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Well Here's today new badge.The one favor I ask the forum is maybe someone can help me with the time line of production,if so I would be great full.Will be listing more real soon.Jay

. Naval Aux. Air Stations were mostly a WWII creation. Google the unit history to help zero in on usage dates. The catch on back is a fairly early style.

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Hi Dan

Any chance you can help me time line the USS Bennington Badge? Thanks

Could use a closeup of the reverse. It's earlier because of the inclusion of "PO".

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Well this is one of those oddities...I also thought this was likely a late 1940 to mid1950s badge, but the Bennington was only designated a CVS from 1959 to 1970. Even the clasp is an earlier style, as is the designation of "PO" in my first review of this badge. Closer to WWII usage on other badges.

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Wanted: USN Liberty Cuffs, vintage bullion rating badges, pre-1914 rating badges and vintage USN Police style Badges.
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So I assume then that this would date around 1959?And may I ask what " PO" means? Thanks Jay

Petty Officer, as in Police PO, or, in this case petty officer MAA. In my active duty, all MAAs had to be petty officers, no non-rated MAAs in those days. Same with Shore Patrol.

Book Link: U.S. Navy Tailor-Made Dress Blues, Liberty Cuffs, and Sailor Folk Art

Wanted: USN Liberty Cuffs, vintage bullion rating badges, pre-1914 rating badges and vintage USN Police style Badges.
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That is a great looking SEABEES Chief Master at Arms badge. Looks hand made, possibly made in the Philippines. Really nice!!

 

What does the back look like?

 

Chris

good observation, Chris.. it does look like other Philippine made items I have seen.

 

do you guys think VN era is accurate? or 1980's?

 

-Brian

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As an aside, keep in mind that Velcro was first developed in 1941, patented in 1955, and commonly commercially available in the 1960's. Any use of it by our military was PROBABLY no earlier than the mid-1960's, if not later.

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1. CIB with M16 instead of 1795 Musket

2. Rarer current era brassards and armbands

 

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Let me run this by the sub-forum, do you gents like this as a layout for my book section regarding U.S. Navy usage of law enforcement style badges?

 

http://navycollector.com/NavyCollector/Navy%20Images/Book-IV_page.jpg

Book Link: U.S. Navy Tailor-Made Dress Blues, Liberty Cuffs, and Sailor Folk Art

Wanted: USN Liberty Cuffs, vintage bullion rating badges, pre-1914 rating badges and vintage USN Police style Badges.
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