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Old 14-07-08, 03:53 PM
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spotted this while trawling eBay, don't know if its of any interest to you middle east collectors? Eddie Parks et al.

UNKNOWN CAP OR COLLAR BADGE,WITH LUGS BUT NO BACKING PLATES & PINS

anyone identify it?
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Old 14-07-08, 08:20 PM
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MIKE, This is a Omani army badge. I think it is the Sultans personal guard but I could be wrong. I had a similar badge back in 1974 when I was serving out there in the little "war" they were having then, but the badge was in brass and for the life of me I cannot remember its name(old age creeping up on me). Hope this helps. Regards Jerry.
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Hi Mike, I think these two might help you. The first one, check for the #19693 Omani Government plates. The second is a commercial website.The third one shows WO Payne,in a picture, next to the Omani badge.
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http://www.handembroideryshop.co.uk/acatalog/Oman.html

http://www.diggerhistory.info/pages-vc/payne-vc.htm
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Hi Jerry, this is a really interesting page in British affairs in the Middl-East.
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main...04/bogar28.xml

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dhofar_Rebellion
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many thanks chaps, that Hand & Lock Co. site is a handy one if you excuse the pun.
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Old 16-07-08, 10:27 AM
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our badge again, stuck on a shell case this time

TRENCH ART 76MM BRASS BRITISH SHELL CASE


looks like a pair different badge though:

TRENCH ART BRASS BRITISH SHELL CASE No 2


second one identified as Oman Special Forces from the Hand and Lock Co. site. I'm an expert now.
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Hi

Sorry not to have answered this post earlier.

The first two badges are variations on the standard Sultan's Armed Forces (SAF) cap badge worn by all ranks prior to the introduction of regimental badges c 1980 and after that by anyone serving in a non-badged unit.

The first is usually in WM but sometimes in brass. The latter was worn by ORs. later everyone wore WM.

The second appears in WM, Silver Plate and pure silver and sometimes rarely in gilt. Officers only.

The last is the badge of the Sultan's Special Force. SAS trained similar role. Not part of the army.

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cheers Eddie,
don't know how i missed it but 54Bty has an album with these in.
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He does indeed - i named them for him.
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He does indeed - I named them for him.
And if you visit the 'Oman' album again you could check the cloth badges for me.
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Done! One unknown.
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