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Pocket Badge - WW2 Era - Hungarian


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Hi All,

Here's a curley one for you. The attached picture is of a badge found with my father's Hungarian WW2 medals and insignia. I've been researching it for some time now. The Hungarian experts believe it to be of French origin, however, it displays the right hand side of the hungarian coat of arms within it's design. Originally it was mounted to a leather patch with a button loop for hanging from a pocket button. He also has a couple of small lapel pins with the central shield showing the G.A.E. and 4/15 on it.

If anyone recognises this bade, I would appreciate any information that you may have.

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Hi All,

Here's a curley one for you. The attached picture is of a badge found with my father's Hungarian WW2 medals and insignia. I've been researching it for some time now. The Hungarian experts believe it to be of French origin, however, it displays the right hand side of the hungarian coat of arms within it's design. Originally it was mounted to a leather patch with a button loop for hanging from a pocket button. He also has a couple of small lapel pins with the central shield showing the G.A.E. and 4/15 on it.

If anyone recognises this bade, I would appreciate any information that you may have.

Badge

Very interesting badge - of course there is all the Hungarian symbolism - the Turul Eagle - the St Stevens Cross, the three mountains, etc... but french colors - what an insult for Hungarians! I wonder if your father had some sort of joint training exercise with the French in the 1930's? That would be about the only thing I could think of - perhaps he went to a French military school -

Have you contacted Peter Czink at the Magyar Front Associaiton?

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