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Old 19-09-2008, 15:48
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Cylla, the badges for these craft are also fascinating, originally classed as below the size of ship to be given individual badges they were allocated the 'type' badge. Interestingly, the other 'type' minesweepers also got their own 'type' badge.


Here's my versions of them.... name box is blank so any name can be added.
1......TON CLASS
2......FORD CLASS
3......HAM & LEY CLASS

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Old 19-09-2008, 16:29
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Hi Alan,
YES they are very interesting set of badges,i have her name on her,s [arlingham] but hard to make out ,on my sig.


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Old 19-09-2008, 18:04
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Hi Alan - I just wondered what your HMS Exeter badge looked like?
I have seen 3 that are all slightly diff.
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Old 19-09-2008, 19:19
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Hello Dave,

I've got both Admiralty Ships Badges books and both signed by Tom Stopford if ever I can help out with a particular badge. Also several shrets of additions 1995 - 1998 for new ships. 1998 was when I obtained my books from Tom Stopford.

The books not only contain the coloured badges of course but the origins of badges, the meaning of the badge, description of it's ancestry in heraldry if any, etc, etc.
Described are the different sizes, and shapes, for capital ships, etc and of how when the design was approved it went to a specialist firm for carving in wood before ending up in Chatham Dockyard for casting in brass.

I reckon your thread has given pleasure to many people. Well done.

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Old 19-09-2008, 21:45
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Interesting stuff about the generic badges for different classes of minesweepers. Were there any other classes that had generic badges? Possibly some where there were a prolific number of ships in the class, such as Bar boats, or did they all have different badges?
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Old 19-09-2008, 22:12
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I seem to remember BAR boats had a large anchor in the centre of their badge, and I'm pretty sure it was generic to the class, Jim.
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Old 19-09-2008, 23:11
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Terry, a little uncanny but I have just got my latest photo of exeter Yesterday and scanned it today when I finished my nightshift.
So here's the badge and latest photo of her for you.


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Old 19-09-2008, 23:18
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Here are a few more of the 'type' badges...

1......Boom Defence Vessels
2......Fast Patrol Boats
3......Fleet Tugs
4......Tank Cleaning Vessels
5......Wireless Transmitter/receiver stations
6......X craft vessels


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Old 21-09-2008, 13:58
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carrying on the thread of FAA Squadrons, I thought It would be nice to include the Canadian squadrons too.


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Old 21-09-2008, 15:53
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I didnt realise that there were so many generic badges. I suppose, when you sea a crest, your eyes are first drawn to the name of the vessel and the motif below that gets only a cursory glance. Following the posts on this thread I will be more aware.
The Canadian squadron badges are really good, particularly with the incorporation of the motto.
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Old 21-09-2008, 22:39
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The 2nd batch of Canadian Squadron badges, these are very similar to our own R.A.F station and Squadron badges.


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Old 22-09-2008, 10:45
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Alan sorry for the delay but thanks for the Exmoor badge.
Regrards to pictures of her they seem to be few and far between.
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Old 22-09-2008, 11:41
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Hi there...can I see some badges of southampton,Iron Duke,Monarch,Bluebell,Pembroke and Columbine please?...These would be nice for my dad...I could get cross stitch charts done..For Christmas(Sorry..I know its early!!!**)
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Old 22-09-2008, 15:25
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Terry, a little uncanny but I have just got my latest photo of exeter Yesterday and scanned it today when I finished my nightshift.
So here's the badge and latest photo of her for you.


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Sorry Alan - only just seen your reply!

Excellent on both counts - and thank you very very much.
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Old 22-09-2008, 21:14
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Terry, thanks for the comments, photo of Exeter I really like, it's the only decent one I have although I do have a few more.


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Old 22-09-2008, 21:22
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Lisa, here are the badges that I can supply you with, you will notice there are 2 for Pembroke. There is one that is the modified version, you may use either, obviously the first one was the original.

Hms Monarch sadly was not officially issued with a badge.


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Old 22-09-2008, 21:27
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My apologies for overlooking the post regarding Hms Penn, this must have been whilst I was in hospital.

As pointed out in that thread the Lion is indeed 'Black' and not 'Red'.
This happens regularly with some of the Plaster/resin badges as they are not as detailed and painted to suit, some are also changed slightly to overcome Copyright laws.

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Old 22-09-2008, 21:45
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Lisa

Here is the unofficial badge for Monarch

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Old 23-09-2008, 08:15
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Hi Alan & Gerry...Thankyou so much!!!!
Lovely badges...I'm going to get a book on them...were existing badges all modified and changed after the first world war do you think?
Thanks again!!
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Old 23-09-2008, 14:19
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Lisa

Re your question. Badges started to be officially approved in 1919 but it obviously took years to desgn, approve and manufacture.

Only ships that were in the fleet , and shore bases of course, had badges approved and those that went for scrap or sunk etc before the Admiralty got around to approving a badge went without.

Prior to the official badges some ships designed and wore their own badge e.g. the one for Monarch that I posted.

Alan has got the official badges to hand and has made a firstclass job of improving the quality. My interest is mainly the unofficial ones !!

Its a fascinating thread and you could get hooked !!!!

Any questions please ask

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Old 23-09-2008, 14:36
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Alan.

Do you have the Ships Badge for HMS Urania, she was in the 6th Frigate Squadron. Photo's of her are rare,but I have never found her Badge.

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Old 23-09-2008, 14:44
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G'Day People

This is a great thread, and the crests are great, I love them. But I hadn't seen any Ausssie ones, so here are some from the Royal Australian Navy's Fleet Air Arm!

723 Squadron currently equipped with AS350 Squirrel helicopters
816 Squadron currently equipped with S-70B Seahawk helicopters
817 Squadron currently equipped with SK50 Westland Sea King helicopters (To be replaced by the NH-90)

805 Squadron was commissioned in 2001 for the Sea Sprite Helicopter, but with the cancellation of the program, the Squadron was decommissioned last month.

HMAS Albatross is the home of the RAN FAA in Nowra NSW.

The RAN Aviation Group is the overall command for Naval Aviation, you can find out more at - http://www.navy.gov.au/Aviation_Group

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Old 23-09-2008, 15:02
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Nice badges and good to see the Naval Crown still being used

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Old 23-09-2008, 21:01
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Ian, as an avid collector of ships badges etc, I have tried for several years to get hold of the Australian badges, there are no books available as far as I know which illustrate them, similar to the books mentioned here on this thread regarding Uk ships badges.
Most of the websites that display some of the badges the images are too small to bother with and after being in touch with R.A.N they want loads of money for the copyright, so if I'm honest, I have lost all interest in Australian Navy issues. I will continue to add to my fine collection of Royal Navy, Royal Canadian Navy and other Navies that actively promote their History.....apologies if I offend, it is not intentional but something I feel strongly about.

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Old 23-09-2008, 21:25
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Harry, with great pleasure here's the badge for Urania, photo's of her are hard to find I only have one with penn. No. R05


By the way I have updated my collection with those additional badges, spent all weekend re-touching them and they have come out great.

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