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Help with identification of a badje

Postby kevin5005 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:34 am

I have a badge from my late mothers effects. It was kept in a box with her keepsakes. I would assume this was very important to her but I have no idea to whom it may have belonged. I have done a search on Google images but cannot find it. Any help with identification greatly appreciated.


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Re: Help with identification of a badje

Postby ritah » Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:38 pm

This badge has the letters R E M E under the crown which I believe stands for Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers so was presumably owned by someone in that regiment. Perhaps your father or an earlier relative was in that regiment and that is why it was important to your mother.

Good luck with your research.

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Re: Help with identification of a badje

Postby Sylcec » Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:49 am

You are so right Ritah! It's a lovely badge. Kevin might also like to look at the relevant Wikipedia page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Electrical_and_Mechanical_Engineers and also the REME Museum http://www.rememuseum.org.uk/default.aspx. There's even a REME quick march on Youtube! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bb80GpfVMqQ
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Re: Help with identification of a badje

Postby ritah » Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:48 pm

Thanks for the you tube hint Sylvia, that march is a real foot tapper isn't it!

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Re: Help with identification of a badge

Postby kevin5005 » Wed May 01, 2013 10:15 am

Many thanks both for your information - very helpful. From the web sites above appears that the badge was in use from WW2 to present day. The only person I can associate this with is my father who was in the Army the late 1950's and later became a HGV Mechanic so that probably fits. No other person close to my mother was in the Forces at this time.

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