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Postwarden 03-09-17 02:51 PM

The Scout Badge
 
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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

Postwarden 04-09-17 02:39 PM

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

Jon

Jelly Terror 04-09-17 02:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Postwarden (Post 419239)
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 :D)

Attachment 177192

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 :rolleyes::D

Cheers,

JT

Jelly Terror 04-09-17 02:55 PM

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

http://www.britishbadgeforum.com/for...ctureid=120824

http://www.britishbadgeforum.com/for...ctureid=120823

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

Thanks again,

JT

Alan O 04-09-17 03:03 PM

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

Jelly Terror 04-09-17 03:06 PM

Leeds Rifles:

http://www.britishbadgeforum.com/for...ctureid=133291

http://www.britishbadgeforum.com/for...ctureid=133286

http://www.britishbadgeforum.com/for...ctureid=133285

grumpy 04-09-17 03:27 PM

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.

54Bty 04-09-17 05:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Postwarden (Post 419098)
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

grumpy 06-09-17 05:15 PM

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Originally Posted by grumpy (Post 419255)
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.

Nozzer 06-09-17 05:42 PM

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

leigh kitchen 06-09-17 05:53 PM

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

Nozzer 06-09-17 06:07 PM

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Originally Posted by leigh kitchen (Post 419448)
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 :confused: The picture dates from the great war period.

grumpy 07-09-17 01:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nozzer (Post 419446)
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.

Blue Puttees 08-09-17 02:25 AM

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While not officially approved, I like the cloth version.

Jelly Terror 08-09-17 06:09 AM

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

With thanks,

JT


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