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Old 03-09-23, 07:14 PM
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Default Unknown Lion head badge

Claimed to be a British cadet badge but is probably not. Is it South African?
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Old 04-09-23, 03:23 AM
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I have seen a similar one but with colour enamels and that was to an Australian school cadet company.
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Old 04-09-23, 02:26 PM
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Can anyone ID this badge please.
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I thnk it is an Australian Cadet badge from Melbourne. Will try to find out more.
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I thnk it is an Australian Cadet badge from Melbourne. Will try to find out more.
I think the Melbourne High school cadets have a Unicorn head on a coronet?
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I thnk it is an Australian Cadet badge from Melbourne. Will try to find out more.
Wesley College Melbourne has a lion head atop its crest but the hat/collar badges are a lion passant .

https://www.wesleycollege.edu.au/abo...wesley-symbols


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Wesley College Cadets, Melbourne, Australia.
https://www.militaria-sales.com.au/p...ets-hat-badge/
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It is certainly a possibility if it is a collar based on this lion
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It is certainly a possibility if it is a collar based on this lion
....or an older version of the cap badge?
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There is a WW2 US unit distiction badge which is very similar, a friend dug one up in N Devon recently, but I can't find an image of it at the moment.

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....or an older version of the cap badge?

Equally possible. It would be nice to get a positive ID rather than Oldham OTC which is is definitely not.
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Had a number of the early Wesley College Melbourne badges
Their badge which is on top of this Crest ,has a bar under the lion
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Their badge which is on top of this Crest ,has a bar under the lion
Crest :- A lions head "erased" on a Torse Azure/Or.
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