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Old 21-11-23, 11:32 PM
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Default Greek cap badges - where were they manufactured ?

WW2 Greek cap badges - where were they manufactured ?

A question to the members , firmin and gaunt where the two main manufacurers of cap badges during ww2.

I understand replacements were theatre made but does anyone know where the bulk of the badges for the different arms of the royal greek forces were made ?
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Old 22-11-23, 04:06 AM
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You can usually tell by the fittings to the rear.

Most of the ones I have and ones that I have seen have typical fittings to badges produced in Egyptian bazaars during WWII
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Old 22-11-23, 05:43 AM
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With the fall of Crete, the remnants of the Greek Army were evacuated to Egypt and reformed initially into 3 Brigades, equipped with British uniforms, weapons and webbing and locally manufactured bcap badges.
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so the egyptians would have had the infrastructure then to be able to produce thousands of units relatively quickly . i assumed the bulk may have been done in london with replacement made locally.
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