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Old 23-08-22, 11:33 AM
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Just a quick update to help anyone reading the thread. Numbers 3,10,15,18 &21 have been identified so far. All the others are still unknown.

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Old 23-08-22, 06:46 PM
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No.8 is Italian. The San Marco Marines.

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Old 23-08-22, 07:13 PM
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Hi Ian,

Thanks for your response. I have a zamak version of the San Marco Infantry badge which does look similar to this one. The San Marco marines badge looks a bit different again! I had wondered if number 8 was an early version of 50th independent infantry brigade. Do you know that the marines had a cloth version like number 8?

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Old 23-08-22, 08:50 PM
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Hi Bill,

a further elaboration on 10 and 21:


10 is Sri Lanka's Special task Force

21 is Norway's Trom Land Defence


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Old 23-08-22, 09:01 PM
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Thanks for your input Justin. If you have a hunch about any of the others please feel free to let me know.

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Old 23-08-22, 09:16 PM
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Hello again Ian,

With regards to the San Marco badge having a cloth sleeve version I have found this picture. It is not a perfect match to number 8 but nevertheless the nearest I can find.

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http://www.marinebadges.com/collection/italy/badges
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Old 24-08-22, 10:40 AM
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I have found number 9 offered in Bosleys Auction Catalogue for April 23rd 2003 as Lot 600 A South African Formation sign. Could anyone tell me more about the exact regiment?

Also could number 20 be a variation of the 29th Infantry brigade sign?

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Old 24-08-22, 11:45 AM
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No 9 looks like the SA volunteers with the Dutch Princes Irene brigade, but then reversed.
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Old 24-08-22, 11:57 AM
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Hi Luc,
Many thanks for the message. Yes it does look very like the WW2 Free Dutch Army Volunteers from South Africa. One sold online about 5 years ago. It does indeed face the opposite way although it is not quite identical in other ways.

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Old 28-08-22, 11:02 AM
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I am wondering if number 11 might be US possibly cavalry?

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Old 01-09-22, 02:46 PM
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Good Afternoon,

Just to say that Fearnaught has solved number 11. It is pre Castro Cuban cavalry. Also I have managed to find number 7. It is an Indian Army Karnataka Kerala and Goa sub area div sign.
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Old 02-09-22, 05:59 AM
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Hi Bill,

Number 12 is a Regimental shoulder flash of the 1st Buckinghamshire Battalion used in the 1940s.

Found a useful link regarding this:
http://www.lightbobs.com/insignia--d...tinctions.html

Number 6 looks like a Royal Military Police heraldic badge? Needs additional checking.


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Old 02-09-22, 12:33 PM
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Thanks for your reply Justin. Looks like you on absolutely right about number 12 . If you find anymore on number 6 being Military Police that would be brilliant!

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Old 02-09-22, 01:15 PM
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You're most welcome Bill.

Just curious, in Number 13 what do the letters above the grasshopper say?

Also is it possible to have a better image of Number 5? I think the coat of arms is key to IDing the badge.

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Old 02-09-22, 02:38 PM
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Hi Justin

Picture of Number 5 attached.
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