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Old 21-10-20, 12:33 PM
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Dear All, Looks Regimental but what?
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Old 21-10-20, 01:35 PM
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The letters are for the Royal Corps of Invalids.
(not Royal Chelsea Infirmary or Royal Chelsea Invalids)

The buttons are worn by the Chelsea Pensioners, living at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Hospital_Chelsea
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chelsea_Pensioner

This particular button is post 1952, made during the reign of Queen Elisabeth II
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Sir, Thank you for that most useful post.
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From Chelsea Pensioners official website :

2. BUTTONS

Originally made from brass, each coat has nine buttons. In 1959 the brass buttons were replaced by anodised ones,
which was incredibly popular with the Pensioners as the new buttons didnít require polishing. The buttons are engraved with the symbol of the crown and the letters RCI, the initials of the Royal Corps of Invalids (to which the Chelsea Pensioners were once a part of).


https://www.chelsea-pensioners.co.uk/scarlets


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