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Old 18-11-19, 03:26 PM
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I would welcome comments as to this badge.
It is cut out of thin brass sheet and hat two pillar-type lugs at back.
Would it be a made-up item or did this unit have such badges made out of the material mentioned?

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Old 18-11-19, 05:08 PM
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Railways and Harbour Board ???

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Old 18-11-19, 07:03 PM
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The unit is "Railways & Harbours Brigade", a WW2 formation. Postwar badges made of brass, however My query is mainly focussed on the type of brass used- whether thin sheet or more solid metal.

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Always helps when you expand an acronym or abbreviation!

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I would welcome comments as to this badge.
It is cut out of thin brass sheet and hat two pillar-type lugs at back.
Would it be a made-up item or did this unit have such badges made out of the material mentioned?

Thanks for any asistance

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Badge is good for WWII period. Was produced locally from thin sheet brass and then oxidized. Many troops polished back the oxidation to leave either a copper or brass colour. These were also cast in lead and brass. The unit was around pre-war as well and had a very finely made gilding metal badge made in the UK. These are hard to find as pre-war the unit was small. The unit expanded exponentially c.1940 and therefor the need for many quickly produced badges.
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Old 19-11-19, 10:16 AM
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Tim, you are correct. I copied the abbreviations as they appear on the badge and assumed that SA collectors would identify the unit straightaway.

Milmed, thanks for a detailed and most useful response. I am enclosing a pic of the back to show the 'pillared' fastenings.

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Old 19-11-19, 10:23 AM
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Wrong pic!!

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Old 20-11-19, 03:44 AM
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Hi Dudley,
I believe the bi-lingual title to be war time and the single title 1stRHB and 2ndRHB were worn in the 1920's. But I could be mistaken. There was also a large title RHB that could be from the early period of the unit.

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Old 20-11-19, 01:03 PM
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Hullo Steven

Many thanks for the date correction of the shoulder titles. Cannot remember now but think that I got them from Curzons book. Will have another look. It needs to be right.

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Old 20-11-19, 04:53 PM
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No worries Dudley
This was covered in a previous thread... https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...and%2Aharbours
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