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Old 28-03-20, 03:01 PM
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Default CYPRUS Formation siqn ??

I have just received this in the morning post. I think it is a Griffin(?) with a book and CYPRUS under. It is white on blue, approx. 50mm x 55mm.
Can you ID which unit etc this would have come from please?
The 1st image is from the listing, the 2nd my image.

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Hi Jerry

I’d say it is a winged lion, rather than a griffin which has the body and legs of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle.

According to this listing it is an older Cyprus Scouts badge:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/SCOUTS-OF-C...-/283428460058

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Lion of St Marc ?
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As Graham has said, believe this to be a Boys Scouts badge for Cyprus.

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Thanks for the ID Graham & Sean, I thought maybe Scouts but the seller, who is well known, labelled it as:-
*British Army Cyprus District Cloth Formation Sign Badge*
That's why I went for it...

Jerry
P.S. As I collect to Cyprus and can call it what I want.................Ha Ha
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Found a photo of a Cyprus Sea Scout Uniform from 1957 showing the badge.
(pic from Cyprus Scout Museum)
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Found a photo of a Cyprus Sea Scout Uniform from 1957 showing the badge.
(pic from Cyprus Scout Museum)
Mike, great photo. Just goes to show that even the well known sellers get it wrong

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