"Whose Swazticka"

Discussion in 'Your Collectibles' started by Keith, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. Keith

    Keith New Member

    The Badges shown are the original RWVS badge for 1914/18
    The second badge is the lapel identidy badge for British National Savings Collectors, same period.
    Try next post for smaller picture!

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  2. Keith

    Keith New Member

    Whose Swazticka

    Smaller picture!

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  3. Kyt

    Kyt Άρης

  4. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    Do you collect badges Keith ?

    During World War I - the swastika was used as the emblem of the British National War Savings Committee ...... wonder if you got one for each savings bond you bought ? .... wonder how many people wore them ?

    Annie :)
  5. Keith

    Keith New Member

    Badge Collecting

    Hi Annie,
    I started collecting badges a long time ago.
    I had 4 biscuit tins of them in the garage, doing nothing so I listed them and offered then on the net.
    Britania Medals of Kendal bought them with a few medals that I had.
    I got a very good price, but I lost a lot of memories.

    I have a few bits and pieces still around, but nothing like the collection I had, but my daughter needed a new car!
    Have a lovely New Year
  6. Keith

    Keith New Member

    Hi Kyt,
    That is some list.
    I knew of the Finnish Air Force and a couple of the others but I mean 2 or 3.
    At one time I think it was mentioned as being a good luck emblem of the Indian Continent.

    Glad to be back but I have been tied up listing my batch of reference books on the computer.

    After all the highly detailed account of each and every pilot, (in each and every sortie of Baders command, which grew to three squadrons,) which tended to be heavy reading and and after a while boring, the man was shot down got a new leg, made himself a nuisance to his captors, not always to the liking of his fellow internees, who suffered a bit because of it, then freed in the matter of about a dozen pages.
    He has just got back to England which I will continue with later.

  7. Kitty

    Kitty New Member

    Isn't the swastika a Hindu symbol for luck? or am I dreaming something I heard as a child.
  8. Keith

    Keith New Member

    Hindu cross

    Hi Kitty,
    I think we must have shared the same dream,
    Somehow I have a feeling that the legs of the cross were in the opposite direction.
    See you in my dreams
  9. Kitty

    Kitty New Member

    yes they were opposite direction to the symbol used by the nazis. Was very popular in the 20's. :D
  10. Jerome

    Jerome Member

    I have seen both varieties of swaztikas at hindu services here and it was explained to me by the Pundits that it matters not how the arms are arranged (since both designs are used) but rather that the hindu symbol is oriented vertically whilst the nazi symbol is oriented diagonally
  11. Kitty

    Kitty New Member

    Thats interesting to know. Cheers for that :D
  12. Keith

    Keith New Member

    Collecting Badges

    Hi Annie
    Happy New Year,
    I have just been looking through the files on my computer for something and I've come across the listing of medals and badges that I sent to the dealer for appraisal.
    If you are interested I can post them to you.
    You may then understand the reason I miss them.
  13. Keith

    Keith New Member

    Last of the collection

    Hi Annie,
    If you are still interested, here are a few of the remaining momento's from my days in khaki.
    Each one has a personal significance to me !

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  14. Kyt

    Kyt Άρης

    That's an interesting collection Keith. I recognise some of them:

    Blue Max
    Royal Rrtillery collar badges
    Royal Artillery badge
    Two Staffordshire Regiment badges
    Territorial Efficiency Decoration
    WW1 Silver War Badge
    The Home Guard King's Badge
    Land Girls badge
    Fleet Air Arm wings
    RAMC badges
    Air Raid Precaution badge

    Don't recognise the SFC or the Maltese Cross badges

    How did I do?
  15. Keith

    Keith New Member

    Max Who!

    Hi Kyt,
    Not too bad.
    additional to above,
    Control Commision Germany
    Silver cap badge of St Johns Ambulance ( Boer War Period)
    Aeromedic wing fo St.J.A.B.
    TA Service Badge
    Officers beret badges for RAMC and Cheshire Regiment
    Staff Officers Cap Badge
    1914/18 War Service Badge
    1939/45 War Service Badge

    Email to follow.
  16. Kyt

    Kyt Άρης

    This was the one that was really giving me trouble, and I I never even considered the St Johns Ambulance. That must be incredibly rare
  17. Keith

    Keith New Member


    Hi Kyt,

    I don't know if it is rare, it was given to me by a friend, a nursing tutor at the local hospital.
    He was also in the St.JAB. unfortunately he died after an operation a few years ago.
    The wing was presented to him for supervising emergency medical aid and nursing after performing voluntary duties on an air ambulance from Spain.

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