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    I have a collection of MN Cap Badges but am struggling to identify the shipping line for for some so any help appreciated. The one wiht the anchor in the middle of a sunburst couldbe Naval but unsure about that.

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    Default Re: Cap Badge ID

    Not all of them maybe British MN badges, most companies in the past had their own liveries, including Foreign MN.

    The one with the red triangle could be Temple Hall S S Co.as seems to ring a bell, but old age oft makes for errors!!

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    Not Temple Hall, their triangle was point up. The two badges with Kings Crowns must at least be British or Commonwealth.

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    Not saying is or isnt, but the two with Crowns possibly are Merchant Navy Badges, however the others could well be from either Airline, or Railway ????
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    #3.. Ron if the red triangle was a red heart , it could of been anyone’s milkman. I was on the Temple Hall in 1976 , didn’t even know they had a cap badge. The company was run by Whitco, now they had a cap badge also uniforms in grey material issued free gratis. The one with silver oak leaves ,don’t think have ever seen a Seamans badge with such , maybe the GL stands for good living and is an advert for British Airways. The one with BS maybe stands for Butterfield and Swires there are ex China hands on site they may know. The bottom one looks like you would expect the Hong Kong harbour police of old to wear. JS
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    Think this is the Swires Cap Badge JS or (China Steam Navigation Company)
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    As you know when a shipping company had its own livery , I prefer that term rather than uniform, as there is only one official British Merchant Navy uniform. The buttons etc were also of a company design also. Part of the obligatory gear of going to sea as a Runciman apprentice was their livery which consisted of the usual laurel leaves and a pilot jack , white with a blue R on. The buttons were the same. The first thing I did on finishing my time was to rid myself of same and when could afford buy the correct uniform of the MN. The only time I would wear otherwise was if the company supplied . I saw no need to advertise for them at my own expense. Cheers JS.
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    When joining NZSC I had to BUY buttons with the company livery on them.
    Only ones I can remember as such.
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