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Old 10-08-20, 01:18 PM
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I am doing some research on a man who served with the British Indian Army in WW 2. He was taken PoW by the Japanese and was kept in three different PoW camps. The image of the medals attached were awarded to him.They were
14th February 1942 to July 1942. He was at camp 1 Seletar, Singapore.
July 1942 to August 1944. He was at Singapathani camp, Singapore.
August 1944 to October 1945. He was at Camp 3 Java, Dutch East Indies.

I have a photo of his cap badge which is attached and am asking if anybody can identify it for me please. Any help on the badge or the camps would be really appreciated. I am doing the research on behalf of his son who is currently serving with the Royal Corps of Signals.

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Dudley
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Old 11-08-20, 06:09 AM
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I do not think that the badge that you have shown was an officially issued British Indian Army badge. It is certainly not a regimental badge. It appears to be a trade badge and I wonder if it was a Dutch badge given the location the P.O.W. was held in. It may have been kept as a souvenir.
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Old 11-08-20, 07:48 AM
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Looks like German potato masher grenade? or some kind of callipers or carpenter's vice?
Simon, I think you're probably right in thinking its a trade badge
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Old 11-08-20, 07:58 AM
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It's a micrometer a very accurate measuring device not a clamp or grenade and a lightning bolt, so some sort of engineering connection.
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Old 11-08-20, 08:02 AM
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The measuring instrument in the background is a micrometer - although I am not sure that this helps much


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Looks like German potato masher grenade? or some kind of callipers or carpenter's vice?
Simon, I think you're probably right in thinking its a trade badge
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Old 04-09-20, 12:17 PM
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Gents, many thanks for all the info / comments. It has helped.
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