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Old 02-05-21, 11:53 AM
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Could I ask for opinions on these Glider Pilot cap badges please. Poor strike on rear of QC isn't promising.

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Old 02-05-21, 12:15 PM
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Copies I reckon. I always go by the rule of three looped feathers on the legs, and the three feathers on the wings...
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Old 02-05-21, 01:09 PM
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Belfin,

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Old 02-05-21, 05:02 PM
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Send them back, awful.


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Old 02-05-21, 08:23 PM
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I don't think I have ever seen an original QC cap badge in the flesh, but I'm sure they would match these stirling collar badges.
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Old 03-05-21, 09:50 AM
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Plenty of original examples to be had with Tudor Kings crowns, far more were made than were ever going to be needed, I have never seen any evidence that Queens crown cap badges were ever worn by serving members of the regiment.

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Plenty of original examples to be had with Tudor Kings crowns, far more were made than were ever going to be needed, I have never seen any evidence that Queens crown cap badges were ever worn by serving members of the regiment.
Would be most grateful if you can share photos of such original KC cap badges?
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Old 12-05-21, 11:34 AM
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There a couple shown in my album Doug:
https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...hp?albumid=295
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Yes, of course.

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I would think that a genuine QC cap badge would be identical to these car badges, at least for those made by JR Gaunt (which produced both badges shown here).

As such, not with 3 feathers/lines on legs. Maybe only Firmin made badges had the 3 feathers on legs?
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Old 13-05-21, 12:27 PM
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I would be very surprised if Gaunt ever actually made contemporary Glider Pilot Regiment cap badges, given the small size of the regiment and the large number of Firmin badges they had left over after it was no longer extant, I don't think that I have ever seen a Queens crown badge, other than Flying badges, worn by any serving members of the regiment during the period it existed.
I would certainly be very keen to see any such cap badges, with the Queens crown being worn by serving members of the regiment if you could post any photographs.



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I would think that a genuine QC cap badge would be identical to these car badges, at least for those made by JR Gaunt (which produced both badges shown here).

As such, not with 3 feathers/lines on legs. Maybe only Firmin made badges had the 3 feathers on legs?
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