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Old 23-05-24, 07:33 AM
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Does anyone know when the RTR was sealed in anodised form and has anyone got any early examples, many thanks.
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Old 23-05-24, 08:04 AM
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In the 1960's - they went from k/c metal to a/a Q/C.
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Here is a Sealed Pattern card dated 9th November 1970 (from 54bty collection). However, I was issued a QC anodised badge in September 1969 so is there likely to be an earlier dated SP card?

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However, I was issued a QC anodised badge in September 1969 so is there likely to be an earlier dated SP card?

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Badge: Silver anodized aluminium headdress badge for the Royal Tank Regiment, being a Queen's crown linking the tips of a laureal wreath in the voided centre of which the left profile of a WW1 tank, the ends overlaying the wreath, below the tank an upward scroll on which FEAR NAUGHT.

Badges Organization Cap A.A. R. Tks; Approved by ORD 17B, Date 20.6.1958. Authority ENCR5 to /54/Officers/4025; NV/82/056.
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There's no date for sealing quoted in Kipling & King .
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Or P Taylor's book on anod al badges.
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This publication is about as useful as that latter pamphlet.
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Yeah, but I thought I'd show willing, checked it along with K & K.......
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If we judge rough dates by maker, Smith &Wright is probably the earliest I have apart from the Gaunt London marked one.

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This publication is about as useful as that latter pamphlet.
I had hours of fun with my crayons colouring it in.
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All I have.

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Many thanks Tim.


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Here is a Sealed Pattern card dated 9th November 1970 (from 54bty collection). However, I was issued a QC anodised badge in September 1969 so is there likely to be an earlier dated SP card?

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Old 26-05-24, 04:13 PM
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An old book, yet still the bible for many, I did look before posting.


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Old 26-05-24, 04:15 PM
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Many thanks indeed, that is most helpful, so in the same ballpark with the Royal Armoured Corps, thanks again.

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Old 28-05-24, 04:21 PM
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Chris Marsh in his book ‘Anodised Aluminium’ records five known makers of QC RTR badges as follows:
FIRMIN, GAUNT, LB&B, SMITH & WRIGHT, DOWLER

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