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Bruno

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Find ID
« on: November 22, 2018, 11:02:47 PM »
Looking for a ID on this cap badge or medallion.
It reads aim for victory over sin. Any idea would be appreciated.

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Re: Find ID
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2018, 11:31:33 AM »
No luck. Can you make out the letter on the far left, before the C, on the lion and snake side?
Giving it a punt, it has a WWI era style about it, so it may be a church group dedicated to evangelising soldiers, hence ARMY DIVISION. It might have been intended to be safety-pinned to a lapel by the loop on the top...  Or it could be a group using a militant theme to promote the fight against sin in the era when drill halls were standard in towns.
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Re: Find ID
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2018, 06:04:43 PM »
Thanks seagoon it's very plausible your thinking   

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Re: Find ID
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2019, 12:03:15 AM »
Came across this...

http://tinyurl.com/y2wlyzbs

The earliest temperance medals were those of the Church of England Temperance Society (CETS) along with other religious groups, and the National Temperance League (NTL), and there were many different types. These medals were rewards of temperance awarded by the various Associations for years of abstinence. The medals were worn on the right breast. An official publication by the Army Temperance Association (ATA) in 1897 stated that they are to be worn, equally in line, side by side, although rarely is this arrangement seen in photographs of persons wearing them in this way. Often they are spread widely across the chest for maximum visibility.
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