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Old 08-12-12, 04:05 PM
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Default a/a Royal Regiment of Wales

Below are a couple of RRW a/a cap badges. The smaller version followed on from the Brigade system I believe, can anyone shed any light on when the second larger badge came into use?
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Old 08-12-12, 11:02 PM
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Tony,
The left hand badge is not RRW but Welsh Brigade as worn in the 60's. The RRW badge was worn from amalgamation of the SWB and The Welch in 1969 until amalgamation with the RWF a few years ago.
However, as a cadet in the early 70's I was wearing the Brigade badge as official issue rather than the RRW patern.
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Kevin thanks for clearing this up for me, thought I'd read somewhere the left badge was RRW.
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Tim, I thought I'd read this somewhere, that the Prince of Wales had something to do with the change of badge, but I can't be sure
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Hi Tony,

I have notes on pattern tags for the Royal Regiment of Wales dated 30th June 1975. This tag also has another standard tag dated 12th August 1994 attached to it. Pattern No. is 21204.

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Adding nothing new to the thread in terms of dates worn, but I saw this whilst riffling through my small collection of "Visor" magazines today, the Welsh Brigade badge still in wear by RRW in October 1974.
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I believe that the Welsh Brigade badge continued to be worn by the RRW on formation in 1969 and for a number of years into the mid 1970s when the new larger design was issued.

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