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Old 10-06-19, 05:55 PM
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Question HMS Excellent

I have been told that HMS Excellent was the gunnery school on Whale Island, this badge has loops North and South and measures 42mm wide x 38mm deep.

Does anyone have any further information as to who wore this badge and what period.

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Old 10-06-19, 05:57 PM
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Sorry I canít help with any info Rob. But what a beautiful badge! Thanks for showing.
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Old 10-06-19, 06:00 PM
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One was sold at auction a few years ago as a school of gunnery cap badge.......
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Old 10-06-19, 06:05 PM
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See here:-

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ULTRA-RAR...cAAOSwgzBcMkmF

and here:-

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ULTRA-SCA...cAAOSw651cMkbj

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Old 10-06-19, 07:16 PM
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If its going up for sale
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Old 10-06-19, 08:18 PM
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Cool HMS Excellent

Thanks chaps for the replies, I was under the impression as someone told me years ago it was possibly worn by a gun team for a competition, however, as Simon has pointed me in the direction of two items on ebay for sale which are the same and a similar pouch badge I am extremely grateful for the knowledge.

At present it's on my Naval badge board and will reside there until further notice, one of my favourite badges which I have had for fifty years.

Thanks again Rob
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Its a lovely badge.

Wish I could say the same about my experiences of diving at HMS Excellent - getting a mask full of jellyfish was one particular highlight...
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