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Old 16-12-17, 03:43 PM
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I am trying to find out the following:

• Did the 5th Battalion ever wear Rifle Brigade buttons?

Rifle Brigade & King’s Royal Rifle Corps Button 1902-1939 1,2
Rifle Brigade Button 1924-39 3,4
Rifle Brigade Button 1939-58 5,6

1 Buttons of the British Army 1855-1970. Ripley. 1 (565) 3 (566) 5 (567)
2 Buttons of the British Army 1855-2000. Ripley. 2 (380) 4 (408) 6 (409)

• Did the 7th Battalion (Post Office Rifles) on the amalgamation of the (7th Battalion (Royal Fusiliers) and 8th Battalion (Post Office Rifles), wear the 7th Battalion button?

• White metal (WM) versions.

Did these battalions have a WM variant?

1st, 2nd, and 4th City of London Battalion (Royal Fusiliers)
7th City of London Battalion (Royal Fusiliers)
10th County of London Battalion (Hackney)
13th County of London Battalion (Kensington)
19th County of London Battalion (St Pancras)
19th County of London Battalion (St Pancras)
22nd and 24th County of London Battalion (The Queen’s)
23rd County of London Battalion

• Brass versions.

Did these battalions have a brass variant?

15th County of London Battalion (Civil Service Rifles)
16th County of London Battn (Queen’s Westminster Rifles)

• Did the 29th and 30th (City of London) Battalions wear General Service buttons or Royal Fusilier buttons due to their Royal Fusilier affiliation?

• Did the 31st, 32nd, & 34th (County of London) and the 33rd (City of London) Battalions wear standard General Service buttons or ‘Rifle’ buttons due to their King’s Royal Rifle Corps and Rifle Brigade affiliation?

Additionally, in Buttons of the British Army 1855-1970, Ripley shows (397) as 512th (St Pancras) L.A.A. Regiment RA pre 1961. The button is brass with KC. What was the date of this button change? Was it when the regiment was reformed on 1 April 1947 as 568th (St Pancras) Searchlight Regiment RA, or on changing its designation on 16 March 1949 to 568th (St Pancras) Light Anti-Aircraft/Searchlight Regiment RA or in 1955, when 568th LAA/SL Rgt merged with the 512th (Finsbury Rifles) and 656th (Tower Hamlets) LAA Regiments, becoming Q (St Pancras) Battery of the resulting 512 LAA Regiment.

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