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Old 02-11-22, 09:56 AM
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Default Gloucestershire Regt/Wessex Bde...help?

I recently acquired 2 side hats, the 1st Wessex Bde converted from Glos Regt (buttons added) lazily att'd by split pin & hat likely WW2 era by the look of it.

The 2nd, Glos Regt but NO back badge, nor are there holes for one, despite a careful search?!

I assume a silver anodised back badge should have been worn?...apologies for lack of specialist knowledge.

I can send pics to any interested party, too big to att'd but can go by email if you pm me, THANKS

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Old 02-11-22, 11:48 AM
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Could it have had a cloth back badge?
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Old 02-11-22, 12:10 PM
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I recently acquired 2 side hats, the 1st Wessex Bde converted from Glos Regt (buttons added) lazily att'd by split pin & hat likely WW2 era by the look of it.

The 2nd, Glos Regt but NO back badge, nor are there holes for one, despite a careful search?!

I assume a silver anodised back badge should have been worn?...apologies for lack of specialist knowledge.

I can send pics to any interested party, too big to att'd but can go by email if you pm me, THANKS
there certainly was an AA staybrite back badge, though oddly the fs cap I own came with metal badges front & back. I do have an AA back badge in my AA collection.
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Old 02-11-22, 12:31 PM
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Default Same era

Thanks for those replies...Jerry your cap & my Brigade one seem almost identical in finish. I forgot to add, although it came with an anodised Bde cap badge, one can see two holes where the Glos white metal cap badge was pre Bde slider type.

Bob, good thinking but I've not seen a cloth back badge except in bullion or for helmets. The quality of the 2nd cap almost looks officers but not quite & it has an anodised cap badge with no sign of cloth badges being removed from side or back.

Maybe it was picked up badgeless and a collector added a cap badge but didn't know to add a silver anodised back badge or couldn't find one?

On an entirely different note, I got a Glos beret from a Crossmaglen peeler complete with GRAY-GREEN! painted cap badge & black painted back badge which I'm rather proud of.

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Old 02-11-22, 03:29 PM
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I am not sure if they all are, but the AA back badge I own is in gold, not silver
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Dear Jerry, I understand silver anodised is post Brigade system & gold anod. or brass/bi metal pre Bde's.
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I am not sure if they all are, but the AA back badge I own is in gold, not silver
Just checked mine and i have one in silver and one in gold.

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Dear Jerry, I understand silver anodised is post Brigade system & gold anod. or brass/bi metal pre Bde's.
thank you very much for this info, I shall look for a silver example.

And got one from eBay....
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Just checked mine and i have one in silver and one in gold.

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