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Old 20-05-21, 05:18 PM
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Was this badge used by the army or Royal Marines?
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Old 20-05-21, 05:39 PM
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Its the RAF type isn't it, using the fist?
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Old 20-05-21, 10:06 PM
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Not RAF as the colours are all wrong. These colours are more Naval than RAF.
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Old 21-05-21, 07:42 AM
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Not RAF as the colours are all wrong. These colours are more Naval than RAF.
Thats what I thought too, but the navy uses a circle in place of the fist doesn't it?

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Old 21-05-21, 08:21 AM
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Oblong ones were used by the RAOC but not seen a domed version before.
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Old 21-05-21, 10:33 AM
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Firstly, this both circle and flashes and fist and flashes were used in WW2 by the Army.

There are many colour combos including red, yellow, blue, white, khaki and brown and often the central device of different colours to the lightening.

Circles were official but Fists were not.

Domed versions were the first types and oblongs the later type and post war also.

The trades were numerous that wore them.

Royal Marines Telecommunications Technicians wore them in red and blue but with a circle.

Here are some from my collection.

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Old 21-05-21, 01:28 PM
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Simon, Impressive collection!

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Old 21-05-21, 04:49 PM
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The few I have. I wonder if the example in question in red on blue was produced speculatively by a military tailor for the Royal Marines but neither approved nor worn?

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Old 23-05-21, 08:34 AM
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So I am assuming that the Jury is still out then on my badge so won't take it out the frame quite yet. I will take a picture of mine when I open the frame next.

There was an article in the Formation Sign many years ago and may have been a more recent one but with so many unoffical badges and foreign use also obviously very hard to identify.
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