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Old 11-12-17, 05:28 PM
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Default French airforce, cavalry, 20th leger

Hi, can any one identify this badge? thanks in advance, Mike
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Old 12-12-17, 08:03 AM
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Hi Mike,

Nothing to do with airforce ... the "20e Escadron Leger du Levant" is a french period cavalry unit raised after 1927 in Lebanon with Alawites.

Be careful, theater made badges are very faked..

I hope it helps...

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Old 12-12-17, 11:34 AM
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Hi Herve, thank you very much for the information. Is it possible they would have converted to armour? I'll photograph the back later and thanks again Mike
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Old 12-12-17, 02:03 PM
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Hi Mike,

As far as I remember, this unit was only cavalry.

But there were various armoured cars and tanks units in Lebanon and Syria in 1920/40.
In french, a good article in Militaria magazine n61 (august 1990)

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Old 13-12-17, 08:11 PM
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Hi Herve, here is the back, best wishes Mike
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Old 14-12-17, 07:19 AM
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Hi Mike,

Sorry, unfortunately it's a copy...

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Old 14-12-17, 01:06 PM
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Hi Herve, thanks anyhow, it will do until I find a real one, best wishes and a Merry Xmas, Mike
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