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Old 24-05-20, 05:15 PM
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Hmmm, don't know (of more importance to some people I know is will the EU requirement for gin to be at least 37% still stand?).
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Old 25-05-20, 08:34 PM
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Only thirty seven percent?


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Hmmm, don't know (of more importance to some people I know is will the EU requirement for gin to be at least 37% still stand?).
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Old 25-05-20, 08:42 PM
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Typo, I meant 37.5 %.
It's 40% in America I think.
If I were a gin drinker I'd incline towards Navy Strength.
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Hi Darrell,

Having done a bit of time in the Royal Tank Regiment I can confirm that it was not something the Quartermaster would have held in stock or issued and ISTR that officers had to buy their uniforms, so certainly a private purchase.
An award for exceptional performance, that never happened in my Regiment.
The badge you posted looks like it has been cleaned/buffed very roughly, in a circular motion, with something quite abrasive.
Privately purchased badges, of a lesser quality, were accepted in the Regiment and could be worn by any rank, including officers, and usually cleaned using Brasso and cardboard. Staybrite was not well liked.
The images I have posted show a selection of badges worn during my service and includes a privately purchased one showing the amount of wear through 20 years of daily cleaning for comparison with the wear on your badge.

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Hello.
Is the cloth cap badge you wore on a blue or black.background?
If it's on a blue one, may I ask when and where you wore it please?
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Old 21-06-20, 03:21 PM
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Hello.
Is the cloth cap badge you wore on a blue or black.background?
If it's on a blue one, may I ask when and where you wore it please?
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Chris
Hi Chris,

The background is black. They were issued for a Northern Ireland tour 90/91.

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Old 21-06-20, 09:04 PM
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Ah, cheers, I thought it was the blue one.

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