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Old 20-09-22, 07:25 PM
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Default Bronze Officer KOSB Badge

Any ideas on this recent find? A bronze KOSB officer badge. It’s not fretted, O/R pattern, standard size, east west blades and no makers mark.
Is it genuine or a fake and did KOSB ever bronze OSD badges as standard in WW1/2.
I would include a couple of photos but unsure how to download from a l phone.
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Old 01-10-22, 04:12 PM
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Richard

I am unaware of any bronze version simply because the KOSB wore silver badges in their bonnets. The only variation was I believe the Adjutant who wore a peaked cap with a reduced size badge.

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Old 02-10-22, 06:53 AM
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I was speaking to a friend recently who said bronze badges were allowed but privately purchased and no a requirement, so not all officers had them. They should be fretted though.
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I am sure Alan is right, worn by the Adjutant and I am pretty sure discussed on here before but some time ago.
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Old 06-10-22, 10:08 PM
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Thanks gents, l did have my doubts as it does look unissued with no wear and tear on it. I’ll put it down to experience and bin it.
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Thanks gents, l did have my doubts as it does look unissued with no wear and tear on it. I’ll put it down to experience and bin it.
I wouldn't bin it, I'd try and get some photos on the forum, it'd better to actually see the badge.
Do you know how to put photos on an email?
I could PM you my email and I could post the pictures for you.
I visited the KOSB museum in Berwick -Upon-Tweed some time ago, and as Alan says, there was a smaller bronze version on the peaked cap.
Don't bin it though, just yet.
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