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Old 05-02-21, 12:46 AM
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Default Royal Winnipeg Rifles blackened badge

Not an expert by any stretch, but I had never seen a blackened badge for the Royal Winnipeg Rifles. Can anyone educate me on this? Is it an officer's badge? Any help appreciated!
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Old 05-02-21, 01:04 PM
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From the wear on the highlights it looks like the badge is brass? Could you post an image of the reverse of the badge?
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Hi Bill,

The badge is permanently and tightly attached to a service cap, but here's the best I can manage. It appears to be copper or bronze.
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Here is a shot of my blackened copper version.
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........and mine. I believe these are an officers badge.
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Thanks for posting the image of the back of the badge Dob.
A reference identifies these blackened copper badges as early (1937-1940ish) other ranks. (GO 25/1937).
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Bill, thanks for clearing up the existence of this badge! And thanks to Chimo9000 and Doug N for posting additional photos!
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