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I was given this badge by an old school friend back in the early 1970's and it belonged to his Dad who as a British major in WWII.

Sadly, my pal recently passed away and am giving it back to his son.

Can someone please inform me where this Crown Insignia would have been worn? Was it on epaulettes for example?

Many thanks.

Stan

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Stan - each Monarch chooses the Crown that will be worn during their Reign. King George 6th chose the Imperial State Crown

and your insignia is of this shape - curved lines to the Crown. Apart from shoulder epaulettes it could be worn on a breast

epaulette that was on the button of the shirt pocket.

A Major is of Field Rank - and under the old system of 2/300 years ago - was entitled to Command troops in the Field. This

is carried forward by Majors and above , receiving a salute with arms. (weapons) Mervyn

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