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Old 28-06-20, 04:16 PM
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Hi all trying to get to grips with these! Hopefully you might help by confiming if in correct groupings, if you have the name for a badge great and I can start by putting into these groups and gradually get them sorted?

Will make an Album and place them into it after taking a picture of them individually with correct name, many thanks Billy
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Old 28-06-20, 04:38 PM
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These are Army, Supply, Signals and Schools and others am sure if you could help if some of these should be in other areas let me know where they should go? Names to them and any other help appreciated! Many thanks Billy
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Old 28-06-20, 11:11 PM
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Billy, the narrow eagle with crown brass badge (pic 1 & pic 2) is actually Dutch Air Force sidecap badge.
What did you do - rob a Bertrand badge factory or something!!!!
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Old 29-06-20, 03:59 AM
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Hello Billy

first post:
penultimate photo:

12° Compagnie Saharienne du Matériel
3° Groupe Saharien Motorisé Issaouane
4° Compagnie Saharienne Portée Légion Etrangère

last photo:

4° Compagnie Saharienne Portée Légion Etrangère
Groupe Saharien du Sud Tunisien
Goums Mixtes Marocains

I can identify your badges, it would be easier for me if you could post both sides pictures

cordially
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Old 29-06-20, 05:22 AM
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first post
12th photo:

Compagnie Méhariste de l'Erg Oriental
Afrique is not military, tourist badge
2° Compagnie Saharienne Portée Légion Etrangère, with a lapel insignia

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Old 29-06-20, 05:57 AM
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Thanks gents will make a start on Albums shortly, Did look at the Air Force badge a few times thinking that Crown isn't right! But took a long time to tske out of plastic bags and sort through, and to put back! Found American Naval Seal badge, German Police badge and a few other bits and bobs!

It all started with a Brass and Enamelled Artillery Rgt badge the 48th middle of the large group!

Gentleman your French beats what I have on the African Legion badges and will label accordingly and will start small the Air Force then Legion though these have various makers marks for same badge! My E-mail address is:- awgirvan@gmail.com

Many thanks for the help Billy
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Old 29-06-20, 09:07 PM
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Hi Billy

These two badges I've circled in red are from Soldier of Fortune magazine.

All the best

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Old 29-06-20, 10:05 PM
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The attached badge, from the same pic above, is a Dutch Army collar/shoulder badge.
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Old 30-06-20, 05:59 AM
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Thanks Graham the one next to it "The Devils Guard" is most likely from same ilk, the books good!!! not sure on how factual it is?

Cheers Dave, why I have done this, as I wouldn't have sussed that for Dutch, all the best billy
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The attached badge, from the same pic above, is a Dutch Army collar/shoulder badge.
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Old 30-06-20, 03:47 PM
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Good day Billy,

Here's what I dug up out of my reference material. I collect world para, so most is about French/Foreign Legion para. I'll number the photos in sequence from both posts going left to right, and top to bottom. Some, I'll skip as there are repetitions. Within the photos, it will be the same.

Photo(P) # 5 Row(R) 1 #1 17th Para Engr Regt Lebanon
R2 #1 2nd Para Marine Regt
#2 Combat swimmer qual
#5 8th Para Marine Regt
P # 9 R1 #1,2,3 French Para beret badge
R2 #1-5 Foreign Legion (FL) beret badge
R3 #1-3 1st Regt FL Para beret badge
#5 1st Regt FL Para pocket crest
P # 10 R1 #1-7 pocket crest 2nd FL Para
R2 #1 pocket crest 3rd Regt FL Inf
#2 beret badge 3rd FL Inf
P # 11 All FL pocket crests, except R2#4 beret badge
P # 17 R4 #3-5 Pre-Military Para qual
P # 19 R1 #3-4 2nd Company, 9th Regt Para Chausseurs
R3 #2 9th Regt Para Chausseurs
P # 20 R1 #7 ??Hungarian qual of some kind (looks similar to Hung. para qual)
P # 21 R1 #1-4 Commando quals
#5 Commando Instr qual
R2 #3 FL Detachment, Moyote
P # 24 R1 #2-3 crest French Airborne School
#5 crest 1st Regt Para Chausseurs
R2 #1-4 Fr basic para qual
P # 25 R2 #1 Pre-Military Para Initiation qual
#2-3 Fr Para Instr qual
#4 Cambodia para qual
#5 Fr Free Fall qual

Hope this is of some help. Stay safe and have fun.

Regards,

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Thanks very much Ian will mark these up accordingly cheers billy
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No problems Billy.

Here's a couple I missed the first time around:

Photo 2 row 1 #8 Air Force Commando beret badge

P2 row 2 #1-2 pocket crest Air Commando Group

#5 92nd Inf Regt

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