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Brig.......Just came across your post. I used to own the mate of your "Made in England" gilt EM insignia. But it was on an Australian-made tropical worsted O/S cap that belonged to a USMC pilot who did R&R in Sydney. He also had and wore 1930-37 Bronze Droopy winged officer insignia which were marked "J.R.Gaunt New York/London." I had a studio photo of him in greens wearing the droopies. He came into the Corps in 1942 so I figured he got in Australia during his Sydney rest stop.

Sadly, crying.gif I had a weak moment and let them go.

 

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Brig....I kept pics of the Gaunt Droopy insignia and the USMC Captain wearing them crying.gif

Oh well......Live and learn! Semper Fi......Bob

 

 

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teufelhunde.ret

Hi Bob... I think it passed us by pinch.gif . Can your scanner do a close up, as in full front and full rear for identification? I've not seen a droop wing piece from Gaunt. Those applied continents have a very unique profile and would like to see the type of hallmark as well.


The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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As I mentioned I sadly do not own them any longer. These pics are all I have left :( I think I scanned them in B&W so the finish color is off. They are a nice bronze color. It looked like they originally had screw-posts that were removed and replaced with a center post. Unless they were given to him, I doubt he got them in a stateside uniform shop (but ya never know!) and always assumed he came across them in Australia.

S/F.......Bob

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The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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