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Old 21-09-11, 02:18 AM
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Hello again,

I just found the remains of the BCS, Bishop's College School cloth badges.

A friend of mine is emptying an estate related to the quartermaster or headmaster of the school.

Anyhow, a peek at the pile he sent me.

There are wartime badges and postwar... piles of them.

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Old 21-09-11, 12:28 PM
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Is there anything in the pile worth of taking a nice picture of for a Forum Project???

Anyone! ? !

There must be like at least 4 different kinds of "Musket" badges.
All made differently.

Anybody know a way to put them in a chronological order?
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Old 21-09-11, 05:04 PM
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Hi Patrick, The lot is mostly very common badges. The RCAC patches and rank badges are very common. (Both the combat pattern and the battledress patterns.) The RCAC in white is an earlier issue than the green lettered pattern.
The marksman badges are also common. The gold coloured ones were cadet issue, while the khaki ones were issued both to the cadets and army. The gold pattern superseded the khaki pattern. I am not sure from the image, but the different colours may simply be the back of the skill at arms badges.
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Old 21-09-11, 05:07 PM
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Yes, the pictures show front and back of badges.
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I was RSM of the Bishop's College School cadet corps in the early 1970s and none of these were worn then or before. The BCS cadet corps is the oldest cadet corps in Canada. As a corps they never wore the battledress uniform so never had need for most of the badges shown in the photos. However, they did receive many of these badges automatically but they just put them aside. I know this as I was also the corps QM Sgt before becoming RSM.
The corps wore a Blues uniform, with snake-buckle belt, Ross bayonet and scabbard, pill-box cap and leather gaitors. For insignia they wore Black Watch collar badges (St Andrew's Cross) and brass BCS shoulder titles. Since replacing the pill-box with a blue beret they wear an embroidered (thread not wire) school crest in lieu of a cap badge.
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Old 22-09-11, 01:49 PM
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So the fact they never wore these would explain the piles I have now...

Tossed in a box.

I think one box says : "Chevrons on blues"...
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If you are interested in unloading some of that stuff, let me know.
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