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Old 01-08-19, 06:08 AM
altcar73 altcar73 is offline
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Yes, it is authentic. After the liberation the force had no badges in stock and no cash to order from a UK manufacturer. The quotes were sky high. The Chief Officer sent an original pre-invasion cap badge to a firm in Pakistan and ordered a stock of what were effectively "sand cast" badges. These were relatively inexpensive. These were worn by the small number of police staff for several years. They were also sold by the force to collectors. Following the granting of the "Royal" title, the current cap badge was supplied by manufacturers in the UK (Firmin). These were paid for using the sale proceeds of the "sand cast" badges.

Dave.

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