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Old 05-01-20, 07:03 AM
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Default Unknown badge any ideas ??

Helmet plate badge ? What type of unit any info would be of great help.

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Old 05-01-20, 09:49 AM
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A Natal Mounted Rifles insignia?
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Old 05-01-20, 10:29 AM
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The scroll reads NCMR, so not Natal Mounted Rifles. Maybe something like North(ern) ??? Mounted Rifles.
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Old 05-01-20, 11:01 AM
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North Cork Militia? (Which leaves the "R" unaccounted for).
They formed part of the KRRC, whose motto was as per this badge.
Just guessing, it's a quiet Sunday morning.
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Not adding much but I believe 'CELER ET AUDAX' (Swift and Bold) in deed relates to The Rifles (Royal Green Jackets etc)

As Milmed suggests - North Cxxx? Mounted Rifles - pure speculation though
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What about our cousins across the Tasman there Rob. North Canterbury Mounted Rifles perhaps.

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Old 05-01-20, 09:17 PM
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Thanks to all , I forgot to mention this is a badge that could go on a helmet as it is 9cm tall and 6.5cm width

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Old 06-01-20, 03:33 AM
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Helmet plate badge ? What type of unit any info would be of great help.

Thanks Rob
Hi Rob,
It is for the North Canterbury Mounted Rifles, a nice badge.
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Old 06-01-20, 04:03 AM
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Thanks to all , as l don't collect to NZ badges is any one interested in this badge as l don't know the value any fair offers plus postage is acceptable.

Cheers Rob

Pm if that is more convenient
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Old 06-01-20, 08:55 AM
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Hi Rob,
It is for the North Canterbury Mounted Rifles, a nice badge.
Cheers, Tinto
When my information on this is corrects there were (1901-1911) 1st Regiment North Canterbury Mounted Rifles and 2nd Regiment North Canterbury Mounted Rifles.

Is this for the 1st (and is the vertical bar above the letters a 1)? Or did both use the same badge?
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When my information on this is corrects there were (1901-1911) 1st Regiment North Canterbury Mounted Rifles and 2nd Regiment North Canterbury Mounted Rifles.

Is this for the 1st (and is the vertical bar above the letters a 1)? Or did both use the same badge?
Hi, It is for the 1st North Canterbury Mounted Rifles. The collar badge was a broad fern leaf with 1/NCMR on it. Tinto
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Hi, It is for the 1st North Canterbury Mounted Rifles. The collar badge was a broad fern leaf with 1/NCMR on it. Tinto
Thanks a lot for that information. The 2nd then had already the ram that became part of the badge of the merger in 1911.
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So how long was this badge used before it changed to the rams head ?

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So how long was this badge used before it changed to the rams head ?

Rob
As I said a badge with a rams head and CMR was already in use by the 2nd Regiment North Canterbury Mounted Rifles. They merged in 1911 into 1st Mounted Rifles (Canterbury Yeomanry Cavalry) and that used the well known rams head with CYC badge.
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As I said a badge with a rams head and CMR was already in use by the 2nd Regiment North Canterbury Mounted Rifles. They merged in 1911 into 1st Mounted Rifles (Canterbury Yeomanry Cavalry) and that used the well known rams head with CYC badge.
Thanks, but they merged in 1911 so when did they start with the badge I am showing until 1911 what was there start date ?

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