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Old 04-10-07, 03:58 AM
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Default Artillery............the Gun badge

Hi ,
I'm new here ,as are most others also.
Hope we can all make this new site ,really great !

Ive always been fascinated by the varieties of the standard style Artillery 'Gun' badge.
At a distance they all look exactly the same & are easily recognised.
Up close , there are more numerous variations than any other British cap badge ,that I can think of. Especially when including Commonwealth countries.
Would like to see & show how many we can eventually come up with ??

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Old 04-10-07, 06:08 AM
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Default The Badge.....but very,very large !

OK !
Just to start the ball rolling here..............
A very large badge,probably meant to indicate an Artillery Regt. controlled area/sphere of official influence/or Depot.Made of cast brass & painted,as shown.
Fence,gate,building,office,HQ,room.....unknown actual purpose,but I know of 2 varieties of this ,from NZ. Would like to know if other countries used similar devices?
The smaller item is the standard sized cap badge,to give a size contrast.
This smaller badge is also a little different from the normal, in that it is a standard NZ badge ,die-struck,but with blades & silver/nickle-dipped for bandsmen's use.

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Old 06-10-07, 10:23 AM
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Another example..........exceedingly rare, from Canada, this time.
'Nova Scotia Seige Artillery draft'. WW1 ,made from the standard Canadian variety,with Maple Leaf wreath.The centre is cut out & replaced by a specifically made central disk,that is 'sweated' on top.

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Old 10-10-07, 06:03 AM
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A few more to help this thread along...........
firstly,Canada again here.
The more standard style ,with 'Canada' on the top scroll,then after the change to 'Ubique', I think around 1923 (cannot find the exact date at the moment) But firstly,the commoner WW2 variety ,with large barrel & cascabel(big knob at the back)
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Old 10-10-07, 06:09 AM
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Then a couple from Australia........
Letters on scolls ,with & without serifs on the letters.
As yet have not been able to find if this is a period difference or just a maker's variation.
Anyone able to help here ?
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Old 10-10-07, 06:19 AM
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And then a couple from South Africa,While still a part of the British Empire/Commonwealth.........
Natal (Field Artillery) & Transvaal (Horse Artillery)
Have still to acquire the Cape Colony (Coast Artillery) version.
Will post the Bi-Lingual (& later variety) at a future time.
Any information on these would be most appreciated.

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Can anyone please identify this gunner badge? the top banner is blank and appears to always have been that way. Thank you in advance.
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Always something new in this hobby and this is one of them. I take it the badge has two posts or lugs.

I have seen some badges worn by Territorials that have had the mottoes, honours etc., removed because they were not entitled to them at first. This is the first RA Cap badge I have seen with a manufactured blank scroll.
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Here is the the back of the previously posted badge.
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... my two artillery.... Dowles Birmingham + JR Gaunt London
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In relation to the use of pennants by Arty FOOs see here: http://www.britishbadgeforum.com/for...read.php?t=755
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