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Old 16-11-20, 12:23 AM
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Default Unidentified TRFs - Possibly RAF

Have received info re these TRFs as being RAF. As I have never seen them before can anyone offer the identities?
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Old 16-11-20, 09:30 AM
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Possibly Air Cadets / Air Training Corps?

Dragonfly identified here https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...ctureid=121482 as 2282 (Somer) Squadron ATC

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Old 16-11-20, 11:37 AM
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Right one is RAFaux can't remember Sqn number. Will check when. I get home
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Old 16-11-20, 05:35 PM
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Apologies number I had been given belongs to another RAFaux Unit, so cannot confirm RAF. So my one remains a mystery as well☹️
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Old 16-11-20, 06:53 PM
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The source of the info said it was for 2503 Sqn. The badge for them is the Lincoln Imp on crossed rifles so this led to my question. Someone must know?
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Old 16-11-20, 06:58 PM
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151 (London) Support Regiment (RLC) use a similar badge but oval.

Also, similar: https://www.aliexpress.com/i/4001249237280.html

https://www.hillmilitarymedals.co.uk...ent-trf-badge/
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Old 17-11-20, 04:05 PM
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Thanks Phil, I had searched all of those, but this is definitely a British badge and the tines are different to the items you mentioned.
Thanks to gey-green-accorn and Bobanodised for the idents and help. Anybody else?
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Sorry, only negatives.

Its not the Swedish Coastal Jaegers, that's oval and has equal-sized tines...

...its not our American cousins...

...and its not the Defence HUMINT unit, their trident has a longer central tine and they don't have a TRF anyway. They wear the JFC one when they bother with anything.
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Have received info re these TRFs as being RAF. As I have never seen them before can anyone offer the identities?
Dave
The second TRF, Dave, could be 151 Logistic Support Regiment Royal Logistic Corps. But theirs is oval. That said, many TRF variations were produced in the early days. So it could be an early variation/local design? Here's a similar one for sale:

https://www.hillmilitarymedals.co.uk...ent-trf-badge/

Here's a pic of the 151 Regt RLC badges from Robin Hodges's British Army Badges.

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151 (London) Support Regiment (RLC) use a similar badge but oval.

Also, similar: https://www.aliexpress.com/i/4001249237280.html

https://www.hillmilitarymedals.co.uk...ent-trf-badge/
Sorry Phil - I see you had already beat me to it! Great stuff.

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I have an example of the first but unsure to what it is, 2nd could be something to do with DHU/FRU?
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Tommo, the answer to the first one (dragonfly) is given in the second post. What is DHU/FRU? If you mean the Defence Humint Unit then their trident has a long central tine, with them being mentioned in post 8.
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Tommo, the answer to the first one (dragonfly) is given in the second post. What is DHU/FRU? If you mean the Defence Humint Unit then their trident has a long central tine, with them being mentioned in post 8.
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Cheers Dave, didn't see that post!

FRU was the predecessor to DHU. As for their insignia, I have seen some personnel wearing their Trident on the cuff of their No.2 Dress (FAD), however, as you say it has a longer handle.
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Just for future reference for anybody looking at this, I'll be slightly pedantic. FRU (the Force Research Unit) replaced the Force Sources Cell and was the predecessor of JSG (the Joint Support Group) which in turn was A predecessor of the Defence HUMINT Unit.
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Just to illustrate the last two posts here are the badges for Humint unit
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