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Old 02-03-2015, 02:34 AM
Nyles Nyles is offline
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Finally a set of General Service badges for various countries. Read like a book - United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, India, South Africa, New Zealand and Ireland. For Great Britain, India, South Africa and Canada the General Service badge would be worn by troops unassigned to a unit (typically new recruits). However, Australia and New Zealand, while they maintained militia regiments at home, would raise unaffiliated numbered battalions for overseas service, all of whom would just wear the General Service badge. Ireland only issues one cap badge, an intentional break from British tradition (for obvious reasons - the same reason they were actually neutral in WW2). I also have WW2 US Army and USMC badges in the mail at the moment.

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