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Old 7th April 2019, 12:03
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Radio officer’s badge

In my opinion this is a radio officer’s badge from a merchant navy somewhere in the world. From the 1950ties, maybe earlier.

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Old 7th April 2019, 12:48
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Titanic radio officers & Marconi radio officers cap badge.
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Old 7th April 2019, 16:07
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In my opinion this is a radio officer’s badge from a merchant navy somewhere in the world. From the 1950ties, maybe earlier.

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Most likely a Radar Operator cap badge.
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Old 7th April 2019, 22:24
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When did "RADIO" start I thought it was "WIRELESS" originally ?

(The "M" was an early McDonalds cap badge ?)
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Old 8th April 2019, 18:38
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Radar officer?

Radar officer in a merchant navy? This cap badge isn't a military one
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Old 8th April 2019, 18:44
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Wireless vs Radio

Yes, originally wireless, but "radio" was also later used as an expression for wireless.
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Old 18th April 2019, 12:14
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When did "RADIO" start I thought it was "WIRELESS" originally ?

(The "M" was an early McDonalds cap badge ?)
As in "Northeastern School of Wireless Telegraphy".

Hard to make out what that cap badge with the "R" is. The things that look bolts of lightning round the letter could indicate something to do with radio I suppose. Maybe it's something that someone got made up in Bombay?

I sailed with an electrician in Oldendorff who had epaulettes with bolts of lighting on them - he was known as "Blitz" (probably because nobody apart from me knew what a lecky was).

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