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Any ideas about this badge?

Article about: I was looking through my dads seabag and he had a tin with all sorts of odds n ends and found this. I think it's a cap badge, but it's small enough, could it be a collar badge? I can barely

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    Default Any ideas about this badge?

    I was looking through my dads seabag and he had a tin with all sorts of odds n ends and found this. I think it's a cap badge, but it's small enough, could it be a collar badge? I can barely make out the writing, but it looks like JE MAINTIENDRAI there's a gryphon in the middle, with crossed anchors behind. He was stationed in the pacific, could it be something from the Aussie navy?

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    and I found this button, the flower doesn't look like a chrysanthamum, so I don't think it's Japanese.

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    Thank you
    Paul

    I had a google search that worked, the first badge is of Dutch origin, maybe google will start playing nice with me now
    Last edited by Stinkpotpete; 03-21-2012 at 09:01 PM. Reason: I hit submimt too soon oops

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    Default Re: Any ideas about this badge?

    I can't offer a specific identification as to what it is, but it's from the Netherlands.
    See: Coat of arms of the Netherlands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Default Re: Any ideas about this badge?

    The button is Japanese navy,that is a Sakura (cherry blossom ) on it......Pete.
    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    Default Re: Any ideas about this badge?

    Thank you and Thank you Pete. After all the rifles I've seen with mums on them, I just assumed that was what they used on everything. Now I have so many more questions about he got these, but he's been gone for 27 years now. It was something he never talked about.

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