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Old 06-10-21, 10:01 PM
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Hi All,

Can anyone help identify any of these items please?

1a. Small Button with w/m crown/coronet (1.5cm diameter)
1b. Loose crown that looks similar but may be entirely unconnected

2. Artillery or Engineers? Does anyone recognise the letter system? Indian? Thai?

3. Green Howards badges with sliders - small - one w/m, one g/m. Seen described on eBay and britishmilitarybadges.co.uk (which doesn't bode well) as WW2 beret badges. No markings except 1885 in centre of Dannebrog.

4. Some sort of Lancashire Fusiliers medallion (blank on back and rim). I presume it's 3rd prize for the regimental egg and spoon race but post it here in case someone recognises it as something specific

5. Royal Fusiliers sweethearts badge but has anyone any idea at all what the horseshoe-type thing around it might be, apart from a lack of design?

6. A small R Fus badge in w/m (2/3 the size of a normal badge)

Thanks and best wishes,

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Old 06-10-21, 10:15 PM
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item 3 is not GH, check the date. 1885 means its the 19th Hussars. GH has 1875. WM badge is the standard cap badge the GM badge would be wwi economy though it would need checking out.
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Old 07-10-21, 03:54 AM
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1- Merchant Navy?
4 is a regimental "medal" of some kind to the Lancashire Fusiliers, the back perhaps bearing engraved name of recipient and / or event such as shooting or a sport..
5 is a sweetheart brooch, Royal Fusiliers, the horseshoe being a common feature of many regimental sweethearts.
It symbolises good luck although the shoe being that way up is sometimes held not to be lucky (as the luck falls out).
6 is a collar badge of a Volunteer Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers, what appears to be a coronet is the Victorian Crown.

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Old 07-10-21, 07:25 AM
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No 2 is an Indian badge and the script is Devanagari, in this case Hindi but also used for Nepali.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devanagari
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No 2 is an Indian badge and the script is Devanagari, in this case Hindi but also used for Nepali.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devanagari
Also it it Artillery (7 flames)
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Old 07-10-21, 10:16 AM
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No. 1 is RN Mess Dress (Squires), silver mounted on gilt. The separate crown is a Naval Crown and may possibly be detached from one of the above types of button. Have a look at the back

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No 2 is an Indian badge and the script is Devanagari, in this case Hindi but also used for Nepali.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devanagari
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Genius! Thank you. I've tried every possible Google combination of Devanagari Savtr Savatra सर्वत्र Hindi India scroll motto Artillery Engineers Vietnam Nepal Thailand Burma Myanmar but I can't find any pictures of another one like it anywhere. So much for 'everywhere'
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No. 1 is RN Mess Dress (Squires), silver mounted on gilt. The separate crown is a Naval Crown and may possibly be detached from one of the above types of button. Have a look at the back

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Ah, thank you. I've had a look at the back of the loose crown. It's certainly rounded as if to fit a button and there are two tiny dimples on the back.
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1- Merchant Navy?
4 is a regimental "medal" of some kind to the Lancashire Fusiliers, the back perhaps bearing engraved name of recipient and / or event such as shooting or a sport..
5 is a sweetheart brooch, Royal Fusiliers, the horseshoe being a common feature of many regimental sweethearts.
It symbolises good luck although the shoe being that way up is sometimes held not to be lucky (as the luck falls out).
6 is a collar badge of a Volunteer Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers, what appears to be a coronet is the Victorian Crown.
Thanks Leigh. Particularly for your ID of 6.
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Old 07-10-21, 11:56 AM
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item 3 is not GH, check the date. 1885 means its the 19th Hussars. GH has 1875. WM badge is the standard cap badge the GM badge would be wwi economy though it would need checking out.
Thanks DJU.

Sometimes after posting idiot things on here I just want to crawl into a dark corner and cry! I'd completely forgotten the 19th Hussars' 'A' badge! I always have them in the back of my mind as elephants!
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19th Hussars - the elephant in the room.......
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Genius! Thank you. I've tried every possible Google combination of Devanagari Savtr Savatra सर्वत्र Hindi India scroll motto Artillery Engineers Vietnam Nepal Thailand Burma Myanmar but I can't find any pictures of another one like it anywhere. So much for 'everywhere'
From the Wikipedia page (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regime...illery_(India)):
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Motto: Sarvatra Izzat-o-Iqbal (Everywhere with Honour and Glory)
I left out the last 'a' in my transcription because last 'a's are not pronounced in Hindi (but they are in Sanskrit), but I guess that 'a' at the end should be in a strict transcription.
BTW, those who try to pronounce this: all 'a's here are short and more like in the utterance 'uh'.
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item 3 is not GH, check the date. 1885 means its the 19th Hussars. GH has 1875. WM badge is the standard cap badge the GM badge would be wwi economy though it would need checking out.
There wasn't a WWI economy 19H (or Yorkshire Regt (Green Howards)) was there?
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