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Old 19-11-21, 11:12 AM
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I have an armoured car badge similar in the shape to the Lanchester RNAS collar badge, but larger, size being 5cm x 2.5cm bottom of the wheel to the top of the turret. Also there are no "rivets". Any ideas
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Old 19-11-21, 12:15 PM
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I'd say the details have been polished down as some remaining can still be seen.
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Old 19-11-21, 01:22 PM
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Yes I agree that some detail still exists, two roundals, but this appears to be too large, and heavy, to be a collar badge also the design is slightly different to the RNAS Lanchester.
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Old 19-11-21, 01:32 PM
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My first thought was that it's an armoured car crewman's arm badge.
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Old 19-11-21, 02:24 PM
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Possibly, but not RNAS as far as I know. Ratings wore an oval collar badge with a Talbot armoured car to the centre, whilst the officer's wore either a Talbot car or a Lanchester car or thier collar, the Lanchest being a slightly different design to the one shown. I have the Talbot rating's and Talbot officer's badges.
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Hi
i believe middle east post WW1. Armoured cars policing units.
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Similar badge (unidentified) , Gaunt MM , from a 2014 post on another site . More detail and loops in different position.

https://www.warrelics.eu/forum/ww1-a...-badge-428201/

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Old 19-11-21, 07:52 PM
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Many thanks, especially Mike for the link. It would be nice to know a little more. This is not my area of interest, except RNAS ACC. along with other 1WW RN units.

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Old 19-11-21, 10:20 PM
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I have an armoured car badge similar in the shape to the Lanchester RNAS collar badge, but larger, size being 5cm x 2.5cm bottom of the wheel to the top of the turret. Also there are no "rivets". Any ideas
It's an arm badge worn by the Armoured Car Company, Shanghai Volunteer Corps.
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Old 19-11-21, 11:16 PM
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Hi "Hoot"

Many thanks.

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Old 21-11-21, 11:47 AM
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Another example (image only).

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Old 22-11-21, 04:20 PM
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Perhaps I can add a little more to this thread.

I have owned the attached photo for many years as its inclusion in Edwards and Langley's Proficiency Badges book shows!

The arm badge being worn by a member of the Royal Tank Corps is clearly an armoured car which appears similar to that shown. In addition the late Jim McDonald, chronicler of anything Tanks had the badge illustrated which is identical to that shown.

All of which suggests its use at some point by RTC Armoured car crews or units.

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Old 22-11-21, 04:42 PM
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Some additional information in this previous thread:

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...ad.php?t=30650

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I believe I posted this in the wrong thread! Sorry about that.

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Hi Jon, the T.C. arm badge is the type usually associated with the RAF regiments in the M.E. ,the front wheel projects beyond the engine compartment. It is however good to see a clear print of it, thank you. The 5th A.C.C. were in Shanghai in 1927 and may have adopted the arm badge as well as I've seen a a photo of an 11th Hussar wearing it, but I can't remember where I saw it, but it was shortly after conversion to armoured cars in the M.E. The 5th A.C.C had returned to the M.E. to assist in their conversion and I think form one of their squadrons, again I can't find my source. I hope this has thoroughly muddied the waters, best wishes Mike
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