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Old 20-05-22, 04:46 AM
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What are your thoughts on this badge ??

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Old 20-05-22, 06:21 AM
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Sally Bosleys site describes a gilt version as :
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British Army Military Skill in Driving Horses proficiency trade badge
https://www.sallybosleysbadgeshop.com/shop.php?c=351

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This is a British Army badge which might have been used by the Dominions but definitely British.

The early Driving Prize badges usually featured crossed whips from at least 1877. These were provided in various worsteds and bullions until the radical changes around 1906 when gilding metal [brass] was perceived as cheaper and was favoured for the drab "khaki" service dress.

The early badges were for Drivers of the Royal Artillery [Gunners had separate badges for Gunnery Prizes] , but they became available, by annual competition, to almost any Corps with horse drawn transport ........ even infantry in the Great War.
https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/...stirrup-badge/


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Old 20-05-22, 06:28 AM
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diggerhistory site show 'similar' badge described as :

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3rd Class Driver, Field Artillery. Crossed whips & spur in gold on blue, 1912.
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It’s a good one
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Old 20-05-22, 11:40 AM
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