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Old 17-01-23, 10:32 AM
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Default Other ranks cap badges with blades

I have recently seen some other ranks cap badges with blades, in the past I have had the odd one, Australian General Service springs to mind but there seems to be several line Regiments with this type of fixing around.

Is this likely to be another ruse by the fakers to sell dodgy badges or is there a chance blades were actually fitted to bi-metal cap badges?

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Old 17-01-23, 11:00 AM
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Rob,

Other ranks Volunteer Artillery cap badges are the only ones I can recall with blades.

However, Canadian badges often had them and they called them tangs.

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Old 17-01-23, 11:17 AM
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Simon, thanks for confirming my thoughts on other ranks badges. Of course someone may have been repairing other ranks badges using blades instead of sliders and loops which of course should be fitted.

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Old 17-01-23, 12:12 PM
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Here's an oddity I found a couple of years ago. REME officer's badge with lugs removed and fitted with blades. Why is beyond me!
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I have some TF fitted with double blades
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Those two above plus the Vol Artillery badge seem to point to blades being an option on privately ordered batches rather than the Regulars issue.

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