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As they have been identified and this is a US only forum this topic will be locked. Please feel free to post them in the "Spoils of War" section with more inform about the soldier that bought them back. Thank you for understanding.

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Nice collection. I've seen these cap badges in all colors, shapes and sizes so I can't say exactly what type of uniform the background material goes with. Also some of these badges had metallic numerals in the black center; there were some unattached units that did not.

This is my best guess.

 

From top to bottom.

 

(1) MVSN insignia. (Volunteer Militia for National Security) was the Fascist Militia formed soon after Mussolini's rise to power in 1923. Army reformed after Italy surrender. Not sure if this is a high ranking officer or staff officer.
(2) Heavy Artillery attached to an Army. Similar to cap badge seen in movie "Captain Correlli's Mandolin". Only Regimental and Corps Artillery had numerals in the center.
(3) Fascist Italian Infantry

 

 

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