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Old 17-06-20, 04:19 PM
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Hi,

Submitting this for opinions.

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Old 17-06-20, 06:00 PM
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Looks ok to me, albeit polished to within an inch of her life. Assuming it to be a post-Victorian collar with the N/S loops?
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Old 17-06-20, 06:15 PM
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Sorry,

I should have put a ruler in the frame, try this, and yes the badge has been well loved.

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No worries, thanks. Nothing wrong with a well loved badge. So it's more cap badge sized. Not seen one with loops, so this is where I shut up and learn from the experts!
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Nice original badge, it was a common practice to sand the shield flat, thus making it quicker and easier to clean
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That's interesting to know, thanks. I have 4 or 5 of these and all are on shanks. So where does the looped example fit into the chronology?
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Old 17-06-20, 07:25 PM
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I was once told by a lovely lady in an ATS uniform that the lugged badges were for ATS use worn on the left breast of the tunic.
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Old 17-06-20, 08:02 PM
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Gents,

Thanks for all your very positive and informative replies.

Holyboy, dare I ask how well you knew the lovely ATS lady?

Again, thanks all.

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Old 17-06-20, 09:28 PM
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I too would have expected a slider, but nothing is ever set in stone it would seem. I have seen many Guards badges polished down like that. Really makes them twinkle on parade!

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She is a the wife of a friend who does living history. It made sense to me.
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Old 18-06-20, 07:12 AM
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Please thank her from me for her valued contribution.
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Old 18-06-20, 10:50 AM
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So just to be clear, any Royal Norfolk cap badge with lugs was specifically made for ATS wear?? Or is it the case that such badges with loops were already in production but were found to be suitable also for ATS wear on the tunic?
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Old 18-06-20, 11:29 AM
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I was once told by a lovely lady in an ATS uniform that the lugged badges were for ATS use worn on the left breast of the tunic.
Would that definitely be a cap badge sized badge with lugs rather than a R Norfolk collar badge worn as a breast badge?
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Old 18-06-20, 11:39 AM
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Thanks Leigh, my previous assumption was that ATS wore only a collar on their chest of the unit they were affiliated to. A full sized badge being worn as such is news to me.
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Old 18-06-20, 11:44 AM
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The badge in post 1 looks to be a collar to me. the cap badge was only made with a slider to my knowledge. I would expect any ATS attached - (there can't be many ATS that were attached to infantry battalions?) to have worn a collar on the tunic. I don't imagine there was a bespoke lugged version specifically made for the ATS's use.
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