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Officers Bronze Leaf Collar & German Horseshoe


HarryBettsMCDCM

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If anyone can ID the below Bronzed SD Collar Badge I would be Grateful,it has been in my Odds N Sods Box for some years yet Ive never seen it in any Book or another one anywhere any ideas??? :blink:

Also the Presumably German/Prussian Horseshoe [Farriers???]Silver Badge

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And this German? sleeve type Badge{has Prongs to affix to Coat etc?}

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Or is it this way?

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I haven't got a clue what either are, but the second pic of the "horseshoe" looks more right (if there is such a thing!) than the other :blink: if you know what I mean?!?!

It looks like the letters MJ or JM.

Les.

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The figure in the horseshoe looks like the W (for Wilhelm) you see, with a crown on top, on the Imperial German inspection stamps. Phil B

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Really a guess, but the leaf collar badge is perhaps a USN Nurse one. They were present to nurse the wounded USN and USMC patients in WWI. Perhaps stationed in Great Britain? The Nurse Corps Dress Regs for 1917 only state that "the collar badge..." etc but never describe or picture it. This badge is still worn, in gilt, on the collars, left side, by Navy nurses. (Perhaps you have a WWII one) The rank is now worn on the right side.

The badge appears to be the same one, or very close, in appearence to the present one, an oak leaf with no attaching twig, which is the emblem of the Medical Service Corps. (or "Twigs" as they are sometimes referred to)

Hope this helps a little...

DrB

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+Thanks For The Suggestions~ Bit Of an E+ Nig+ Ma :blink:

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