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Article about: A friend of mine just brought this in to show me, he bought it at a local auction, anybody any ideas on the badge? p.s. sorry for the poor pic. kind regards Ed

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    A friend of mine just brought this in to show me, he bought it at a local auction, anybody any ideas on the badge?
    p.s. sorry for the poor pic.

    kind regards
    Ed
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    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    Looks like an airline cap ....... Australian ??

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    Its an airline pilots cap for Laker Airlines. Sir Freddie Laker started the revolution in cheap budget airlines back in the 70's.
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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    It's a Laker Airways pilots cap from the c.1970's worlds first budget airline run by Sir Freddie Laker. Started 1966, went bust 1982.

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    Regards, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Thanks Guys!!!
    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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