Help, Badge Identification

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  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.
  2. Mr_Fingerz

    Mr_Fingerz LE Book Reviewer

    A picture would be helpful.
  3. Paints a Thousand Words and all that...

    Agree with Mr_Fingerz... 8)
  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.
  6. It is Spanish, don't know how old, it's an epaulette, but I can't upload pics either!
  7. Try a pic.
    No, won't have it.......says........
    "GD Image Library not available. report to site owner."
    Can't understand it, always posted before!
  8. go to and use the html code maker, that bypasses the site upload. I'm interested in the tank waterproofing comment as my old man said exactly the same thing, he was RE back then though.
  9. Bostic! Black Bostic! made in Leicester! Horrible bloody stuff!
    tank waterproofing made easy!!!
  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?
  12. Think it is a Spanish Army badge.
  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?
  15. Have a look at this Spanish Tanky Badge this might help you out a bit.