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Old 22-10-17, 08:53 PM
Jackhr Jackhr is offline
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Originally Posted by Lancer 17 View Post
G'day jack

Here's a follow on to the above lengthy post.

I'm pleased to say that I have now acquired a pair of the blue and white enamel flags from one of my good contacts in the UK and he has sent me the relevant page from the trade badge book by Edwards & Langley.

No 8 refers to the crossed flags for "TELEGRAPHIST RE and QUALIFIED SIGNALLER and also ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR IN SIGNALLING.

This confirms "Signal Regulations 1914" confirms the use of the blue flags against light back grounds and the white with blue stripe against dark back grounds.

And states that "it was originally a prize badge and an OA of1887 awarded it, and the sum of fifteen shillings (75p) per annum, as a bonus to each man qualifying."

It further states that "The early metal versions had coloured enamel flags (8A), a very handsome badge". Others were all brass, (8B) or white metal for light infantry or blackened brass for rifle regiments.

I hope that this helps.

Regards

Phil.
Thanks Phil for the follow up all very interesting reading.

Cheers

PS nobody has a spare enamel badge they would care to sell me
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