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Old 29-12-19, 09:17 PM
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Hello All...

Ran across this one recently. Very well struck, excellent quality, 50mm from 12 o’clock to 6 o’clock. Any ideas?
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Old 30-12-19, 12:17 PM
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It is Wrekin college OTC I think.
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Old 30-12-19, 01:05 PM
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Although it is a Lion rampant, it is not Wrekin College (or Wellington College as it was when the badge was worn).

That didnt have the torse below and would have been in GM.

I have found that over the years this is a badge associated with Scottish Volunteer units and is kind of a generic glengarry badge from late Victorian era worn by officers , possibly in several units.

Its also possible its used in a civilian glengarry of the time.

They are always well made and with a brooch fitting like yours.

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Old 30-12-19, 05:04 PM
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The badge minus the torse was misidentified by Hugh King as Wrekin OTC. It was not worn by the school as they wore a different lion with a scroll. The OTC was originally called Wellington College OTC and wore the same badge with a Wellington College OTC scroll before it changed title.
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Old 31-12-19, 01:17 PM
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Thanks gentlemen! Hopefully it’s worth the 30£ I shelled out for it!

Happy New Year!

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to add to the mix, same badge worn on a bonnet supplied by Scott Adie Ltd.
38 Conduit Street, London, W.1. EST 1854
BY APP.TO HER MAJESTY QUEEN MARY
no provenance
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to add to the mix, same badge worn on a bonnet supplied by Scott Adie Ltd.
38 Conduit Street, London, W.1. EST 1854
BY APP.TO HER MAJESTY QUEEN MARY
no provenance
now *that* is compelling... size? Is a close-up possible?
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your wish is my command.......................
although only held on with a pin I do not like to disturb things. unfortunately moths have munched the area behind the badge. there is a slight curvature of the badge the dimensions being 47mm tall and 37mm wide.
I acquired it ages ago because it looked interesting , myself having Scottish heritage.
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This badge is a generic Scottish design (like the thistle and St Andrew) and has been worn right around the empire since Victorian times, and is still in use. I saw a pipe band in Australia last year and they had this badge on their sporrans, obviously bought from a Scottish band supplier and still available.
I also saw it illustrated, without the torse, when researching a now defunct early Australian cadet corps called Cooerwul College.
I have this badge in both brass and WM, and have another WM variety slightly larger. There is a sporran in the Sydney Victoria Barracks museum with the same badge but smaller still.
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I can't comment on the Scottish connection, but it was worn by the Denbighshire Constabulary (Welsh Police Force), in various guises over a number of years. See appended photo.

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thanks button.
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Bill Travers and Scott's Porridge Oats have a lot to answer for !
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All interesting stuff! Thanks guys!
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Thanks gentlemen! Hopefully it’s worth the 30£ I shelled out for it!
Just spotted one in a joblot of badges , no bids yet and opening bid £7.00.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Job-Lot-V...cAAOSw7RtdyCIk
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