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Old 10-04-22, 09:42 AM
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Default Norfolk Veterans Badge

Hello Everyone.

I recently obtained a lapel badge which has the following text on a blue enamel band surrounding a gilt Britannia on a red enamel background:

1st V.B. NORFOLK REGT. VETERAN

I would like to ask if any Forum member can expand on my non-existent knowledge on either the badge or its parent organisation?

Kind regards, Malcolm.
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Old 10-04-22, 10:48 AM
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Hi Malcolm

I've got one of these too so I would appreciate a steer on what it is also!
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Old 10-04-22, 11:05 AM
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Here’s hoping!

Kind regards, Malcolm.
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Old 10-04-22, 06:02 PM
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Lucky finds chaps, post a photo, just to make sure we are talking about the right badge
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Old 10-04-22, 06:21 PM
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I will try. Kind regards, Malcolm.
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Old 10-04-22, 06:24 PM
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There was the 1st VB upto 1908 when it became the TF Battalion.

There was also the Volunteer Battalions in 1918 which replaced the VTC units.

It could be either.

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Hello Alan.

Thank you for the helpful reply. Greatly appreciated.

Kind regards, Malcolm.
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Old 11-04-22, 01:16 AM
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Hi all

I think that mine is just slightly different, not round but more "fan" shaped. It was the "Veteran" bit that intrigued me.

If I think of it, I'll fire up the camera!
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Old 11-04-22, 06:33 AM
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Hi, yours might be association
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Old 11-04-22, 06:54 AM
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Is there anyway to confirm, one way or the other, which “Veteran” organisation the round badge represents?

Kind regards, Malcolm.
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Hi all

I think that mine is just slightly different, not round but more "fan" shaped. It was the "Veteran" bit that intrigued me.

If I think of it, I'll fire up the camera!
Norfolk or Royal Norfolk ?



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The word 'veteran' is not ofter used in British military associations, 'Old Comrades Association' being more usual.

It begs the question, what were the the 1st V.B. Battalion, Norfolk Regiment veterans of? Did the they serve in South Africa? If so, would Boer War or South Africa Veterans be more accurate? Possibly difficult to get it all on the badge though.

I also wonder if the badge was issued for a special event such as the disbandment of the Volunteer Battalions rather than as an association badge as many of the younger members would have transferred across to the T.F. in 1908.

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Old 11-04-22, 09:03 AM
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HW.

The 1st V.B. Norfolk Regiment served in South Africa during the Boer War. I believe they organised annual dinners in Norwich. But if this is the case, I dont know when they began or ended.

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The 1st V.B. Norfolk Regiment served in South Africa during the Boer War.
You mentioned in another thread that :
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The 1st Volunteer Battalion Norfolk Regiment went to South Africa in 1900.
Yet the NAM site page for The Royal Norfolk Regiment states :

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In January 1900, the regiment raised a 3rd (Militia) Battalion for service during the Boer War (1899-1902) in South Africa. This fought at Poplar Grove (1900) and several other actions. It was joined there by 2nd Battalion later that year. The latter also served in South Africa from 1905 to 1908.
Regarding the 1st Battalion is says :

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In 1889, it was replaced in India by 1st Battalion, which had spent the previous three decades in the Mediterranean, Gibraltar, South Africa, Ireland and Britain.

1st Battalion returned home from India in 1907. It deployed to the Western Front on the outbreak of the First World War (1914-18), remaining there throughout the conflict.

Found a photo of the badge on a dealer's website , no more info but it has Vaughtons Ltd Birmingham makers mark . This would date the badge to post 1902/03 as that was when the "Vaughtons Ltd" name was introduced.


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Hi all

I think that mine is just slightly different, not round but more "fan" shaped. It was the "Veteran" bit that intrigued me.

If I think of it, I'll fire up the camera!
I’d like to see that please [thumbs up].
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