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Old 08-08-11, 01:46 PM
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Default 49th division formation badge??????

Can anyone please help me with this item. At first glance it appears to be a 49th
division formation sign,Made of white metal with a screw back etc only this one has a sort of rosette/ribbon affair on it as in the photo`s.
Any ideas at all would be gratefully recieved Cheers Andy.

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Old 08-08-11, 04:11 PM
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I wish I knew, Andy. "Best in Show"? Looks like one of those awards for potted geraniums or whatever! David
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Old 08-08-11, 05:39 PM
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Default 49th Division

These 49th division badges often turn up with some form of cloth backing.

My guess would be Liverpool Scottish as the blue could be a representation of the Cameron Highlanders blue hackle. The Liverpool Scottish were affiliated to them from 1937.

If anyone has any firm identification on other backings I'd be interested to know

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Old 10-08-11, 02:49 PM
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I found the identification of this badge after a lot of searching in Kipling & King.
It is item no 1315 YORKSHIRE DRAGOONS.
description reads as: Officer`s felt hat-badge,A rose in white metal size 2.8 cms, set on a rosette of dark-blue corded ribbon size 6.5 cms. Worn with a plume of dark-fawn [whatever the last bit refers to maybe a hackle.]
Approved 9th september 1902.
Sorry David not for a Geranium display or any other flowers.

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49th, division, riding, west

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