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Old 04-01-14, 08:04 PM
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Default forester brigade badge backing

anybody got any ideas what a black felt badge backing cut to the outline of the forester brigade badge means? the badge is annodised aluminium,and maker stamped j r gaunt London. regards john
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Old 04-01-14, 09:13 PM
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Hello John. No idea about the black felt , I understood that the backing was a green square (Lincoln green?)

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Old 05-01-14, 12:30 PM
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Default FORESTER BRIGADE BADGE BACKING

hi paul, as this badge came to me with the black backing I naturally thought it was correct, however it's not! your answer is correct as the forester brigade all wore a 2" Lincoln green badge backing. this is confirmed on page 86 of badge backings and special embellishments of the british army. i just wondered why somebody put a black outline backing on this particular badge, when it should have a square green one. obviously there are some strange people out there who get their hands on a badge and have a Laurence lewellan bowen moment, getting all creative. thanks again for your correct confirmation. regards john

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Old 05-01-14, 05:53 PM
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hi paul, as this badge came to me with the black backing I naturally thought it was correct, however it's not! your answer is correct as the forester brigade all wore a 2" Lincoln green badge backing. this is confirmed on page 86 of badge backings and special embellishments of the british army. i just wondered why somebody put a black outline backing on this particular badge, when it should have a square green one. obviously there are some strange people out there who get their hands on a badge and have a Laurence lewellan bowen moment, getting all creative. thanks again for your correct confirmation. regards john
The green I can understand,but black no.Not for the Forester Brigade.
Along the same lines,i have an RAC beret badge on lugs.It came with a red backing,but ive seen the same badge for sale with a black backing.My thoughts on this are :- Mine was worn by a recruit to the 15/19th Hussars as they wore a red backing and the other is to the RSGreys or the RSDG as they wore/wear a black backing.
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Old 05-01-14, 07:03 PM
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hi mike h, thanks for your input, I was also contacted by a member who wore this Lincoln green badge backing from his time as a royal Warwickshire regiment soldier when they entered the forester brigade. regards john
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Any possibility a black backing may have been affected by the Leicestershire Regiment whilst belonging to the bde? Reflecting the black "worm"?
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Old 16-05-14, 07:14 PM
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leigh, the black felt backing was incorrect! the forester brigade badge officially had a Lincoln green felt backing and this has been backed up by forum members who wore it. also seen mentioned in official documentation at the national army museum. regards john
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