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Old 17-01-20, 11:06 AM
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Two photos and some badges from this short-lived WWI RN Branch.

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Old 17-01-20, 12:31 PM
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Very nice. I believe these chaps operated motor boats that had been requisitioned from civilians for the War effort? I have a couple of sweetheart brooches from this unit. Thanks for showing.
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Old 17-01-20, 06:49 PM
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I believe that the metal versions of this unit are fakes, could someone comment on this?

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Old 16-02-20, 09:30 PM
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Two photos and some badges from this short-lived WWI RN Branch.

Jon
Pretty interesting to learn about this apparently short lived unit of the RN.
Were these requisitioned pleasure boats and used more as utility craft than being converted to use in a combat role?

Thankful to have my knowledge of this unit increased by one hundred percent.

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Old 16-02-20, 10:08 PM
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I believe that the metal versions of this unit are fakes, could someone comment on this?

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I just brought one today at Farnham....I did not pay a lot for it though.
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Old 16-02-20, 10:53 PM
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I just brought one today at Farnham....I did not pay a lot for it though.
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Sadly I strongly suspect these are fantasy badges. Iíve never seen a period photo of one being worn and so far as I can tell the first book they appear in is the Martin Marsh fake catalogue, no. 211.
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