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Good morning gents,

I joined this forum a while back but somehow never needed to post until now when, rather than contributing I find myself having to ask for help :-(

I have a broad base of knowledge concerning many aspects of militaria gathered over the last 35 or so years but that knowledge is not that great when it comes to cloth insignia beyond the mainstream.

The attached picture belongs to a colleague who I am trying to help with family research. I have been able to give him a fair amount of info based on the picture but I cannot for the life of me place the formation sign.

I know I have seen it before and should therefore recognise it but sadly I don't. I think the lower element of the design is a lion and I have an inclination towards the colours yellow and blue (??).

The location of the pic is not known neither is the date but it may be Africa (but equally Ceylon, as was or Singapore are possible) in the late '50's or early '60's.

I wonder if this badge is relative to a collonial unit or training / advisory team? It is driving me mad and any assistance in pinning it down would be greatly appreciated.

Regards

Mark

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Yellow on light green lion & palm tree?

Singapore District?

Edited by leigh kitchen

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Yellow on light green lion & palm tree?

Singapore District?

Genius!

Thanks mate, I think you have nailed it. I was sure I had seen it before and as I said it isn't "mainstream"

Well done that is a huge help!

Regards

Mark

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Mark

Another image from my archives of this formation sign badge in wear.

Simon

Many thanks Simon, that is helpful. Does this picture have any caption / info to accompany it?

Does any other member have more general info about Singapore Station in the post 1945 period?

Regards

Mark

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Mark

No caption I'm afraid and infuriatingly we can't even make out the cap badge. :banger:

Simon

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Leigh

I've always thought it was the 'RTR' the Royal Tank Regiment and I suppose someone could have been seconded to serve with the Malaysian forces without armour?

Simon

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