Thread: Cap badge
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Old 24-05-20, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Toby Purcell View Post
Yes, that’s what I’d meant, the double layered part loosened and divided. You will probably know that some men actually did slit and then plait the strap before passing it back through the brass adjuster. The securing the badge in place fashion seems to me to have been a bit of an ‘old sweat’ thing. It’s often seen in informal photos, but would have sent most sergeant majors apoplectic on parade. For some reason it’s seen quite a lot on ASC men and was derided by the smarter regiments, Guards, etc. as like a b****y “tram driver”.
I would imagine a fair number of those Great War ASC men were actually ex-tram drivers.
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