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lettman 24-09-14 01:29 AM

Royal Berkshire a/a
 
Was the a/a version of the Berkshires cap badge issued in time for the regular battalion to wear it before amalgamation in 1958? K&K give no sealed date for it.

hagwalther 24-09-14 02:57 AM

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Originally Posted by lettman (Post 278783)
Was the a/a version of the Berkshires cap badge issued in time for the regular battalion to wear it before amalgamation in 1958? K&K give no sealed date for it.

Hi Lettmann,

Are we taking about the Royal Berkshire Regiment?

If so, a standard pattern card exists with a date of 16 May 1966.

However, to confuse matters, the badge is also recorded in a document called:

Yeomanry Regiments in Order of Precedence All with individual Regimental patterns of Dress, Badges and Buttons, Metal Shoulder Titles

This undated document is held in Kew between two others with the first dated 10th August 1961 and the second dated 15th November 1961.

Within it it states that the badge was authorised to the 4th/5th Battalion.

Regards

Chris

lettman 24-09-14 11:16 AM

Hi Chris,
Thanks for this. Yes, Royal Berkshire Regt -- so it's a 1960s badge. It's good to get these matters into perspective at last.
Bravo to all your efforts!

Mike H 27-09-14 01:21 PM

The sealed pattern card says the maker was Smith and Wright ,not an easy one to find. The Firmin London marked version is easier to find.

49lassiepen 28-09-14 07:38 AM

Mike Many thanks for this information mine is Firmin London Will need to find a Smith and Wright

Regards David

Mike H 28-09-14 02:33 PM

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Originally Posted by 49lassiepen (Post 279208)
Mike Many thanks for this information mine is Firmin London Will need to find a Smith and Wright

Regards David

I found four or five for sale David all Firmin

lettman 03-10-14 10:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Mike H (Post 279131)
The sealed pattern card says the maker was Smith and Wright ,not an easy one to find. The Firmin London marked version is easier to find.

Mine is Smith and Wright, so nice to know!


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