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Australian YMCA - WW2 - ID needed

Article about: Fellows, Hope you can help with identification of the YMCA badge? I collect Polish WW2 memorabilias. Recently, I have found this Australian badge together with some Polish WW1 / WW2 medals a

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    Default Australian YMCA - WW2 - ID needed

    Fellows,
    Hope you can help with identification of the YMCA badge?

    I collect Polish WW2 memorabilias.
    Recently, I have found this Australian badge together with some Polish WW1 / WW2 medals and badges, in London UK. The badge is marked Gount London (well known maker of military badges, as I am sure you know).

    Poles and Australians had been together in Tobruk so perhaps fellows swapped it there?. Very occasionally, WW2 Polish groupings also consists the YMCA badge but, Polish one (usually field made casted) badges like that are considered very rare find.

    Any thoughts / ID ideas?
    Interesting find?
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    I have never seen anything like this before, I would consider this to be scarce

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    Thanks for the post indication etc.

    I hope Australian collectors / specialists will know some details that would be great!.
    Although, it is equally possible there will not be conclusive ID (as it happened to me with Polish Cap Eagles / small WW2 badges on nr of occasions)

    There is no doubt that YMCA was working closely with various Allied military forces during WW2 so from that point of view is a relevant artefact.

    I was surprised myself with this find especially as it has the Gaunt markings. In the context of Polish Cap Eagles (a few variants had been produced by Gaunt) it is understood that only early versions are marked as the war progressed signature(s) for some reason(s) disappeared.


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    I have never seen anything like this before, I would consider this to be scarce

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