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Old 12-07-20, 03:11 PM
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Default London Regiment badges

Hi All
Are these badges good or bad?
Thanks, cheers,
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Old 12-07-20, 05:15 PM
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Greetings.

With the exception of the 10th London, all appear fine to me.

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Old 12-07-20, 05:36 PM
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I wholeheartedly agree with Brian.
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Old 12-07-20, 05:52 PM
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Also agree, all good except the Paddingtonís , one Iím still after myself

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Yea me also.
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Old 12-07-20, 11:57 PM
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Can someone please post a good Paddington badge? I can't find one either; or at least one that I am sure of.

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Old 13-07-20, 12:20 AM
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Here are some of mine. All genuine.

The first three and last badge are the 2-dot variety, badges 4 and 5 are the 3-dot type.

If anyone can help me out with a WM (loops or slider) 2-dot please get in touch. Swaps available.

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Old 13-07-20, 12:52 AM
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Here are some of mine. All genuine.

The first three are the 2-dot variety, last two are the 3-dot type.

If anyone can help me out with a looped GM or WM (loops or slider) 2-dot please get in touch. Swaps available.
Thanks Luke,
Can you explain why the differences; GM, blackened and WM?

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Thanks for all the replies.
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Here are some of mine. All genuine.

The first three are the 2-dot variety, last two are the 3-dot type.

If anyone can help me out with a looped GM or WM (loops or slider) 2-dot please get in touch. Swaps available.
Luke, now thatís just taking the .... lovely badges not jealous, no not at all

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Old 13-07-20, 09:15 PM
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Thanks gents.

CB - good question. Sadly no detailed writings on the uniforms and insignia of the Paddington Rifles during their Territorial Force years (1908-12) exists, no doubt due to their evanescent existence. Photographic evidence is rarer still and compounded by their badge being very similar in shape and often confused with the Royal Engineers.

Firstly itís probably easiest to split the badges into the two types, 2-dot and 3-dot varieties so called due to the number of dots underscoring the TH of 10TH.

The 2-dot badges Iím 100% convinced are exclusively ORs whereas 3-dot was also worn by officers. Similarly Iím equally convinced that voided examples are all officers badges, loop = collar and tangs = cap. E.J. Martin also supports this view on voided badges in his 1954 article: https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...5&d=1566931625

The BB badge was a logical choice as a Rifle unit. This was worn on the green uniform and Iíve also seen a photo of what appears to be the BB badge being worn on service dress at summer camp by the cooks.

The WM badge has been cited as for walking out dress and worn by NCOs.

The GM badge was a quandary but this 1909 wedding photo of Pte. Frank Giblin https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/...rm-badge-help/ would appear to show him in khaki wearing an unblackened and presumably GM badge.

Keith Hook who collected London badges from 1940s-50s suggested to me that perhaps they also wore a grey uniform akin the 16th (QWR) London. Iíve never seen a reference to this but stranger revelations have happened.
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Another to add to the list.

This is the first 3-dot badge Iíve seen in GM. The quality is stunning and my favourite badge of 2021.

I donít wonder if a solid BB 3-dot exists?
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2021ís only 24 days old and youíve found another one Iíve still to find my FIRST thatís a lovely badge Luke , great find

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Thanks mate.

I was just extremely lucky to see it first.
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Luke.

That is, without a doubt, taking the proverbial.

Great find mate.

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