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Old 31-01-15, 11:30 PM
cdndragoon cdndragoon is offline
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We did talk about the 'cutthroat' collar dogs before and I'm glad to say that I managed to acquire a set at the Ottawa show.

The Dragoons wore the royal cypher as both cap and collar badge until the springbok was introduced, with a significant overlap as the new badge was being introduced. As the story goes, the Regiment adopted the badge around 1904 but there was some delay in submitting the paperwork to the Crown (whether it was accidental or deliberate, is lost to time). The initial request, through Edward VII, was denied but was resubmitted and approved once George V took the throne in 1910, making the full approval to adopt the springbok official as of 1911.
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