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Old 28-04-16, 08:43 PM
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Hi All,
I would be grateful for help in identifying this badge.
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Old 28-04-16, 10:55 PM
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From the squiggle in the middle, and its shape it looks Thai to me. I'm not sure exactly what, but maybe Army.
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Old 28-04-16, 10:58 PM
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I thought the same but based on the overall shape.
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The flaming wheel is typical of Thai badges, and also some Cambodian.
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Old 28-04-16, 11:25 PM
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Thank you all, for your comments.
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Old 29-04-16, 03:29 AM
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My impression was that the badge appears to me to be upside down and until the other comments alluding to it possibly being Thai or Cambodian, I was thinking the script almost looked like Irish Gaelic to me. Now I suppose I should run for cover! regards, D.J.
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Old 29-04-16, 09:41 AM
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Hello

100 % from THAILAND
the badge is in correct position ;

the central device is a wheel or chakkra ;
in the middle is the number '9' in thai standing for RAMA IX
= King Bhumibol , 9th sovereign of the Chakri dynasty crowned in 1950.

the general design of this badge match with the Royal Thai Army flag of 1962 ;
> see pic below from source : www.crwflags.com
After 1979, the badge is more elaborated with a royal crown or tiare ...

The traduction of the motto (to be done by an expert ...) will help to confirm the ID ........
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Old 29-04-16, 04:09 PM
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'llo

after consultation of a siamese correspondant, the traduction of the motto is ( would be ? ) :

<< TO DIE FOR THE COUNTRY >>


to whom it may concern ....
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