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What makes you think that it is British?????  The only thing that I can think in the British line is that it is actually part of  a Marksmans badge.   The rifle with the star above is a small bore advanced.....


Here is a similar badge....




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Gents, thanks for the replies. What made me think it was British is it came with a couple of other British proficiency badges that are similarly made.


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The eight pointed star was and is in the Spanish Army a badge of rank for Field Officers. one star for Comandante, Two for Lt Colonel and Three for Full Colonel. Usually they were of about 20 mm diameter and braided in gold or silver thread over Khaki cloth . your star could be a Spanish Civil War era beret badge of rank for a Comandante ( Major )

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Afterthought - could it be a edelweiss ??

Maybe from the 1st. world war - I'm sure the German collectors can tell if my thought is correct or wrong.



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John, I believe what you have there is the star of an RQMS, worn over four chevrons (point up) in the period 1881 to 1915.

I found it listed (but sadly not really illustrated) in British Army Proficiency Badges by Denis Edwards and David Lanley (2005 reprint).



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Gentlemen,please forget the possible Spanish star and the Edelweiss, Guards Armoured centered the salvo, I found that at least in the NZ Army the Eight pointed star was authorized to the Quartermaster Sargent Majors as proficiency badge on top of the arm chevrons 

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