Englishman I love the first one.


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#29 by chocks , Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:21 am

Recruited in Brum.
The Army have always recruited for these Regiments within the Warwickshire and West Midlands area

Royal_Warwickshire_Badge.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte) Royal Warwickshire Regiment, Latter to become Fusiliers

royal warks bham pals btn.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte) The Birmingham Pals WW1

warks rha.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte) Warwickshire Royal Horse Artillery WW1

16th_Lancers_Badge The Brummagem Uhlans.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte) 16th Lancers - Known as The Brummagem Uhlans

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#30 by Frothy , Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:31 am

I wore this badge with pride when I was in the Army Cadets


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