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A pair of formation badges, British Commonwealth Occupation Forces (Japan), Captain Geoffrey Hamilton Dempsey, Royal Garhwal Rifles, 1945

Square, blue cloth badge with red outlined scroll bearing the title, in white, 'British Commonwealth Forces', surmounted by a gold and red crown.

After its defeat in World War Two in August 1945, Japan was occupied by United States and British Commonwealth forces. The occupation, focused on demilitarisation and democratisation, was commanded by General Douglas MacArthur and lasted until 1952.

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NAM. 1998-01-137-4


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National Army Museum, Study collection

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