Good evening gents,
I know this is a WWII forum but I suspect that like myself many members have interests in militaria originating earlier and much later.
So, on the off chance that anyone might be able to help I am posting this here as it has been a thorn in my side for some time now
I have had it for years but don't recall where I got it and it lies in a sub-collection of international special forces type items that I have picked up along the way.
I don't think it is a cap badge as it is too heavy. It is heavily electroplated and I feel the base metal is likely brass. The fastenings are of the "clutch back" style but are simple push on nylon plugs.
The Cobra suggests to me possibly Indonesia etc and is maybe indicative of a "strike" or rapid reaction type unit. The surrounding ferns suggest to me New Zealand but I don't think the overall design fits.
Please somebody put my mind at ease with this one. I have asked on other more broadbased fora and have got nowhere