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Old 16-11-11, 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by appie_b View Post
very nice badge David.

Do you know what the story is behind the reverse colored Calgary regt. badges?

i have heard two stories about this; 1 they were made like this by mistake and 2 they are an earlier version and used before they became a tank regt.

Nothing definitive that I know of. I've just heard they are an error. Apparently all are from Birks, although not all are maker marked.

As a Calgary Tanks error aside, there are King's Own Calgary Regiment QC badges which are gun metal grey with brass gilt overlays. I've heard a story that these are also errors, because a tarnished badge was sent for duplication and the maker matched the colour of the tarnished metal instead of making the base piece white metal.
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