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Old 11-09-20, 07:14 AM
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Hi,

Can anyone identify this cloth badge?

From my grandfather's career 1930s til 1950s

He served in the Royal Artillery (Indian Mountain Artillery) and 11th East Africa Division and attained rank of colonel.

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Old 11-09-20, 11:58 AM
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Hello eddie65, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
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Old 11-09-20, 12:29 PM
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Canal Zone North flash. Worn with the two white triangles (representing a felacca) at top right.
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Old 11-09-20, 12:35 PM
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Canal Zone South having the white triangles at bottom left (not a case of simply turning the "North" sign upside down but manufactured with the larger triangle above the smaller).
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Old 13-09-20, 08:21 PM
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Thanks everyone,

I presume this indicates service in the Suez Canal North Zone some time between 1945-56?
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Old 14-09-20, 08:00 PM
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Thanks everyone,

He was posted in Suez so that makes sense,

I'm guessing sometime between 1939 and 1945,
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Old 15-09-20, 09:19 AM
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The Canal Zone signs were not introduced until March 1949 so can only have been worn later.

Examples of North and South signs attached, both products of The Calico Printers Association.

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Old 16-09-20, 04:31 PM
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Sorry,

I meant 1945-56 not 1939-45!!

Thanks for identifying the correct date as post 1949.
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