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Old 13-09-19, 12:57 PM
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The attached MP badge was given to me by Yorkstone (Thankyou Stephen) The maker is Drago Paris, I do not think it is French as they have the Gendarmerie, can any one give me a positive ID and is it still worn?

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Old 13-09-19, 01:20 PM
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Can't identify badge but the same one is for sale on a Russian site (price approx. 31.00)

France has Gendarmerie but I have also found a photo of a French badge with 'POLICE' on it.
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Old 13-09-19, 01:25 PM
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That is a nice police badge you have with a bit of age? has it had some damage to the white area?
Is this a Drago badge also?

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Old 13-09-19, 01:37 PM
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Could the MP badge be one to indicate that the Gendarme wearing it is operating in the military rather than the civilian police role within a multinational organisation?

A very flimsy excuse to show the Gendarmerie badge that I used to wear years ago:
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Old 13-09-19, 01:42 PM
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Hi Leigh

You make a good point, nice badge bye the way. Was it Gendarerie 'Mobile' with the Gilt finish to it?

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Old 13-09-19, 01:43 PM
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The attached MP badge was given to me by Yorkstone (Thankyou Stephen) The maker is Drago Paris, I do not think it is French as they have the Gendarmerie, can any one give me a positive ID and is it still worn?

Many thanks
Destro
Hi Steve

This is a Belgian MP badge usually worn hanging from a leather fob. I believe it may have been replaced by a different design in the late 1990s.

All the best

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Old 13-09-19, 01:46 PM
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Hello Graham

I was expecting a reply from you, I was thinking maybe Belgian but I couldn't find any images or evidence.

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Old 13-09-19, 06:12 PM
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A very flimsy excuse to show the Gendarmerie badge that I used to wear years ago:
You were IPTF? I've got a few IPTF badges somewhere that I acquired in Bosnia somewhere...
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Old 13-09-19, 07:16 PM
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Yes, it was very common for personnel to wear badges of other national contingents often given to them by a friend in the contingent.
Some people were covered in colourful bling, I favoured the Gendarmes badge as it actually stated the organisation you belonged to bearing in mind the multitude of blue, green, khaki etc uniforms that were worn.
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