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Old 10-01-21, 09:19 PM
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Hello! I have this FS cap in green rifle colour but without black braid on top...it is in very poor condition, but I would like to know wich regiment belongs to...I was told King's Royal Rifle Corps or maybe Rifle Brigade...what do you think?...It would be possible to know what era belongs to? Thank you!

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Old 11-01-21, 12:42 AM
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I believe it is Rifle Brigade. The KRRC has red piping.

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Old 11-01-21, 06:12 AM
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Red piping? I thought it was black..
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Old 11-01-21, 11:57 AM
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From the buttons which are Rifle Brigade I would say dates from 1902 to 1953 and may have been worn later.

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Old 11-01-21, 12:58 PM
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There were to Rifle Regiments. The Kings Royal Rifle Corps which wore green with red piping and the Rifle Brigade which wore green with black piping. There were volunteer Rifle units which also had similar colourings.

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Old 11-01-21, 03:24 PM
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Well...this cap don't have any piping...not red, not black...I would like to find a badge to complete the cap (even in this poor condition)...but I don't know what volunteers wore this cap...and I still have questions...in the book "Regimental badges and service caps" you can see that the only green cap with black buttons is the Queen Victoria Rifles, King Royal Rifle Corps, and you can see it with black piping...and other like Rifle Brigade wear gilding buttons...I don't know if is a mistake and brigades wear black buttons...or Artist rifles and some other regiments you can see in green colour in that book...that is why I need to know in your opinion wich badge or badges are the correct one for this cap...

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Old 11-01-21, 04:26 PM
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From the buttons which are Rifle Brigade I would say dates from 1902 to 1953 and may have been worn later.

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That is a lot of time ! But it has no markings so the king crown is the only way to date the cap (or try to do!)
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Old 11-01-21, 10:47 PM
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Well it could be just one of the Light Infantry Regiments if it has no piping. There was not a lot of difference, if any, in the green peaked caps of the Rifles and Light Infantry and so it is probably true about the side caps as well.

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Hello Trubia26,
You might be interested in a recent blog article I wrote. See; https://arnhemjim.blogspot.com/2020/...d-service.html Hopefully that may prove of some assistance.
Best regards and Stay Safe,
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Old 13-01-21, 10:28 PM
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Thanks for your help! Your article show the book I was talking about...but the problem is that my fs cap is not there...mine has no braid as D Cornwall...but D Cornwall has gilder buttons., and mine has black... QVR, Kings Royal Corps has black buttons (as mine!) but has black braid (mine not)...so...

By the way...congratulations for your blog...was one of the first sites I frecuented when I started to learn about british badges!!!...and I still do!
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Old 14-01-21, 12:54 PM
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This is an OR's cap for the DLI.
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Old 14-01-21, 01:56 PM
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DLI had rifle brigades?
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Old 14-01-21, 04:06 PM
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Just because it does not have black braid does not mean anything. Units did change items occasionally and different Regts and Battalions had different traditions and ways of doing things. It could be all sorts of things but because it has blackened buttons (if they are original to the cap) would mean its RB or a Volunteer rifle unit. It can also just be a tailors way of doing things, units did have Regt tailors.

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