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Posted: December 15, 2013 05:54 pm
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Hello

I.m a Slovenian digger and search on Isonzo front a ww1 stuff.
Today am found a badge witch could be Romanian. Is known that the Romanian soldier was on Isonzo front, but their relics are hard to find.
Can you tell me more abaut the badge and the 2 regiment?

Best regards......Sašo

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Posted: December 15, 2013 07:58 pm
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Hi Sašo,
This is a bit strange because Romanians that fought at the Italian front in WW1 were in the Austro-hungarian Army, are you sure this is from Isonzo?
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lokvar
Posted: December 15, 2013 08:04 pm
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Hello

Yes i know that the romanian was on Austrohungarian side. And the badge was founded in Austrohungarian barracks. Long time ago one my friend found an belt buckle with Romanian lions...

It,s maybe something older than ww1?
Maybe some Romanian soldier have the badge?
The back of it...

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Posted: December 15, 2013 08:18 pm
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No, the Kingdom of Romania, as of 1916, fought against Austro-hungaria and Germany in WW1, the Romanians I speak about were Austro-hungarian citizens from Transilvania and Bukovina, when this territories were part of the Austro-hungarian empire. :)

I believe the badge you found is from WW1 because the coat of arms seems to be the one used before 1918. Maybe this badge was taken as a souvenir by a Austro-hungarian soldier in 1916 form the Romanian front, and the his unit was transferred at Isonzo where he lost it. :unsure:
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Posted: December 15, 2013 08:49 pm
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I believe the badge you found is from WW1 because the coat of arms seems to be the one used before 1918. Maybe this badge was taken as a souvenir by a Austro-hungarian soldier in 1916 form the Romanian front, and the his unit was transferred at Isonzo where he lost it. unsure.gif


This could be a plausible option....
Do you seen before those type of badges?
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Posted: December 15, 2013 09:04 pm
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To tell you the truth, I haven't seen such a badge before, the script on the badge reads: REG. VALCEA No. 2 / ȘEF DE GARNISONA (Chief of the garrison), so this badge belonged to the chief of the 2nd Vâlcea regiment's garrison.

Maybe more experienced forum users can tell you more about the history of this regiment.
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Posted: December 16, 2013 09:00 am
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I think in this case "Reg. 2" may refer to "Regiunea 2 Militara". (Second Military Region).
Also, a "sef de garnizoana" is more of a desk-bound clerk than a fighting soldier, so that makes it very likely that this made its way to where you found it as a "collector's item".
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Posted: December 16, 2013 11:43 am
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I think is from Regimentul 2 Valcea (Infantry Regiment)

The forty original Romanian Infantry Regiments before ww1 were
Regimentul 1 Dolj (Craiova)
Regimentul 2 Valcea (Ramnicu-Valcea)
Regimentul 3 Olt (Slatina)
Regimentul 4 Arges (Pitesti)
Regimentul 5 Vlasca (Giurgiu)
Regimentul 6 Mihai Viteazul (Bucuresti)
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Regimentul 40 Calugareni (Bucuresti)


When ww1 started, another 41 infantry regiments were formed from reservists

Also, the commander of the 2nd Regiment was the garrison commander. So, I vote for IonIonescu's opinion, it was a souvenir

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Posted: December 26, 2013 09:04 am
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Hi

Can tell me where the sef of garnison were those badge...on chest, on hand??
Do you have any foto of others sef de garnisons who were those badge?

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Posted: December 27, 2013 04:18 pm
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As I already said, I haven't seen such badges before, nor any photos with wearers. If I would have to guess, I think he would wear the badge on his left tunic pocket. :)
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