Unidentified British WWII Badge

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Dear all, various members of my family fought during the second world war. Unfortunately, all the family war booty was mixed up, so I can't provide further information on which specific unit or formation this badge belonged to, but I would be very grateful if one of you could kindly identify it for me please?
 

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Exon

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The MC Eschers?
 
#3
To be honest, that looks more masonic than military.
 

Grumblegrunt

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#4
logistics maybe going by the main/last support symbolism.
 
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bokkatankie

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Greek yes but badge is way to intricate to be issue, local design and made? British Army would not have done such a badge?
 

Exon

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Seriously, I couldn't find it here: British Formation Signs


Tawahi-50 may be correct, but it doesn't appear to be British WWII issue from what was on that page.
 
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Dear all, various members of my family fought during the second world war. Unfortunately, all the family war booty was mixed up, so I can't provide further information on which specific unit or formation this badge belonged to, but I would be very grateful if one of you could kindly identify it for me please?
The Blurred Roman Division?
 
#10
It's a formation sign for a command in Libya, My feeling is that it is Cyrenaica District.

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Well done, Tawahi-50! I am seriously impressed.

I decided to go further. They don't appear to be rare (there have been a few up on eBay), but somehow that article on formation signs missed it. Although, there were quite a few of them out there during that period.
 
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Heraldry In War - Formation Badges 1939-45 - Lt.Col H N Cole OBE TD
Page 153 Overseas Districts & L of C Areas.

illustrates a vehicle or uniform badge identical in design bur different colours.

"Two pillars on pavements representative of the ruins of ancient Carthage set on a square white background was Cyrenaica districts badge after its establishment as an administrative HQ of this conquered and occupied former Italian colony.The badge was significant of " the parts of Libya about Cyrene""

hope this helps. Picked this book up about 10 years ago in a junk shop. This is the first time it's been used.
 

Fang_Farrier

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#12
Tawahi-50's ebay link says Cyrenaica District and is an exact match
 

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Heraldry In War - Formation Badges 1939-45 - Lt.Col H N Cole OBE TD
Page 153 Overseas Districts & L of C Areas.

illustrates a vehicle or uniform badge identical in design bur different colours.

"Two pillars on pavements representative of the ruins of ancient Carthage set on a square white background was Cyrenaica districts badge after its establishment as an administrative HQ of this conquered and occupied former Italian colony.The badge was significant of " the parts of Libya about Cyrene""

hope this helps. Picked this book up about 10 years ago in a junk shop. This is the first time it's been used.
Yeah, I think a more encyclopaedic source was needed than a web page.
 
#14
It's a formation sign for a command in Libya, My feeling is that it is Cyrenaica District but failing that, it's going to be Tripoli or Bengazi District.

But Libya it is


Edited to add;

Yep, working back from 'Cyrenaica formation sign' google came up with this;
Cyrenaica District WW2 Printed Formation Sign Badge | eBay

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Imperial War Museum Collection
Top stuff! Thank you very much to Tawahi-50, Exon, Plumber71 and everyone else who helped. Your research and knowledge are much appreciated.
 
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Top stuff! Thank you very much to Tawahi-50, Exon, Plumber71 and everyone else who helped. Your research and knowledge are much appreciated.
You're welcome despite my silly first response.
 
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Formation Badges of World War 2 by Howard Cole offers a bit more detail for you. HQ Cyrenaica District was established in Benghazi on 7 Feb 1943 and moved to Barce on 9 Mar. The badge was designed by Maj Gen A L Collier CBE MC. It was originally a black design on a white background but was later changed to white on black.
 

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