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Old 15-11-22, 03:19 AM
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Hello all,

There have been some recent auctions that featured RSR beret badges, which have prompted me to give some thought to an RSR badge variant I've had for several years.

I was lucky to obtain for my collection a well worn but typical RSR badge from a Forum member, so I set aside a variant I'd obtained previously, due to its differences from the more typical badge. The variant always intrigued me, though, because it's well made. In particular, it seems to me the variant is constructed on a distinctive woven base fabric that I've seen in other original badges made in Egypt and Italy, including a PPA shoulder loop in my collection and some of the recently auctioned RSR badges.

Could the Forum members take a look at the attached photos of the RSR variant badge and give me your impressions? I trust the collective knowledge of the Forum, and I'd like to know either way whether this one has some merit.

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..i do not like the construction to rear,black mesh material seems wrong, front looks to contrived,it would not be one for my collection.
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Old 15-11-22, 08:45 AM
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The variant has motto embroidered on a ribbon, the ribbon sewn to the main badge backing, if I recall properly and my eyes do not let me down.

Not one I would have in my collection

I think an example appears in 'Allied Special Forces Insignia 1939-48' by Peter Taylor - but I do not like it in all honesty.
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Old 15-11-22, 08:42 PM
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I would agree with both comments above, unless I am seriously mistaken.

As fellow member Luke stated recently: I have things in my fridge that are older than that.
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Old 15-11-22, 11:51 PM
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Thanks Steve, Mike and Luc, good feedback and much appreciated. Its similarity to the one in Taylor’s book was not a good sign. Back into the bottom drawer it goes!

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Old 16-11-22, 06:18 AM
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Old 16-11-22, 02:48 PM
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What is their motto?
How do you read it?

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Bit of info here Marc
http://www.89fss.com/rsr.htm

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Quit You Like Men.....act like men I assumed is the meaning
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I agree with the others; a replica. Mine (with provenance from Bari era) attached for reference.

More info here: https://www.raidingsupportregiment.com/
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Thank you all.

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Quit You Like Men.....act like men I assumed is the meaning
I believe that the original text was, "Quit you like men, be strong" ("The First Epistle of St Paul to the Corinthians" Chapter XVI, Verse13). The Regiment's detractors are said to have reversed the motto thus - "Men like you quit"!!

Even the SAS was not immune to this - "Who cares who wins" has been noted!
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Adding a comma, gives a whole new meaning. Quit, you like men.
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Adding a comma, gives a whole new meaning.
I was thinking the very same.
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