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Old 05-08-22, 06:56 PM
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Default Victorian / Edwardian Rifle Brigade FSC's.

Here are 2 Rifle Brigade FSC's I bought a few years about.

The Victorian pattern is the common type,but the KC badge has a blank tablet
and 1902 on the arms of the cross.Is this a Militia badge?,as they didn't have volunteer battalions.
Nothing about it in K&K Vol 1.
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Old 05-08-22, 07:03 PM
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Yes Militia, a very nice badge.
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Old 05-08-22, 07:03 PM
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Have you considered the 17th Bn London Regiment.
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As Alan has stated, consider 17th London.

I have a pair of these in OSD cast bronze and initially I believed they were Rifle Brigade Militia items, however Churchill 1922 identifies these as possibly being worn on an unofficial basis by 17th London and in my 17th London drawer they dwell.

(I believe these came form Keith B, he may be able to shed more light on them as he knows the source.)

However, he adds that they were in B/B for Other ranks and silver for officers.

At the moment, I'm not sure of where that leaves my cast pair.

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P.S. Forgot to add that my pair are collar badges.

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Old 06-08-22, 06:19 AM
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A bag full of the from the Gaunt archives from the NAM Brian. I do have a photo of a 17th London officer waering collars which look like these.
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Old 06-08-22, 09:36 AM
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Handy to know they were worn by the 17th also, I was going off a thread from yesteryear which I’d added to my notes where Ry and Keith had shown several RB Militia badges and this one was amongst them.
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Old 06-08-22, 01:25 PM
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Handy to know they were worn by the 17th also, I was going off a thread from yesteryear which I’d added to my notes where Ry and Keith had shown several RB Militia badges and this one was amongst them.
It does match the larger version which is akways sold as an RB Militia. I do wonder however if there’s a connection to the Tower Hamlets RV 1905-08, I’ve yet to see a photo from that period.

Need to check their dates in South Africa though.
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This one came at the same time from the seller of the above badges.
It's slightly larger,so I'm hoping this one is a proper FSC badge, and not a collar.
To be honest,I'm a bit disappointed the RB Militia badge is as described,as it's unlikely I'll find a matching one,and a cap badge, to complete a set.
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The Paddington Rifles is an fsc.
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The Paddington Rifles is an fsc.
Thanks Luke,
At least I know where this one belongs.
Any idea what era?
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Old 07-08-22, 08:04 PM
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Pre-1905 as the South Africa battle honour was awarded and a scroll was tagged on as per this badge in the link:

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...ad.php?t=76371
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Thanks Luke,
I think the expression,not for me is appropriate if there are variants like that out there.
Definitely Not my field, and outside my comfort zone.
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The generally accepted RB Militia in whitemetal
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Old 07-08-22, 10:55 PM
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And then in BB, pre and post 1905. Why two patterns for the SA honour badge?
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And then in BB, pre and post 1905. Why two patterns for the SA honour badge?
Thanks Keith.
It confirms the number of variants there were in such a short time period.
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