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Old 22-08-10, 05:53 PM
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Default Anyone know what these badges are?

My mother found these badges which she believes belonged to her father who was an ambulance driver during WW2.

We have no idea if these are from those times of if they are completely unrelated. He was big into auctions so it's quite possible he picked them up from there.

Anyone have any ideas of what they are (or where I can find out this info)

Much appreciated,
Dan
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Old 22-08-10, 07:12 PM
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Hello Dan.These are left, 13ème Demi-Brigade and right 1er Regiment Étranger, both French Foreign Legion.Both are still worn today. The 13ème is serving in Djibouti and the 1er regiment is based at Aubagne, near Marseilles.
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Jo
PS;can you post a pic of the backs ??

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Foreign_Legion
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Old 23-08-10, 01:50 PM
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Wow, thanks Jo.
No idea how I forgot to mention the markings on the backs.

Images of the backs are attached.

Rear of 1st Foreign Regiment badge reads:
Publideal Bordeaux and G.1198

Rear of 13th Demi-Brigade of the Foreign Legion badge reads:
Drago Paris

Any idea if these are worth anything at all?
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Old 23-08-10, 02:37 PM
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Using 'Badges of the French Foreign Legion 1923 - 1989' by Philippe Bartlett:


for 1st Foreign Regiment:

Manufactured post 1955 to date. Official approval number G.1198. Not been restruck, rarity 1 (common, or current for larger units).

Manufacturers : Drago, Courtois, Duseaux, Andor, Publidéal, J. Balme.
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Old 23-08-10, 02:42 PM
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Blindé 13th Demi-Brigade:

Period:1968
manufacturer Drago (only)
no restrike,
official approval number H.119
rarity 1 (common)
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