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Old 16-04-24, 06:32 PM
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Default Is this an actual issue cap badge?

Can anyone tell me if this is an original issue cap badge? The quality is good but I have not come across 'Butterfly' pins on a British cap badge before!

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Old 16-04-24, 06:50 PM
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Old 16-04-24, 06:54 PM
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Possibly a ‘mufti’ badge for civilian jacket?

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Old 16-04-24, 06:59 PM
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Thanks, the size is the actual size of a cap badge....

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Old 16-04-24, 10:22 PM
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Some British collar badges now have pin backs. They don't seem very strong to me,I'd prefer a lug any day .

I've not seen a black RGR with pins previously, but I think I'd go along with Tim's theory.

The original black RGR badges were black anodised and very very rare. I was given some by 2RGR ,this is how I know.
I believe they ( RGR) used up the badges that were going to be the cap badge until it was decided new metal was the way to go. Most likely paid Firmins to blacken them
.Lugged as the metal ones and in the same position.
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Old 17-04-24, 08:25 AM
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Default Royal Gurkha Rifles

Clutch pin fittings on a cap badge would not last if fitted to a beret. The Gurkha shop has this item but I suspect his beret badge is not full size!

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Old 17-04-24, 11:23 AM
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Possibly worn by ex Gurkhas on uniformed security duties?

See this thread with an uncrowned version.

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...ad.php?t=96511

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Old 17-04-24, 07:32 PM
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Thanks to both Tim & Mike for your answers to my question, both the quality and weight lead me to think it is an official badge of some kind rather than a museum souvenir!

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Old 17-04-24, 08:36 PM
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Rather than a beret badge, I wonder if it has been made with clutch pins to go on the Gurkha hat and fitted through the rifle green backing square and the puggaree to minimise damage to the hat. Done in a similar way to Australian Defence Force badges (with clutch pins) worn on the slouch hat.

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Old 17-04-24, 08:38 PM
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I would doubt it Tim. The reason being that it's the blackened badge. I've only seen the black badge used in the field.
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It is not a blackened badge on my screen! Or is this another of my specsavers moments!
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Old 17-04-24, 09:58 PM
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It is not a blackened badge on my screen! Or is this another of my specsavers moments!
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My badge is WM / Silver if that helps. Perhaps this is a 'Hat' badge rather than a beret badge. I have seen examples of Australian Slouch hats with badges having this type of fitting!

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Old 18-04-24, 06:05 AM
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Oh sorry perhaps it should be me going to specsavers.
The pins would work for the slouch hat,if they are long enough.
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