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Re: Petty Officer
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2012, 17:01:04 »
Royal Navy, oops didn't realise that. I thought they were Merchant Navy as the camp was especially built for civilians who were not allowed to be treated as POW's.
Probably towards the end of the war Navy personnel were also interned at this Camp.
Certainly a chemical reaction discolouring the Badges is an option which I hadn't thought of. They were found in a large Pit along with many other wartime attributes.
Thank you seafordpete.

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Re: Petty Officer
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2012, 16:38:23 »
Those are all RN. Could it be efeect of acidic groundwater on the metal?

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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2012, 16:14:09 »
Could well be seafordpete,thank you.
Here they are.

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Re: Petty Officer
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2012, 18:46:00 »
Just a thought- different colours for different shipping companies?

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Petty Officer
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2012, 17:10:44 »
Need some help :)
On the site of a former POW Camp we have found a number of Petty Officer
Beret Badges.This Camp was in use for mostly Merchant Navy crew members
captured during wartime.The Badges we found all differ in colour,Light Blue,
Olive Green and Grey Blue.
My question, what do the colours mean?or could they belong to the Royal Navy?

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