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Old 27-11-22, 08:16 PM
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Default Recce Corps cap badge types - 1948

This article was written using info supplied by a former Sgt of 49th Recce Regt in 1948 and lists the various types worn by ORs and Officers.
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Old 27-11-22, 09:10 PM
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I've always wondered why a such a shortlived unit had more than 20 significantly different cap badges and around a dozen shoulder titles. Can't think of another unit with similar numbers of variations.
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Default 49th West Riding Reconnaissance Regt

This article does not say whether the white rose was cut into the spear and lightning and soldered or just soldered onto the spear and lightning.

I have always thought that the rose should be spliced in, am I wrong?

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Old 28-11-22, 09:13 AM
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I always prefer the cut in. The reason is that these were made by the regiment modifying the issued recce with an additional rose. It's always been my thought that they used a KOYLI cap badge as the donor for the rose hence the need for the cut-in method rather than overly it.

The overlaid ones might be right as well but have been so widely faked I would find it much harder to spot the old copies especially if a genuine recce badge was used,

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Alan,
Agreed, the soldered on are far easier to fake.

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Since a picture paints a thousand words and all those combinations did my brain in, I mocked up the combinations, posted here a few years ago - https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...ad.php?t=61724
A few real examples the followed.
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