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Old 12-08-21, 11:09 AM
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Default Royal Army Pay Corps beret size cap badges

Three Royal Army Pay Corps smaller (beret) size cap badges.

A common badge but interesting maker marks:

King's Crown bimetal maker marked GLADMAN & NORMAN \ SPENCER ST \ BIRMINGHAM18

Queen's Crown bimetal maker marked BUTTONS LTD \ BIRMINGHAM

Queen's Crown bimetal maker marked J.R.GAUNT LONDON

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Old 13-08-21, 11:14 AM
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Staying roughly to this thread, I picked this beret up at Chelmsford militaria fair several years ago now - RAPC attached to the Essex Regt. It's a Kangol beret, with bog standard anodised RAPC beret badge but with a beautiful 'pompadour' backing as per the Essex Regt.

Judging by the fading to the backing, served somewhere warm perhaps?

Purely for interest chaps.

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Old 13-08-21, 06:09 PM
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Bess, I have a question about your beret and pay Corps badge. The badge does not fit entirely within he backing diamond - is that acceptable, or would the wearer be made to get a larger backing?

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Old 15-08-21, 12:39 PM
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Terry,
The Essex Regt wore a one and a half inch pompadour square on end, behind the cap badge.

The RAPC beret I have, has the pompadour square just short of one and a half inch, but I suspect there has been a bit if shrinkage and possibly made a little shorter when stitched on.

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Old 15-08-21, 03:33 PM
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Thank you Bess!

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Tim this mornings find.
Gladman Norman marked RAPC beret badge, this example double stamped.
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