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Old 14-10-21, 09:07 AM
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Default STAFF - any idea as to who wore this ?

Sometimes titles turn up that initially seem to identify themselves. This STAFF title is one such title that has taunted me for a while. Who wore it ? and in which military force ? I havent been able to find the title in any of my reference works so I'm hoping that someone on the Forum can solve the problem .
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Old 14-10-21, 09:17 AM
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A guess - Australian army Staff Corps?
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Old 14-10-21, 09:30 AM
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Variation of Indian Army Staff Corps ?

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Old 14-10-21, 03:23 PM
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Thanks for the leads. A google search seems to indicate that the Australians used a unitary " Staff Corps" title. This is not to say that there wasnt a two part title, but I cant find it . I think that it is most likely a variation of the Indian title.
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Old 15-10-21, 05:07 AM
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The height of the badge would help identification. I would only be Australian if it was part of a pre-1916 metal title (title/Australia, sometimes with a number above) before colour patches were introduced.
The unique raised letters and the type of lugs don't look Australian to me. A curved "Staff Corps" title was worn in Australia between the wars.
I have two varieties of plain STAFF titles. The smaller one might be Australian but I believe the larger one was Indian Army, but both are different to yours.
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highly unlikely to be australian made like this with those lugs.
would say more like India or african or cast up in the middle east somewhere?
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would say more like India or african or cast up in the middle east somewhere?
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I've just seen this post. It sounds as if 'STAFF' titles were common to many Imperial armies, but the lugs on this one - flat tabs with holes - are typical of a lot of Indian badges, and practically universal, in cruder form, for the many, many 'bazaar cast' Indian badges made up to sell to tourists. So, IMO, Inidan is a good guess.

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