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Old 25-11-21, 09:15 AM
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Default New UK Rangers cap badge

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/2...492ab9e16af5c1

New cap badge design. Not sure about it myself!
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Old 25-11-21, 09:17 AM
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Thumbs down from me, but it'd make a good logo for a computer game.

The comment's already been made -inspired by the Selous Scouts?
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Old 25-11-21, 09:26 AM
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Looks Yank to me, horrible.
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Old 25-11-21, 09:31 AM
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The more I think about it the more I'm thinking it is very similar to an existing computer game logo.....
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Old 25-11-21, 09:35 AM
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Already mentioned in the article, but definitely a strange 'Selous Scouts' copy. Not at all in keeping with the 'British style' of badge either.
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Old 25-11-21, 09:42 AM
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The comment's already been made -inspired by the Selous Scouts?
Telegraph has an article :

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Fury as new Army regiment’s cap badge ‘identical’ to apartheid terror squad

Officers say design for Ranger Regiment cap matches that of the Selous Scouts, which fought black insurgent armies in former Rhodesia
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So all that I suggested in this post is true! (Confirmed by The Times).

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...38&postcount=3

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Old 25-11-21, 10:23 AM
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Bearing in mind the Army is smaller than ever I am dubious as to where they are going to draw the 'higher quality' Rangers from? Can you really fill the selection courses for Para, Cdo, SAS, SRR, etc and also fill these 4 battalions with trained soldiers?
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Old 25-11-21, 10:38 AM
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Quite easily the worst British cap badge I’ve ever seen.
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Old 25-11-21, 10:42 AM
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It even surpasses the much disliked 16 AA Bde eagle patch and that was got rid of as soon as the Parachute Regiment could persuade the powers that be to give them the Pegasus back.
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It looks like someone nicked the eagle logo off some fake Armani jeans.
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Sticking with the bird badge theme, how about adopting the chaffinch as a badge for the non ranger units as they'd comprise the chaff once the Ranger wheat's been beaten out of them.
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Crap, like a lot of things today cheap and nasty !

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It looks like someone nicked the eagle logo off some fake Armani jeans.

Thanks Luke , I couldn't work out what it reminded me of , it has been bugging me for hours !

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It looks like someone nicked the eagle logo off some fake Armani jeans.
You have definitely got that ‘Spot on’.
It just looks…….well ordinary and banal. Such a shame
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