Post WWII MSO BAOR Cap Badge

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Original Post World War Two Mixed Service Organisation Cap Badge. Both Lugs intact.

a branch of the British Army of the Rhine (BAOR). "Mojo's" as the British servicemen nicknamed those serving in the MSO were mainly made up of released PoWs and DPs from across Eastern Europe who felt unable to return to their homelands under Stalin's imposed communist regimes.

“At the end of the Second World War, there were over 2 million Poles stranded in Europe. Although Poland had been the first nation to succumb to Hitler's aggression, its Army remained in the field throughout the war and by 1945, it was the fourth largest Allied army, behind the USSR, USA and Great Britain. After the war, without an independent homeland, many Poles faced a future in exile. Some emigrated but some remained in Germany, and were absorbed into military guard companies.“

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