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Old 07-04-19, 12:54 PM
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Default Royal Naval button

Clearly British made but for who's navy? I have checked various Naval Button identification sites and cannot find out what it is. It does not appear to be Australian, Canadian, South African or Indian.
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Old 07-04-19, 01:00 PM
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The closest that I can find, although with a more modern anchor. is this.
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Old 07-04-19, 02:01 PM
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It is South African Harbour Board, in use 1936-1960.
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Old 07-04-19, 02:29 PM
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Hi HW
What is the RANB button, never seen that one before? Royal Australian Navy Bands/Board?
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It is South African Harbour Board, in use 1936-1960.
Many thanks for the positive I.D.
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Hi HW
What is the RANB button, never seen that one before? Royal Australian Navy Bands/Board?
Cheers,
Alex
It is described as the Royal Australian Naval Brigade but how accurate that is i cannot say.
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Thanks.
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Hello Alex,

Royal Australian Naval Brigade officers' button, 1917-1920, according to Cmdr John Wilkins RANR in his A Brief History of Australian and British Naval Buttons, Buckles, Banners, Badges, and Braid, 1748-2006, 5th Edition.

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If anyone is interested, I have a spare RANB button and some RAN lazy anchor buttons for exchange.
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