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Old 16-04-18, 05:11 PM
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Default 14th Hussars Arm Badge (and a surprise!)

I recently bought a white metal 14th Hussars arm badge, as worn by Cpls and L/Sgts from 1867. Nothing particularly unusual; the sceptre had broken off at some stage and the lugs had been replaced by a brooch fitting - both quite common with these two piece badges. However, when I removed the eagle to inspect the rear I found etched on the shield the name R COKER, previously hidden by the eagle. Now I have the fun of trying to trace him via the Regimental records - I'll keep you posted!
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Old 16-04-18, 06:50 PM
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Thats good news when something like this happens. Its great to put a name to an item, outstanding.
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Old 17-04-18, 12:01 PM
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Nice.... I have a motto with a name on the slider and was able to ID the Lancer and date the use etc. Its a rare occasion that you find a name and ID it Good luck...
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Old 17-04-18, 12:47 PM
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A lovely thing and clearly, well used.


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I recently bought a white metal 14th Hussars arm badge, as worn by Cpls and L/Sgts from 1867. Nothing particularly unusual; the sceptre had broken off at some stage and the lugs had been replaced by a brooch fitting - both quite common with these two piece badges. However, when I removed the eagle to inspect the rear I found etched on the shield the name R COKER, previously hidden by the eagle. Now I have the fun of trying to trace him via the Regimental records - I'll keep you posted!
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