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Old 24-12-19, 02:52 PM
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Default XII Lancers Cap Badge

I am sure I read a post in the last week on a XII Lancers badge. I am sure it was asking for comment.

The one reply I remember is that this, as a Victorian badge, would have had lugs, not a slider, as the one posted.

I dug mine out and wanted to share an image but I'm b******d if I can find the original post.

Can anyone send me a link please. Anyway pictures attached.

Merry Christmas.

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I am sure I read a post in the last week on a XII Lancers badge. I am sure it was asking for comment.

The one reply I remember is that this, as a Victorian badge, would have had lugs, not a slider, as the one posted.

I dug mine out and wanted to share an image but I'm b******d if I can find the original post.

Can anyone send me a link please. Anyway pictures attached.

Merry Christmas.

Chris
Thanks Chris, it was my post and Alan made the comment.
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Old 24-12-19, 03:02 PM
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Yours with lugs is a nice original badge.

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Old 24-12-19, 05:05 PM
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The badge is the first pattern cap badge which was replaced c.1903 with the Lances design. As such it predates the use of sliders.
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Old 24-12-19, 05:06 PM
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Certainly nothing whatsoever wrong with that badge.


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I am sure I read a post in the last week on a XII Lancers badge. I am sure it was asking for comment.

The one reply I remember is that this, as a Victorian badge, would have had lugs, not a slider, as the one posted.

I dug mine out and wanted to share an image but I'm b******d if I can find the original post.

Can anyone send me a link please. Anyway pictures attached.

Merry Christmas.

Chris
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Thanks all who replied.

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The badge is the first pattern cap badge which was replaced c.1903 with the Lances design. As such it predates the use of sliders.
Alan when did sliders start?
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Old 25-12-19, 12:54 PM
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With the introduction of the Field Service Caps (side caps) circa 1895-6, the caps were often worn badgeless or with collar badges. Within a couple of years these were ofen replaced by bespoke cap badges on lugs.

For the Regular Army sliders on cap badges were introduced for the New Pattern (Brodrick) cap in 1903. They had been used for some Foreign Service Helmet (Pagri) badges beforehand. The vertical shanks (sliders) were relatively long.

From 1905 the peaked cap was introduced which saw the shortening of sliders saw the cab badge sat lower down and closed to the peak. Many regiment continued to wear FSC caps in India up to WW1.

Volunteers and Yeomanry did not always follow these dates as they procured their own uniforms.
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