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  • #31
    Deb's right though, I think it's been styled in a French manner - resembling the fleur de lis

    Sorry if my previous posts appeared a bit blunt, I was trying to post from a Kindle

    I think a decent phone would be better....

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    • #32
      It's getting complicated! Mr Frrrenchie emailed me earlier today from his travels and says it doesn't look like a fleur de lys or authentic French symbol to him. I'm about to email him 2 French Légion étrangère symbols from the Google link Chris George and Debs referred to. He's actually a specialist for military vehicles (from tanks to planes), but he should have a notion about badges.
      He recently visited the Wahine disaster memorial in Seatown near Wellington http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wahine_disaster (which incidentally is his nickname for me, lol).

      The "fascist" badge I'll try to find an Italian specialist to ask (maybe through my boss), but it'll require a couple days to weeks.

      For the person who said the one in the bottom features Greek letters, I'm seeing the Chi but not a Ro, Alpha, or Omega. Looks more like a set of tools to me.
      Best regards,
      Maria

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      • #33
        Just got 7 emails in a row and Frrenchie now claims "Sorry my connexion was so bad the images didn't load properly in the last B&B so I just went by your fleur de lys description...It's more of a grenade actually."
        When back in Europe, he can ask his compadres for a specialist on uniforms and badges.
        Best regards,
        Maria

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        • #34
          A couple weeks ago my French friend posted the badges in question on an internet forum for specialists on uniforms and military attire.

          I'm sorry to report that the specialists on that forum have been fighting for weeks without coming to a conclusion, though most of them are seeing ALL three badges as of French provenance. The left, supposedly Italian fascist one has been recognized as connected to the French Sénat.

          Problem is, the symbols on the badges have been copied and used again and again through history.

          The simplest solution suggested was for John to check out if there are inscriptions behind the badges. ;-)
          Best regards,
          Maria

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