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Old 13-01-19, 03:58 PM
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Default cloth badge on green beret?

Can anyone tell what badge is missing from this beret, it is late 1960's to late 1970's period made.

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Old 13-01-19, 04:38 PM
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Intelligence Corps ?
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Old 13-01-19, 04:54 PM
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Intelligence Corps ?
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More like a Royal Marine beret but.....
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Old 13-01-19, 04:56 PM
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It is the exact same green as another rmc beret I own which has its badge.
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Old 13-01-19, 05:02 PM
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But....
Not many army badges found on RM Cdo berets with the exception of 24/29Cdo and attached personnel who earned the beret, Im sure there was a hole in RM intelligence up until recently and the Int Corps works/ed closely with them, the shape fits
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Old 13-01-19, 05:06 PM
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Thank you Paul.

I asked because I did not know.

I did read a thread on there being a medical badge worn sometimes?
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Old 13-01-19, 05:11 PM
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With a Vocab Number 70239 ? and no NSN from the 1960s -1970s and pre metric sizing.
Definitely a Royal Marines Commando beret but with a cloth sewn on badge possibly worn by an Army officer in the RA, RE or Commando Logistic Regiment.

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Old 13-01-19, 05:29 PM
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Very Senior Royal Marines Officers, usually Brigadiers and above, also wore 'cloth' badges on their green berets, certainly in my time. Not that I was in the habit of associating with these gentlemen you understand !
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Old 13-01-19, 05:34 PM
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24 Cdo RE Cdo and 29 Cdo RA would be manned with attached (army) personnel similar to comparable sized army unit. This Iím sure would include a RAMC Officer, if he completed the All Arms course he would wear the Beret, similar with any other Corps who were on exchange or atttached to a Cdo unit wether 24/29 or RM.
The shape of were the badge was does not suggest to me RA or RE Grenade type wore by Officers, my first thought was Int Corps but RAMC is a good possibility.
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Old 13-01-19, 05:39 PM
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Very Senior Royal Marines Officers, usually Brigadiers and above, also wore 'cloth' badges on their green berets, certainly in my time. Not that I was in the habit of associating with these gentlemen you understand !
Good call. here is an example of the Colonel/Brigadier bullion embroidered beret badge - also possibly worn with a bullion embroidered General's badge?

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Old 13-01-19, 06:10 PM
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I have brigadier/colonel badges and general and field marshal...in bullion with both crowns. I'll try them for size.
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Old 13-01-19, 10:39 PM
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My first thought was it could be a RLC officer’s beret from the Commando Logistic Regiment but if it’s a 1970s beret it would have to be a RCT or RAOC officer - shape could be RCT but RAMC looks likely too.
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Jerry, Officer, 59 Cdo RE? Regards Mark
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Old 14-01-19, 09:31 PM
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Thanks to all who have been good enpigh to contribute to this, it has given me much to consider and badges to try for size and shape.
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Old 14-01-19, 10:12 PM
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My final thought. Is the stitching residue wide enough to have been from a Royal Navy officers embroidered badge as worn by surgeons, schoolies and chaplains in Commando units?

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