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Old 19-01-21, 02:23 PM
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Default interesting "rare" badges at auction

Yet again "reputable" auction sites are coming up with some very unusual badges
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Old 19-01-21, 02:50 PM
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very rare pieces indeed!!

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Old 19-01-21, 05:14 PM
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I would not say either rare or interesting, but, spurious certainly.

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Old 19-01-21, 07:14 PM
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I might contact the seller and ask for the Euromillions numbers for Friday. They obviously have the power of foresight and knew the SCLI would come into being. Even if their badge is 57 years too early at least.
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Imagination knows no bounds it seems.
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What auction site ?
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Heres one. The auction that just sold a 1000 LRDG hat for 150 or thererabouts that was on here last week.

https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/a...f-acaf00dd2adb
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What the hells going on, what ever are people thinking.☹️
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Old 20-01-21, 07:18 AM
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This is disgusting!
Anybody with even the smallest amount of knowledge regarding badges would be able to see this is made up cr*p! And there definitely would be someone in that auction house that has knowledge of some sort, they obviously have no scruples, and could not care less, really bad, and sad to see.
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Old 20-01-21, 04:34 PM
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Heres one. The auction that just sold a 1000 LRDG hat for 150 or thererabouts that was on here last week.

https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/a...f-acaf00dd2adb
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Hammer price 60 and according to the saleroom actually worn on D Day?


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Hammer price 60 and according to the saleroom actually worn on D Day?
The plot thickens!!! Don't know whether to laugh or cry anymore!!
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Come on now chaps, if you look carefully at the badge on the beret you will notice that the Parachute Regiment badge has had the crown removed.

What you are all missing is that these badge badges were worn by the Free French paratroops (R.E.M.E) detachment. A very small, specialist unit comprising only 20 members, who had all previously worked at the Renault factory in Caen, before being smuggled out of occupied France by the S.O.E.

They were parachuted into Arromanches, with their two, fully equipped workshop vehicles, (disguised as chip vans), before midnight on the 5th June 1944.

Though not widely known, there is a file about their mission at the National Archives at Kew. WO 229/1909. "Operation Merde du Bouef" for those who want to read more about it.

A very rare badge and an absolute bargain at 60.

The cloth shoulder title, F.F.P.R.E.M.E., are only ever found printed, (the embroidered ones are all fake. They do turn up now and again and I believe that J.D.R. had one for sale on his website recently.

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Old 21-01-21, 10:34 PM
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Come on now chaps, if you look carefully at the badge on the beret you will notice that the Parachute Regiment badge has had the crown removed.

What you are all missing is that these badge badges were worn by the Free French paratroops (R.E.M.E) detachment. A very small, specialist unit comprising only 20 members, who had all previously worked at the Renault factory in Caen, before being smuggled out of occupied France by the S.O.E.

They were parachuted into Arromanches, with their two, fully equipped workshop vehicles, (disguised as chip vans), before midnight on the 5th June 1944.

Though not widely known, there is a file about their mission at the National Archives at Kew. WO 229/1909. "Operation Merde du Bouef" for those who want to read more about it.

A very rare badge and an absolute bargain at 60.

The cloth shoulder title, F.F.P.R.E.M.E., are only ever found printed, (the embroidered ones are all fake. They do turn up now and again and I believe that J.D.R. had one for sale on his website recently.
Brilliant!
The mystery of this wonderful item of history is solved!
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