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Old 23-03-08, 08:40 AM
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I note that some RWF badges have appeared on another thread in response to the number of flames to the grenade, but thought that they deserve a home of their own.
I'll start with some Officers' pre 1920 cap badges.
1.Two part Silver & Gilt 'sh' spelling.
2.Rear of the above showing loop fastening to top and blade, now missing, to the bottom. Also interesting to note that on the older badges the gilding is only to the front of the badge.
3.Another two part Silver & Gilt variant, 'sh' spelling.
4.Reverse of the above showing different fixing to title overlay and two loop fastening behind the flames.
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Old 23-03-08, 08:49 AM
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Some OSD bronze verions pre 1920 with 'sh' spelling.
1.The standard two part pointed flame version.
2.Rear of the above showing conversion to pin fixing from blades, possibly for sweetheart brooch, and makers mark 'J&Co'-Jennens.
3.The flat flamed version.
4.Reverse showing different method of fixing to the title overlay and large flat blades, one broken off and awaiting refixing.
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Old 23-03-08, 08:52 AM
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Volunteer Officers' example.
1.One piece cast example to the 2nd V.B with 'ch' spelling. Worn upto 1908.
2.Reverse of the above .
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Old 23-03-08, 01:43 PM
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Hi,
I agree with 41st that The Welsh Fusiliers should have a home of thier own.
I had posted these under another thread Officers Service Dress SH and CH spellings.I believe this may have been worn by Officers of TheTerritorial Battalions ?
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Old 25-03-08, 01:28 PM
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What a fantastic collection from my old Regiment. Thank you both. I have never seen some of these, especially a third (OR flat flamed type) OSD Bronze circa WW1 and the Bi-metal Officers Forage Cap. The first Bronze OSD (with pointed top) was the one used throughout my service and was I imagine standardised at some stage between the wars.

I have one badge I have never been able to identify. It is OR type all brass but smaller than the economy issue and with an extra long slider. The back is slightly concave but solid and without any indentation at all, although the front is clearly die struck and it is spelled Welsh. I feel it is too well made to be a bazaar made item. A real mystery and unfortunately buried in my attic somewhere.

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Old 25-03-08, 02:24 PM
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Hi Toby,
Thanks for your kind comments I am so glad that you enjoyed them.Will post some more in next day or so.
If you notice 41st Officers 2V.B. badge notice the similarity in flames with the broad flamed badge of my avatar.It is that link that I suspect makes it a territorial officers version.There is also the similarity with The 5th Northumberland Fusiliers Badges.
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