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Old 10-10-17, 08:55 PM
leigh kitchen leigh kitchen is offline
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Thanks for that.
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Old 12-10-17, 07:20 PM
burt246 burt246 is online now
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This one isn't a repair as there is no damage to the badge and the brazing looks original compared to the slider.
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Old 17-10-17, 03:41 PM
cbuehler cbuehler is offline
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Originally Posted by Alan O View Post
The brass one was worn in the cap and it's introduction was just before the beret was introduced. The white metal one followed - possibly produced in a silver metal to stand out on the black beret and this was the one that was replaced by the w/m one with the tank facing the other way. Supposedly the band and depot staff continued to wear caps in the inter war period. What metal this is is unknown. I am wary of heavily polished brass badges as their period of wear should have been short.
Regarding the heavily polished badges, it is also likely that some continued to be worn by individuals even though contrary to regulation. Not an uncommon practice throughout the Army in both wars I think.

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Old 17-10-17, 04:10 PM
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In some cases it's only a matter perception, a highly polished badge with all the highlights removed must mean he's been in for quite a while but the reality is that it could be his first week, I used to work with someone who was in the RAF for his national service and did it for that reason.
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