Help, Badge Identification

#1
Going through my late dad's stuff, found his WW2 tunic, I know the Buffs collar badges and buttons, and the pips, Sam Browne etc.
But what is the 10" long khaki strip (lined), red edge piping on one half, a button hole at each end?
And the badge on it, a facing eagle, coronet between wing tips, and a red sword/dagger device on the eagle's front?
He served in RTR until 1944 then posted to Buffs.

Grateful for any information.
 

Mr_Fingerz

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#2
A picture would be helpful.
 
#4
For what it is worth the Buffs became 141 RAC and were in 79th.Arm.Div. (Hobarts Funnies) and had Crocodiles.
So, perhaps your father as an expierienced RTR soldier was posted to them as instructor/Leader?
Maybe the badge on strip is one collected? from German or other forces?
I certainly don't recognise it from description, the only similarity I know of are AA units with arrow/sword etc through a German eagle.
Hope this is of help.
 
#5
For some reason I can't upload a pic. Still trying.
The ref to "Hobart's Funnies" rings a bell. The old chap did once mention being involved with tank waterproofing at Bideford.
 
#10
Picture of the item,





Arr, Bostik!

Weren't the mob who made Lilo's involved with the DD tanks?
 
#11
It looks more Polish?
 
#13
Definitely Spanish.Got a pic in one of my 'insignia' books.
In 1946 there were some Buffs of 79th. Div. waiting for demob at SADE (Specialised Armoured Development Establishment) one of my mates was there with rocket assisted bren carriers!!.
At the time they were all wearing the 'Bull of 79th.' Div sign.
 
#14
Thanks to all concerned. Spanish it is. Its provenence will likely stay a mystery.

Anyone with knowledge of a night incident in 1940 when the church bells all rang, certain tanks rolled across a certain Surrey aerodrome?
 
#16
Markintime said:
CivTech said:
Thanks to all concerned. Spanish it is. Its provenence will likely stay a mystery.

Anyone with knowledge of a night incident in 1940 when the church bells all rang, certain tanks rolled across a certain Surrey aerodrome?
Have a look at this Spanish Tanky Badge this might help you out a bit.
Good find - Mannie Gentile :D
 
#17
rickshaw-major said:
Markintime said:
CivTech said:
Thanks to all concerned. Spanish it is. Its provenence will likely stay a mystery.

Anyone with knowledge of a night incident in 1940 when the church bells all rang, certain tanks rolled across a certain Surrey aerodrome?
Have a look at this Spanish Tanky Badge this might help you out a bit.
Good find - Mannie Gentile :D
He's a Muslim you know ;)
 
#18
CivTech said:
Thanks to all concerned. Spanish it is. Its provenence will likely stay a mystery.
If you tracked the movements of his regiment/battalion, you'd probably find a visit to Gibraltar at some point. Followed by a swap or purchase of a couple of war souveniers.

Somewhere on the web there's a Spanish chap, clearing out his grandad's things, trying to identify a strange badge with a dragon on it...
 
#19
Somewhere on the web there's a Spanish chap, clearing out his grandad's things, trying to identify a strange badge with a dragon on it...
That appeals to my sense of humour.. :lol: :lol:
 

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