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Old 07-10-22, 12:02 PM
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Any differences are solely manufacturers variations with the exception of the plastic (bakelite) one, which is unique to WW2 and it's maker.
I believe all WW2 economy 'plastic' badges were made of cellulose acetate NOT Bakelite, which is a completely different material. Obviously will be happy to be proved wrong.
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Yes, sorry, I had mistakenly termed WW1 for the RM badges in haste.

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Hi Frank, so all of the badges that I posted on #1 are WW2 and not WW1 ?
The responses answer your question elwe23 - in short - design changed circa 1923 after merger of the Royal Marine Artillery and Royal Marine Light Infantry. The site Mike Vee draws attention to explains previous designs and I think is the 'go to' site for many RM collectors on this forum. I learn something new each time I read many forum threads including this one -
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Don't use the slider version on a beret. Of course any of the badges could have been put on a ww2 beret, Any RM cap badge with posts made from 1923-1944 could have been used (except the slider) but IMO the large flat crown badges were ww2. If you have other opinions thats fine. Your choice.
As i said...... IMO.
Interesting Irv - must admit the slider version must be far less common - had not realised it would not be worn in beret. Assume worn in Blues peaked cap? unless someone lost a beret badge and slipped one in to avoid a charge?
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Hi Mike,
I think they used sliders on pith helmets. Never seen a slider used on a RM beret. No slider pocket just the two holes for the posts. Even the peaked caps use posts.
There is a very good thread on this side about berets that will give you better info than I can.
In fact if you see a green beret that takes a slider I would say it was fake or a post war mock up.
A very nice 1944 RM green beret showing the two post holes sold on EBay last night for £845! A lot of bidders knew what it was, and that it was a right one.
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Hi Mike,
I think they used sliders on pith helmets. Never seen a slider used on a RM beret. No slider pocket just the two holes for the posts. Even the peaked caps use posts.
There is a very good thread on this side about berets that will give you better info than I can.
In fact if you see a green beret that takes a slider I would say it was fake or a post war mock up.
A very nice 1944 RM green beret showing the two post holes sold on EBay last night for £845! A lot of bidders knew what it was, and that it was a right one.
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Thanks Irv - yes Steve's beret thread is very useful.
Just that I have a few berets without holes for lugs or pocket for slider - mind you - mainly WW2, which of course is correct for that period at least.
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