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    I was recently told that one of our foremost shipping companies was refused permission to include the Crown on their company cap badge due to links with gun-running activity during the Boer War. Could anyone enlighten me as to the background and regulations concerninging the use of the Crown on merchant navy uniforms?


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    Default Re: Merchant Navy Cap Badges

    I do hope that you find more on what you seek, if I hear of anything I will pass it on,
    it would appear that the crown is a naval crown design. King George V bestowed the title
    of "Merchant Navy" on the British merchant shipping fleets following their service in the
    First World War. Merchant Navy WW2 identification badge. This Merchant Navy (MN)
    identification badge was issued to seamen on British ships in January 1940.

    Few uniforms etc were known of in the earlier Merchant service apart from some individual
    company's.

    K.
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    Hi Keith. Many thanks for this.

    Best wishes

    Bob Cullingworth

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