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Old 26-06-22, 04:35 PM
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Hi I thought you would like to see a find I made today with
A naval theme to it I think it may be a cap badge.I don't think
That it is royal navy perhaps merchant however the crown on it may contradict that.As you will see it has a blue enamel type coating which I have never seen on any badges I have found before . Perhaps someone on the forum could throw in more ligh on the origin of the badge :
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Old 27-06-22, 10:49 AM
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Hello Pter141, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
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Old 27-06-22, 11:00 AM
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Hi I thought you would like to see a find I made today with
A naval theme to it I think it may be a cap badge.I don't think
That it is royal navy perhaps merchant however the crown on it may contradict that.As you will see it has a blue enamel type coating which I have never seen on any badges I have found before . Perhaps someone on the forum could throw in more ligh on the origin of the badge :
Hello Pter141
Welcome to the forum, looks to be a standard Royal Navy Petty Officer’s cap/ beret badge with the Kings crown so pre 1952 , think the blue and red is just the result of being in the ground for a long time , Royal Navy badges/insignia isn’t my real area of collecting so hopefully someone with more knowledge will confirm.

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Old 27-06-22, 11:35 AM
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Typo above should say pre 1952.

They were pained that blue colour sometimes, I dont know why though.

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Old 27-06-22, 12:01 PM
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Typo above should say pre 1952.

They were pained that blue colour sometimes, I dont know why though.

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Yep typo,meant pre 1952 and I didn’t know about the blue enamelling/paint, thanks Simon, every days a school day !!

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Old 27-06-22, 01:12 PM
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Worn in the Naval Sun Helmet by ratings not dressed as seaman (Class III Ratings) and introduced in 1939.
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Old 27-06-22, 02:07 PM
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I believe the example here would have been one of the bi-metal ones and is missing the white metal anchor overlay. The small hole at the top of the anchor looks like where the pin would have gone through to secure it.
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Old 28-06-22, 04:23 PM
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Worn in the Naval Sun Helmet by ratings not dressed as seaman (Class III Ratings) and introduced in 1939.
AFO 1266/39 of May 1939 (pattern 55)

Source "Royal Navy Uniforms 1930-1945" by Martin J Brayley
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Old 03-07-22, 06:51 AM
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Here are a couple of mine for reference, bi-metal with overlaid anchor and brass with remains of blue paint.
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