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Forum: Colonial Police and Paramilitary Badges 19-11-20, 07:56 PM
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Views: 38
Posted By Chacal
Help translating Cyrenaica Police collar numbers from Eastern Arabic

Good evening

I’ve just picked up these two photos of members of the Cyrenaica Police (Gendarmerie?) dated to around Libyan independence in 1951, can anyone please help with translating the Eastern...
Forum: Colonial Police and Paramilitary Badges 15-11-20, 06:34 PM
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Views: 69
Posted By Chacal
Somalia Gendarmerie headdress flash

Does anyone have an example of the cloth flash worn on bush hats and the “turbans” of the rank-and-file of the Somalia Gendarmerie they would be willing to share an image of, as I’ve not yet seen one...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 14-11-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By Chacal
Hi Jerry "Provisional Patent"? ...

Hi Jerry

"Provisional Patent"?

Graham
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 14-11-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,456
Posted By Chacal
Eritrean Prison Service cap badge

Just updating with an Eritrean Prison Service cap badge that dropped through the letterbox a short time ago, in brass on a deep red backing with contemporary stitching presumably compensating for the...
Forum: Colonial Police and Paramilitary Badges 14-11-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 78
Posted By Chacal
New arrival - Eritrean Prison Service cap badge

New arrival dropped through the letterbox a short time ago: Eritrean Prison Service cap badge in brass on a deep red backing with contemporary stitching presumably compensating for the loss of the...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 14-11-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By Chacal
Romani ite domum :D

Romani ite domum :D
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-11-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 169
Posted By Chacal
I think the top badges is from the Maldives.

I think the top badges is from the Maldives.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-11-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 180
Posted By Chacal
The second one was (possibly still is) awarded to...

The second one was (possibly still is) awarded to Belgian army/gendarmerie personnel who donated blood, it also comes in large and small enamelled versions.
Forum: Arab Nations 04-11-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 111
Posted By Chacal
I believe the half-wing is from Ghana.

I believe the half-wing is from Ghana.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-10-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By Chacal
Hi Jean-Marie It doesn't appear to be in...

Hi Jean-Marie

It doesn't appear to be in John Green's book on Scottish police insignia. The 'Thane' looks like that of the Fifeshire Constabulary, perhaps it was used by the fire brigade (in the...
Forum: Arab Nations 20-10-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 104
Posted By Chacal
Hi Paul I believe this is Libyan Police...

Hi Paul

I believe this is Libyan Police c.1950s but certainly post-WWII and pre-Ghaddafi.

Hope this helps

Graham
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 12-10-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By Chacal
Hi Laurent The second is US Army 20th...

Hi Laurent

The second is US Army 20th Infantry Regiment. I can't find the first one, but the sphinx is used by US Army Intelligence units.

All the best

Graham
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 09-10-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 201
Posted By Chacal
First one is WW2 US Army Japanese War Crimes...

First one is WW2 US Army Japanese War Crimes Trial.

Graham
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 09-10-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,389
Posted By Chacal
United Kingdom Police insignia

Worn by an Inspector seconded from the Ministry of Defence Police to Kosovo some years ago.

Graham
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-10-20, 05:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By Chacal
Hey Laurent The third is USAF 2870th Ground...

Hey Laurent

The third is USAF 2870th Ground Electronic Engineering Installation Agency Squadron
...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 05-10-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 861
Posted By Chacal
I don't know, this seems appropriate in these...

I don't know, this seems appropriate in these times:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lovely-Very-Rare-Vintage-Handmade-Lunatic-Asylum-Wooden-Sign/373249015523?hash=item56e75ffee3:g:9F0AAOSw3oVevUtI
...
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 19-09-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By Chacal
Fantastic collection Dave, thanks for sharing. ...

Fantastic collection Dave, thanks for sharing.

Graham
Forum: Arab Nations 19-09-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By Chacal
Hi Colin I've mislaid mine at present but...

Hi Colin

I've mislaid mine at present but I'm pretty sure I have this one as Jordan Public Security Force.

Graham
Forum: Colonial Police and Paramilitary Badges 17-09-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 121
Posted By Chacal
Somalia Gendarmerie wall plaque

New arrival today: wall plaque for the Somalia Gendarmerie. It obviously post-dates the force by a number of years - the plastic wall mount on the reverse suggests any time from the 1960s to as late...
Forum: General Topics. 14-09-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By Chacal
A similar badge was discussed on this thread, it...

A similar badge was discussed on this thread, it seems the conclusion was that it is a souvenir combining Scottish themes but not belonging to anyone in particular (happy to be corrected if I'm...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 06-09-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By Chacal
Hi John I'm sorry, I don't recognise that...

Hi John

I'm sorry, I don't recognise that one, but I'll keep looking and let you know if I find out.

Graham
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 05-09-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By Chacal
Wanted - WM Eastern Arabic Numerals used by Palestine Police etc.

Good afternoon

I am looking for white metal Eastern Arabic Numerals (viz. ٠ ١ ٢ ٣ ٤ ٥ ٦ ٧ ٨ ٩ ١٠) as used (in conjunction with Western Arabic numerals) as ‘collar’ numbers by the Palestine Police...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 03-09-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 308
Posted By Chacal
I believe I have now ID'd #1 as a Tunisian...

I believe I have now ID'd #1 as a Tunisian Customs cap badge.

Still puzzling over #3.


Graham
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 29-08-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 102
Posted By Chacal
Hi Laurent As Ian says, US Army - Nuclear...

Hi Laurent

As Ian says, US Army - Nuclear Reactor Shift Supervisor (Retired on 1 October 1990).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obsolete_badges_of_the_United_States_military

Graham
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 27-08-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 308
Posted By Chacal
I believe I have now ID'd #2 as an older Benin...

I believe I have now ID'd #2 as an older Benin Police cap badge. :)
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