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Badge of the Society of [French] {Military} Engineers, a Franco-Belgian so-called private decoration originally comprised of 3 classes later expanded to 5 with insignia in usual French format.   Name & insignia format have changed over the years.  Group appears to have been most active post-WW II through 1980's.

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Hardly anything on-line.  Insignia appear on French eBay and European auction sites maybe once every couple of years.  Varying qualities of info therein.   Jerome [QUIVIVEFRANCE@aol.com] illustrates  it.   A couple of print compilations -- including Jerome -- discuss it.   Jerome probably is the most knowledgeable student of such private, self-styled or  'ephemeral'' awards.  

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Hard to say.  LoH maybe 4th [1946-58] or 5th [1958-present] republic; BE Leopold unilingual so possibly before 1951; Black Star established 1889 suspended 1963.  However, mini groups often assembled from existing [old on hand] stocks & some people chose to use specific designs [for #1 or #2 above] over what would have been appropriate at time of award.  

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