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Old 08-01-11, 07:24 AM
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Default Unknown badge - 3rd NAMR Pipe Band ?

Hi, I have been asked if I know what this badge is and wondered whethr it coud be a badge of the 11th North Auckland Mounted Rifles, maybe the pipe band ? Appreciate any ideas and comments. Many thanks, Charles
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Old 08-01-11, 08:20 PM
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Hi Charles,
Are the fronds thistles or are they fern leaves?
The 11th NAMR badge has fern leaves.
Cheers, Tinto
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Old 14-01-11, 08:55 PM
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Hi Charles,
Are the fronds thistles or are they fern leaves?
The 11th NAMR badge has fern leaves.
Cheers, Tinto
Hi Tinto, they look like ferns. I think he boars head and ferns are a ittle different to the NAMR badges I have seen. I know there are Canadian Scottish units that the boars head for their unit symbols. Cheers,
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Hi Charles,

A larger (detailed) photo of the front and back of the badge would be helpful.
Also some measurements could be useful.

The style of the cross and its positioning behind the badge suggests to me that there is a Scottish connection.

Interestingly the North Auckland Mounted Rifles had a Regimental alliance with the Royal Scots Greys, so I am of the opinion the badge in question is somehow connected by that alliance.

The 11th North Auckland Mounted Rifles was formed from the 3rd Battalion Auckland Mounted Rifles, however it appears that the band retained the title of “3rd Auckland Mounted Rifles Band” until after WW1.
(The 3rd Auckland Mounted Rifles Band was also known as the North Shore Mounted Rifles Band)

It is also worth considering that the only Scottish Mounted Rifle unit in New Zealand was the “Waipu Scottish Horse Mounted Rifle Volunteers” formed from members of the Waipu troop of the Marsden mounted rifles in February 1906. (Designated ‘G’ Squadron, No. 3 Regiment, AMR)

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Did the Waipu Scottish Horse wear anything to sets themselves apart from the general MR?
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The Waipu Scottish Horse had their own badge and did not use the 3rd Auckland badge that I am aware of.
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