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Old 03-02-19, 08:13 AM
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Colleagues is this a Interpreters badge as worn by Australian soldier ( unofficial ) ?? I know of the French and British types but this different , it came with a soldiers lot.

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Old 03-02-19, 11:57 PM
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Hello Rob,

Geoffrey P. Oldham's book "Badges and Insignia of the New Zealand Army, New and Revised 2nd Edition, 2011", lists a similar looking badge on page 99.

Chapter 10. Miscellaneous New Zealand Badges

Badges of Appointment and Qualification Badges

10/81. Interpreter

I hope your able to track down more information about your interpreter badge

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Old 04-02-19, 01:28 AM
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hi Rob
yep, that's the same as mine.
I have a few different variations but I believe this is the badge they wore
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Old 04-02-19, 04:46 AM
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Hello Rob,

Geoffrey P. Oldham's book "Badges and Insignia of the New Zealand Army, New and Revised 2nd Edition, 2011", lists a similar looking badge on page 99.

Chapter 10. Miscellaneous New Zealand Badges

Badges of Appointment and Qualification Badges

10/81. Interpreter

I hope your able to track down more information about your interpreter badge

Cheers,


Invest
Are you able to scan the cover of the book and the relevant pages and email them to me at jrm@bigpond.net.au if possible.

Thanks Rob
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hi Rob
yep, that's the same as mine.
I have a few different variations but I believe this is the badge they wore
bc
Do you have any other info or maybe AWM photos of this beening worn by a aussie soldier??
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By coincidence, an article from the latest (#401) issue of Militaria (detail attached) on the Interpreters' badges as worn by the French Army, initially by members of the French Mission to the British GHQ in France. The French version of the sphinx was introduced in June 1915. In cloth it would make a good design for a TRF for the AG Corps (ETS) Pool of Specialist Linguists (if it still exists).
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Old 04-02-19, 07:20 AM
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Thanks for the additional info. BC what are these type worth nowa days ??
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Are you able to scan the cover of the book and the relevant pages and email them to me at jrm@bigpond.net.au if possible.

Thanks Rob
Hi Rob,

No problem, please give me a couple of days and I'll email you the pages

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No problem, please give me a couple of days and I'll email you the pages

Cheers,

Invest
Thank you
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Old 05-02-19, 01:40 AM
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Hello Rob,

Reginald H. W. Cox's book "Military Badges of the British Empire 1914-18, 1st Edition, 1982", shows the same Interpreter badge that you have.

The badge is shown on page 245 in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland section under the heading Some Typical British Arm Badges.

Rob, I do believe the badge in the book is a match for your Interpreter badge

Cheers,

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Old 05-02-19, 03:21 AM
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Thanks again and if you could scan and send these to me that would be great also.

Cheers Rob
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Old 05-02-19, 04:18 AM
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Hi Rob,

Yes, I'll be able to include them along with the other pages, as well.

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Yes, I'll be able to include them along with the other pages, as well.

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Your a good person to do that .
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Hello Rob,

I've emailed the book scans through to you

And like we all know this website is all about sharing information with fellow members

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Just for interest's sake - a 1917 Christmas card of the "Mission Militaries Francais", portraying a less inscrutible and more feminine (?) Sphinx.
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