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N.Z S.A.S patch unknown and others plus French F.L badge unknown

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    Default N.Z S.A.S patch unknown and others plus French F.L badge unknown

    Can anyone give me any info on these?
    N.Z S.A.S bars and green patch unknown, were Grandads.
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    Default Re: N.Z S.A.S patch unknown and others plus French F.L badge unknown

    The wire bullion SAS "Who Dares Wins" badge is for wear on a blazer by Veterans.

    The formation sign, the green patch, is post war and is for Malaya Command.

    The medal ribbons are British WW2. Pacific Star, War Medal, Australia service Medal, General Service Medal. The smaller bar is the Atlantic Star and 1939-45 Star.

    The brass SAS badge is a shoulder title worn on the service dress uniform, again post war.

    No idea on the other two items sorry.

    Hope this helps?

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Default Re: N.Z S.A.S patch unknown and others plus French F.L badge unknown

    The eagle chewing on a rattler is classic Mexican imagery, so a Mexican army pocket-button badge. Sorry I can't say what unit.

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    Default Re: N.Z S.A.S patch unknown and others plus French F.L badge unknown

    The 1st pocket fob with Eagle & Snake is 1er Regiment Etranger / 1st Regiment French Foreign Legion. It commemorates the historic link to Mexico (1863-67). Camerone Day is to this day the Legion Honour celebration day.

    The second fob is a Legion Of Frontiersmen one commemorating the link with the Belgian Lancers whom they have ties with after the unit volunteered for service with in the 1st World War. The BEF had turned them down as most where too old and it being a private Army. They were the 1st British troops to come to contact with the enemy. A google will give better info. Sadly today the legacy has been ruined as they have split into 3 or 4 different LOF all claiming to be the real one. Walter Mitty's in outrageous uniforms.

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    Default Re: N.Z S.A.S patch unknown and others plus French F.L badge unknown

    Thanks mate.

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