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Help with French North African Colonial Badge ID

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s1294.photobucketHi,
I realize this may be a bit of a stretch, but any help is welcome.
I picked up a collection of belgian colonial badges at a recent auction and amongst the lot were three that for the life of me I cant ID. 

1st is a crescent witha number 1 mounted over crossed rifles, axes and a spade. No star. I thought it might be a Spanish Moroccan sapper or perhaps a French Algerian Spahi pioneer?,

The second badge has a kite shaped enamel shield in front of a rooster with its wings spread. The shield is diveded into red white and green with a blue tip. I thought it may be an Arab  or North African unit under French command ( Syrian, Moroccan, Algerian?)

The third iswURL] an anchor with a grenade over crossed cannon. I thought it may be a French or Belgian colonial marine or infantry artillery badge for either a kepi or pith helmet. judging by the style of the grenade it looks to pree WW1.

Thanks in advance for any help.

http://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=137500&d=1450035240

http://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=137497&d=1450034768

http://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=137499&d=1450034996

 

 

 

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