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Old 26-10-11, 08:57 AM
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Hi all,

Picked up an interesting variety of the South Lancs badge - in all gilt finish. It is a lugged two piece badge with brazing holes that has been gilt finished over what I would imagine is the original bi-metal base.

These I believe to be Officer's version badges produced in 1916 for several regiments akin to economy issue for Other Rank's. Certainly was not saving labour but were produced when there was a short supply of Officers pattern badges.

Interested in the comments/views of others who may have seen such badges and what they make of them, adds nicely to my Infantry Variants album with a number of other South Lancs badges, regards Dean.
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Old 26-10-11, 01:12 PM
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I have an all g.m. post 1926 pattern Kings Liverpool which has an overlaid scroll ( g.m. on g.m. ) the badge has a slider but on each side you can see where there were lugs originally.

As with this South Lancs badge, what is the point in a 2 part badge where both parts are in the same metal ?

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Old 27-10-11, 01:09 PM
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You raise a good point and it is a mystery to me why these are of a two piece construction hence the quick gilt finish to make a shortage in Officer's badges perhaps.

Will do some more research, cheers Dean.
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