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Old 22-02-22, 02:40 PM
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I have these two Bedford Regt badges in my collection which I can not find in K&K. Can members please tell me what date they are and on what head dress they were worn. One is rich gilt and enamel, the other gilt wash and dark blue leather. Both 6cm across.
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Old 22-02-22, 02:58 PM
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They are usually advertised as officer's forage cap badges I missed one recently on eBay
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Old 22-02-22, 03:08 PM
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Denis , As Neil mentions above officers forage cap

https://britisharmybadges.com/shop.php?code=55700

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Old 22-02-22, 07:35 PM
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Worn by officers on the round forage cap 1881-1902.
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I have these two Bedford Regt badges in my collection which I can not find in K&K. Can members please tell me what date they are and on what head dress they were worn. One is rich gilt and enamel, the other gilt wash and dark blue leather. Both 6cm across.
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Very nice.
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Thank you all for your replies and ref to another very nice one Tony (in fact there were 2 for sale on that site, are they that common!). Pleased to have the dates Hoot as I felt it was too big for the ordinary forage cap so as pre 1902 presume you are referring to the one commonly known as "The stationmasters cap" which seems to have larger badges?
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Old 23-02-22, 12:07 AM
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Thank you all for your replies and ref to another very nice one Tony (in fact there were 2 for sale on that site, are they that common!). Pleased to have the dates Hoot as I felt it was too big for the ordinary forage cap so as pre 1902 presume you are referring to the one commonly known as "The stationmasters cap" which seems to have larger badges?
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Yes, that sounds about right, but, in my opinion, the finest looking peaked cap ever worn in the British Army.
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Old 23-02-22, 02:51 AM
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I have these officers badges , but I have the dates as 1881-1919. Do I have it wrong, or is Hoot wright?
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Old 23-02-22, 08:12 AM
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K&K hardly scratches the surface - you need the Regtl Museum, National Archives, National Army Museum
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Old 23-02-22, 06:34 PM
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I do not have any research for dates but I do have the Derbyshire / Notts & Derby equivalents of this badge with QVC and KC the first with the former title the second the later I would have assumed that would push the dates back from 1902.
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I have these officers badges , but I have the dates as 1881-1919. Do I have it wrong, or is Hoot wright?
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Hi Terry
I don't know much about the dates but I think this pattern was changed around the turn of the century, somebody else may know exact dates. I've attached my officer badge which I though was c.1900-1919 when it became Beds & Herts.
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Old 24-02-22, 12:51 PM
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Thanks lads for your input, and sorry I messed up with wright instead of right.
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