Memorabilia collectors have flooded the Government with inquiries on how to obtain police and correctional services badges and caps bearing colonial emblems. Requests have come from as far as Britain, the United States, Australia and Germany. All officers can keep their own epaulettes, name badges and caps as souvenirs after the handover. But hundreds of spares and unwanted sets will go to the Government Supplies Department, which will auction them off in August. A spokesman said the inquiries were all from private collectors, most from the territory. The sale will be advertised on the Internet. The new Correctional Services Department insignia and badges, featuring the bauhinia flower in place of a crown, went on show yesterday. Staff on overnight duty on Monday have to swap their epaulettes, caps and name badges at midnight. Officers at the 22 penal institutions have to carry the new set around with them for the evening - and keep an eye on the time.