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Old 20-01-18, 09:51 AM
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Default WRAC officer's beret badge

Am trying to confirm what badge was worn on the beret by WRAC officers in the 1970s... I would have expected it to be a bullion version of the WRAC badge but I don't think I've ever seen one, so it may have been a silver and gilt metal badge? (and even that seems to be rare with QC) Or was A/A worn all ranks?

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Old 20-01-18, 10:17 AM
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Michael,

Here are some examples of the bullion embroidered badge. The second is on a black background possibly for wear on the RTR black beret by a WRAC Assistant Adjutant.

Also the QC silver/gilt version NSN 8455-99-130-3676

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File Type: jpg WRAC Offrs Beret Badge x.jpg (50.4 KB, 15 views)
File Type: jpg WRAC black ground x.jpg (91.5 KB, 11 views)
File Type: jpg WRAC Officer sg QC.jpg (48.9 KB, 12 views)
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Old 20-01-18, 11:49 AM
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Brilliant, thank you Tim.

Now I just need to find one of each!!

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Old 20-01-18, 12:36 PM
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The beret badge was embroidered. The s/g was worn on the No1 Dress cap.
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Old 21-01-18, 02:43 AM
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Thank you both for the info.

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Old 21-01-18, 11:07 AM
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Womens-Ro...oAAOSwGPxZ-fQx

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Here is my small collection of WRAC officer badges
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File Type: jpg 33 WRAC kc black bullion#.jpg (59.4 KB, 7 views)
File Type: jpg 34 WRAC kc bullion#.jpg (56.3 KB, 4 views)
File Type: jpg 56 WRAC silver-gilt#.jpg (66.3 KB, 7 views)
File Type: jpg 57 WRAC bze#.jpg (59.5 KB, 8 views)
File Type: jpg 58 WRAC gold lion var bullion#.jpg (54.8 KB, 3 views)
File Type: jpg 59 WRAC green back bullion#.jpg (67.8 KB, 3 views)
File Type: jpg 60 WRAC black back bullion# RAC or AAC.jpg (62.8 KB, 3 views)
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Is this a WRAC cap badge...???
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This according to IWM.
© IWM (D 104099)
WRAC Corporal Marguerite Wilson from Sheffield makes the final adjustments to Flash Spotting equipment before at the Proof and Experimental Establishment in Shoeburyness. She is about to observe the performance of shells fired during trials of different guns. According to the original caption: "Her trade is an Experimental Assistant in Gunnery, not only is she trained for making visual observations but also in computing and electronics. Behind her (left), can just be seen Corporal Dorothy Parrott.

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Yes with a Light coloured backing
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Here is a selection of EAG arm badges for the WRAC. Only the last is owned by me
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File Type: jpg EAG BROWN YELLOW.jpg (92.3 KB, 0 views)
File Type: jpg EAG ISSUE.jpg (19.2 KB, 0 views)
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Many thanks Tim, had missed that on my eBay searches. Now on its way to me.

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A quick thread resurrection - the WRAC officer's bullion beret badge - was it worn on the beech brown "tear drop" backing and if so, was it worn on the backing from the time of the introduction of the beret? (I've seen photos of WRAC OR's wearing their green beret's GS Cap type predecessor without the brown backing).
Was the brown backing always worn on the beret and if so, was it worn by all ranks please?
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