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Forum: General Topics. 09-09-17, 04:16 PM
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Posted By KLR
Exactly ! I know I mentioned this in earlier...

Exactly !
I know I mentioned this in earlier posts to this thread BUT AGAIN that is precisely why I measure my sliders as in eg slider 35/7, or slider 40/17 which is the full length of the slider...
Forum: General Topics. 11-06-16, 08:35 PM
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Posted By KLR
What do you mean by "the official dates for long...

What do you mean by "the official dates for long sliders" ?
Yes, there is documentary evidence for long ones between 1903 and 1906, there is physical evidence for long ones in the later years of the...
Forum: General Topics. 15-04-16, 08:26 PM
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Posted By KLR
Aha ! That's another aspect of long sliders ! The...

Aha ! That's another aspect of long sliders ! The presence of a hole (or two) at the bottom of the slider, thought to be - as mentioned - where you could sew a thread into the fabric of the side cap...
Forum: General Topics. 12-04-16, 07:27 PM
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Posted By KLR
Thanks Alan, this suggests that the first 1926...

Thanks Alan, this suggests that the first 1926 batch was with the shorter sliders and that the long ones are later.
Forum: General Topics. 10-04-16, 05:31 PM
Replies: 105
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Posted By KLR
Yes, that's obvious. We know that sliders were...

Yes, that's obvious. We know that sliders were shortened in 1906 and we know why ! Now, lets try and analyse why they were lengthened at later periods !

A new King's cap badge appeared as Pattern...
Forum: General Topics. 10-04-16, 04:07 PM
Replies: 105
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Posted By KLR
Well we've now spent some time scratching and...

Well we've now spent some time scratching and staring at our navels (ie sliders !) but

WHY

do badges appear to have had longer sliders towards the end of the 1st WW ??


Soon, I will be...
Forum: General Topics. 09-04-16, 10:17 AM
Replies: 105
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Posted By KLR
17th-20th Battalions, 1915-1921, Pattern...

17th-20th Battalions, 1915-1921, Pattern 9483/1917.
The WO Pattern of the first type was specified to have loops, thus only this pattern – specified to have sliders - is relevant here. The 1st is...
Forum: General Topics. 09-04-16, 10:15 AM
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Posted By KLR
8th Battalion, 1908-1922 The first two badges...

8th Battalion, 1908-1922
The first two badges are the earlier ‘thick neck’ type, the rest are ‘thin neck’ types. The slider on the 4h badge has been sawn off and replaced by loops. The slider on the...
Forum: General Topics. 09-04-16, 10:14 AM
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Posted By KLR
7th Battalion, 1908-1926 The first six are all...

7th Battalion, 1908-1926
The first six are all with loops (NS and EW) (the 7th is a solid cast ?theatre made example). These probably date from between 1908 to c 1915 – though some may have been...
Forum: General Topics. 09-04-16, 10:13 AM
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Posted By KLR
6th Battalion, 1908-1936 1st is Lambourne so...

6th Battalion, 1908-1936
1st is Lambourne so almost certainly earlier, 2nd and 3rd are Gaunt and probably post 1stWW, 4th unmarked, 5th slider broken off, 6th has the longest slider but is unmarked....
Forum: General Topics. 09-04-16, 10:12 AM
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Posted By KLR
5th Battalion, 1908-1926 1st and 2nd are c...

5th Battalion, 1908-1926
1st and 2nd are c 1908-15. 3rd, 4th and 5th c 1915-21. 6th is 1921-6 and 7th is the hybrid dated by K&K to 1927 (though I suspect that date is wrong – I have yet to check...
Forum: General Topics. 09-04-16, 10:11 AM
Replies: 105
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Posted By KLR
I’m sorry about the delay in getting this...

I’m sorry about the delay in getting this information to you all. I hope it is of some comparative use. The dates of these badges generally cover the period before, during and after the 1st World...
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