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#1 vostoktrading

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Posted 06 June 2019 - 07:43 PM

This one I'm guessing South Vietnamese?

 

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Posted 06 June 2019 - 07:44 PM

This one says "Nil Desperandum".

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Posted 06 June 2019 - 07:46 PM

and finally this one says "Ex Coelis".

 

Any assistance is greatly appreciated! Thanks, Jon.

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Posted 06 June 2019 - 08:16 PM

The top one is a early ARVN unit. Just can't remember exact id off the top of my head.



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Posted 07 June 2019 - 02:23 AM

The 'EX COELIS' clutch-back is a collar badge from the Canadian Airborne Regiment 1968-1995.



#6 vostoktrading

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Posted 07 June 2019 - 05:37 PM

Thanks Bob & edstorey.

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Posted 09 June 2019 - 09:54 AM

I think I found something related to the second one: It looks like the crest of the Indian Nawanagar state.



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Posted 10 June 2019 - 03:48 PM

Thank you! How on earth did you track that down?

I looked it up and you're correct. Nawanagar was a princely state in Western India. I learned something fascination when I was following-up on your identification: The Maharaja of Nawanagar hosted about 1000 Polish refugee children who had been deported to Siberia by the Russians (from "their" part of Poland after the invasion by Nazi Germany & USSR) and made it out via Iran after they were released by the Russians during the war.

Learn something new every day! Thanks.

https://www.atlasobs...fugees-in-india

 

 

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 07:53 AM

Great story and awesome example of how a single act of a single person influences the relation between two countries for decades.



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Posted 11 June 2019 - 06:43 PM

That is amazing, the badge, the research and more importantly the story. You learn something new everyday with these bit and pieces we collect.


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