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    HMS Excellent

    I have been told that HMS Excellent was the gunnery school on Whale Island, this badge has loops North and South and measures 42mm wide x 38mm deep.

    Does anyone have any further information as to who wore this badge and what period.

    Thanks in advance.

    Rob
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    #2
    Sorry I canít help with any info Rob. But what a beautiful badge! Thanks for showing.

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      #3
      One was sold at auction a few years ago as a school of gunnery cap badge.......

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        #4
        See here:-

        https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ULTRA-RAR...cAAOSwgzBcMkmF

        and here:-

        https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ULTRA-SCA...cAAOSw651cMkbj

        regards
        Simon Butterworth

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

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          #5
          If its going up for sale
          "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."

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            #6
            HMS Excellent

            Thanks chaps for the replies, I was under the impression as someone told me years ago it was possibly worn by a gun team for a competition, however, as Simon has pointed me in the direction of two items on ebay for sale which are the same and a similar pouch badge I am extremely grateful for the knowledge.

            At present it's on my Naval badge board and will reside there until further notice, one of my favourite badges which I have had for fifty years.

            Thanks again Rob

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              #7
              Its a lovely badge.

              Wish I could say the same about my experiences of diving at HMS Excellent - getting a mask full of jellyfish was one particular highlight...

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