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Old 14-12-09, 10:59 PM
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You will also find examples of the earlier 'narrow-based crown' badges that were still being worn later and were anodized by members of the Regiment in the 1960s, which overlapped with the issue and use of the later 'wide-based crown' badges.

For a representative badge for the Second World War, I would suggest you look for a polishable brass frontpiece, narrow-based crown, and lugs. For a worn badge look for evidence of polishing, and the spaces around the "VRI" may have been rubbed smooth to make the badge shine better. Soldiers were known to use a bullet tip to wear down the pebbled texture around the letters to achieve this.
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