Help with Artillery Badge.

Discussion in 'WW2 Militaria' started by wtid45, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    I picked a framed collection of badges today from the bottom up it contains Royal Artillery cap badge badge which is well worn with Kings crown and a hole in the middle of the wheel:huh:........checked one of my books and the badge in mine has no hole, next we have a sleeve badge worn above chevrons by senior Sergeants RA, then there is a CSM rank badge made of metal:unsure: of sorts its a brighter colour than the other two which are a dull bronze...then the one I dont know it has the letter EOF across the top in yellow that is sat across a pair of crossed bombs in silver then below that a yelow scroll with the words 'Front Line Duty' in Silver, Any of our Artillery guys or insignia experts know what this last one is:unsure:
     
  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    photo would be helpful
     
  3. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    Owen, I did try cant take one without the flash obscuring the badge in question:)
     
  4. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    turn the flash off then.... ;)
     
  5. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    turn the flash off then.... ;)
    Me and technology;) I cant turn the beggar off:lol: until I can lets hope someone can get it by the description.
     
  6. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    put some tape over it.

    Are you milking this thread Jase :lol:
     
  7. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    it's most the button with a 'lighting flash on it' turns the flash off, what camera have you got?
     
  8. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    This is the best I could do
     

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  9. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    You could have rotated the picture :lol:

    I suspect the whole in the cap badge is where the rivet was holding the wheel in place.

    The next two apprear to be Master Gunner 3rd Class c.1936 or c.1941.

    The last one (pure guess as its not in the book I checked) Artillery Ordnance Fitter ?
     
  10. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    Drew it says EOF not AOF and the Wife took the pic I gave up :lol:
     
  11. Rob Dickers

    Rob Dickers 10th MEDIUM REGT RA

    looking in Philip Jobsons RA Glossary the nearest i can find is EOD, Explosive Ordnance Disposal.
    Rob
     
  12. Peter Doyle

    Peter Doyle Kriegsgefangener 10111

    I agree that the RA gun badge is one that has lost it's rotating wheel - which was attached by a pin. Why some badges have a rotating wheel - and others don't - is a constant source of discussion amongst collectors.

    The EOF badge has, I think, the phrase 'Front Line Duty' beneath it, and refers to the Ordnance Factories (such as Woolwich Arsenal), I believe.

    Cheers
    Peter
     

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