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Old 14-07-17, 10:41 AM
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Default Windsor Grammar School badge

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WINDSOR-GR...4AAOSwKoRZZoPO

Does anyone have any information on this badge?

Windsor Grammar School was not an OTC.

The badge shown is not the same as the school badge either: http://www.theroyalwindsorwebsite.co...drangle800.jpg

There was a CCF raised post WW2 so it's candidate for the CCF even though it is not the normal style of construction for a cap badge.

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Old 14-07-17, 12:51 PM
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I've emailed a cousin who I think was a pupil and possibly a cadet-badge might be from before is time though. It looks a badge more generally Royal Berkshire related. There is the Harte and Garter hotel in Windsor. Regards, Paul.
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Old 14-07-17, 12:57 PM
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Paul

Thanks. It looks like something worn on a council or hotel livery rather than a cap badge. As the school did not have an OTC and the badge does not match the school insignia I am dubious it is cadet related. The school badge does have a set of antlers in it but that is as far as the resemblance goes.

Fattorini did make military badges but had a huge variety of civilian badges as that was their primary market.

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Old 14-07-17, 01:04 PM
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Yes- Hart and Oak tree have related to Berkshire for some time. http://abcounties.com/flags/2014/01/28/berkshire-2/
I would have expected to see an image of the castle on a badge. Regards, Paul.
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Old 14-07-17, 01:36 PM
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It's funny you mention as the school cap looked like this one. There is a deer but no tree and there is a castle.



I have established that the school did have a cadet corps in WW2 as they get a mention here:

http://www.theroyalwindsorwebsite.co...heSoldier.html
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Old 14-07-17, 01:44 PM
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Amazing what's on the net:

http://shelf3d.com/S2Y3dA40Q4Q#Lord Allenby Aka Lord Allgiby (1929)

1929 Windsor County School cadet corps being inspected by Allenby.
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Old 14-07-17, 02:13 PM
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Rather unsurprisingly they were affiliated to the Berkshire Regt as one of their cadet coys.

http://digital.nls.uk/british-milita...chive/88784479
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My cousin was in the school CCF 1960-1966. He does not recognise the badge on ebay. He thinks the school used the Royal Berks cap badge in that period. When he can he will see if he can find a picture to confirm. Only just after the amalgamation so perhaps possible? Regards, Paul.
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Old 15-07-17, 02:59 PM
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It's more than possible: it's highly likely as they were a cadet corps of that regiment before WW2.

Lots of cadets continued to wear badges that were obsolete in the Regular Army so it sounds like his memory is right. Also the Berkshire TA wore the Berkshire cap badge when the Regulars were wearing the Wessex Wyvern 1958-68. The DERR badge was a collar until then when it became a cap badge.

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I remember The Wessex Regiment using the Wyvern when I was an ATC cadet at Slough drill hall in the late 1970's. Regards, Paul.
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Old 16-07-17, 06:42 PM
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1 Wessex by Martin Lee Browne describes the regt's formation in 1967 and its decision to adopt the Regular Brigade badge although they kept former regt accoutrements for a few years after that.
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My cousin now confirms cap badge in early-mid '60s was Royal Berkshire Regiment badge. Regards, Paul.
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Thanks. As they were a Berks cadet coy in the 1930s then I think that makes it highly probable that the badge on ebay is not for them. 65 saved!
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