Unknown badge

Discussion in 'WW2 Militaria' started by Owen, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Someone asked on the WW2Talk Facebook page what this badge was , any ideas ?

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  2. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    Owen, you may be thinking along the lines as myself, but i don't think its got anything to do with WW2 . I say that because i cant find anything in the
    HERALDRY IN WAR FORMATION BADGES 39-45 by LT COL Howard Cole. Just to add there is roughly 250 pages.
  3. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    It makes me think of St. John's Ambulance or Salvation Army
  4. Steve Mac

    Steve Mac Very Senior Member

    The pattern of horsesoe garland with star at the centre is similar to 'The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)' badge but, like Stuart and Charlie, I am dubious about the British WWII connection.

    I wondered if it could be foreign, maybe Middle East?
  5. redtop

    redtop Well-Known Member

    It does look somewhat Eastern.
    The Garland with two half emblems either side looks like in larger versions they would form a full circle.
    Other wise it would only need one full emblem to form a badge.
  6. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Is it not a Crown on top of the badge chaps?
  7. RCG

    RCG Senior Member, Deceased

    My Thoughts.

    Badge was designed to be worn on breast pocket, with Pocket flap covering the white area.

    Why was White used as Background? Maybe a White uniform.

    What was the background made of plastic, cardboard or other?

    Use: Ceremonial or every day, leaning towards Ceremonial.

    Does not appear to have been used a lot. A slight discolouration around the hole and slit, no distortion or marks on card where it would have been pushed over the button.

    Military or Civilian organisation could be either.

    Timewise, without intense examination of materials, could be any.

    Use: Used on uniform to denote someone or something. In real life or fiction, such a films or stage prop.

    Shape and letter. The shape reminds me of RN ships name Plaques.

    So is it a badge worn by sailors with their whites to denote the ship there are from or their trade i.e. Engineer, Ensign. Appears not as I could not find any pic of any Navy wearing these.

    Cruise Ships: Nothing found.

    So my suspicions are that this badge was used in a fictional Film or play.

    Which makes some kind of sense with the way the badge was affixed as if it was sown on a uniform that uniform could not be used again as, the stitch marks would show up on film.
  8. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    Its just a thought, may it have something to do with the Pakistan Army? I can see a crown of sorts. There is no E in the APPENDIX IV
  9. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    :huh: On the theme of "oh...just some similar things..." :)

    Vintage WW2 US Navy Award E for Production Award with Star

    Wouldn't have known what this was... :unsure:


    ..but apparently it's a "Vintage WW2 US Navy Award E for Production Award with Star"

    Albeit there's a bit more info there, so perhaps a bit simpler to work out :rolleyes:
  10. Staffsyeoman

    Staffsyeoman Member

    Frankly? From the poor quality stitching of the original item I think it's a fashion piece designed to be stuck on a jacket to look faintly military/heraldic but not actually so.

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