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Old 04-07-17, 03:28 PM
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Its about time the first Yeomanry got a proper study. Here is a photo from 1911 showing clearly the Officer pattern cap badge and the other ranks. The Officers are wearing their pattern in bronze with small collars. This officer pattern is the one that was used for all ranks post WW2 in AA for the Other Ranks.

The other ranks, in the photo, are wearing a white metal Prince of Wales feathers ..... and being the standard production POWFs of the period from the badge makers. The NCOs do not wear an NCO arm badge in khaki and no collar badges.
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An Officers S/P & Gilt dress cap badge by Gaunt post 1924.... the original die would have come from Jennens & Co.

There is also an earlier image of a Colonel pre 1924 that shows what I think is a silver only cap badge and probably by Jennens & Co. I have also added a good candidate badge. To back up the silver only early 1900s I have also shown a 2nd Boer War period RWY Officers FFSCap with a silver badge (William Dowler & Sons) in it.
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Good work, Griff.
Thanks for starting this thread.
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RWY in 1909.... standard white metal cap badge.
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Great work Griff, and very interesting thanks.
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G'day Griff

Thanks Mate another great thread and up to your usual high standard.
Keep up the good work.

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I was unable to identify this badge as I couldn't find it in K&K. But I now think it is an O/R's Badge as shown by GRIFF in post no2. It is 39mm high x 36mm wide , what do you think? DonF
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I was unable to identify this badge as I couldn't find it in K&K. But I now think it is an O/R's Badge as shown by GRIFF in post no2. It is 39mm high x 36mm wide , what do you think? DonF
No .... and I mean that in the best possible way. The Other Ranks wore the standard white metal POWFs being produced at the time. As seen in the collars shown below.
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Hi Griff, thanks for your quick reply, can you give me a positive I/D for my badge? DonF
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Hi Griff, thanks for your quick reply, can you give me a positive I/D for my badge? DonF
A light infantry regiment comes to mind... something to do with the rope edge as i remember ( vaguely ). Its an old type.
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thanks Griff, maybe someone else out there can help? DonF
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thanks Griff, maybe someone else out there can help? DonF
Try the 77th East Middlesex Regiment... that seems to ring a bell.
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Try the 77th East Middlesex Regiment... that seems to ring a bell.
Nothing like the 77th I have one on my site and I believe Garry Shotton sold one similar. I have a silvered one like DonFs in the unknown section I was thinking the Same as DonF as it looks like the one in post 2.
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In post #2 it shows the Officers Cap badge...... that shape was unique to the RWY Officers until all ranks wore it post WW2.
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Griff MJ posted some of my Wiltshire yeomanry in gallery and in my album Sorry once again photo sideways on
The cap and collars are officers silver and gilt but need cleaning
The top left are had been removed from their uniform and cap for display
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