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Old 11-01-22, 11:43 PM
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I’m reliably informed it is an arm badge worn by the ERIY 1903-08 and featured in a paperback on history of the ERY. Afraid I do not have the publication name.
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i have a copy of the book, `Yeomanry of the East Riding` by Ian Sumner and Roy Wilson. Badge is illustrated and identified as `arm badge for mounted scouts, worn before the first world war`. Later in the book it explains the idea came from Baden-Powell who introduced the concept into the army of mounted scouts when he commanded the 5th DG in South Africa circa 1897. Each regiment was to have a number of men specifically trained in scouting techniques, and the regulation badge introduced in 1905 was a fleur-de-lys. The ERY badge however consisted of the fox, running to the right with the motto `FORRAD!`. The note specifically mention the ! at the end of FORRAD not seen on the cap / collar badges but gives no explanation for it. Anyone have any ideas?

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Thanks for confirming Dave.

Well as scouts I suppose they had to get Forrad a bit quicker ‘!’

An interesting embellished. Sadly I expect anyone who knew has long since passed.

Is the picture one of the badge itself or it in wear may I ask?
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I would think it derives from the huntsman call to urge on the hounds - "Hark forrard" but as to no "!" ?
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Thanks for confirming Dave.

Well as scouts I suppose they had to get Forrad a bit quicker ‘!’

An interesting embellished. Sadly I expect anyone who knew has long since passed.

Is the picture one of the badge itself or it in wear may I ask?
Luke,
badge is amongst a display of other badges so not on a uniform i`m afraid. Cannot recall ever seeing it actually being worn.
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