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Is this a naval medic button?
« on: May 08, 2020, 06:55:19 PM »
Found this a wee while ago and somebody has suggested maybe part of a naval medic button.  I wonder if anyone knows more about this?  It is 17mm diameter.
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Re: Is this a naval medic button?
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2020, 10:02:12 PM »
I wonder if it is tri-service?

Navy Trident on left, RAF Medic insignia (https://bit.ly/3birklN) to right and something unknown in the middle (Army?)
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Re: Is this a naval medic button?
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2020, 01:41:05 PM »
Thanks Sland, this seems to be the closet yet.  Think I might do a wee bit more research based on your suggestions.
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Re: Is this a naval medic button?
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2020, 10:40:13 PM »
Glad to help.
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Re: Is this a naval medic button?
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2020, 11:34:13 AM »
Interesting one Howard.  What's on the back? The crown and parts of shafts of the staffs appear to be holed through - is this deliberate or corrosion? Can you clarify the middle staff - is it a flame? If so you appear to have the staffs of Neptune, Vulcan and Mercury (or their Greek equivalents.)  Damned if I know what that's about, but it's fun finding out! Cheers!

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Re: Is this a naval medic button?
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2020, 12:22:11 PM »
Thanks guys.  Here is a photo Dave showing the reverse.  Just mirror image of the front and the perforations are intentional, not corrosion so far as I can see.  The middle staff does look a wee bit like a flame, not sure.  The item appears to have been gilded and looks like maybe part of a button with the rear missing?
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Re: Is this a naval medic button?
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2020, 01:30:32 PM »
I think the gilded bit is the back - gilding has disappeared from the front, assuming it was gilded.   Might be worth asking this guy:

https://www.kellybadges.co.uk/contact-us

He seems to have the world's largest collection of military buttons/insignia etc!

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Re: Is this a naval medic button?
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2020, 04:26:27 PM »
Thanks, I have sent him a message and photo.

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Re: Is this a naval medic button?
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2020, 11:08:50 AM »
Let us know what he says!

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Re: Is this a naval medic button?
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2020, 05:28:19 PM »
Thanks, I have sent him a message and photo.

Did he reply?