View Single Post
  #5  
Old 14-01-22, 06:17 PM
Luke H's Avatar
Luke H Luke H is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Londoner in exile
Posts: 4,473
Default

I agree with Alan.

That B.P. mark wrong and very fake. My Berks V.B.’s is looped with a short brass stud post, as is sometimes encountered. The construction of the badge itself is also incorrect.

The metal of the British Asian Squadron King’s Colonials is all wrong, as is the voiding and loop positions. Originals are looped E-W similar to early 19th Hussars and the voids are very fine and precise, note the trunk turn and the palm leaf shape. Here’s my genuine one.

I agree they are impressive badges (like most Kings Colonials).

The RMF may be a theatre made badge, I’ll leave it to the cast badge connoisseurs to decide which theatre and when.

Last edited by Luke H; 15-01-22 at 01:13 AM.
Reply With Quote