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Old 18-05-22, 07:06 AM
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An interesting photo showing the EIIR cypher is use by the Queen's driver. Often attributed to the Norfolk Yeomanry of course.
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An interesting photo showing the EIIR cypher is use by the Queen's driver. Often attributed to the Norfolk Yeomanry of course.
Yes it (the Royal Cypher) has long been the headdress and/or collar badge of ‘crown servants’ and frequently used as a catch all for more generic type duties over the centuries. The prison services used it for a long time, as well as War Office messengers and security, plus also ‘garrison staff’ roles in the army including over various periods staff clerks (including pay before the pay corps was established), garrison sergeant majors, barracks wardens and even the school of musketry for a while.

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Old 18-05-22, 10:56 AM
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And of course on 'Aide-de-Camp' Rank Insignia
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Old 18-05-22, 11:19 AM
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And of course on 'Aide-de-Camp' Rank Insignia
Yes and in essence signifying the same broad purpose - in the service of the crown.
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A while ago I found a large bullion QC badge (similar size to a W.O. sleeve badge) attached to a hat band. I wondered what it was and finally someone showed me a picture of an Australian Commonwealth car driver wearing it during the 1954 royal visit to Australia.
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Which Prison Service used this badge? Not in the Uk that I am aware of
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