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Please help indentify - 2nd Corps Gendarmerie (Zandarmeria)???

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    Please, help to identify. Were they from Gendarmerie? What emblem they have on right arm (lowest picture)? Pictures were taken in Italy, Bologna. This is a question from my girlfriend. One of these soldiers was her grandfather - Zygmunt Wunsz. He died before her birth.
    Regards,
    Mateusz

    Please help indentify - 2nd Corps Gendarmerie (Zandarmeria)???Please help indentify - 2nd Corps Gendarmerie (Zandarmeria)???Please help indentify - 2nd Corps Gendarmerie (Zandarmeria)???
    Last edited by Mateusz Mroz; 08-02-2013 at 09:52 AM.

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    Hello Mateusz,

    Yes, these appear to be Military Police. They are wearing the typical British pattern officer’s SD peaked cap, worn by all ranks in the Żandarmeria. Visible in one of the photos are these collar pennons:

    Please help indentify - 2nd Corps Gendarmerie (Zandarmeria)???

    I suspect the insignia on the right arm is the British 8th Army shield, which was worn by the Żandarmeria in the 2nd Corps:

    Please help indentify - 2nd Corps Gendarmerie (Zandarmeria)???

    Regards,
    Tony
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