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Old 12-07-17, 08:50 PM
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Old 25-07-17, 08:09 AM
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Simon,

A software issue is preventing me posting all the pictures I have (I cannot edit them down to a loadable size) but here's a taster from small pictures I already have. (Could be adifferent Hyde, of course...)

Other still to come are: SW Lancs VR (Headdress), and these mufti badges: Littleborough DC; Reddish VDC; Sale and Ashton CC; Cheadle Hume VDC; Stalybridge VTC; Haughton Green Drill & Rifle Club; Bury CDC; Prestwich & Dist CDC; Manchester City Rifle Club.

I'll do a bit of further research, too, and see if I can find any others.

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File Type: jpg Cheadle VDC.JPG (29.5 KB, 9 views)
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File Type: jpg Levenshulme RC.JPG (33.0 KB, 7 views)
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Old 25-07-17, 10:44 AM
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Tim,

Thankyou. Some nice ones there.
I have had that Hyde badge and think it is the right Hyde, Cheshire (now Tameside, Greater Manchester)

Look forward to seeing the rest.

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Old 13-09-17, 04:23 PM
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Simon et al,

With apologies for the delay, here are the other badges I have. Still looking for more, as I'm sure they exist!

Best regards,

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File Type: jpg Haughton Green DRC.JPG (85.9 KB, 4 views)
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Old 13-09-17, 05:32 PM
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Tim like Simon one of my main interest VTC is to 1 regiment The Wiltshire's As far as i am aware nine where formed I only have 2 examples
Devizes
Swindon and district
I missed a Malmesbury -sold at Bosleys this year 1/3/17 @400 =comm i.e aprox 500 [I had already spent a largest sum at the auction so had to let it go]
Do you know of any others to the Wiltshires
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Old 14-09-17, 10:00 AM
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David,

You're one ahead of me; I only know of 8.

There are Headdress badges for Devizes, Malmsbury and Swindon; Mufti badges for Marlborough, Melksham and Trowbridge, and mentions in the Gazette for Chippenham and Wilton.

I will admit my town-to-county mapping list is a bit hit and miss; what am I missing?

I have all three headdress badges, and Marlborough VTC and Trowbridge Corps, National Guard mufti badges...

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Tim many thanks for your reply much appreciated I said 9 from some notes I had --setting up nationally of V T C in march 1915 nine Wiltshire detachments were formed I only had 7 named units listed With your kind help now have 8 [Wilton added ]
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If anyone spots a (preferably genuine) Liverpool Volunteer Regiment cap badge I'd be VERY interested !
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Good Luck! This is still the least researched / published field of the Great War...

I have been building a database of VTC units for several years, and most months I add one or two units to it. Ray Westlake's MHSB articles, based on the VTC Gazette first year or so) were a great help, but by no means exhaustive...

My current count is 1,016 Units, but many of these would not have had badges. RW cites 792 units in the MHSB articles, of which 605 do not appear on any list of badges (either Headdress or Mufti) that I know of. My badge databases (~200 Headdress, ~300 Mufti) overlap the Gazette list by about 200, with some overlap between the two badge lists, too.

Most of my badges are in my albums, but they are due a major refresh soon. I need to retire, so I can concentrate on my hobby; work keeps getting in the way...

My database is still "in development", so not in a good enough state to share, yet. That said, I would be interested in hearing what badges you have; almost every collector has something I don't!

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Tim
Tim - Have you viewed the VTC/Volunteer Gazette, which has notes in from units dotted up and down the country? They used to have a complete run of it in the Bodleian Library, which I used to borrow and read my local library, but they stopped loaning it out many years ago.
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Extracts from "The Volunteer Training Corps Gazette " were serialised by Ray Westlake in the MHS Bulletins circa 2013.

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Old 18-09-17, 09:28 PM
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Tim I think the missing V T C for the Wiltshire is Warminster -In oct 1918 250 men and officers gathered at Bratton camp The Warminster detail marched there and back a total of 15 miles
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Thanks, David; added to the list!

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