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    #91
    Not sure if this is a Scout badge but, if it is, it must be quite an early example.
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      #92
      That is a Fleur de Lys, but NOT a British Army Scout badge.

      A religious token, a brooch perhaps.

      regards
      Simon Butterworth

      Manchester Regiment Collector
      Rank, Prize & Trade Badges
      British & Commonwealth Artillery Badges

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        #93
        Yes, indeed, the fixing prongs are certainly not like anything I have seen on a military badge. It clearly has some age and as the Fleur de Lys has been used for a very long time, it is very difficult to date accurately.

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          #94
          Indeed, certainly not what I would class as a worsted Army Scout Badge, I certainly do not have any cloth examples, but, I still hope that perhaps someone can actually show some on here.

          Originally posted by leigh kitchen View Post
          It is unusual, both the khaki fabric and the white fabric, ("4x2" rifle cleaning flannelette?) being raw edged, the whole quite homemade and amateurish but detail on the white FdL is machine stitched which seems an unexpected detail to what really is a rough and ready little badge.
          I'm wondering now given its size and general appearance if it is a representation of of the 47th Division's snipers badge rather than of the Scout's badge.

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            #95
            Somewhere in the attic but where?

            In about 1985 Denis Edwards let me have all his duplicate scout badges for a very modest fee. In addition to the 4 gilding metal versions and the India Pattern, there were several worsted ones. I certainly have not parted with them, but they are, at best, demi-official because such were never authorised.They were most certainly worn, of course.
            Last edited by grumpy; 16-01-19, 09:24 PM.

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              #96
              Originally posted by Frank Kelley View Post
              I wish I had this example, worn a member of the Hussars, lovely big badge.
              8th King's Royal Irish Hussars, according to a captioned postcard I have of the image.

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                #97
                Indeed.

                Originally posted by leigh kitchen View Post
                8th King's Royal Irish Hussars, according to a captioned postcard I have of the image.

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                  #98
                  I have picked up a nice photograph of the 1st Royal Devon Yeomanry taken in 1910 or just before, the scout badge is showing up very well, would this be polished brass or white metal?

                  Rob

                  more pictures here

                  https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...p?albumid=3481

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                    #99
                    Nice photo - "British Army Proficiency Badges" notes the badges as being produced in brass and in fabrics, no mention of a white metal version.

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                      Originally posted by leigh kitchen View Post
                      Nice photo - "British Army Proficiency Badges" notes the badges as being produced in brass and in fabrics, no mention of a white metal version.
                      See post 42.

                      No way of telling which he wore but more inclined to think the GM version in khaki and WM in Full Dress/WO dress.

                      regards
                      Simon Butterworth

                      Manchester Regiment Collector
                      Rank, Prize & Trade Badges
                      British & Commonwealth Artillery Badges

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                        White metal was not an Ordnance item but I have no trouble believing that they existed and were worn: the TF and Yeomanry were not known for strict adherence to pattern and were virtually self-sufficient for funding except for essentials.

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                          "White metal was not an Ordnance item?

                          Originally posted by grumpy View Post
                          White metal was not an Ordnance item but I have no trouble believing that they existed and were worn: the TF and Yeomanry were not known for strict adherence to pattern and were virtually self-sufficient for funding except for essentials.

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