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Old 29-06-23, 11:22 PM
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Default War Department Fleet badge?

Hi All,
Is this badge an RASC War Department Fleet badge?
it does not have the WD so maybe a variation of Fleet badge as it has the naval wreath? maybe another government department?
Any suggests or leads appreciated.
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Old 30-06-23, 06:08 AM
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Royal Marines Warrant Officers rank perhaps?

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Old 01-07-23, 04:11 AM
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The wreath is not the NCO pattern but is of a type seen worn by officer's and is similar to other WD cap badges I have seen.
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Old 01-07-23, 02:00 PM
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All the cap badges worn by officers of the WD Fleet (1890-1945) and the RASC Fleet (1945-1965) bore the letters WD or WDF or RASC. On the formation of the RCT the lettering was dropped. Whatever your badge is it has nothing to do with the WD Fleet or the RASC Fleet.
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Old 01-07-23, 04:48 PM
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Thank you.
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Old 26-08-23, 01:00 PM
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https://www.regimentalbadges.com/en-...dge/prod_21618
This badge is very similar to mine. Which maybe a pattern of War Department badge.
This is a photo of the badge in use and to me there doesn't seem to be any letters
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/i...ject/205470230

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Old 20-10-23, 07:31 AM
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Hi,

Could the badge in Post 1 be a Preventative Officer of H.M. Customs?

See https://www.webarchive.org.uk/waybac...GES_HMCE_METAL

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Old 20-10-23, 12:46 PM
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A good site with some nice badges etc.
I do think that the reference to the badge in question is incorrect on the website.
The badge is also a modern reproduction.
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Old 20-10-23, 01:20 PM
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Hi,

Could the badge in Post 1 be a Preventative Officer of H.M. Customs?

See https://www.webarchive.org.uk/waybac...GES_HMCE_METAL

Andy
The picture of the 1940's Women Search Officers appears to be wearing the same badge as in the first post.
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Old 20-10-23, 02:13 PM
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That is interesting. That would tie in with this one that is for sale on eBay.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/196021675...Bk9SR9iy8dbpYg
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Old 20-10-23, 04:09 PM
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This is getting interesting.
The badge for sale on ebay and the historic photo in the listing are of two slightly different designs.
The badge in the historic photo seems to have the crown supported on either side, as can be seen in the small dots on either side. But these maybe buds of th wreath.?
The badge on ebay looks like the badges featured in previous posts

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Old 20-10-23, 04:39 PM
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Two more examples of it being worn by HM Customs Waterguard.

http://www.swanseadocks.co.uk/oldsite/HM%20Customs.htm

and https://ww2-movie-characters.fandom....on_%283%29.png

The latter being from a movie. I assume the badge was researched for accuracy.

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