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Old 14-12-21, 07:56 PM
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Hi All,

Can anyone tell me anything about the attached RAF badge as I haven't seen this type before.

It has a glittery finish (which is not tarnished even though it looks like it is), it has obviously had a pin which is missing and is a standard cap badge size.

Is it a souvenir or sweetheart or has it been worn on something?

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Michael
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Old 14-12-21, 08:01 PM
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One of a set of "toy" badges from the 70's, 80's, I think, can't remember the firm that produced them offhand.......
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Old 14-12-21, 08:02 PM
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Thanks Leigh,

Not worth putting a pin back in then.

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Prob not - I have a few that I picked up as a kid from "Cheesemans" in Lewisham, I just can't remember the firm - Grey Green Acorn has them in an album I think.
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Ok thanks for the help.

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I think lesney/matchbox die-cast toy cars
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Thanks Magpie

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From the series by Lesney maker of Matchbox cars.

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Still got some on their backing cards but not in the actual packets.
Years ago I saw a blue beret with red tombstone and the Lesney RM badge sewn on it - probably belonged to a Peterborough Cadet based at the old Customs House on the River Nene embankment in the city.
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Thanks for the help Gents, it's not something I've come across before.

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