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Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 09-06-14, 11:24 AM
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Posted By Toby Purcell
The Gyphon seems to have been used first but I do...

The Gyphon seems to have been used first but I do not know why. It appears in the Regimental Records of the British Army book by J S Farmer published in the early 1900s. It also appeared on the...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 09-06-14, 11:20 AM
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Posted By Toby Purcell
Yes that makes sense Kevin.

Yes that makes sense Kevin.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 09-06-14, 11:20 AM
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Posted By Toby Purcell
Yes I think so. They were first mentioned as...

Yes I think so. They were first mentioned as mess dress collar badges in the 1902 Dress Regulations, when the roll collar (and much less costly) mess dress replaced the previous, upright collar...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 08-06-14, 02:21 PM
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Posted By Toby Purcell
One note of caution though, the dragons /...

One note of caution though, the dragons / griffins are upright which indicates either, a head dress badge, or a 1902 mess dress collar (of varied pattern from a tailor somewhere). For upright, so...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 03-06-14, 12:55 PM
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Posted By Toby Purcell
Yes this is the 'Griffin' style with a beaked and...

Yes this is the 'Griffin' style with a beaked and feathered head and was the design used in 'Regimental Records' by J S FARMER, as the 'RED DRAGON of Wales' (but a different version, passant, is...
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