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Old 20-11-17, 11:19 AM
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Default Tank badges finally identified.

After a couple or three years these have been identified by a tank enthusiast on WAF. He writes "Those are a collar (I think) and beret insignia of the 'Vechtwagens KNIL', the tank- and armoured cars units of the 'Koninklijk Nederlands-Indisch Leger', the colonial army in the Netherlands East-Indies (now Indonesia).Btw the tank depicted in the insignia is the British Vickers-Carden-Loyd, which was in use in the KNIL since the 1930's. The insignia stayed in use till 1950.
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Old 20-11-17, 11:38 AM
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Well he is almost right, they are to the vechtwagens KNIL but the silver colored one (tank in wreath) is a baret badge and the bronze badge is a shoulder badge.


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