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Old 05-02-20, 09:30 PM
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Default Wanted - Guards Machine Gun Regiment badge

Hi Guys,

I'm chasing a WW1 Guards Machine Gun Regiment badge hat badge for my WW1 cavalry collection.

If anyone has a spare for sale or trade please PM me.

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Old 05-02-20, 09:36 PM
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Welcome to the club Mick! Believe there’s a lot of us on here chasing one.

On a dealers list expect to pay circa £250 for a genuine badge when one eventually surfaces.

Be very careful though, lot of very good fakes of these. Good luck.
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Old 05-02-20, 09:52 PM
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Hi Luke,

Yeah its certainly a hard one to find. I've seen one of ebay at present but suspect its a copy.

I wonder why its harder to find than the WW1 Guards Battalion MG badge? Less number of badges issued?

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Old 05-02-20, 09:58 PM
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If it's just the rankers cap badge you want, I doubt if it will present any problem whatsoever, a good many were manufactured, far more than were actually worn and they are certainly not in any way rare, notwithstanding, you should expect to dig quite deep these days.


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Hi Guys,

I'm chasing a WW1 Guards Machine Gun Regiment badge hat badge for my WW1 cavalry collection.

If anyone has a spare for sale or trade please PM me.

Regards,

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Old 05-02-20, 10:35 PM
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Yep - just chasing a normal OR's badge.

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I think I'm correct in saying it was not worn by the Household Cavalry element- who continued to use their usual cap badge. Regards, Paul.

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Was the Guards MG regiment only formed from men from the Household Cavalry?

If they wore their own badges then who would have worn this one?

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The Guards Machine Gun Battalion became the 4th Battalion of GMGR- and used the GMGR badge. I don't know about the 5th Reserve Battalion GMGR who were the training battalion. Regards, Paul.
https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...chine+regiment

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The Guards Machine Gun Battalion became the 4th Battalion of GMGR- and used the GMGR badge. I don't know about the 5th Reserve Battalion GMGR who were the training battalion. Regards, Paul.
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Thanks Paul.

I would say based on this info it was only worn after the war by Foot Guards.

Guess I might have to remove it from my wants list if that is the case as I'm only interested in WW1 Cavalry and Yeomanry.

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Well, going back to your original post, I certainly agree with Paul, this badge is not one that you have to think about, never mind, money saved.


QUOTE=slick_mick;499470]Yep - just chasing a normal OR's badge.

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I seem to remember something from the Great War Forum that the only photo which exists of them wearing it is Post -WW1 in Russia!
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Removed.

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Well, going back to your original post, I certainly agree with Paul, this badge is not one that you have to think about, never mind, money saved.

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Yes very true. However I did learn quite a few new things about that regiment via this thread.
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No, there are a number of extant photographs in the public domain and I should imagine many others, portraits and the like, that are not.

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No, there are a number of extant photographs in the public domain and I should imagine many others, portraits and the like, that are not.
Iíll be interested in seeing them.
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