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Old 18-04-20, 02:46 PM
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Yep I could wear that, not had to make a claim for a while 😉
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National Capital District of Papua New Guinea Police?
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Old 18-04-20, 06:03 PM
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Funnily enough I was looking at that a little while ago, but that area was established in 1975, this badge is earlier than that I reckon.
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Missed this thread, just as I miss you, Allison, never mind, it will be National Defence Company, hope you are okay.


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Hello all, hope you are all keeping safe and well and have had a good Easter.
I need a little help please with a unidentified shoulder title.
I took a fancy to an unknown ST converted to a sweetheart on ebay so I picked it up. The acronym was unknown to me so a bit of googling found two men listed as NCD regiment on The National Archives, bit of digging found both 20th Hussars in the medal rolls. NCD in that context being Northern Cavalry Depot. There is no such shoulder title in Westlakes book and I wonder if staff at depot would have worn their own badge, ST etc.

So putting all that aside my question is who would wear the shoulder title N.C.D?
Could it be a Commonwealth unit? someone else completely? or indeed cavalry related?

Many thanks for any help

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Old 29-04-20, 11:08 AM
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Forget I said that, of course it's not, NCD is not NDC.
I wonder what it actually is, a strange title if it is military

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Missed this thread, just as I miss you, Allison, never mind, it will be National Defence Company, hope you are okay.

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Old 29-04-20, 11:57 AM
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Forget I said that, of course it's not, NCD is not NDC.
I wonder what it actually is, a strange title if it is military
Aah Frank I miss you too, very much, and many more of my forum pals. I do try and pop by, I should try anď participate more though, but I fear I don't have a lot to contribute at the moment other than basic daftness.
I have no clue on this wretched badge, last suggestion was Nigerian Customs Dept but I have a gut feeling that it doesn't quite fit with that. It seems old, but it could be from anywhere so I'm a bit lost with it. It may always remain a mystery, and the thought of that irritates me more.
Anyway, hope you are keeping well in the strange times we find ourselves in. I'm keeping busy in my extensive grounds, and have started cataloguing my badges, so it's nice seeing badges on my lists that I have bought from fellow forum friends, they bring back many good memories, and a lot of laughs that we have had along the way.
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Old 29-04-20, 04:30 PM
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Allison,
Looking at the construction (sand cast) I would be thinking a bazaar made item in either India or Central to North Africa. Also I don't believe it is a converted shoulder title. It appears to have been constructed with the pin method of attachment, so possibly some sort of head dress badge that could be easily removed if needed.

As to NCD... it appears to be anyone's guess but I'm positive the riddle will be solved.

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Old 30-04-20, 06:24 PM
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Hi Steven, thanks for your info. I have to say it doesn't look very sandcast to me, but then the sandcast pieces I have are a lot more rough and ready so I'll take your word for it. Always the possibility it's a badge and not ST, very close up it looks like a loop may have been removed, but then maybe that's due to manufacture if sand cast. Hopefully the mystery will be solved.

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