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 I nerd help to determine the history,origin and meaning of the attached badge?

Could it be belong to WW1 Nort Africa troops?

I would appreciate support of our group members who has some knowledge.

Regards

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If think its not French .looks more British , but with some sort of connection with the Middle East or more probably with black Africa Muslim units , King African Rifles for example .

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I'd have thought French at first too however, it does resemble the Mujahid Force (formed in the 1960s) cap badge so perhaps a Pakistani connection?

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I agree with Tony: Pakistani.  that star and crescent moon is used by a number of Pakistani police and par-military units, I believe, of which there seem to be many, Frontier Police, tribal police units, and so on.  The '1916' is probably a key - likely one of the units raised by the British, on the NW Frontier, during WWI initially.

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On 24 Ağustos 2017 at 17:00, peter monahan said:

I agree with Tony: Pakistani.  that star and crescent moon is used by a number of Pakistani police and par-military units, I believe, of which there seem to be many, Frontier Police, tribal police units, and so on.  The '1916' is probably a key - likely one of the units raised by the British, on the NW Frontier, during WWI initially.

Thanks A lot 

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