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Assorted British regimental cap insignia
« on: May 30, 2016, 09:32:52 AM »
Last week, whilst sorting out some items at the small military museum at which I'm a committee member/volunteer I came across an old tin which rattled. When I opened it I found it contained a selection of British regimental cap badges! No-one seemed to know how they got there so I've taken it upon myself to make a photographic record of them for our archives whilst we investigate them further.

I'm not a collector of British insignia so my knowledge is "sketchy". However, I can say that these badges are probably WW1 > between the wars...with maybe a few from WW2? The reason I can say that with some confidence is the fact that they display a King's Crown, meaning that a King was on the throne when they were issued. In WW1 it was George V and in WW2 George VI. One of our members who is a dedicated collector of British militaria leans towards WW1, but I would welcome any comments from our resident experts! At least identifying the regiments is easy because (in most cases) the regimental title features on the insignia!
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Re: Assorted British regimental cap insignia
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2016, 09:35:05 AM »
Cont'd...
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Re: Assorted British regimental cap insignia
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2016, 09:36:35 AM »
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Re: Assorted British regimental cap insignia
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2016, 10:53:02 AM »
Sometimes Ian , the regiments dates  can be dated by the prefix "Royal" depending if any of the regiments had that of course

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Re: Assorted British regimental cap insignia
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2016, 11:58:19 AM »
Sometimes Ian , the regiments dates  can be dated by the prefix "Royal" depending if any of the regiments had that of course

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Indeed Carl. Or if the word "King" actually figures in the title...eg "KSLI"...King's own Shropshire Light Infantry...and so forth.
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Re: Assorted British regimental cap insignia
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2016, 01:43:47 PM »
BTW...this is a Royal Artillery officers' cap badge. The cannon wheel actually revolves on the officers' version!

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Re: Assorted British regimental cap insignia
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2016, 02:32:27 PM »
I do believe a sort after variant Ian  ;)
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Re: Assorted British regimental cap insignia
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2016, 11:39:49 PM »
Strange but I replied to this last night!

Most of the badges do not change between the wars, thought the Welch with the C is post 1920 and the RE with George V cypher is pre WWII.
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Re: Assorted British regimental cap insignia
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2016, 11:47:12 PM »
Strange but I replied to this last night!

Most of the badges do not change between the wars, thought the Welch with the C is post 1920 and the RE with George V cypher is pre WWII.

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Re: Assorted British regimental cap insignia
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2016, 11:48:13 PM »
I do believe a sought after variant Ian  ;)

Yes Carl...so I gather. Thanks.

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Re: Assorted British regimental cap insignia
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2016, 12:55:25 AM »
The revolving wheel RA is the nicer version to have but sought after is perhaps a bit strong especially for the OSD cap version as they nearly always have the revolving wheel being a more expensive badge when new.  A nice badge though is it missing one of its blades?  The standard OSD RA badge is quite common being a very large corps and as the badge does not change from the first decade of the 1900's until 1953 there are consequently lots of them around.
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Re: Assorted British regimental cap insignia
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2016, 05:15:20 AM »
The revolving wheel RA is the nicer version to have but sought after is perhaps a bit strong especially for the OSD cap version as they nearly always have the revolving wheel being a more expensive badge when new.  A nice badge though is it missing one of its blades?  The standard OSD RA badge is quite common being a very large corps and as the badge does not change from the first decade of the 1900's until 1953 there are consequently lots of them around.

Jerry , the revolving wheel RA badge is somthing i always look for when visiting antique fairs etc   and i have yet to find one always find the standard type  :(
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Re: Assorted British regimental cap insignia
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2016, 05:41:29 AM »
no Seaforths or Black Watch?
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Re: Assorted British regimental cap insignia
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2016, 11:34:11 AM »
no Seaforths or Black Watch?

Alas, not among this particular selection Ron!
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Re: Assorted British regimental cap insignia
« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2016, 12:43:51 AM »
The revolving wheel RA is the nicer version to have but sought after is perhaps a bit strong especially for the OSD cap version as they nearly always have the revolving wheel being a more expensive badge when new.  A nice badge though is it missing one of its blades?  The standard OSD RA badge is quite common being a very large corps and as the badge does not change from the first decade of the 1900's until 1953 there are consequently lots of them around.

Jerry , the revolving wheel RA badge is somthing i always look for when visiting antique fairs etc   and i have yet to find one always find the standard type  :(

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