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Old 29-10-18, 06:24 AM
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Default Warrant Officer Class II WWII era

Hi friends

Once again I need to be educated on the below 4 WO2 ranks.

Is this normal to have different variations (of this type design and construction).

What is the smaller WO2?

I looked at grey green acorn's excellent WO badges of rank and appointments however I'm none the wiser on, The Kings Crown in Wreath 1918-38,1938-47 and 1947 onwards to 1953.

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Old 29-10-18, 07:11 AM
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I suspect from the embroidery style that these may all be from Canada or Australia. Similar variations in size and manufacture occur in British Army crown in wreath badges.

See https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...ctureid=118650

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Old 29-10-18, 07:27 AM
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Thanks Tim

I did look at your album.

Now that you have pointed out, I can see the difference in construction and the ones I have a greener background as opposed to British Brown background?

They all looked the same at first look!!

They are quite large 2 x 9cm x7.5cm,1 x 8x7cm,1 6cm x 7.5cm, would that be the same size as British WO2?

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Old 29-10-18, 07:40 AM
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I can confirm they are Canadian.

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Old 29-10-18, 07:53 AM
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Thanks Simon

Would that be because of the background colour,construction and design?

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Old 29-10-18, 07:58 AM
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Size firstly, shape and colours.

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Thanks Simon

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Old 08-11-18, 05:42 AM
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Hi friends

Can you advise what period this RSM warrant was worn and any notes on type of design. I have looked at Tim's excellent collection but I could not see one that was of the same construction and design. It is quite thick and has a great set of whiskers, also measures H 6cm xL 5cm.

WOII is this typical WWII British made and worn again the size is H 5cm x L 7cm.

The base colours are brown(khaki) and not of a green hue.

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Phill,

Typical of a WW2 design, found in a variety of shades, padded, flat, coloured.

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Old 08-11-18, 05:41 PM
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Thanks Simon

Padded is the word I was looking for.

Where are they worn mid shoulder where rank is or right fore arm.

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All WO's wore rank badges on both forearms of BD.

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