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Badge/Patch Identification

Postby Ox&Bucks » Thu Nov 13, 2014 4:15 pm

Hi All,

Picked up a 49 pattern battle dress on the market at the weekend and it has some insignia attached I do not recognise.

Does anyone know its significance or what it is? It is on the collar/lapel.

If its any help the shoulder title is FRANCE.

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Re: Badge/Patch Identification

Postby askhati » Fri Nov 14, 2014 7:19 am

Innsmouth Brigade...
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Re: Badge/Patch Identification

Postby McVickers » Fri Nov 14, 2014 2:50 pm

askhati wrote:Innsmouth Brigade...


Hehehehe! :rofl:
It does look rather cthulhish doesn't it?

I think it is just a very crudely embroidered green flur-de-lis.
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Re: Badge/Patch Identification

Postby CHThree » Sun Nov 16, 2014 6:51 pm

:lol:
askhati wrote:Innsmouth Brigade...
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Re: Badge/Patch Identification

Postby askhati » Mon Nov 17, 2014 8:54 am

If you ever want to get rid of the patch, I'll take it. Have been working on a "World War Cthulhu" game concept for a while now, and that patch will fit in nicely...
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Re: Badge/Patch Identification

Postby Ramsay00105 » Mon Nov 17, 2014 1:34 pm

We may not be the best source for identifying this. It looks like the flaming grenade that is used as an identification symbol by many French Infantry units.
However World War Cthulu sounds much more interesting and may be worth a section of its own.
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Re: Badge/Patch Identification

Postby CHThree » Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:48 pm

It certianly looks like a french grenade collar patch, my 1940 ref. book says green on khaki was infanterie de legion d'etranger.
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Re: Badge/Patch Identification

Postby Ox&Bucks » Tue Nov 18, 2014 5:07 pm

CHThree wrote:It certianly looks like a french grenade collar patch, my 1940 ref. book says green on khaki was infanterie de legion d'etranger.


Merci! So most likely the French Foreign Legion then.

Thanks for the help.
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Re: Badge/Patch Identification

Postby dieselmonkey » Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:09 pm

Nah, that's an Aspidistra, it's actually a surprisingly rare uniform for the French Legion D'Jardinier.
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Re: Badge/Patch Identification

Postby askhati » Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:20 am

dieselmonkey wrote:...French Legion D'Jardinier.


My pidgin French translates that as "French Legion of Gardeners". How far wrong? :P
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Re: Badge/Patch Identification

Postby Wladek » Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:08 am

I always thought the aspidistra was the unit symbol of the Corp De Petite Bourgeoisie. (OK, very obtuse Orwell joke)
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Re: Badge/Patch Identification

Postby Ramsay00105 » Fri Nov 21, 2014 1:47 pm

It is very rare then as they were all purged by ThinkPol and the records corrected at MinTruth.
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Re: Badge/Patch Identification

Postby CHThree » Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:33 pm

:rofl:
BTW,this can't be right, it's a 49 pattern battledress, and that's a 1984 joke. Farb.
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Re: Badge/Patch Identification

Postby Wladek » Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:05 pm

CHThree wrote::rofl:
BTW,this can't be right, it's a 49 pattern battledress, and that's a 1984 joke. Farb.


well mine was a 1936 joke. And even '84 was '48, so totally period too. You just dont care about history/facts/kids/hollywood etc.
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Re: Badge/Patch Identification

Postby Ramsay00105 » Mon Nov 24, 2014 1:35 pm

Wladek wrote:
CHThree wrote::rofl:
BTW,this can't be right, it's a 49 pattern battledress, and that's a 1984 joke. Farb.


well mine was a 1936 joke. And even '84 was '48, so totally period too. You just dont care about history/facts/kids/hollywood etc.

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