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Old 24-09-21, 12:38 PM
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Hi All,

I've just got these items and was wondering if anyone can help identify them.

I was thinking they might have been worn by civilian police working in Bosnia but that's just a guess.

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Old 24-09-21, 12:59 PM
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The UK Police badge wasn't in use by UK Police in Bosnia by 2000, presumably it was at some point after then, it was in wear by UK Police in East Timor by 2003.
(The British police contingents wouldn't have become UK Police until 1999 when Scottish forces and the RUC joined the English and Welsh forces who were already providing personnel).

I saw the "Forensic" badge for sale about a week ago and checked with someone who'd been in the UK Police Contigent in Bosnia, he checked with some other ex- Contingent members but they hadn't seen it before.

UK Police Contingent badge in wear, UNMISET, 2003-04.
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Old 24-09-21, 01:33 PM
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Found a Kosova 2000 patch.

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Old 24-09-21, 04:37 PM
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Thanks for the help everyone, any idea about the brassard?

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Old 24-09-21, 05:43 PM
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'Fraid not, perhaps UK civilian experts in non-military or police, fire service, prison service, ambulance service etc roles?

Looks rather military though (if not that similarity re. colour and the crown is a bit disconcerting, it would suggest the civilian is armed forces).

I hav'nt seen such a brassard before.
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Thanks Leigh,

It is the usual military shade of olive green and I was assuming the person held the equivalent appointment / status of a Major.

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Found some info , it relates to Namibia , but has details about the civilian branch of UNTAG.

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United Nations Transitions Assistance Group (UNTAG)

These components included: the Electoral Division, the Civilian Police, the Division of Administration, the regional offices, and district centres.
https://search.archives.un.org/civilian-component

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It is the usual military shade of olive green and I was assuming the person held the equivalent appointment / status of a Major.
Possibly police ?

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The UNTAG Civilian Police (CIVPOL) were commanded by the Police Commissioner, who, as Police Adviser, also provided advice to the SRSG and his staff on all police-related matters.

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I have one of these brassards which I am unsure about and I have marked it as
"CIVILIAN COMPONENT BOSNIA" which I assumed included interpreters for the British Military, Police etc??
A definite ID would be great.
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I wonder if this was a 'generic' brassard worn during other/earlier UN missions ?

It may have been "identified" as Bosnia because it came with other badges from that period but may not have been specific to that conflict.

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Thanks Leigh,

It is the usual military shade of olive green and I was assuming the person held the equivalent appointment / status of a Major.

Michael
I'm thinking of the crown as being a symbol to represent QEII, the UK, rather than indicating rank or status. But again I'm just guessing.
All of the wording and insignia are embroidered onto the brassard, the crown isn't one that would be a number of different rank symbols that could be sewn on.
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"Kelly's" sells the brassards but they're identified simply as "what's on the tin".
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https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...ictureid=59203
Not mine.
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"Kelly's" sells the brassards but they're identified simply as "what's on the tin".
I saw that there are nine available , also spotted one on a German site but again no details.

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All the one's seen have the "MAJOR" rank badge on. So does this indicate that ALL the wearers held this (honorary) rank??
Has other "ranks" been seen on the brassards??
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