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G'day Gentleman

 

I recently received this badge, along with a few other  things, very intersting

 

 

Perhaps Japanese airforce?

 

I would be nice to get a complete translation,

 

 

thank you in adcance!

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To get the ball rolling, there are four rows of kanji characters on the back.  The second row is repeated on the front which also has the police emblem at the top and firefighting emblem at the bottom.  This is what I have trancribed so far.

1st row: 梨本総裁宮殿下 = Nashimoto sōsai kyūden-ka.

2nd row: 御檢閲記念 = O ken'etsu kinen.

3rd row: 昭和十二年四月十一日 = 1937-04-11.

4th row: 岡山縣 = Okayama-ken.

 

As for what the characters are referring to, I will leave that to someone else.  However, I think the reference to Nashimoto could be to 梨本宮守正王.

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15 hours ago, Nobody said:

2nd row: 檢閲記念 = Goken'etsu kinen (military review's memento)

 

Nobody, thank you for the additions.  The kanji character 御 is rather interesting.  It can be pronounced GO which is a honorific prefix or it can be pronounced GYO as an imperial honorary prefix.  Do you think in this context it could be GYO?

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7 hours ago, Kiipu said:

 

Nobody, thank you for the additions.  The kanji character 御 is rather interesting.  It can be pronounced GO which is a honorific prefix or it can be pronounced GYO as an imperial honorary prefix.  Do you think in this context it could be GYO?

 

I do not think that GYO is a proper reading in this context.

1. He was not the Emperor but only one of the Imperial family.

2. "Gyoken'etsu" sounds unpleasant.

 

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