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Hi Guys

What award is this? -the recipient is WW2 and Post War RAF killed in an accident in 1948- the photo is taken in 1946 so trying to work out if its a foreign/commonwealth award issued for wear by RAF airmen -he was an air gunner- Any ideas?-the IWM stated it may be a Luftwaffe WW1 award (don't think so !!!!!!!!!!!!)-it's being worn on the left hand pocket of the battledress just so you know!!!


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Hallo Gents,

just a thought, and probably way off :lol: but to me it looks like an Army collar dog,

Is there any possibility he served with a army unit as a forward air controller?

and is wearing this as an unofficial insignia?

The shape is very similar in design to:

a, The Suffolk Regiment cap badge.

b, The Northumberland (Yeomanry) Hussars 1908 -1956.

Kevin in Deva.

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The man in question






Sig 2B


Royal Air Force

Service Number



RAF Lindholme

Place of Birth/Home Town


Date of Birth

06 August 1925



Date of Death

21 December 1948

Cemetery Name


Cemetery Address


Grave Section


Grave Number


Included on Armed Forces Memorial


Included on Roll of Honour




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Yes, the 3 turret castle resembles that of the Great Seal of Gibralter, standardised at the beginning of the last century as a component of the badges of the Suffolk Regt, Northamptonshire Regt, Essex Regt & Dorsetshire Regt, but the badge itself does'nt appear to be that of any of those, or the Northunmberland Hussars which was viewed from a corner of "their" castle rather than the front.

The closest resemblance is to the cap badge of the Northants Regt, which was more of a horizontal oval & without the emblem surmounting the design.

Just something about this badge makes me wonder if it's Polish?

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