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Old 04-07-15, 09:22 PM
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Default 259 (COMCAN) Signal Squadron

I got this sign many years ago from a gentleman who claimed to have been in the unit and I have no reason to doubt him. He claimed there was only one lot of patches made in Cyprus and only worn for a very short period before amalgamation with No 12 Signal unit (RAF) to form the Cyprus Communications Unit (CCU). Any thoughts or opinions welcome.
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Old 05-07-15, 12:01 AM
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It is a genuine patch. The wife of Major A G Harfield BEM of Headdress Badges and Embellishments of the Royal Corps of Signals fame designed the device of Aphrodite rising from the blue Mediterranean.
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Does anyone have any dates for this patch?

Certainly wasn't in use 83-86 when I was with the sqn.

And more importantly - where can I get one?

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Old 16-07-22, 08:24 AM
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I was in 259 in 1995-6 and the patches were not in use until a few years after that. i think that they were in use circa 2000. They were pretty awful in colour and design. As stated they were only in use for a short period before the Squadron was disbanded and the role was civilianised. They do pop up on ebay.
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Old 16-07-22, 10:38 AM
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IU have this one, worn around 2000 and not for long.

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Antjar has 2 so might be agreeable to move one on?
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I picked one up via a colleague in the Royal Signals serving in MOD around 2000, and still have it.
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Antjar has 2 so might be agreeable to move one on?
Indeed, he very kindly forward me one at no cost. A gentleman.
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