History and Insignia of the British Army Ordnance Services

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Some pages are rich in ill"strations/ and may take a little longer to load0 )ote 2evision 1 Click on Selection to vie# 1 %& Stat"s (lay the Corps March 3 4he 5illage Blacksmith  About this eBook - and information about its progress. 03/09 0"/03 History & Arms of the Board of rdnan!e  #he meaning of $%ua #e&a #onanti$ and the 'arge (annon Ba&&s) %t. Barbara$s ,arrison (hur!h- .eep!ut (o&one&-in-(hief of the /A ( %hort 0ntrodu!tion to the /A ( %ignifi!ant &andmarks in the history of the /A ( History of /A ( Boys %er2i!e %e&e!ted /eferen!e Books on 4i&itary 0nsignia. (ommon 0nsignia Abbre2iations used in this Book. Bib&iography & %our!es of information on /A ( history. #he (orps Badge - %ummary of Badges- 1"30 - 1913 Board of rdnan!e & 6ar&y rdnan!e 0nsignia. ther 0nsignia using the Board of rdnan!e Arms 4i&itary %tores .epartment - Be&t Bu!k&es rdnan!e %tores .epartment & Bran!h - Badges & He&met P&ate rdnan!e %tores .epartment- 7niform 8urniture rdnan!e %tores (orps - Badges & He&met P&ate Army rdnan!e .epartment & (orps - 1"93 (ap Badges Army rdnan!e .epartment - 1"93 He&met P&ate Army rdnan!e .epartment - 1"9" %e!ond Pattern He&met P&ate Army rdnan!e .epartment- Be&ts & Bu!k&es A (//A ( $%9agger %ti!ks$ Army rdnan!e (orps - 1"93 He&met P&ate rdnan!e$ %outh Afri!a 1""9-1900 Be&t & Bu!k&e

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/A ( 'anyard /A ( %tab&e Be&ts /A ( (ra2at (o&oured 6pau&et %&ides /A ( Be&t Bu!k&es /A ( Pipe Band 0nsignia #he History of (ondu!tor of %tores and his Badge of Appointment B 1 D(ondu!torE Badges of Appointment 191+ $?ings (ro9n$ /oya& Arms in Breath - %ea&ed Borking Pattern #he (ondu!tors %!ro&& #rans!ript of the /A ( (ondu!tors and modified /'( %!ro&&s #rans!ript of the /'( (ondu!tors Par!hment rdnan!e (ondu!tors & (ommissioned ffi!ers ,orget Pat!hes ther rdnan!e /anks & Appointments 'ong %er2i!e- 2erseas %er2i!e %tripes and Bound %trips ther-/anks Brassards & /ank %&ides (ommissioned ffi!ers /emo2ab&e 6pau&ets & /ank %&ides (ommissioned ffi!ers /ank %&ides Part + rdnan!e 8&ags & Pennants 4eta& and (&oth #rade- <ua&ifi!ation & %ki&& at Arms Badges /adio & Bire&ess %pe!ia&ists /A ( & /646 7nkno9n #rade Badge ;unior 'eaders /Apprenti!e (o&&age 6du!ation %tar$s ;unior 'eaders /Apprenti!e (o&&age ther Badges Badges 9orn by Army Apprenti!e %!hoo&s Aborfie&d & (hepsto9 Ammunition 6>aminer /A ( Ammunition 0nspe!tion %taff F'arge 8&aming AF %ea&ed Pattern Board Ammunition #e!hni!ian /A ( & /'( Ammunition #e!hni!ians in the #A 8e&i> the (at & 3+1 6 . (ompany/%Guadron- =orthern 0re&and. #ransfers & %ti!kers 4inistry of %upp&y D4o%E & /oya& rdnan!e 8a!tories D/ 8E Hong ?ong Army .epot Po&i!e D%tone!utters 0s&andE rdnan!e =amed 4ain&ine 'o!omoti2es rdnan!e =amed Army .epartment 'o!omoti2es New Sections will be added as information becomes available Other Areas of Collecting 4he follo#ing are areas of collecting in their o#n right+ Army rdnan!e (orps Post!ards - Part 1 Army rdnan!e (orps Post!ards - Part +

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