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Old 19-04-17, 09:45 AM
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This is what I see. I hope you don't mind me using your picture. Of course, it is possible I am seeing something that is not there. I may also be off the point, just that I thought it might help to date the metal title.
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Old 19-04-17, 10:59 AM
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That's great, thank you.

Just to clarify, am I right in saying this 'LONDON' one is part of a title of separate parts? ...A bit like the older London RF one. And that this evidence points to a post-WW1 date?

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Chris,

Yes, the 'T/18/LONDON' title appears to be comprised of four separate components. Also, can confirm post-WWI, by dint of the fact that the London Irish riflemen in the photo are wearing the post-1923, white-metal cap badge.

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This is what I see. I hope you don't mind me using your picture. Of course, it is possible I am seeing something that is not there. I may also be off the point, just that I thought it might help to date the metal title.
Could very well be club-shaped but just not clear enough to be sure, in my opinion. Just a shame this chap's badge isn't displayed as prominently as his pal's:

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Thank you very much for that clarification about the title and also for your generosity in sharing that image here. Another great one. It has certainly made me think twice. Now I look again, there is a fold in the soldier's sleeve which could have distorted the spade shape. Just goes to show. Apologies.

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...Now I look again, there is a fold in the soldier's sleeve which could have distorted the spade shape...

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A shame Nozzer hasn't posted for a while. He might have offered to conduct one of his superb forensic reconstructions in his badge lab, and come up with a bit of empirical evidence demonstrating the various possibilities.
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