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Old 05-05-22, 07:16 PM
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Default US Army Corps of Engineers?

I thought that I had identified this badge, but it is stamped FIRMIN LONDON on the back so maybe I am wrong...

Any help appreciated!
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Old 05-05-22, 07:47 PM
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Firmin London have been around for many years and are known to make badges etc for many countries including the USA so in my opinion this is a correct USA Corps of Engineers collar badge.
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Old 05-05-22, 09:01 PM
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Thanks for that info - I didn't know Firmin made badges for overseas customers.
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Default UK made US insignia

Bear in mind that during both World Wars that England was used as a staging post before being shipped across the channel. Before D Day there were many thousands of US Army here.

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As Ian mentioned, I suspect it is a WW2 collar badge made for the US troops in he UK prior to D-Day. British made American badges and patches are very desirable over here.

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Gaunt made a wide range of insignia for the US Army, Navy and Marines since the WW1 era through WW2 (they had a NY office for some time), and Firmin did as well during WW2, although they seem to have been more limited to Army officer insignia.
Your Corp of Engineers badge is an officer's collar badge and dates from WW2. It has the typical brooch fastening of British made insignia.

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Many thanks for your helpful information about this badge
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