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Old 26-06-13, 02:38 PM
badgeman badgeman is offline
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Originally Posted by badgeman View Post
Good Evening Gents,
Just reading this thread I remembered I have some of these!, have a look and tell me what you think?
OK thanks for your input, I forgot to say that it belonged to my Grandfather who was an unarmed combat, small arms, and Bren gun instuctor for the LRDG, and was great friends with David Striling, my granddad always said it was his, but not sure now?
I have also heard that at the reunions sometimes they made badges to give out to the members that were there, could this be one of them? Otherwise any ideas were/how he got it, as he would not have bought it, when he came home after the war, like so many others he didn't want to know or have anything to do with it, he had a "Big Bonfire", and only gave me this just before he deid in 1984, it was the only thing he had left!
Thanks in advance
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Old 26-06-13, 06:58 PM
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A great family history, much to honor and celebrate. I wish I could give you a different answer, but to the best of my knowledge, your badge doesn't have the characteristics of the originals. Your theory about it being a reunion or association piece could explain it. Shaun Saumua is one of the best Forum members to ask when it comes to LRDG material; you might want to PM him, or see if he posts a reply to this thread. Good luck! Donovan
Always looking for authentic badges from WW2 parachute & special units

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Old 26-06-13, 10:37 PM
badgeman badgeman is offline
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OK mate thanks will see if I can find Shaun, but suspect your right, as I already said granddad really didn't want to know about it, and got rid of everything related to that time, I think my Nan may have got it for him somewhere if not a reunion piece?
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