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Old 25-09-21, 05:04 AM
lettman lettman is offline
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Default Seaforths WW1 cap badge question

In this photo of Lt Gen Maxse presenting medals to men of the Seaforths in 1917:

https://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army...-and-flanders/

which badge is the tall highlander in the middle wearing? It appears to be what I thought was an officer's version, but why would it be? I assume he is a member of the 6th Seaforths.
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Old 25-09-21, 06:35 AM
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Definitely the officer style badge but also worn by SNCO's. He doesn't appear to be a Staff Sgt as I can't see any stripes so he is most likely a Sgt Major, maybe CSM?
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Old 25-09-21, 06:36 AM
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Great photo by the way, excellent to see the 4/5 Seaforths badge being worn.
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Old 25-09-21, 10:48 PM
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Thanks, Alex, that might explain it. Yes, it's a great photo -- as you say, nice to see the 5th Seaforths badge and tartan on clear show.
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Old 26-09-21, 12:13 AM
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Definitely an CSM, RSM etc. wearing the officer pattern badge. The tunic is the standard OR pattern, but usually senior NCOs would have a finer tailored tunic. Wartime expediency I suppose.

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Old 26-09-21, 12:59 AM
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Cheers CB -- a senior NCO he is, then. Something else I've learnt thanks to the Forum!
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