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Old 01-02-17, 09:25 PM
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I took a gamble recently and picked up this item on eBay. It struck me as having very fine, relatively uncorroded bullion for its age. It is similar to one “RCN” posted back in 2008 in the thread, “RNR Officer cap badge”. It measures about 2 7/8” at the maximum width. Perhaps those of you more knowledgeable than I can confirm that I have what I think I have; a pre 1921 Royal Naval Reserve Officers cap badge. I gather the red central crown jewel dates it to that era. The Crown appears to be of oxidized silver. Does this mean the badge was reserved for the Executive Branch? Is there any way to further date the badge, based on the backing style?
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Old 01-02-17, 10:36 PM
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Zorgon,

Its a standard RNR officers cap badge worn throughout its existence when a Kings Crown was appropriate.

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Old 02-02-17, 07:03 AM
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Yes, executive branch. Nice badge
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Old 02-02-17, 08:43 PM
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A Very Beautiful badge, congratulations on adding this example to your collection!
Appears to be earlier than 2WW timeframe to me tho.

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Old 03-02-17, 09:45 AM
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I agree with Brian about the age of this badge - it's certainly much older than WWII. The RNR adopted RN cap badges in 1920, so this badge dates between 1901-20. It looks absolutely fine for having been made between those dates. In 1921 the distinctive RNR buttons were replaced with RN issue but although RNR buttons were reintroduced between 1951-58 they retained the RN officers cap badge. A nice badge!

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Old 03-02-17, 04:58 PM
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Agree with Pete.
At first look at zorgon's RNR Officer capbadge I thought it might be Civil Branch(all embroidered in goldwire, no silverwire) but then I saw the band of silver at the bottom of the crown & realized it was Military(Executive) Branch. I check mine also & see they are similar,
I will try to post shots of my RNR badge zorgon mentioned in his initial post.

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Old 03-02-17, 10:13 PM
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I have to thank all of you: Bryan, Pete, Alex & Simon for your comments. There's certainly much more going on in this category of badge that I had been aware of before I purchased it. I really do appreciate you taking the time to reply. It has expanded my knowledge significantly.

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Old 04-02-17, 01:27 PM
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Hello Wayne,

Here is a better image of the RNR Officer's cap badge I posted way back in2008 -



& close ups to show detail:


The central jewel in the crown is red, as are the two outermost jewels:


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Old 04-02-17, 01:29 PM
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Reverse shot:

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Old 04-02-17, 01:39 PM
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Also thought I might show you a same time frame RNV Officer's cap badge,
this example is Military(Executive) Branch:

The central Anchor is in silver:


Close up of silver embroidery in Crown:

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RNV Officer's cap badge, this example is Civil Branch:
All of the embroidery is worked in gold wire, the central anchor is also gilded:





Hope these are of some assistance to you,
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