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Old 08-11-18, 08:15 AM
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Default South Middlesex Volunteer Rifles

I recently purchased a Victorian South Middlesex Volunteer Rifles cap badge together with what was described as its matching collar badge. Both badges are silver plated . I have sifted through the various reference works that I have ( Kipling and King etc.) and can find no reference to this unit, let alone a picture of the badge( s).
Can anyone point me in the right direction as to where I can find out about the unit and to confirm that the collar does tie in with the cap badge ?
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Old 08-11-18, 09:05 PM
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I have one of these, the badge on the right is the field service cap badge.

Rob

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Old 09-11-18, 01:55 PM
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Hi Rob,
So its also a cap badge? Do you have a pic of them being worn?
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Old 09-11-18, 08:31 PM
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Mike,
Somewhere in the depths of the Military Historical society this is mentioned,
at present no pics to hand.

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Old 12-11-18, 01:18 AM
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Mike.

Hopefully this may help you:

South Middlesex Rifle Volunteers were the 2nd Middlesex Rifle Volunteers, formed 14th October 1859.
The cap badge you show can be found with both QVC and KC. I have examples in white metal, blackened brass and brass.
The collar badge is based on a founder member of the unit, Viscount Ranelagh’s crest and described as ‘a dexter arm embowed in armour and grasping a dart’ and were worn as facing pairs.
1st April 1908 they became the 10th Battalion Middlesex Regiment.

If you wish, have a look through my Middlesex RV album, (which I must admit needs updating) on the link below and you will find the examples therein.

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...p?albumid=1832

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Old 12-11-18, 08:54 AM
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what a great album
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Old 12-11-18, 03:21 PM
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what a great album
Agreed, there are quite a few there missing from my own Middlesex RV collection.
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Thanks for the kind comments chaps.

I will try and update it soon, although there is not too much to add.

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Old 13-11-18, 11:52 AM
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Thanks for the kind comments chaps.

I will try and update it soon, although there is not too much to add.

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Brian
Maybe I should do one myself to cover some I may have.
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Yes please Keith.

I would relish the opportunity to see what gems you have amassed.

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