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Old 20-06-10, 05:30 PM
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Default R.W.F. Officers' Badges – opinions required please

I’ve been looking out for badges at the local boot sales for a while now, but so far the few that I’ve seen have either been modern reproductions/restrikes or have not been what I have a particular interest in. However, this morning I think I may have struck lucky in picking up these six Royal Welsh/Welch Fusiliers officers’ badges - please see attachments (hope this works as I haven’t tried uploading directly to the Forum before!) .

The first OSD cap badge has the wide flame pattern that I’ve seen before (I think Bantam has one similar to this as his avatar?), though I’m not sure if the blades haven’t been refitted/replaced. The second one is a post-1920 ‘Welch’ version, which although un-marked I think could be by Firmin? Number three is only a one-piece construction rather than the usual two, but its poor definition does make me a bit suspicious it could be a fake, whilst the fourth OSD badge carries a Gaunt plaque though sadly has one blade broken. The other two badges are, I believe, collars, though as I am only now beginning to look at the R.W.F.’s badges I’d appreciate some clarification on this. Indeed as I know we have a few Welsh experts on the Forum, I’d really be most grateful for any comments about any or all of the badges. Many thanks.

Best regards

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File Type: jpg RWF OSD Fronts.jpg (45.1 KB, 80 views)
File Type: jpg RWF OSD Backs.jpg (31.0 KB, 80 views)
File Type: jpg OSD RWF Fronts.jpg (42.9 KB, 77 views)
File Type: jpg OSD RWF Backs.jpg (35.1 KB, 83 views)
File Type: jpg RWF Collars Fronts.jpg (53.6 KB, 84 views)
File Type: jpg RWF Collars Backs.jpg (44.3 KB, 63 views)
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