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Old 22-09-17, 12:36 PM
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Unfortunately the production of these a/a badges does seem rather muddled and hard facts are few and far between. The fact that the Welsh badge is made form a Gaunt die but not maker marked does rather suggest that it was either not made by the Company but by someone who had come into the possession of a genuine die or that, as has been suggested elsewhere, they were made by Gaunts but for whatever reason they chose to conceal their involvement.

The reason that I used the term 'copy' for the Welsh regt but 'fake' for the SWB is that the Welsh Ret badge was produced for the MOD whilst the SWB badge was not made in a/a prior to the regts' merger. If they were made for cadets then they could legitimately be regarded as genuine cadet badges in the same way as other school CCF badges are considered genuine.
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