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Old 09-09-20, 09:28 AM
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Question Cloth badge - red shield with white Maltese cross superimposed with navy Naval crown

Am trying to identify a badge from my late Mother's belongings as described above please. My Mother served in the WRENS and was an electrical engineer at HMS Jackdaw in Crail. Thank you.
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Old 09-09-20, 12:23 PM
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Hello Robert O'R, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
An image of the patch would be most helpful for identification.
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Old 09-09-20, 08:13 PM
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Default White Maltese cross cloth badge.

Hi. Yes a picture would be good but sounds like a connection to the Royal Naval School Tal Handaq in Malta. Later became Services Children's School Tal Handaq. From what you describe, it may be a school uniform blazer badge.
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Thank you both. Have added in an image as a pdf - not sure if you will see it or not - I am a bit of a novice here. It might well be a school badge as my parents were in Malta later (where I was born) and this could be my Brother's badge, thank you for the suggestion; your help is appreciated.
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This is the badge from the PDF posted in Robert's initial email for ease of access
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Hi. Yes a picture would be good but sounds like a connection to the Royal Naval School Tal Handaq in Malta. Later became Services Children's School Tal Handaq. From what you describe, it may be a school uniform blazer badge.
Regards, Andrew.
Spot on !

Found Tal - Handaq Nostalgia site with photos of badges:

http://www.talhandaqnostalgia.org/ga..._display_media


Edit : Their homepage has lots of interesting info and photo albums.


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Smile Thats it - thank you all.

That's it - thank you. Puzzle solved.
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Old 10-09-20, 08:38 AM
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Down memory lane.
The answers above are all correct. I had childhood friends who went to Services Schools in Malta as they came from Services families. I am going back to the late 50s/early 60s and I recall this badge being worn. The younger children went to Verdala School while older children to Tal-Handaq, but no change in badge as far as I know

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Interesting as this was my primary school in the 50s!
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