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Artillery badge with Ypres on it plus two sweetheart badges

Article about: Hi, I've been IDing my grandfathers badge collection and am OK with all but three of them. One has a field gun on it also stamped with a small "75". I searched everywhere I can fin

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    Default Artillery badge with Ypres on it plus two sweetheart badges

    Hi,
    I've been IDing my grandfathers badge collection and am OK with all but three of them.

    One has a field gun on it also stamped with a small "75". I searched everywhere I can find on the web but drawn a blank. i don't even know what country it could come from.
    Any help on this?
    The other two I presume are sweetheart badges?
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    Default Re: Artillery badge with Ypres on it plus two sweetheart badges

    Hi and welcome to the forum!

    I would suggest the Ypres gun badge might represent the French "75", the famous 75mm field gun? I would say it is a commemorative souvenir type item.

    The other two are sweethearts. The Royal West Kents is a nice example. The other for the Royal West Surrey Regt might have been designed for use as a watch fob?

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Default Re: Artillery badge with Ypres on it plus two sweetheart badges

    Hello
    Adrian is right with the french 75
    I think it's a "day badge"
    here is a link with some examples:
    http://www.plugged-creations.com/journees/accueil.swf and go to : "Journées du canon de 75mm"
    cordially
    Didier

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    Default Re: Artillery badge with Ypres on it plus two sweetheart badges

    Thanks for quick response.
    The artillery badge has a broken sprung pin fitting on the back but also a loop presumably to hang something off behind the letters P and R.

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