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    Hi everyone,
    I've found this badge in a memory box given to me as a kid by my grandad, can anyone shed some light on the origin as i'm stumped!
    Many thanks
    Andy
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    Hi Andy, welcome to the forum!

    I think the badge may well be Czech Airforce. But I cannot tell you exactly what it represents.

    Could we see the back too please.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Sure thing, i'll photograph it tomorrow in natural daylight but it has the number 1586 engraved in it nothing else - no details of manufacturer etc.

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    Hi Andy, that would be great.

    It is certainly Czech. Please see this site for similar badges:

    Czech Air Force Insignia

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Top Man - Thanks Ade

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    I believe this to be a Czech Airforce Ground Specialist badge 1st Class – Pozemni specialllista 1.tr. First produced in 1968, therefore not of WW2 vintage.

    Illustration appears on page 75 of Military Pilot & Aircrew Badges of the World – Volume 1 by Don Chalif.

    Kind regards, Malcolm.

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    Gents, thanks so much for the invaluable info - i'm attaching two clearer pics of the medal (front & back).

    Just to add a curve ball, i've had an email from a guy at the RAF Museum this morning who is showing a keen interest in the medal as he believes it was given to Czech Bombers / Flight Engineers during WW2. He's requested that it gets valued and if i'm interested they'd purchase it and put in on display in Hendon (which I think would be a fitting tribute). Any ideas as to value?
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    Hi Andy, sorry I have not got a clue as to value. I could only guess which would not be fair.

    Cheers, Ade.

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