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Old 24-01-21, 04:26 PM
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I have seen a couple of these now this was on a khaki
officers cap I know it's a copy but with the wear it seems to be genuine theatre made perhaps ?.
It is horrid but it has its place.

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Old 24-01-21, 06:08 PM
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It clearly cannot be both genuine and a copy, from the photographs I would say it is just another crudely die cast plated OSD, but, an original piece like others you encounter to various regiments.


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I have seen a couple of these now this was on a khaki
officers cap I know it's a copy but with the wear it seems to be genuine theatre made perhaps ?.
It is horrid but it has its place.

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Old 24-01-21, 10:51 PM
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Hi Mac

yes I have seen these. They are a poor copy of the 1960 Gaunt Motto..... I am not sure any self respecting 17/21L Officer would wear one of these?
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Old 25-01-21, 08:24 AM
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So the SD cap and badge are simply a marriage and a rather poor one.

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yes I have seen these. They are a poor copy of the 1960 Gaunt Motto..... I am not sure any self respecting 17/21L Officer would wear one of these?
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Old 25-01-21, 10:31 AM
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Thanks Griff/Frank
Knowing 17th/21st Officers as i did spending funds on mottos might not be as high on the list as you might think. Good to know it has its place so it will be kept.

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Old 25-01-21, 03:48 PM
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Thanks Griff/Frank
Knowing 17th/21st Officers as i did spending funds on mottos might not be as high on the list as you might think. Good to know it has its place so it will be kept.

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My question would be Mac ...... why buy that ..... when you could go to the stores and purchase or be given one of these?

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Old 25-01-21, 05:43 PM
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Could it have belonged to an ACF or CCF Officer badged 17/21 who wouldn't have had access to a major sized store ?
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Could it have belonged to an ACF or CCF Officer badged 17/21 who wouldn't have had access to a major sized store ?
Knowing a couple of ACF "officers" ..... they will buy the real thing ..... and as much bling as they can get away with.
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Old 25-01-21, 08:57 PM
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Some officers have things melted down from family to make Mottos or might have one knocked out in some local market cheep. Young officers dont have as much cash as you think. I have another rough one in a service cap that belonged to a commanding Officer
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