SIGNATURES and AVATARS

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by CTNana, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Owen

    Have sent you a PM but just wanted to add my thanks here :)

    Best regards

    Ron

    And, strictly for Fireman, now THAT'S an avatar !
     
  2. Vitesse

    Vitesse Senior Member

    Having just added an avatar myself, I thought I'd better explain it as it probably isn't obvious: I use this avatar on several bulletin boards. I'm sometimes asked if it has anything to do with Terry Pratchett - but it's definitely not a turtle!

    It's actually a tortoise, with the intertwined initials TN on its back. "TN" is Tazio Nuvolari, the greatest racing driver of the inter-war years - and possibly of all time.

    Tazio used to hand out tortoise brooches to fans: originals are only the size of a fingernail and are today very rare, especially in Britain as he seldom raced here. There are modern reproductions, but I'd love to get hold of an original - especially one of the really rare gold ones! If one is going to turn up it would likely be somewhere in Ireland, as two of his three UK races were on the old Ards circuit in Ulster.

    However, the tortoise does actually have a military connection, since it was originally presented to Tazio as a good luck charm by the Italian soldier-poet and "liberator of Fiume" Gabriele d'Annunzio, who was a great admirer of "The Flying Mantuan".
     
  3. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Ron, I've redone it with out the horrid white lines showing, hope you don't mind but I uploaded it to your profile.
    If anyone has Photoshop & can do a better job feel free to have a go.
     
  4. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    For some reason a number of members here decided to change their avatars to heraldic motifs of one ilk or other. So I decided to sheep along. I'll leave it to you to find out what my avatar is :D
     
  5. KevinC

    KevinC Slightly wierd

    what should I change mine to?
     
  6. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Owen

    Ron, I've redone it with out the horrid white lines showing, hope you don't mind but I uploaded it to your profile.
    If anyone has Photoshop & can do a better job feel free to have a go.


    My life-long motto has always been "Pack up while you're winning!"

    You've done a good job and your cheque is in the post.

    Best regards

    Ron

    ps
    And many thanks to Peter G for his very effective "tweaking"
     
  7. WhiskeyGolf

    WhiskeyGolf Senior Member

    Okay finally selected an avatar from my Dad's regiment. Royal Engineers (Desert Rats)
     
  8. Trpr Hughes

    Trpr Hughes Member

    That's my dad, in front of 'Hilda' the C15TA in Dusseldorf. He looks pleased with himself, probably cos he's alive.
     
  9. Fireman

    Fireman Discharged

    I think KevinC and myself should should fly around in an Avater just as the kid in the film did!!!!!!! He couid be my pilot.
     
  10. KevinC

    KevinC Slightly wierd

    I think KevinC and myself should should fly around in an Avater just as the kid in the film did!!!!!!! He couid be my pilot.
    :lol: I shall start looking for a smurf like image of Sailor Malan
     
  11. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Hi

    I've recently had my Avatar revamped (through the good offices of Owen & Peter G) and am now more than satisfied that it shows where I'm coming from and particularly my dual allegiances.

    With that in mind I thought it might be an idea to bump up this thread and get others to explain their own choice of Avatar.

    As an example, I would dearly like to know why Everton Rock chose his particular icon.

    Perhaps he would care to sate my curiosity ?

    Many thanks

    Ron
     
  12. Marco

    Marco Senior Member

    Mine is a battlefield find cap badge from Guillemont.
     
  13. Combover

    Combover Guest

    My avatar is the same as Ron Goldstein’s the good old 78th infantry division
    And one which I served in and was proud to have done so in North Africa Sicily
    And Italy and at wars end in Austria memories good and bad would love to get battalions war diaries but now too frail to attempt I

    Regards Niccar

    I have a question for you.

    As far as I can see, the one in your avatar is the postwar symbol. The WW2 version is joined up (like the photo below) not sectionalised. Can you tell me if this is defeinitely the case?

    [​IMG]
     
  14. CROONAERT

    CROONAERT Ipsissimus

    At the moment, mine's of 'the greatest footballer you never saw'...the legendary Robin Friday (RIP :() of Reading and Cardiff City sticking 2 fingers up at Luton Town's Milija Aleksic after rounding him and slotting one past him.

    A bit of a head-case, but a lower league hero of mine... anyone who kicks Mark Lawrenson in the face and then shits in his kit-bag can't be all that bad!!!:lol:

    dave
     
  15. PeterG

    PeterG Senior Member

    It's my actual Veteran's Badge.
     

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  16. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Combover

    A few postings earlier you asked a question of Niccar, namely:
    I have a question for you.
    As far as I can see, the one in your avatar is the postwar symbol. The WW2 version is joined up (like the photo below) not sectionalised. Can you tell me if this is defeinitely the case?




    I hope that neither you or Niccar will take offence if I jump in here with some info that might be relevant.

    I post below two images showing the original 78 Div Flash as worn between 1943 & 1944.

    The fist photo shows Page 72 of my Army Album and the Div Flash that I actually wore and finally brought home with me. The 2nd image is a photo close-up of the same flash.

    When first Owen & finally Peter G were kindly creating my Avatar, the Battlaxe icon was then taken from, I believe, Peter G's masterly website of Div Flashes British Formation Signs and now forms a permanent part of my Avatar.

    Hoping this all makes sense :)

    Ron
     

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  17. Combover

    Combover Guest

    I don't mind at all! The more the merrier. :)
     
  18. Dale Gribble

    Dale Gribble Junior Member

    Well, unlike most of the people on this forum mine is not of a military nature. However, it shows my hero - my son James who has had 8 surgeries before the age of 2, but keeps on being happy :)
     
  19. RemeDesertRat

    RemeDesertRat Very Senior Member

    7th armoured division, traced from the cover of 'a short history of the 7th armoured division 1938 - 1943' Dad was with this division for a short time, at Alamein.
     

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