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Old 03-08-19, 03:54 PM
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I have had this badge amongst bits and bobs for a very long time and have been trying to identify it. I presume that it is a RM Commando cap badge, with Kings crown but I havn't been able to find anything coloured like this. Can anyone help identify it and how old it is please.


Not sure if I did it correctly before. Hopefully this is the image of the RM Commando badge that I am trying to identify.
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Old 03-08-19, 05:09 PM
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Probably WW1 or 2 and been painted for use in a frame or a display. Not official just something that someone has done to enhance the visual impsct of the badge.
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Old 03-08-19, 06:26 PM
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Probably WW1 or 2 and been painted for use in a frame or a display. Not official just something that someone has done to enhance the visual impsct of the badge.
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Would of been worn 1923 onwards up to change of crown with QE11 & as said coloured as part of display etc but no way official, also Royal Marine Commandos did not form until @ 1942 and the cap badge was and is worn ( now QC) by all in the RM

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Old 03-08-19, 07:11 PM
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What makes it a "commando" badge?


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I have had this badge amongst bits and bobs for a very long time and have been trying to identify it. I presume that it is a RM Commando cap badge, with Kings crown but I havn't been able to find anything coloured like this. Can anyone help identify it and how old it is please.


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Old 03-08-19, 09:29 PM
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Possibly a case of a new member of the forum asking for advice in their first post and simply using common RM badge sellers inaccurate terminology or otherwise simply confusing "RM' and "Commando' as being one and the same?

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Old 03-08-19, 09:32 PM
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I just presumed,wrongly, knowing nothing about it, that it was Commando.
Whoever painted it did a very good job, it is really well done.
So its nothing special sadly, so can go back in the box of bits and pieces.
Many thanks for your help with this.
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Old 04-08-19, 12:55 AM
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At least its an original cap badge. going by the size of the crown its WW2.
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Old 04-08-19, 09:50 AM
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Its a nice badge made as a sweetheart or as mentioned to be displayed, would expect a photograph in a frame and this mounted to frame? Keep it out on display!
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Old 04-08-19, 06:41 PM
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I wonder if the artist had a copy of 'Badges of HM Services' to hand (published 1940,43, 46 etc)
Land mass in the version below showing the Empire ... they used to say 'the sun never sets on the British Empire' ... well I guess it has set now ;-)
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Old 04-08-19, 06:44 PM
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Your assumption was not necessarily wrong. Royal Marines and Royal Marine Commandos, when formed, wore that same cap badge - it was the colour of the beret that changed for Commandos.
In my opinion (for what little it is worth) as a former Bootneck, post war saw anyone completing training become a Royal Marine Commando so your terminology fits then.
Royal has a forum which is titled Once a Marine Always a Marine yet all members were Commandos and I always see myself as a former Marine but I guess I was a Royal Marine Commando not a Marine and a Commando
As for the badge, like Billy says - possibly a sweetheart item or done for a display ......... and it is special to some of course
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Old 04-08-19, 06:54 PM
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Royal has a forum which is titled Once a Marine Always a Marine yet all members were Commandos
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Ray - just wondering ... does the OAMAAM (OARMAARM) forum include RM Band Service. I know they are held in high esteem, but perhaps sometimes overlooked. Genuine question as I have never asked our mates from 40 and 45.
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Old 05-08-19, 04:31 AM
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What makes it a "commando" badge?
I am a new member and this type of comment is very off putting for us
It is not helpful or constructive
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Old 05-08-19, 07:07 AM
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A question is certainly not a comment.

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Old 05-08-19, 07:53 AM
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Okay you are correct but it is an easy mistake to make if you don’t have your knowledge
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Old 05-08-19, 02:29 PM
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Ray - just wondering ... does the OAMAAM (OARMAARM) forum include RM Band Service. I know they are held in high esteem, but perhaps sometimes overlooked. Genuine question as I have never asked our mates from 40 and 45.
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Afternoon Mike.
Am pretty sure there are some bandies on the forum, certainly at least 2 who transferred from the band to the Corps as well.
I believe the band has a similar forum but donít have a clue what it is called
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