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Old 04-03-17, 08:29 PM
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Default Oops! Badge on wrong side!

This caught my eye... the Imperial Service Badge being worn by this soldier of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, on the left breast.

JT ISB Sussex (1).JPGJT ISB Sussex (5).JPGJT ISB Sussex (4).jpgJT ISB Sussex (3).JPGJT ISB Sussex (2).JPG

The conditions of service set out on the reverse of Army Form E624 (the form signed by officers, NCOs and men of the Territorial Force, who undertook liability in the event of national emergency, to serve in any place outside the United Kingdom) stipulates that the badge should be worn, when in uniform, on the right breast.

Always interesting, in my opinion, to see insignia etc., not being worn as per regulations, mistakenly or otherwise.

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Old 04-03-17, 08:38 PM
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Has the negative accidentally been reversed?

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Old 04-03-17, 08:41 PM
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Has the negative accidentally been reversed?

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Hello Dave,

I thought that at first, but the shoulder title, cap badge and buttons are all on the correct sides and right way around.

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Always interesting, in my opinion, to see insignia etc., not being worn as per regulations, mistakenly or otherwise.

JT
You'd have thought that someone might have pointed out the error to this chap.
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The badge is not even parallel to the pocket. It is possible that he borrowed the badge for the purpose of getting his photo taken.
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Old 05-03-17, 02:18 PM
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Could it be something as daft as the photographer (or even the subject himself) asking for the badge to be temporarily relocated so that it was part of the 'light' side of the photo & therefore visible rather than hidden in the shadows?
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Old 05-03-17, 02:59 PM
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Could it be something as daft as the photographer (or even the subject himself) asking for the badge to be temporarily relocated so that it was part of the 'light' side of the photo & therefore visible rather than hidden in the shadows?
Yeah, it could well be, couldn't it?

Then again, I suppose he could always have just angled himself differently in order to ensure the ISB could be seen clearly.

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Old 05-03-17, 03:45 PM
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You'd have thought that someone might have pointed out the error to this chap.
Maybe,he had the urge to be a Light Infantryman ?
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The badge is not even parallel to the pocket. It is possible that he borrowed the badge for the purpose of getting his photo taken.
I suppose it is possible, yeah.

How about these... some in line with the pocket edge; some positioned centrally; some higher up... ISBs all over the place :







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Technically, the badge is "a tablet, surmounted by the crown" .....from the original Army Order 3/1910.

Keep taking the tablets.
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Technically, the badge is "a tablet, surmounted by the crown" .....from the original Army Order 3/1910.

Keep taking the tablets.
Grumpity Grumpington Grumpmeister! Whatever am I going to do with you?

Would you perhaps be able to show us a copy of the AO you are referring to? The one I've read calls it 'Imperial Service Badge'. Only in paragraph 2, is it referred to as a 'tablet' and that is merely a description of its shape, as opposed to its official name. Referred to throughout the rest of the order as 'badge': in the title, in para 1(a), para 2, para 6, and para 7.

Hope this isn't too bitter a tablet pill to swallow?

Thank you for disagreeing/contesting this though; it's very important. More of this kind of thing please folks.

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