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Old 09-04-22, 12:01 PM
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Good Afternoon all,

I am putting forward a few more pictures of badges in my collection that are difficult to identify. Again if anyone recognizes anything please let me know.

The small button on number 6 has the RASC crest but I have read that a white gorget indicates RAF Officer Cadet I wondered if number 18 might be an old variation of The Worcestershire Regiment. The others are quite unusual in many cases and I would love to find out what they are.

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Old 09-04-22, 12:13 PM
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4 is an Indian Army Parachute Jumping Instructor.

8 looks like a variation on British Troops in Libya - so might 7 & 8 have a Libyan connection.

A white gorget with a button is an Army Officer Cadet, such as at Sandhurst. That badge looks like the battledress era version. Why an RASC button, can't say. Affectation that escaped the Colour Sergeant?
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Old 09-04-22, 12:15 PM
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the number 6 could be a cadets gorget as i have two sets i obtained from the Duke of York,s royal military school.
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Old 09-04-22, 12:39 PM
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Thanks Staffsyeoman and Antjar.

Very useful info. As you say regarding the RASC crest perhaps the Colour Sergeant should have gone to specsavers. I did wonder if the green and white printed signs might have a North African connection.

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Bill
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Old 09-04-22, 12:40 PM
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7 and 8 are Libyan Army, circa 1950s.

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Old 09-04-22, 12:44 PM
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Thanks Jon

That is yet more good confirmation about those two patches.

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No. 14 - Israeli diver's badge.
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Old 09-04-22, 02:33 PM
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Thanks as ever Leigh
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Old 09-04-22, 04:45 PM
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No3. Is typically Czech probably post war and possibly a veterans association type badge.
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Old 09-04-22, 05:02 PM
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Hi Pembird

Thanks for the reply. I agree about number 3 being Czech and I had hoped it might be WW2. so its good to get another opinion.

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Old 10-04-22, 08:53 PM
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No 1 is Brazilian Airforce.

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Old 10-04-22, 11:52 PM
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#4 has been incorrectly id'd as Indian. It is fact the PJI from Ghana (B&T 266).

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Old 11-04-22, 09:01 AM
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Many thanks to Ian B, Craig and Ian H. Very informative.

Numbers 2,5,9,10,12,13,15 and 17 remain to be identified. Of those there is a note suggesting number 5 is some kind of assault troops /grenadiers badge. The red zigzag being made of leather.

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Old 12-04-22, 05:36 PM
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Think I might have solved number 11 on the photo. Dark yellow and black felt diamond - the Nyasaland Volunteer Rifles. Still really struggling with the likes of 5,10 and 13 though.

Bill
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Old 12-04-22, 05:57 PM
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Hi Bill,

No. 11. Unit flash for the Nyasaland Defence Force. The Nyasaland Volunteer Rifles wore an entirely different badge N.V.R. in dark blue on a yellow background.

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