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A couple of patches and pins to identify


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Hello

 

Could I please get some help on those pins and patches.

The pin looks like a cap device. It is written london on the back so I gess it is british made. The only "problem" is that it is 1.5" wide and so to short to be on a cap.

 

 

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What do you think of these AAF patches ? The one on the right side is 4" wide. Is it local made ?

 

Thanks for your help

 

 

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The eagle looks like it is off of an EM's collar disk, one for unassigned personnel

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There where indeed Brit made collar discs, however that eagle is too big to have been on a collar disc. It is most likely an EM's cap badge with the backing disc removed.

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The eagle device may represent the American Squadron Home Guard, a British unit made up of Americans living in the UK 1940-1944, although the few I've seen did not have the field of stars above the eagle's head (possibly an officer's badge with the stars). Not my field, but worth a bit of research, as any American Squadron Home Guard badge has considerable value in the UK militaria market.

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Thanks for the help. Yes after comparing it with my collar discs, it is bigger than them. Don't you think the quality is too high for an enlisted cap ? It looks the same quality as an officer device but it is smaller.

Can I also get your opinion on the patches ?

Thanks again

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  • 4 weeks later...

Thanks Ronnie ! Any thoughts on the bigger one ? I had never seen a big one like this before.

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