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Old 24-09-21, 09:32 AM
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Can anyone identify this badge? It looks like Greek or Cypriot writing to the scroll.

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Old 24-09-21, 10:11 AM
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Possibly "Cyprus Home Guard"

http://forum.commandoveterans.org/cd...t/15/3551.page

ΑΜΥΝΕΣΟΕ translates to DEFENSE/DEFENCE

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Old 24-09-21, 10:18 AM
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If I remember correctly it is the Cyprus Defence Force of WW1.
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Old 24-09-21, 10:43 AM
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IWM describes "BADGE, HEADDRESS, CYPRUS, CYPRUS DEFENCE FORCE" as :

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lion above a scroll in Greek
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Old 24-09-21, 11:43 AM
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Thank you very much Mike and Hoot.

I found the IWM page noting the Defence Force badge and it would seem to be the one, although during a quick search I've not yet found anything more on the Defence Force itself.

It'll give me a little homework!
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Old 25-09-21, 12:02 AM
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Default The Cyprus Home Guard 1915

Book Reference: Military Badges Of The British Empire 1914-18

Author: Reginald H. W. Cox
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Thats fantastic, than you for taking the time to upload those.

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