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Old 04-01-13, 02:47 PM
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Hi all, is this an RN wound stripe ??
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Old 05-01-13, 07:40 PM
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Hello Fez

Not sure mate, but I found these on ebay when I was looking for something else. What do you think?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CIVIL-DEFE...item416f75189d

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Old 05-01-13, 08:01 PM
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Not sure if the Ebay ones are CD rank, I thought they were wider. I think the one shown here could be a wound stripe, it is similar to ones I have on khaki, WW2 ones are shorter than WW1
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Old 05-01-13, 10:18 PM
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They do look similar but the CD stripes are usually yellow, this one is gold. As lee said, it looks very much like the army wound stripes i have seen.
I know that they were worn by the navy but i have never seen one.
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Old 06-01-13, 04:36 PM
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Hi Fez,

I have an example also, have had it for many yrs, as I recall came with the rating's medals.

Its in fine enbroidered gold wire, same stitching down the centre as yours,
1 & 9/16th in length

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Old 06-01-13, 05:45 PM
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Hi Fez,

I have an example also, have had it for many yrs, as I recall came with the rating's medals.

Its in fine enbroidered gold wire, same stitching down the centre as yours,
1 & 9/16th in length

RCN Bryan
Thats the one, fantastic.
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Old 06-01-13, 05:56 PM
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the original spec. was for double gold Russia braid, from memory. Which the example looks to be. The RND would have been issued the army version to wear on drab.
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the original spec. was for double gold Russia braid, from memory. Which the example looks to be.
I recall reading somewhere (& likely yrs ago) that the Russian braid was the very fine wire embroidery as these two wound insignia appear to be embroidered.

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Old 06-01-13, 08:25 PM
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Royal Navy Wound stripes are 2" long for WWI (Instituted 1916) and 1 1/2" long for WWII (Instituted 1943).

They should be of Gold Russia Braid (No1) which I believe is slightly less than 1/8" in width. For a clear illustration of exactly what Russia braid looks like see the Hand and Locke website at

http://www.handembroideryshop.co.uk/...s.html#a200304

The only exception to this was that personnel wounded in WWI were also allowed to wear a single red wound stripe during WWII of the 1 1/2" size

The problem with looking for genuine wound stripes of either war is that they were not officially supplied as made up badges but as separate strips of braid which the individual had to have attached to the cuff as per the regulations.
Unless therefore you have a uniform, or scrap of uniform with good provenance, it is impossible to identify a 'Wound stripe' from just any piece of Gold Russia Braid No1.

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Old 06-01-13, 08:46 PM
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I am happy that mine is a naval wound stripe, it is the correct brade on naval serge. And it came in a job lot of very cheap bits :-D
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The problem with looking for genuine wound stripes of either war is that they were not officially supplied as made up badges but as separate strips of braid which the individual had to have attached to the cuff as per the regulations.
Unless therefore you have a uniform, or scrap of uniform with good provenance, it is impossible to identify a 'Wound stripe' from just any piece of Gold Russia Braid No1.

Hope this helps.
It would be nice to view a 1WW uniform tunic with the wound stripe(s) attached,

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Old 07-01-13, 06:49 PM
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Default RN wound stripe ????

I have an image dating from the Great War of a Leading Hand with two Good Conduct stripes and two Wound Stripes, if that's any good?

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Old 07-01-13, 07:06 PM
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Apologies to all!

Just realised that I mistakenly wrote 'Good Conduct STRIPES' instead of 'Good Conduct BADGES'! Sorry!

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Old 07-01-13, 07:08 PM
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Apologies to all!

Just realised that I mistakenly wrote 'Good Conduct STRIPES' instead of 'Good Conduct BADGES'! Sorry!

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Old 07-01-13, 08:42 PM
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Nice RPPC Pete ,

I have to check mine & see if I too have one,

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