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Old 21-03-22, 06:47 AM
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I have a number of chromed KC and QC Canadian Artillery cap and beret badges, a pre 1968 collar badge, a RCHA title (early pattern), and a belt plate. The belt plate is named and numbered, and sub-unit marked to an 'F' Troop. What battery (presumably C, F, or I from the time period, or even 1, 2, or 3, Regiments RCHA) might have had a known practice of chroming their badges.
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Old 21-03-22, 12:52 PM
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Hi Keith, the chroming is more likely associated with the order of dress. It was common practice to plate badges for wear on the blue patrol uniforms.
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Thank you Bill, nice to know.

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The belt plate is named and numbered, and sub-unit marked to an 'F' Troop. What battery (presumably C, F, or I from the time period, or even 1, 2, or 3, Regiments RCHA) might have had a known practice of chroming their badges.
In accordance with British tradition, Canada didn't use the letter I to identify sub-units. The junior firing battery in 3 RCHA was J Battery. There was no I Battery in the RCHA.

The Americans do it differently. They use I but don't use J when lettering companies and troops in regiments.

All this because in the 18th and 19th centuries, the written capital I and J letters were identical.

And I agree about the chroming. A very common practice for regimental belt buckles and plates.

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Thank you Dan.

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