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    A nice portrait of a regimental scout, from his cap badge serving with the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry although his shoulder title - in spite of my scanner's best efforts, illegible - appears to be straight and not curved which is what I would have expected.

    The superb cloth example was recently sold at auction for a considerable sum.

    Comments welcome.

    Jon
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    Last edited by Postwarden; 04-09-17, 10:41 AM.

  • #2
    The heading is possibly misleading but I'm surprised that I've not had any views of this great photo.

    Jon

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Postwarden View Post
      The heading is possibly misleading but I'm surprised that I've not had any views of this great photo.

      Jon
      Jon,

      You're right, it IS a great photo, and thanks for posting. You have had at least 35 views though... me included (twice )

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      I've been looking for a couple of my own to add to the thread, but this job/work malarkey cuts right into your day

      Cheers,

      JT

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      • #4
        Not quite as spectacular as the example in your pic, but here is one of mine:





        (The S/T appears to be T/6/MIDDLESEX).

        Thanks again,

        JT

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        • #5
          Perhaps the title is hidden by the cap's chin strap in the first photo hence the straight s/t.

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          • #6
            Leeds Rifles:





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            • #7
              Interesting that someone would pay "a considerable sum" for what I believe is a private purchase tailor's worsted version, however nice.

              From the 1906/7 RACD ledgers, and from PVCN 1907, Clothing Regs 1909, 1911 PVCN, 1913 PVCN, 1914 Clothing Regs, and 1915 PVCN the four scout badges [large with bar, large, small with bar, and small] are only described as "brass" or "gilding metal" or "metal". , There were lots of worsted ones around and [tellingly] lots of worsted variations of course. The Gamages demi-official list of c. 1917 has both worsted and brass versions for private purchase.

              If any reader has proof of official issue in worsted I would be most grateful to add it to my data base. Until such time, I have logged the above badge as a very nice "not Ordnance" version.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Postwarden View Post
                A nice portrait of a regimental scout, from his cap badge serving with the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry although his shoulder title - in spite of my scanner's best efforts, illegible - appears to be straight and not curved which is what I would have expected.

                The superb cloth example was recently sold at auction for a considerable sum.

                Comments welcome.

                Jon
                Westlake has a straight RWY title listed.

                Marc
                I am still looking for the Army Formation sleeve badges from the Sultanate of Oman.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by grumpy View Post
                  Interesting that someone would pay "a considerable sum" for what I believe is a private purchase tailor's worsted version, however nice.

                  From the 1906/7 RACD ledgers, and from PVCN 1907, Clothing Regs 1909, 1911 PVCN, 1913 PVCN, 1914 Clothing Regs, and 1915 PVCN the four scout badges [large with bar, large, small with bar, and small] are only described as "brass" or "gilding metal" or "metal". , There were lots of worsted ones around and [tellingly] lots of worsted variations of course. The Gamages demi-official list of c. 1917 has both worsted and brass versions for private purchase.

                  If any reader has proof of official issue in worsted I would be most grateful to add it to my data base. Until such time, I have logged the above badge as a very nice "not Ordnance" version.
                  I remain hopeful that someone can demonstrate that a worsted version was official issue. Please.

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                  • #10
                    There is a great amount to be learnt from these period photos.

                    Here is my contribution to the thread. I did show it before, but it drew very little interest for some reason. A nice study of a Norfolk Regiment Lance Corporal wearing the "worsted" type of scouts badge.

                    I hope it is of some interest,

                    Andy
                    Last edited by Nozzer; 08-02-18, 02:55 PM.

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                    • #11
                      Is that a "Norfolk" shoulder title worn with the R Norfolk cap badge?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by leigh kitchen View Post
                        Is that a "Norfolk" shoulder title worn with the R Norfolk cap badge?
                        No, it is a "Norfolk" shoulder title worn with a Norfolk OSD pattern cap badge for some reason The picture dates from the great war period.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Nozzer View Post
                          There is a great amount to be learnt from these period photos.

                          Here is my contribution to the thread. I did show it before, but it drew very little interest for some reason. A nice study of a Norfolk Regiment Lance Corporal wearing the "worsted" type of scouts badge.

                          I hope it is of some interest,

                          Andy
                          A fine example, and it would be good to find a handle to date the photo.

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                          • #14
                            While not officially approved, I like the cloth version.
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                            Wanted:

                            --WW II crystal clear Home Front studio portraits. Particularly interested in NFS and Home Guard portraits. Bonus paid for a NFS studio portrait with a numbered helmet being worn.

                            --WW II crystal clear Australian, British, Canadian and New Zealand patched studio portraits.

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                            • #15
                              Could someone please outline what a regimental scout is/was and what they did?

                              With thanks,

                              JT

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