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Old 23-07-19, 08:37 AM
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hi all
just need some help to ID these 2 badges.
the larger badge is actually really well made.
i may be moving them on so if interested pm me
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Old 23-07-19, 08:42 AM
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The badge on the left (the larger one) reads Algaish Iliraq - Iraq Army.
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Old 23-07-19, 08:43 AM
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The badge on the left (the larger one) reads Algaish Iliraq - Iraq Army.
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so would this be a modern item?
should it be pin backed?
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Old 23-07-19, 12:20 PM
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The badge on the left (the larger one) reads Algaish Iliraq - Iraq Army.
I've always had this one labelled as Jordanian Arab Legion.
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Old 23-07-19, 12:54 PM
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so would this be a modern item?
Depends on your interpretation of "modern". But as it contains a crown, find out when Iraq stopped to b a monarchy (Wikipedia says: 1958).

BUT, I tend to follow leigh kitchen and think it is Royal Arab Legion or later Jordan Armed Forces.
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Old 23-07-19, 01:05 PM
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so would this be a modern item?
should it be pin backed?
bc
I picked up a cast, silver coloured one in Tel Aviv in 1978.
I got another one years later - a hollow struck brass one, (found on the ground in a car park in Kent), both brooch pin fittings.
Presumably they have those fittings for wear on the Shemagh headdress? (Apologies if "shemag" is the wrong term).
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Old 23-07-19, 01:27 PM
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The badge on the left (the larger one) reads Algaish Iliraq - Iraq Army.
It is the badge of the Arab Legion, below an image of a particular favourite of mine...

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Keith,

Can see why it's a favourite, wonderful badge and inscription.

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Old 23-07-19, 07:18 PM
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Hi guys
Thanks, that's some good info and Leigh that badge is a ripper.
Does anyone have any idea what the badge on the right is?
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My eyesight is not what it was. When the Arabs use the definite article in written form it comprises the equivalent of two letters. However when the script is stylised it can be difficult to read - at least by me. The first word is definitely Army (gaysh), The second word could well be Arab - thus Arab Army.
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The badge on the left (the larger one) reads Algaish Iliraq - Iraq Army.
No it doesn't, it treads al Jaish al Arabia = the Arab Army and it worn by the Arab Legion now the Royal Jordanian Army.
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No it doesn't, it treads al Jaish al Arabia = the Arab Army and it worn by the Arab Legion now the Royal Jordanian Army.
Which is already suggested above and confirmed by @Volunteer Soldier.
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Thanks guys
Can anyone read the other?
Any suggestions what the other is?
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Old 08-08-19, 09:05 AM
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HI GUYS
ANYONE HAVE THOUGHTS ON THE COLOURED BADGE?
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still trying to find out what the coloured badge on the right hand side is??
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