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Old 25-02-19, 01:06 PM
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Default NZ cap badge: Samoan Expeditionary?

Hello everybody

What do you think about this one?.

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Old 25-02-19, 02:19 PM
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Bonjour Jean-Paul

I'd say 5th Wellington Regiment.

Cheers, Tim
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Old 25-02-19, 04:25 PM
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Thank you Chipper.

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Old 25-02-19, 04:54 PM
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sorry, i have forgotten.
The 1st Battalion in the 5th Wellington was it in the Samoan Expeditionary Force? Is it this cap badge?

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Hi

This badge type was worn by the 1st Battalion badge before the reorganisation of the NZ Army in 1911 when it was re-designated the 5th (Wellington Rifles) Regiment. The members of the newly formed Regiment continued to wear the 1st Battalion badge during WW1. Following WW1 a scroll, with the words 'New Zealand' was added. The 5th Regiment formed part of the 1914 Samoan Advance Force and later the 1st and 2nd Battalions of the NZ Rifle Brigade (NZRB) that served in France. Whether the members then continued to wear the original badge or the NZRB badge in France is a matter which can be answered by others more knowledgeable on the subject.

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Old 26-02-19, 09:56 AM
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Hello,

Thank you very much John.
I am very happy for this additional information.
New Zealand cap badges are an addiction for me!

Have a good day. Cheers.

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