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Old 29-04-23, 10:01 AM
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Hello All

I recently picked up this badge along with a large batch of other armoured badges.

The badge was described as Indonesian but I haven't been able to find any reference to it in my reference books or on line.

The tank appears similar to a Vickers Light Tank Mk VI that was used by the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army in what is now known as Indonesia so the original description may not have been far off.

It measures 44mm(w) x 40mm(h) and made from a lightweight pressed whitemetal. The star is a separate piece to the rest of the badge.

Any assistance in identifying it would be appreciated.

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Dennis
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Old 29-04-23, 04:20 PM
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My guess is French as it has a French style to it, and the tank may be a Hotchkiss.

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Old 29-04-23, 11:12 PM
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Could the tank on it be an Italian WW2 tank?
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Old 30-04-23, 06:13 AM
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Hi Dennis, it is the tank badge for the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army (KNLI), somewhere on the forum there was a discussion about it, best wishes Mike
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Hi Dennis, it is the tank badge for the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army (KNLI),
This site has a page about the various badges :

http://www.hetdepot.com/KNILCavaleri...nformatie.html

NB; Page in Dutch but Google Translate works.


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Old 30-04-23, 09:46 AM
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Thanks Fearnaught and Mike_Vee, I think you have both hit the nail on the head with your comments about the Dutch East Indies Army.

My badge is obviously slightly different in manufacture and has the addition of the star so warrants further investigation to find out its full history.
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