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Old 02-04-08, 01:54 PM
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Hi,
2 x Metal Titles Regular Ballions Royal Welsh Fusiliers.
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[QUOTE=Bantam;Hi All,
Some metal titles Royal Welsh Fusiliers.
Would like honest opinion of London Welsh one.Lug Fittings O.K.
There is also the discolouration of the metal on the London Welsh which is also a good age indicator.
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That looks genuine to me Bantam.
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Old 02-04-08, 04:13 PM
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2 x Metal Titles Regular Ballions Royal Welsh Fusiliers.
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Outside of Westlakes book and your photo I have never seen the uppermost one 'in the flesh' so to speak. I would love to know when, where and by whom it was worn.
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Old 02-04-08, 04:25 PM
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Hi Toby,
It was worn by the 15th Service Battalion raised 1914 and Disbanded 1918
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The WW1 Volunteer Training Corps units that became attached to the RWF.
1.Carnavonshire Volunteer Regt VTC. This is one of the most copied of the Welsh badges, but I would not class them as restrikes, merely poor copies as they are markedly different from the original. This is an original in a bronzed finish.
2.Rear showing Fattorini mark to slider. I have only ever seen originals with this mark.
3.Denbighshire Volunteer Regiment, again with a bronzed finish.
4.Rear showing flat loops.
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Old 02-04-08, 06:09 PM
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O.R's fur cap grenades.
1.Standard gilding metal regular battns issue.
2.Reverse of above.
3.White metal V.B issue.
4.Reverse of above.
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Old 02-04-08, 06:37 PM
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Hi 41st,
Rhyfeddol.I had forgotten about the Carnafonshire and Denbighshire Volunteer badges.I've not got a genuine Carnafonshire because I haven't come across one that I've been happy about.Will post more tomorrow.
Rydwyn mynd i edrych y gem peldroed nawr Lerpwll yn erbyn Arsnenal.Dydychi ddim yn hoffi y gem wyn nabod.
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54Bty, I have the pasteback version having found a bag of them in the QMs stores before I left the regiment in 1984 (they were from the Battle Dress era and no longer required). The 1995 version is totally new to me (and shows how out of touch I had become). Do you know what form of dress it was worn on? No 2 Dress?
So again we have paste backs being used post WWII. The modern 1995 version was worn on Combats in Bosnia.
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So again we have paste backs being used post WWII. The modern 1995 version was worn on Combats in Bosnia.
Thank you. I would not have guessed that. The Colonel at that time (Jonathan Reilly - now Maj Gen) was instrumental in re-introducing a lot of old RWF regalia to working dress, not always with the approval of the troops! He encouraged the wearing of 'Flashes' in working dress (hitherto No2 Dress only), 2 part metal shoulder titles on barrack dress (not worn since tropical dress in Hong Kong 1969) and now you tell me the cloth shoulder titles in bright scarlet and white on Combats! Interestingly he had been 'parachuted in' from the Queen's after that regiment was reduced to 2 battalions under the 'Options for Change' Defence Review.

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Hi,
Another R.W.F. anomally Officers Service Dress J.Gaunt tablet on reverse.
Blades.SH spelling.
Grenade not pointed as normal pattern ?
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Old 03-04-08, 09:19 PM
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I wouldn't worry about that one, look at my second post on this thread.
A good solid cast, and something we need to look into on the grenade style.
Abertawe a Caerdydd, pob lwc penywthnos hwn.
Siarad saith o'r gloch ar Dydd Sul. Yr Cwpan?
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Hi 41st,
Rydw'yn weld nawr yr un bathodyn.
Siarad wedyn.
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Hi,
Another R.W.F. anomally Officers Service Dress J.Gaunt tablet on reverse.
Blades.SH spelling.
Grenade not pointed as normal pattern ?
Hwyl
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That's a beauty Bantam and one of 3 patterns that you and 41st have showed me. I think 41st showed this 'flat topped' type earlier in the thread but this example seems a nicer badge.
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Old 04-04-08, 12:33 PM
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Hi Toby,
Thanks for the comment.I been in contact with 41st and we are hoping to find out a little more about this pattern variation.
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Hi Toby,
Thanks for the comment.I been in contact with 41st and we are hoping to find out a little more about this pattern variation.
Hwyl
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I will be very interested to hear what you learn. I don't have a single officers' pattern badge at the moment and would like to get one of each.
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