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Old 23-01-22, 05:40 PM
Brwbroon Brwbroon is offline
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Hi all,

This is my second posting of this query since the first one disappeared in Fridays system change.

I came across this plaque in a local antique/charity shop and since it falls way outside of my limited sphere of knowledge I would like to put it before the Forum for identification.

I am aware that before the system difficulties two members of the Forum had responded. Unfortunately I do not know who they were but many thanks gents for your input.

What we appear to have is a brass plaque depicting a Merchant Navy Crown, a RAF Eagle, A Royal Navy (?) anchor and a ship. The plaque size is approx 5" wide x 7" tall.

The suggestions received were a combined operation involving the three services but excluding the army.

Can anyone assist with a more definite identification?
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Old 24-01-22, 07:06 AM
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That is not a merchant navy crown, it is called a Naval Coronet, and is used by the Royal Navy. All the RN ship's badges have the Naval Coronet and also used on RN blazer badges.
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Old 24-01-22, 09:14 AM
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I'm tending towards the eagle / albatross being part of the design as representing the Fleet Air Arm rather than RAF.
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Old 24-01-22, 05:34 PM
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Alex,
That I did not know. Thank you for the information.

Leigh,
Valid point. Thank you.

Is there any significance in the eagle looking in the wrong direction or has the manufacturer looked at the wrong arm badge as a design guide?

Eric
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