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Old 20th January 2018, 01:56
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Shipping Line - Cap Badge - Identification Please

Greetings:

I would be most grateful if some one could please help identify the shipping line (or government service) which wore the cap badge depicted below.

Thanks very much.

Cheers,

Glen,
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Old 20th January 2018, 10:58
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Greetings:

I would be most grateful if some one could please help identify the shipping line (or government service) which wore the cap badge depicted below.

Thanks very much.

Cheers,

Glen,
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The only house flag that a cap badge normally denotes that I could find with both a saltire and cross of St. George is Port Line . Because the photo is in black and white I can not be sure. The Port Line colours were a blue saltire and a red cross on a white background.
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Old 20th January 2018, 14:05
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Port Line is correct >
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Old 20th January 2018, 17:58
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Thank you, for your helpful responses.

Just to help close the loop, please see below a side-by-side image of a Port Line cap badge with the original image. Although seemingly of different vintages, quite clearly the same basic badge.

In case it might be of additional interest to others, I also include below the full original image, (from a post card), which shows much of the rest of the uniform. The buttons, (one of which is shown in a separate image below), have a single anchor on them and the rank is identical to that of the Royal Navy, complete with Executive Curl (which I found a bit odd).

The post mark on the card is dated March 1914.

Cheers,
and thanks again,

Glen,
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Old 20th January 2018, 18:22
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Hi There.
It could well be the cap badge of the
COMMONWEALTH AND DOMINION CO.

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Old 20th January 2018, 18:23
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I think the person in your image was a crew member of one of the CDL ships >
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The gold lace on the sleeve is put on the wrong side. The curl is backwards!
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Old 20th January 2018, 22:58
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In the black and white photo the cross is clearly of a darker colour than the saltire. Blue always shows darker than red, not so.
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If this is CD/Port Line I'll eat my own cap badge!
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