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Old 28-12-07, 09:47 PM
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One for Peter and Julian here, found while browsing. Incidently, having a look through ebay's photos and postcards categories often comes up with some real gems, especially if the seller has loaded them at large size.

I'm interested in the cap badge here, does anyone have one in their collection for a close up? Is it an officers' pattern only as I first thought it to be an HPC but then it has the strap end at the base?
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Old 29-12-07, 07:12 AM
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Keith, I cannot see the photo, could you post it again please
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Old 29-12-07, 08:34 AM
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Keith,
Prior to seeing the picture,is it anything like this ?
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Old 29-12-07, 10:09 AM
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Prior to seeing the picture,is it anything like this ?
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That's the picture Peter.
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Old 29-12-07, 01:19 PM
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That is the officer's "forage cap" worn between 1878 and 1902. The cap and badge are clearly described in the various Dress Regulations. Prior to 1881 it often had the numeral 8 below it.
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That is the officer's "forage cap" worn between 1878 and 1902. The cap and badge are clearly described in the various Dress Regulations. Prior to 1881 it often had the numeral 8 below it.
Is it the same as the bi-metal badge Peter has posted on the pagri thread?
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Old 30-12-07, 06:32 AM
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No Keith, Peter's one in the pagri thread is a pre 1881 pagri badge - with an integral 8. A separate numeral was worn below this badge before 1881. Most pagri badges (of this type) were based on Glengarry badges. Incidentally - should be in the other thread perhaps - by the time of the Boer War Kingsmen (offr & ORs) were wearing their badge (the 1896 pattern sealed for FSC and FSH) ABOVE the pagri directly on the helmet front.
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