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WW2 Army cap badge - can anyone identify ?
« on: Wednesday 24 April 19 13:55 BST (UK) »
Hello, Is anybody able to identify the soldier's cap badge, please ? I am afraid this is the best resolution available as the original is slightly out of focus. Thank you.

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Re: WW2 Army cap badge - can anyone identify ?
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 24 April 19 14:36 BST (UK) »
Could well be Royal Engineers.

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Re: WW2 Army cap badge - can anyone identify ?
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 24 April 19 14:48 BST (UK) »
Thank you - I wondered if it was that - but it's hard to tell because of the resolution.

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Re: WW2 Army cap badge - can anyone identify ?
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 24 April 19 14:50 BST (UK) »
Exactly, the same comment may well apply to other suggestions unfortunately.

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Re: WW2 Army cap badge - can anyone identify ?
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 27 April 19 21:45 BST (UK) »
Good evening,

The Caubeen could be a clue. Not sure whether any REs wore that type of headwear.

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Re: WW2 Army cap badge - can anyone identify ?
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 27 April 19 22:19 BST (UK) »
Evening John

I don't think it is a caubeen.  It is the Cap General Service  (or cap ridiculous) introduced 1943 - much maligned and probably rightly. Many images on a Google search.

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Re: WW2 Army cap badge - can anyone identify ?
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 28 April 19 17:20 BST (UK) »
Thank you for the suggestions. The reference to a caubeen is interesting as this distant relative was Irish (from County Roscommon). I'm not sure it is a caubeen, though. Either way, TVM for your thoughts - they are much appreciated.

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Re: WW2 Army cap badge - can anyone identify ?
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 11 May 19 17:54 BST (UK) »
It's a plastic economy cap badge for the RE worn on a khaki GS cap so circa 1944-5.