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A few cap badges found in the attic:)

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    Default A few cap badges found in the attic:)

    My parents attic is very large and every now and again some goodies come to light I was aware of the ANZAC badge from childhood,but dont know much about the others or how they came to be there.Click image for larger version. 

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    The one with the figure is for the Royal Observer Corps.

    The other two don't ring any bells with me yet?

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    The one with the figure is for the Royal Observer Corps.

    The other two don't ring any bells with me yet?

    Cheers, Ade.
    Same for me, Observer corps and rising sun are familiar, but the other two are not, though one has an american/scottish look to it and the other looks continental or middle eastern.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    The Australian one is a Rising Sun collar badge.Issued to all Australian army personel during both world wars.An iconic Australian military item.
    There are few variations and makers of these.

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    All the best
    Dave
    Last edited by Thanatos; 11-17-2012 at 11:52 AM. Reason: text

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    Default Re: A few cap badges found in the attic:)

    Thanks for the replies,im stuck on those two also.Another badge turned up today along with a photograph.Both belonging to my grandfather.I was busy when they were dropped off today,so i was unable to ask further about the photo,but will update as soon as i find anything out. My Grandad- front row 5th from the right
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    The cap badge is of course REME, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. A ww2 pattern badge

    The photo is Home Guard and it noteworthy for the Browning Automatic Rifles.

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    Thanks Ade,interestingly i didnt know he was ever in the Homeguard.If only he was around to chat to now.He didnt speak much of his time on and after D-day,wasnt even sure which beach he landed on.Dad does remember him mentioning that HMS Rodney was shelling just off the coast and the thunderous roar of shells going inland.Whilst in Normandy i managed by chance to see a detailed picture showing Rodney just off Sword beach so we're peicing it together slowly.Thanks again

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    Default Re: A few cap badges found in the attic:)

    Actually Ade, they look more like Chatellerault Machine Guns. :-)

    Tom

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    The REME were formed in October 1942 which makes sense if he was active circa D-Day.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Tom I think you could be right
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    Last edited by cornishboy; 11-17-2012 at 08:57 PM.

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