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Uniforms, Badges and other Insignia

Military Uniforms helped identify the enemy in battle, but also allow researchers to indentify their ancestors and the regiments, squadrons and other services that they served in. Often, just a cap badge can be used to pin-point both the service and the era.

Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, Navy, Army, World War I, World War II, Prisoners of War, Discharge / Pension Records, Officers' Records, Service Records, Medals / Awards, Uniforms / Badges
Title:Military records
Link:Military records
Description:Ancestry.co.uk's Military records
Extra Info:Find the war heroes in your family in Ancestry.co.uk's millions of service records, medal records, casualty lists and other Army records and Navy records.
Classification:RAF / RFC / RNAS, World War II, Uniforms / Badges, Information
Title:Aviation Wings and Badges of WWII
Link:http://www.ww2wings.com/
Description:Aviation Wings and Badges of WWII
Extra Info:Pictures of many of the aviation wings and badges of WWII, including sweetheart badges.
Classification:RAF / RFC / RNAS, Navy, Army, Marines, World War I, World War II, Boer Wars, Crimean War, Napoleonic Wars, Other Battles / Wars / Conflicts, Uniforms / Badges, Information
Title:British and Commonwealth Military Badge Forum
Link:http://www.britishbadgeforum.com/
Description:British and Commonwealth Military Badge Forum and Photographs
Extra Info:This is a forum site to help with identification of, or questions about military badges. There are also good clear pictures of badges that may help in your research. Also look under badges awaiting categorisation. Register for free to use the forum.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, Army, World War I, World War II, Boer Wars, Museums, Medals / Awards, Uniforms / Badges, Information
Title:British Light Infantry
Link:http://www.lightinfantry.me.uk
Description:British Light Infantry Regiments Website
Extra Info:The history, details of the regiments and more.
Classification:Army, Pictures / Photographs, Medals / Awards, Uniforms / Badges, Other
Title:For The King-Emperor - The Indian Army on Campaign 1900-1947
Link:http://www.king-emperor.com/
Description:For The King-Emperor - The Indian Army on Campaign 1900-1947
Classification:Army, World War I, Medals / Awards, Uniforms / Badges
Title:Manchester Regiment 1881-1958
Link:http://www.themanchesters.org/
Description:Manchester Regiment 1881-1958
Extra Info:Includes changes to regimental service numbers, medal rolls, regimental badges, information about the different battalions, casualties of the regiment 1914-21 and more.
Classification:World War I, World War II, Boer Wars, Crimean War, Pictures / Photographs, Uniforms / Badges, Diaries / Log Books / Letters, Information
Title:Military Badges and Military Images
Link:http://web.archive.org/web/20110721011946/http://w...
Description:Military Badges and Military Images
Extra Info:An archived copy of the site which is no longer available. May take a little while to load. May not work correctly in all browsers. Also photographs and a diary of Signaller L. D. Richards,Leicestershire Regiment in WWI.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, Navy, World War I, World War II, Service Records, Pictures / Photographs, Ships, Medals / Awards, Uniforms / Badges, Diaries / Log Books / Letters, Information
Title:Naval-History.Net
Link:http://www.naval-history.net/
Description:Naval-History.Net
Extra Info:Comprehensive history of the British Navy with full search facility. Includes details of ships of the Royal Navy 1914-1919, some with log books details, service history of ships in WW2, timelines, casualties from WW1, and much more.
Classification:RAF / RFC / RNAS, Navy, Army, Marines, World War II, Uniforms / Badges
Title:Rank and Badges in the Army, Navy, R.A.F. and Auxiliaries (1943)
Link:https://archive.org/details/1943RankAndBadgesInThe...
Description:Rank and Badges in the Army, Navy, R.A.F. and Auxiliaries (1943)
Extra Info:Online book. A full colour guide to the badges worn by the British Forces. Published 1943. Includes HM Coastguard, the ATS and more.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, Army, World War I, World War II, Boer Wars, Crimean War, Napoleonic Wars, Other Battles / Wars / Conflicts, Uniforms / Badges
Title:The Black Watch Archive
Link:http://www.blackwatch.50megs.com/
Description:The Black Watch Archive
Extra Info:Although this site is no longer being updated it includes a history of the regiment, a list of officers who served in the peninsular wars, list of officers 1916, roll of honour, Black Watch uniforms and badges and more.
Classification:RAF / RFC / RNAS, Navy, Army, World War II, Pictures / Photographs, Uniforms / Badges, Maps
Title:The Museum of World War II
Link:http://museumofworldwarii.org/
Description:The Museum of World War II
Extra Info:Located in the USA. The Virtual tour sections have many photographs and other information.
Classification:Marines, Uniforms / Badges, Information
Title:The Royal Marines, a Brief History
Link:https://manthecapstan.wordpress.com/2008/09/01/the...
Description:The Royal Marines, a Brief History with an Emphasis on the Uniforms.
Classification:Marines, Academy / Training / Cadets, Uniforms / Badges
Title:TS Fearless - 901 Troop Marine Cadets
Link:http://www.ts-fearless.org.uk/
Description:TS Fearless - 901 Troop Marine Cadets
Extra Info:Downloads page has useful information.
Classification:World War I, Uniforms / Badges
Title:Uniforms of World War One
Link:http://battlefields1418.50megs.com/uniforms_ww1.ht...
Description:Uniforms of World War One
Extra Info:Includes photographs of typical uniforms worn during WW1.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, Pictures / Photographs, Aircraft, Uniforms / Badges, Information
Title:Walking with Ghosts
Link:http://www.ww-ghosts.com/
Description:Walking with Ghosts - a Study of Life and the Technology of Warfare in World War One
Extra Info:Concentrating on the Yorkshire Regiment (Green Howards) but with a lot of other information.
Classification:RAF / RFC / RNAS, Navy, Army, Marines, World War I, Pictures / Photographs, Medals / Awards, Uniforms / Badges, Diaries / Log Books / Letters, Information
Title:World War I Document Archive
Link:http://gwpda.org/
Description:Archive of Documents and Photographs from World War One
Extra Info:Also contains a WWI Biographical Dictionary, hundreds of documents, photographs, diaries, timelines and much more.
Classification:RAF / RFC / RNAS, Museums, Aircraft, Uniforms / Badges
Title:Yorkshire Air Museum
Link:http://www.yorkshireairmuseum.org/
Description:Yorkshire Air Museum
Extra Info:Located in Elvington, Yorkshire.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, RAF / RFC / RNAS, Navy, Army, Marines, World War I, World War II, Boer Wars, Crimean War, Napoleonic Wars, Other Battles / Wars / Conflicts, Prisoners of War, Discharge / Pension Records, Officers' Records, Service Records, Pictures / Photographs, Aircraft, Ships, Other Transport, Hospitals / Nursing, Academy / Training / Cadets, Muster / Militia Rolls, Medals / Awards, Uniforms / Badges, Diaries / Log Books / Letters, Newspapers, Maps, Information, Other
Title:Wikipedia - the free encyclopedia
Link:http://en.wikipedia.org/
Description:Wikipedia - the free encyclopedia
Extra Info:Comprehensive general reference for most military topics. Use its search box to find your areas of interest.
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