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Old 23-05-19, 12:56 PM
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Default St. Georges English Rifle Regiment

hi all
these are my 1900-12 St. Georges English Rifle Regiment cap badge 34mm, collar badge 59mm and the pouch badge.
these badges according to cossum were issued in whitemetal and gilt however this collar seems to be brass. what are your thoughts?
thanks in advance
bc
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Old 24-05-19, 12:41 AM
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Possibly the gilt may have just worn off. From the 1890s to 1912 there were quite a few regiments that wore badges in both brass (or gilt) and WM. There was an army order in NSW authorising it but I can't tell you the reference.
Bob Gray's collection has some of the 1903 Corps badges in WM when they were normally brass.
All of the badges you illustrate were 1901-03 NSW but I still don't know the origin of the badge. My understanding is that they ordered an existing badge from a catalogue like my early Gaunt's. Which UK regiment wore it first and when?
The high quality mystery ' L V Asylum Festival' badge illustrated is dated 1869. I have asked about it before on the forum and had a few replies about the possible meaning of "LV" and the motto (which is the same as the Bank of England), but not about the origin of the badge design.
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Old 24-05-19, 09:47 AM
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Hey BC

Great badges, thanks for sharing.

Regards Phil.
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Old 24-05-19, 12:50 PM
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Cracking badges.
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