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Unusual badge of 1 S.K. Commando - need help

Article about: Hi to all Such a badge existed in 2nd Commando Bn (Motorised) as unofiicial commemorative badge of Bn. The badges were manufactured in 1946 by Jan Glowka (tropper from Bn) when 2nd Bn was tr

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    Default Unusual badge of 1 S.K. Commando - need help

    Does anyone know about a special Combined Ops Polish Commando badge made from English coin? It looks like this. Many thanks in advance for info.
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    Default Re: Unusual badge of 1 S.K. Commando - need help

    I would say this is a "one off" homemade Sweetheart type item.

    It is very nicely done.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    I've been browsing the forum, looking if anyone posted something like this before, but haven't found anything Commando's yet.
    I think that I heard that some of them were made from an English something-pound coin. Unfortunately I know anything more about it.

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    If you can tell me the size, I will be able to tell you what value of coin it was made from. Most likely a one or two shilling. (We did not have pound coins back then)

    Cheers, Ade.

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    thnx Ade, I'll get the size when I get home.
    I googled some shilling coins and you must be right, the ones before 1956 might fit.
    do you know some of other examples of WWII badges made from coins? I would like to get more info if possible.

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    Making sweetheart badges from coins was a very popular practise during the war. Not actually legal though! My Great Uncle made my Dad a Spitfire badge from one. Now sadly long lost.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    indeed, might be a sweetheart badge for a Commando's lady
    thnx again, cheers!

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    Dear Ade,

    the badge is about 29-30mm in diameter.
    cheers,

    R

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    Default Re: Unusual badge of 1 S.K. Commando - need help

    Hi
    Please post detailed and close-up pictures of this badge (back and front) on the Polish Regimental Badges link below

    http://warrelics.eu/forum/polish-arm...s-ww2-9351-70/

    There are a number of Colleagues (possibly inc me) to help with the identification.

    Yes the Polish Com Badge was made originally from a coin by on of the member of the Company / Battalion (later) – I have even name somewhere in my materials – need to dig it out.
    Over years i have seen an original(s) 2 times and a lot of repos

    Best


    Quote by rafaltomanski View Post
    Does anyone know about a special Combined Ops Polish Commando badge made from English coin? It looks like this. Many thanks in advance for info.

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    thnx m8, 1 pic posted in the thread you asked. I will add the rear view later today.

    cheers

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