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Old 11-08-17, 05:27 PM
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Default Some interesting Gurkha badges

Top Row left to right:

1) 6th Assam Rifles O/R badge

2) 6th Assam Rifles Officers Boss badge ( a rare item – boss itself has been flattened probably been displayed ) badge itself with wire fixings in GC

3) 3rd Assam Rifles – actually shown in the 3rd GR museum booklet, but almost certainly Assam Rifles , either small cap badge or possibly a collar.

4) 1st Btn Chin Hills – a rare badge from Potters ( military musical instrument and insignia manufacturer ) came out of a frame that had hung in their Board room – cost me £60.

Middle Row left to right :

5) 9th GR ( post 1947 ) pouch badge – has four spike fittings on the rear – very finely cast . Not seen another

6) 1st GR ( post 1947 ) pouch badge worn by the stick orderlies – again four original spikes to the rear – very finely cast . Not seen another.

7) Eastern Frontier Rifles – a very nice example of a rare cap badge with long square lugs – circa 1920’s > 1930’s – Bosley’s sold one exactly the same in Jan 2009 ( lot no. 304) for £264 ! ( Suffice to say I didn’t pay that but got it in a job lot )

8) 4th Btn Special Armed Constabulary – circa 1930’s – an example went for £40 in the same auction ( lot no.305 )

Bottom Row:

9) A nice genuine example of 3rd Gurkha Rifles blackened brass cap badge 1920’s > 1947 – ( square lugs one damaged but still present )

10) A nice genuine example of 4th Gurkha Rifles badge with brass handles
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Old 12-08-17, 09:42 AM
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Can anyone tell me about the 4th btn, SAC. I thought it was a post-47 paramilitary outfit mostly used for operations against bandits.
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Old 12-08-17, 06:41 PM
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Very nice Tim,
I have one of no 6, very crisp casting with the four spikes. I have been informed that the ones with 'spikes' on the rear are for mounting on shields and other presentation pieces so they can be hammered in. Spikes would not be practical for fitting onto pouches or crossbelts. The ones I have post 47 have screw posts & nuts for that purpose.

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Old 22-08-17, 07:17 PM
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Tim,
here is a 9th pouch badge showing the screw posts on the rear and the First plaque/board badge front and rear. This appears to be based on the kilmarnock badge from the 1880s.
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Steve
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Old 23-08-17, 11:56 AM
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Many, many years ago I recall seeing a couple of GR badges with thick, curved pins on the back and wondering what on earth they could be for, but nailing onto plaques makes perfect sense.
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Old 30-08-17, 08:51 AM
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Default Gurkha Plaque

I recently came across this Gurkha Plaque in an antique shop, so thought other collectors might like to see it.
I'm not sure if the kukri handles are made out of some type of animal product.
The Gurkha Plaque is not within my collecting field and is still in the antique shop.
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Old 30-08-17, 11:54 AM
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Intersting selection of random badges on the plaque! I'm not sure I've ever seen one to the 61st Cavalry before. I wonder what the inspiration was for the two headed eagle.
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