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Old 22-01-22, 04:09 PM
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Default Militia/Volunteer Badge. Northumberland

I've been offered this badge by another police collector and would value the input from members as to whether it is a military or police badge. I have my own doubt about it being a police badge.

The badge is in unmarked silver. The size is 85mm x 50mm. The centre features the "Castle" elements from the arms of the Borough/City of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. The wording around the garter strap is the "motto" from the arms of Newcastle.

The badge appears in a couple of long established police collections and reference books. However, I've found no photographic evidence of its use by Newcastle City Police. Is it a badge once worn by local militia/volunteer units?

Your opinions would be welcomed.

Dave.

This is a repeat of a thread started last Friday which was "lost forever" as a result of a site upgrade.

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Dave,

If its not in this book its probably not military.

"The Fifth Fusiliers and Its Badges" - by Col Denis Wood

Unfortunately I no longer have mine.

I am sure someone on here has it though.

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Dave,

If its not in this book its probably not military.

"The Fifth Fusiliers and Its Badges" - by Col Denis Wood

Unfortunately I no longer have mine.

I am sure someone on here has it though.

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Thanks Simon.

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The badge is indeed in Col Woods book.
1860(?)-1881(?) 1st Newcastle upon Tyne Rifle Volunteer Corps, Officers.if in silver, if White metal Sergeants.
Shoulder belt plate

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The badge is indeed in Col Woods book.
1860(?)-1881(?) 1st Newcastle upon Tyne Rifle Volunteer Corps, Officers.if in silver, if White metal Sergeants.
Shoulder belt plate

Chris
Chris,

You are a star mate. Thank you! Also many thanks to Simon for making the suggestion.

I will now tell the current owner of the badge that it is NOT police related and that as a result its of no interest to me. The gent concerned is not a member of this forum so consequently I cannot insist that he offers the badge to forum members before offering it elsewhere. I apologise for this as I know that it "irks" members to be pumped for information and then for the recipient of the info. to part with the badge outwith the forum.

Dave.

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