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Old 16-02-19, 05:15 PM
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Default 1st Regt. Otago M.R. Cap badge clarification

Hi
In revamping my New Zealand display this badge is a mystery to me. I have been unable to find it in any of my searches.
It has D shaped lugs like those associated with Gault (I believe).
Could you tell me when it was worn?
Thank you
Mike
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Old 16-02-19, 08:53 PM
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Hi
In revamping my New Zealand display this badge is a mystery to me. I have been unable to find it in any of my searches.
It has D shaped lugs like those associated with Gault (I believe).
Could you tell me when it was worn?
Thank you
Mike
Hi Mike,
Your badge was worn prior to 17 March 1911 when this regiment was renamed 5th Mounted Rifles (Otago Hussars). A desirable badge!
Cheers, Tinto
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Old 16-02-19, 09:27 PM
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Tinto, thank you very much.
Mike
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Old 17-02-19, 04:44 AM
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Yes indeed, 1st Regiment Otago Mounted Rifle Volunteers, 1st May 1901 to 11th March 1911.

Hat Badge, pouch badge and collar badges of the 1st Regiment.





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Old 17-02-19, 05:09 AM
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The following is the much rarer 1st Pattern 5th Mounted Rifles (Otago Hussars) hat badge IMO circa 1911 to 1915.

Note the same fine fern leaves as the 1st Otago Mounted Rifle Volunteers, but a smaller hole to the reverse.


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Old 17-02-19, 07:26 AM
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The following document is dated 22nd July 1911 and was sent by the commanding officer of the Otago Military District to Defence HQ in Wellington.
It is notorized QMG. (Quatermaster General)



The following document is from the Quartermaster Generals register, it is notorized by as approved by General Alexander Godley (AG) and is dated 24 July 1911.

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Old 17-02-19, 07:31 AM
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The following document is dated 25th July 1911 and was sent by the Quartermaster Generals Office to the commanding officer of the Otago Military District.

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The following is the more common 2nd Pattern 5th Mounted Rifles (Otago Hussars) hat badge, IMO circa 1915 to 1944.

This one is made by Wellington manufacturers Mayer and Kean.


This one is made by J R Gaunt.

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Two unmarked 2nd Pattern 5th Mounted Rifles (Otago Hussars) hat badges



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Old 17-02-19, 11:56 AM
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Brent, thank you for the vast information and documentation.
You and Tinto taking the time to share your expertise is very much appreciated.
Mike
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Pleased to help, Mike.
Thank you, Brent, for the pictures and documents. Great stuff!
Regards, John
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This is a very interesting discussion on the badges of the 1st Regt. Otago M.R. and the photos are great too. Thank you. Attached are pictures of a gilt example you may be interested to see.
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