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Old 02-04-21, 07:08 PM
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Default Officer's ASC 1901-11 badge with various tangs, loops etc

I thought it might be of interest to show the variety of different fittings on the officer's Army Service Corps 1901-11 forage cap badge. This is the one illustrated in Kipling & King as KK 988.

Top left: gilt and silver plate with two tang or blade fittings

Top right: Another version but with an unusual arrangement of a single tang and a single loop fitting, positioned N&S. The gilt and silver plate is totally absent, so it has either completely worn off or the badge was made in bi-metal

Bottom left: OSD version with two tang fittings

Bottom right: Another OSD version, but on two loops. Probably a full size collar

Unfortunately, I haven't yet found the OR's version.
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Old 02-04-21, 07:47 PM
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I suspect the one lug and tang is for the Torin style cap where the badge sat low on the cap.
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Old 02-04-21, 09:36 PM
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Great collection you show there, very nice.
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Nice badges.
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Old 03-04-21, 07:56 AM
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Thanks Gents. Alan that's an interesting thought re the tang and loop arrangement. I must admit I'm not at all clear when the Torin cap was worn or even where the word drives from. I'm presuming possibly late 19th / early 20th century usage, which could fit. I'm therefore going to go along with your thoughts and categorise it in my badge notes as a possible Torin badge.
Thanks for the help.
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I must admit I'm not at all clear when the Torin cap was worn or even where the word drives from.
Could there be a Scottish connection ?

A kid I went to school with , in Edinburgh , was called Torin and he claimed the name was derived from the Gaelic term for a Chief.

Consider the names of other bonnets/caps :

Kilmarnock (Hummel)

Glengarry

Balmoral

Tam O'Shanter

Just a guess but worth thinking about.


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Memory may be failing me, but was'nt the cap named after a Captain Torin?
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Memory may be failing me, but was'nt the cap named after a Captain Torin?
You are possibly right , found this :

"It was often called the “Torin” cap (named after the Irish officer who supposedly designed the British Army version)."


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