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Old 22-02-21, 12:50 PM
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Default 4th S.A. Scottish

Is the badge correct pattern for WW1?
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Old 22-02-21, 02:07 PM
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Hi, it is correct for WW1. Regards Andrew
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Old 22-02-21, 04:44 PM
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Nice badge! Love badges that come with original backing!!!

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Old 22-02-21, 04:51 PM
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Nice badge! Love badges that come with original backing!!!

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I agree. Was this badge worn by 4th S.A. Scotttish in both gilding metal and white metal?
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Old 22-02-21, 07:14 PM
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Hi John, as far as I know the white metal badge was only worn by cadets in SA. The universal badge was worn in different sizes and in blackened, bronze and gilding metal. I have seen photos of the same unit with a variety of these. Obviously depending on availability on intake of new recruits or replacement badges. There were also privately made badges made by jewelers during this time. Regards Andrew
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Old 22-02-21, 07:54 PM
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Hi John, as far as I know the white metal badge was only worn by cadets in SA. The universal badge was worn in different sizes and in blackened, bronze and gilding metal. I have seen photos of the same unit with a variety of these. Obviously depending on availability on intake of new recruits or replacement badges. There were also privately made badges made by jewelers during this time. Regards Andrew
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Old 24-02-21, 07:18 AM
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Rank and file wore gilding metal, officers wore silver, on occasion, in both sizes, but, they also had a very fine die cast copper large version which had a rich mercurial fire gilt finish.



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I agree. Was this badge worn by 4th S.A. Scotttish in both gilding metal and white metal?
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Old 08-03-21, 10:34 AM
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Rank and file wore gilding metal, officers wore silver, on occasion, in both sizes, but, they also had a very fine die cast copper large version which had a rich mercurial fire gilt finish.
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When you say "silver" do you mean white metal or cast silver badges?

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Old 08-03-21, 01:17 PM
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Afternoon Brian,
Die cast HM Silver, but, that is certainly true of the other regiments in the Brigade too, the large gilt ones I associate more with the 4th Regiment.
Hope you keeping well, I do like your recently acquired Natal Hussars by the way, lovely to see it.
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Afternoon Brian,
Die cast HM Silver, but, that is certainly true of the other regiments in the Brigade too, the large gilt ones I associate more with the 4th Regiment.
Hope you keeping well, I do like your recently acquired Natal Hussars by the way, lovely to see it.
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Hi Frank

Thanks for clearing that up, yes I was over the moon with the Natal Hussars find. Not cheap but few from this era are these days.

Had loads on my plate of late hence my absence from many of these Forums.

Hope fully things will start slowing down a tad in the next few months but somehow feel they might not.

Regards and stay safe
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Pair of shoulder titles.
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Very nice, beautifully made and getting much harder to actually find these days.


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