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Old 09-11-18, 10:47 AM
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I picked up this pair of RTR QEC collars but each have a single square type lug.

Does anyone know the reason for this?

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Old 09-11-18, 11:24 AM
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Iain,

I think they are early to mid 1950s QC issue before the anodised pattern. I have 5 all facing right looking for partners! The KC version did have two lugs.

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Thanks Tim, I have 2 lug KC version but I've never seen a single lug before

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I think they are early to mid 1950s QC issue before the anodised pattern. I have 5 all facing right looking for partners! The KC version did have two lugs.

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In 1951 it was decided that all collar badges (less a few) would be fitted with single posts.

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Old 09-11-18, 06:13 PM
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Thanks, Marc, I wasn't aware

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Very nice, Iain, certainly not something you see everyday.

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I picked up this pair of RTR QEC collars but each have a single square type lug.

Does anyone know the reason for this?

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Thanks Iain
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07.01.50. ACI 35: To solve problems resulting from interchanging personnel between regiments within particular Infantry Groups, and the intention to introduce No1 Dress, there was a need to make fastenings of cap and collar badges standard. This was to avoid defacing garments with fresh holes each time a different pattern of badge was worn.
‘Collar badges- All collar badges will, in future, be fitted with a short single shank of flat metal pierced with an aperture to allow the badge to be firmly fixed by a back plate and cotter pin.’

New fastenings applied to new production, but existing badges of old stock fastenings were to be issued until stocks exhausted.

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Thanks Stephen,

certainly seemed like a good idea but it seems it didn't last

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07.01.50. ACI 35: To solve problems resulting from interchanging personnel between regiments within particular Infantry Groups, and the intention to introduce No1 Dress, there was a need to make fastenings of cap and collar badges standard. This was to avoid defacing garments with fresh holes each time a different pattern of badge was worn.
‘Collar badges- All collar badges will, in future, be fitted with a short single shank of flat metal pierced with an aperture to allow the badge to be firmly fixed by a back plate and cotter pin.’

New fastenings applied to new production, but existing badges of old stock fastenings were to be issued until stocks exhausted.

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Thanks Frank,

A little bit more for my RTR collection and as you say unusual

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Old 12-11-18, 08:09 PM
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Hello Iain,
They turn up along with similar to the various regiments and corps for this period, but, certainly not often, anyway, very nice.
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