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Another airfield detector find.

Article about: This unusual silver item was found close to where we found the American St Christopher on the USAAF airfield. I'm pretty sure it is a sweetheart brooch but my question is what does the desig

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    Default Another airfield detector find.

    This unusual silver item was found close to where we found the American St Christopher on the USAAF airfield. I'm pretty sure it is a sweetheart brooch but my question is what does the design signify? Jewelry design often has some symbolism and many sweetheart brooches are given by specific regiments etc.
    It is interesting in that it can be worn as a broach or on a chain.

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    Thanks Mark.

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    Wow ... really nice find .... its a US Army marksmanship qualification badge ... sharpshooter to be precise. Very very nice!

    For more info. see Marksmanship Badge (United States) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    All the best
    Gremlin

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    Is it a marksmans badge? The rings are to attach a bar stating the category that the recipiant is a marksman in ie PISTOL RIFLE, MORTAR, etc.

    Hangarman

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    Thanks Gremlin and Hangman for such quick replies and the link. I was completely going down the wrong path with the sweetheart brooch. What a fantastic wealth of knowledge this site is.

    Cheers, Mark.

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