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Old 05-11-19, 02:25 PM
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Default Wound Badge ?

Is this a Wound Badge ?
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Old 05-11-19, 02:40 PM
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No, not even close, just some wire wrapped around a split pin.

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Old 05-11-19, 04:07 PM
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Default Not so !

Might also be Civil Defense rank ?
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Old 05-11-19, 04:56 PM
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Similar badge on another site:

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"An unusual WW1 era wound stripe, this is strange in that it is a single bar and is of silver/white metal as opposed to the usual brass, it was suggested that this was for issue to members of the St John Ambulance when wounded on active service? "

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Old 05-11-19, 06:18 PM
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Might also be Civil Defense rank ?
That photo would have been most useful in the first post.

having seen it its not what I first said obviously and seems to be part of a uniform insignia but what and to whom I cannot say.

Chrome often equals police/fire brigade/prisons etc.

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Old 06-11-19, 08:19 AM
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It is certainly nicely made, whatever it is.


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I believe it is a police specials rank badge

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Old 06-11-19, 09:38 AM
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It is actually part of the rank insignia worn either previously or currently by a senior fire officer. It is positioned below the wreath on epaulettes. I can't be specific as to the rank. The fire service, like the prisons etc. keep changing designations and ranks and I've long ceased to try to keep up.

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Old 06-11-19, 11:57 AM
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Just started collecting WW2 era civilian services...Now wait for it, I also have an identical badge painted RED, initially thought it was something like a fire brigade wound badge to denote wound in previous war, as per Army, but now believe it may be an early Civil Defence rank ?
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