Unknown navy cork.

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Unknown navy cork.

Post by Markgraf » Sun May 14, 2017 3:16 pm

I guess the helmet is British, but I'm not sure about the badge...I would be happy for any further info!

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Re: Unknown navy cork.

Post by Peter_Suciu » Mon May 15, 2017 11:45 am

The cap insignia appears to be Belgian, and the Belgian military did use a copy of the Wolseley helmet.

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Re: Unknown navy cork.

Post by Markgraf » Tue May 16, 2017 4:32 am

Peter_Suciu wrote:The cap insignia appears to be Belgian, and the Belgian military did use a copy of the Wolseley helmet.
Thank you Peter!

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Re: Unknown navy cork.

Post by stuka f » Tue May 16, 2017 6:05 am

Peter_Suciu wrote:The cap insignia appears to be Belgian, and the Belgian military did use a copy of the Wolseley helmet.
Sorry to contradict, but I am not so sure about that insigna being Belgian!
Here are some cap and helmet badges,first two are military, other are commecial.
But I just wanted to make clear that leaves on Belgian (embroidered!)insigna are generaly longer, then the one showed.
Also the crown, leaves me in doubt.

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Re: Unknown navy cork.

Post by aicusv » Tue May 16, 2017 9:27 am

To me it appears that it maybe a British Station Badge for a Harbour Police force. What is that with the anchor, is it a bird or is it a dragon?

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Re: Unknown navy cork.

Post by Peter_Suciu » Tue May 16, 2017 11:45 am

Is that a British crown? It could be a King's crown, but I'm not really seeing it.

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Re: Unknown navy cork.

Post by aicusv » Wed May 17, 2017 11:00 am

The crown looks to be a King's to me, but has what appear to be shamrocks atop the band and not the lilies. This top of crown did appear on a badge for a Belfast police unit, but the rest was different. My thinking is the helmet is per 1922, from a station in Ireland. But I could be completely off base with that (for non baseball players: "off base" = wrong).

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