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Old 01-02-19, 03:32 PM
Chris Walker Chris Walker is offline
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Jersey Channel Islands
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Default Indian Signals Badge

Dear Phil.

As we have spoken before and as I have said I do not know what this badge actually is. (The scroll at the bottom really throws me).

I believe from the photos you have shown that this is a cast badge rather than a struck item.

The motto is the 1949 version in Devnagiri script of Teevra Chaukas in English Swift and Sure/Secure and can clearly be seen as being the same as the photo I attach of an early Officer's Brass Cross Belt Badge.

The motto before this was Certa Cito and translates to Tez O Sahih dating from 1934 so I am fairly confident that we are looking at a post 1949 badge.

If I had to make a considered guess I think this could be a locally struck badge made by a local craftsman and hence the oak leaves around the globe at the bottom in slightly the wrong place. Only a guess mind.

Nice little item though Phil.

Kind regards

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