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Old 13-06-18, 06:35 PM
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Greetings all.
this just walked in my door. Young lad got it from his g-grandfather. It was in a small group of CEF pieces, but I am guessing British. I've had a couple goes through K&K and Churchill and Westlake with no luck. It might be the eyes, not sure. Anyway, have at it with many thanks. phil
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I've got a couple. Tentatively ID'd as an arm badge for a military school (Duke of Yorks?).
I'll try to track it down tomorrow,

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Old 13-06-18, 08:10 PM
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Thanks Ian. That's helpful.
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Worn above four chevrons (point up) on the cuff by Quartermaster Sergeants.

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RQMS worn above 4 chevrons on the lower arm. Pre-1915 I think.

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Old 14-06-18, 12:20 AM
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This is really interesting. I've tried to google an image with no success. Any suggestions as to a reference volume to look at? Thanks.
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found a line drawing in a Soldier of Fortune magazine. Suggests only WW1.
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found a line drawing in a Soldier of Fortune magazine. Suggests only WW1.
It suggests incorrectly then as it is a rank badge introduced in Victorian times.

The 8 pointed star is often described as an East Yorks Collar badge but is not as we have established above.

Regularly seen on Ebay mis described.

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Old 14-06-18, 09:07 AM
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Sleeve of a Royal Artillery Tunic, showing the gold wire embroidered star worn c1881 to c1915, brass star introduced in 1902.

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Indeed, Simon, the magazine was incorrect as I found a Victorian Ranks chart a little later, but the image was painfully small to see. Just couldn't find an image on a uniform.

Marc, that is a terrific image. Very clearly defines the rank and affinity to the guns.

Thanks very much all. I shall pass this on to my young friend with the rank badge.

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