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Old 03-02-21, 03:08 PM
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Good afternoon,

Today this AAC badge without KC fell on my doormat with some other badges.
I would like to know if anyone of the forum members has seen this modification before?

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Old 03-02-21, 03:40 PM
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I don't think its a modification, i reckon it's just been damaged/snapped off.
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Old 03-02-21, 04:20 PM
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I don't think its a modification, i reckon it's just been damaged/snapped off.
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I agree , you can see where the top has been removed.

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Old 03-02-21, 04:48 PM
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French Airborne troops in WW2 would snap off the crown on the British Parachute badge, I wonder if this has any relation.

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Old 03-02-21, 04:56 PM
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That would be quite some accidental snap!

It’s been intentionally done/modified. As taker Mike mentions I think I’ve heard about AACs getting the same treatment as Para badges re crown removal.

Issue with all these being it’s so easy to cut a crown off then ‘‘honest guv it’s French Airborne, that’ll be 150 please’’.

A simple and easy way for the unscrupulous to transform a 20-30 badges to ask a three figure sum.
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I have seen a plastic AAC cap badge for sale very recently.
Also with crown removed. Similar spurious description "French" use !
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Old 04-02-21, 04:42 PM
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Gents,

Thank you all for your comments.
It's another one for my box of shame, I think.

Airtrooper, I've seen that plastic badge too but I can't remember where.

Regards and keep safe,

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Old 04-02-21, 04:54 PM
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Gents,

Thank you all for your comments.
It's another one for my box of shame, I think.

Airtrooper, I've seen that plastic badge too but I can't remember where.

Regards and keep safe,

Marinus
The ? box rather than the dreaded box of shame Id suggest.

The opinions expressed here are just opinions, the badge is genuine so it is most certainly worthy of further research rather than a hasty decision.

Records, units histories and war diaries along with period photos are all worth searching out.
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Old 04-02-21, 07:19 PM
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The ? box rather than the dreaded box of shame Id suggest.
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Luke, you are right the "?" box is a better idea.

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Have looked for a picture of similar badge I have but cannot locate it but found original thread I posted this is in "General" mine hasn't been broken off but neatly removed.

The plastic Economy was in Chairborne Militaria site. All the best billy
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Have looked for a picture of similar badge I have but cannot locate it but found original thread I posted this is in "General" mine hasn't been broken off but neatly removed.

The plastic Economy was in Chairborne Militaria site. All the best billy
Direct link to that other thread here: https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...ad.php?t=66887
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