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Old 30-08-20, 10:36 AM
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Default Cap Badges Sultan Of Oman's Land Forces 1985

Attached is a photograph of the cap badges and shoulder titles of The Sultan of Oman's Land Forces 1985.

Points to note are:

1. The Sultan of Oman's Armoured Regiment used the standard SOLF cap badge. Shoulder title not in display

2. Force Transport Regiment used the SOLF shoulder title. Cap badge only in display

3. MSF did not use shoulder titles

Any comments would be gratefully received.
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Very nicely displayed, thanks for showing them.

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Yes, a very nice display.

Is it possible for you to list all 25 badges? It would form an interesting reference for those not familiar with them.

Cheers, Keith
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I will name each cap badge before too long. In the meantime here is a better image:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/chrodg...7606237366754/
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Default Key: Name of Each Cap Badge

Below is the key to the 20 cap badges as in the format of the display:

HQ SOLF SAFTR MR OCR KJ


FF SOPR DR WFR SR


NFR JR MSF FOS SAFE


FIRQAT FMS FTR FEME SOA


HQ SOLF: Headquarters Sultan of Oman' Land Forces
SAFTR: Sultan's Armed Forces Training Regiment
MR: Muscat Regiment
OCR: Oman Coast Regiment
KJ: Southern Regiment
FF: Frontier Force
SOPR: Sultan of Oman's Parachute Regiment
DR: Desert Regiment
WFR: Western Frontier Regiment
SR: Signals Regiment
NFR: Northern Frontier Regiment
JR: Jebel Regiment
MSF: Musandam Security Force
FOS: Force Ordnance Services
SAFE: Sultan's Armed Forces Engineers
Firqat: Firqat Forces
FMS: Force Medical Services
FTR: Force Transport Regiment
FEME: Force Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
SOA: Sultan of Oman's Artillery

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Nice display.

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Below is the key to the 20 cap badges as in the format of the display:

HQ SOLF SAFTR MR OCR KJ


FF SOPR DR WFR SR


NFR JR MSF FOS SAFE


FIRQAT FMS FTR FEME SOA


HQ SOLF: Headquarters Sultan of Oman' Land Forces
SAFTR: Sultan of Oman's Training Regiment
MR: Muscat Regiment
OCR: Oman Coast Regiment
KJ: Southern Regiment
FF: Frontier Force
SOPR: Sultan of Oman's Parachute Regiment
DR: Desert Regiment
WFR: Western Frontier Regiment
SR: Signals Regiment
NFR: Northern Frontier Regiment
JR: Jebel Regiment
MSF: Musandam Security Force
FOS: Force Ordnance Services
SAFE: Sultan's Armed Forces Engineers
Firqat: Firqat Forces
FMS: Force Medical Services
FTR: Force Transport Regiment
FEME: Force Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
SOA: Sultan of Oman's Artillery
Thanks Limey1. 25 badges indeed, I need to go back to school!!

Keith
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Old 01-09-20, 08:33 PM
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Default 20 Cap Badges

Keith

No problem at all about counting!

A few years after 1985, HM The Sultan did away with separate badges and there was one SOLF badge: later SOLF was renamed Royal Army of Oman.

I believe this collection is unique outside Oman. There is another very similar (if not identical) collection which was on display in MOD Oman when I left in 1986.

You may be interested in my Omani Photograph album, link below:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/chrodg...57606237366754

Chris
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Thanks for sharing the fotos on yr Flickr page, Mark. A lot of interesting and evocative images!

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Some excellent pictures in there.
Thank you.

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