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Old 13-06-15, 12:23 AM
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Thank you 54Bty for the history behind the Beja Battle badge.

Does anyone know how many of these badges were made?

Is there any information known on who might have made these badges?

Has this badge been reproduced/faked?
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Old 21-06-15, 07:09 PM
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I have my Grandfather's Beja Badge. He was Mr John T Brownlee and Mum is going to give me all his details. Thank you so much for all the wonderful info you have provided here.
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Hi Im hoping to find someone to hopefully give me an idea of how much to ask for my Beja shield badge .Selling due to bereavement .I would appreciate any help given as i need to raise funds towards a headstone.thank you.
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Old 23-06-16, 06:30 PM
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This gives you an impression of how much they would cost from a dealer:
http://www.regimentalbadges.com/en-G...9#.V2wqWTWAkac

They tend to go for a bit less on ebay.
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Hello, My first posting, but hope that you can help. I have come across this thread as I was looking for some information on the 172 Field Regt., and I am researching James Burke, Number 1083453, who died on the 12th April 1943 and was buried first at Beja Town Cemetery and then was reburied on the 27th July 1944 at MEDJEZ-EL-BAB WAR CEMETERY. I thought that because of that he may have died at Beja. I want to tell his story, so he won't be forgotten. I am researching all the men from WW2 who are listed on our local War Memorial and if I can expand his story for his descendants, I would be very happy. Kind regards, Mavis
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Welcome to the Forum.
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Old 16-03-18, 03:48 PM
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You might get some information from 172nd Field Regiment's war diary for the period January to May 1943 which is available under the reference WO175/342 at the National Archives at Kew.

Such diaries do not always mention individual soldiers by name but will probably include general details of casualties.

I can recommend a reliable researcher (not me) who could provide a copy of the diary for a fee. Send me a Personal Message if that is of interest and I'll provide his details.

Jon
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I thoroughly enjoyed reading the history behind this award.

Thanks very much

Paul
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Old 24-12-20, 02:29 AM
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This gives you an impression of how much they would cost from a dealer:
http://www.regimentalbadges.com/en-G...9#.V2wqWTWAkac

They tend to go for a bit less on ebay.
Guys this is an awesome thread !
There is a badge for sale here in nz at the moment that Id love opinions on !
What do you think ? Authentic?
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Tim
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Looks good to me Tim.

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