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Hungary post-WWII early "bricolage" flotilla cloth cap badge

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Dear all, here I come today with a recently acquired piece that sparked my interest. I unfortunately had missed an auction for two communist period Hungarian embroidered flotilla cap badges. Meaning however that I had clear in mind how those look like. When this cap badge came up for auction listed as "Italian WWII" I knew for a fact that not to be the case.

Here it comes:

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I had immediately anticipated this to be the result of "bricolage" work, as the winged cloth badge is clearly a Nazi Luftwaffe one. Upon receiving the badge I clearly ascertained the fact that anchor and Hungarian tricolours were sewn onto the winged badge. Circled in red the most evident seam.

Why did I expect this to be related to post-war Hungarian flotilla forces? Here's the reason! These are two visors belonging to said river force:

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I would go as far as to say that it is pretty certain the anchor and tricolours from my bricolage badge come form a variation of the badges mounted onto these visors.

I have also researched pre-socialist period Hungarian royal flotilla uniforms. And found evidence that at that time badges assigned to this force were very different from those later introduced after 1945:

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Now of course the issue is..why is the red star missing from my "bricolage" badge? In later periods Hungarian flotilla forces adopted a visor with the customary round cockade with tricolour and star in the lower part of the cap, whilst in the upper one regulations placed a wreaths and anchor cloth badge (embroidered at first). So I believe the anchor and tricolours from my badge belong to an early post-war era.

Am I to assume a flotilla officer felt the customary badge was not fancy enough and took it upon himself to embellish it?

Do you generally agree with me placing this badge in the post-war period (I'd say roughly 1946-late 1949)?

 

Cheers!


GC

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Hello , Your badge is a composite one . the wreath and wings clearly German ,the center possibily of Hungarian communist era Riverine Flotilla. The old Royal Hungarian one as is showed in the chart that you posted used Laurel leaves for the wreath and no Oak leaves. 

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