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Old 13-06-18, 11:43 AM
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I would like to share this nice find I made,
I didn’t remove the cap badge to examine it because I thought it was good and wanted to leave it in place, I did slightly remove the pin and could see a dark patina on the reverse.
Kind regards Chay
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Old 13-06-18, 11:42 PM
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Have to see the back to be 100% certain but it looks ok. Good find. Cheers Brian
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Old 14-06-18, 08:06 AM
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Brian,
Thanks I’m very happy with it !
Is what I’m gathering as well from researching is that this type is the first version issued in 1942!
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Old 14-06-18, 02:22 PM
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Yes its the early prototype with no overlay. When I was at the 8th recce reunion I asked about the badges I had and was told it was the prototype. Cheers Brian
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Old 14-06-18, 03:43 PM
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Yes its the early prototype with no overlay. When I was at the 8th recce reunion I asked about the badges I had and was told it was the prototype. Cheers Brian

Photo of Lt.Col.F.A.Vokes,CO,26 Sept. 1941 to 18 Feb.1944.



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Great photo!
Thanks for posting! Showing the same cap badge, I wonder when the second version was first issued?
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Very interesting. I never knew there was one without overlay.
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Hi Rick!
Thanks it’s originally fitted to a 1945 beret and is the first type of this badge !
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