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Old 13-02-21, 03:08 PM
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Default Absolutely no idea.....

I found this is a large bag of cap badges I acquired......I have no idea what it is or if it is British or Foreign. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Apologies, the photo is upside down!
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Old 13-02-21, 03:11 PM
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Interesting, its Dutch, similar to the engineers badge with just the helmet, but I hav'nt seen that design before.

Edit a googling shows it as "Engineers- Pioneers
A crossed spade and pickaxe hold a sapper's helmet in the badge centre. Service colour was dark brown. Badge was instituted by Army order Nr. 57 from 1947. This insignia was abolished in 1963, and engineers badge was introduced".

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Old 13-02-21, 03:13 PM
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australian pioneers.....
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Old 13-02-21, 03:18 PM
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I dont believe all this Australia upside down stuff - they'd spill their beer.
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Old 13-02-21, 03:34 PM
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Lol thank you....🤣
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Old 13-02-21, 03:56 PM
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More seriously I would say belgian or other near continental nation
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Old 13-02-21, 03:58 PM
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Nah, s'Dutch.
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Old 13-02-21, 04:02 PM
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Does it have para rigging?
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Royal Netherlands Army Pioneers Beret Badge, worn from November 1946 to March 1966 then again from October 1993 to 2015, when it became the beret badge for all Combat Engineers.
What method of fitting does it have?

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Royal Netherlands Army Pioneers Beret Badge, worn from November 1946 to March 1966 then again from October 1993 to 2015, when it became the beret badge for all Combat Engineers.
What method of fitting does it have?

Marc (I collect NL badges)
That is correct, except that most Pioniers (1e Regiment Genietroepen) would use it turned around 180⁰.

Also the piece of cloth lost much of it's colour. It should be brown.
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Does it have para rigging?
No, the lines represent the rays that fill the background on the shoulder badges.

Old shoulder badge and Current beret badge.

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No, the lines represent the rays that fill the background on the shoulder badges.

Old shoulder badge and Current beret badge.

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ah, thanks, that explains it.
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