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Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 25-06-22, 12:38 PM
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Posted By Chacal
Wanted – Somalia Gendarmerie items

I am looking for items from the Somalia Gendarmerie during the British Administration of former Italian Somaliland, as per attached - please let me know if you have any for sale or exchange.

Many...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 25-06-22, 12:19 PM
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Views: 66
Posted By Chacal
Wanted – Somaliland Police or Prisons KC buttons

I am looking for KC uniform buttons from British Somaliland, as per attached – either police or prisons, in any size - please let me know if you have any for sale or exchange.

Many thanks

Graham
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 25-06-22, 08:16 AM
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Posted By Chacal
Wanted – Somalia Gendarmerie cloth headdress flash

I am looking for the cloth flash worn on bush hats and the “turbans” of the rank-and-file of the Somalia Gendarmerie. It is described as a felt rectangle, worn portrait, and divided vertically green...
Forum: All other Colonial Badges 25-06-22, 08:05 AM
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Posted By Chacal
Since my initial posts on this thread I have made...

Since my initial posts on this thread I have made the British policing of former Italian colonies c. WWII (British Occupation of [Former] Italian Colonies (BOIC/BOFIC)) my main collecting interest,...
Forum: Other Military Topics 18-06-22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 71
Posted By Chacal
Thank you Mike, I hadn't seen that, much...

Thank you Mike, I hadn't seen that, much appreciated.

Graham
Forum: Other Military Topics 18-06-22, 03:28 PM
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Posted By Chacal
A Short History of Eritrea" by Stephen H. Longrigg - copy of photo requested

Good afternoon

Does anyone have a copy of "A Short History of Eritrea" by Stephen H. Longrigg (1945)? I have found the complete text online...
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 16-06-22, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By Chacal
The right hand badge is a Derbyshire Constabulary...

The right hand badge is a Derbyshire Constabulary collar badge.
Forum: Colonial Police and Paramilitary Badges 16-06-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 122
Posted By Chacal
Thank you Stephen, it will go well with my SG...

Thank you Stephen, it will go well with my SG badges - although I'll need a deeper case. :D

All the best

Graham
Forum: Colonial Police and Paramilitary Badges 15-06-22, 08:00 PM
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Views: 122
Posted By Chacal
Thank you Chris, yes, and probably a rare if not...

Thank you Chris, yes, and probably a rare if not unique survivor from those days. I like things like this that fall outside "badge collecting" as they add to the story of both units and individuals....
Forum: Colonial Police and Paramilitary Badges 15-06-22, 04:43 PM
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Views: 122
Posted By Chacal
Somalia Gendarmerie presentation cigarette box dated 1947

Good evening

Despite the best efforts of Parcelforce :rolleyes: this arrived safely today: Somalia Gendarmerie presentation cigarette box dated 1947 (14 x 9 x 3.4cm). :)

All the best

Graham
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 15-06-22, 04:37 PM
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Views: 136
Posted By Chacal
PM sent. Graham

PM sent.

Graham
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 27-05-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By Chacal
Hi Tim L&ID is London & India Docks Police...

Hi Tim

L&ID is London & India Docks Police cap/collar badge 1901-1909.

All the best

Graham
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-05-22, 07:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By Chacal
US Marine Corps older style, probably c.WWII. ...

US Marine Corps older style, probably c.WWII.

Graham
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-05-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By Chacal
Hi Aidan Just a suggestion, perhaps British...

Hi Aidan

Just a suggestion, perhaps British South Africa Police?

Graham
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-05-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By Chacal
Hi Andy #4 in the first photo is a Civil...

Hi Andy

#4 in the first photo is a Civil Defence Instructor's badge.

Graham
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 22-05-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By Chacal
I had a copy of a book "The Secret Hunters" which...

I had a copy of a book "The Secret Hunters" which covered their post-war activities tracking down war criminals as you describe: a couple of pages tied in with my lifelong interest in the occult when...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-05-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By Chacal
Hi Stephen I think the RAF eagle would be...

Hi Stephen

I think the RAF eagle would be worn on the sleeve above the rank chevrons, and hence in facing pairs.

I'd say the eagle and wreath is from Nigeria as I have seen badges from Nigeria...
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 12-05-22, 10:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By Chacal
Perhaps connected to the Berlin Airlift? The...

Perhaps connected to the Berlin Airlift? The central device resembles the Berlin Airlift Memorial so possibly a blazer badge for an Old Comrades Association?

Graham
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 12-05-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By Chacal
I think it is Technical Officer for Bechuanaland...

I think it is Technical Officer for Bechuanaland Protectorate, or a similar British Protectorate but i’m at work at present. I’m sure it is in the Colonial Badges book, and has probably been on the...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 06-05-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By Chacal
I've recently seen a KC brass Royal Marines badge...

I've recently seen a KC brass Royal Marines badge with this type of lug.

Graham
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 02-05-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 93
Posted By Chacal
Birmingham Corps Of Commissionaires. Graham

Birmingham Corps Of Commissionaires.

Graham
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 30-03-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By Chacal
Hi Paul I'll take the Scottish and Arabic if...

Hi Paul

I'll take the Scottish and Arabic if I may please - PM sent.

All the best

Graham
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 21-03-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By Chacal
Hi Peter Cyrenaica Police/Defence Force,...

Hi Peter

Cyrenaica Police/Defence Force, used after the independence of Cyrenaica from the British Administration in, I think, 1951 (I’m at work so away from my books).

All the best

Graham
Forum: Colonial Police and Paramilitary Badges 20-03-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By Chacal
OK, thank you for looking Dave, much appreciated....

OK, thank you for looking Dave, much appreciated. Looks like I need to make a trip to Kew one day.

Thanks again

Graham
Forum: Colonial Police and Paramilitary Badges 20-03-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By Chacal
Could someone look up an entry in “Police Gallantry” by J. Peter Farmery please?

Does anyone have a copy of “Police Gallantry” by J. Peter Farmery, covering awards of the King's Police Medal, the King's Police and Fire Service Medal and the Queen's Police Medal for Gallantry,...
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