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Old 01-03-21, 02:31 AM
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One can never say never. Although that slider is indeed odd, being who he was, he could have his badges modified to whatever fixture he wished.
It is a quality conversion as well.

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Old 01-03-21, 02:45 AM
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As Prince of Wales I dare say he was affiliated to many regiments and could wear uniform with their insignia. Having a separate SD uniform and cap with badges for every Regiment may take up a lot of wardrobe space?

Easier perhaps to have a couple nice SD uniforms and just change the badge as you need.

A modified cap badge which could be slipped in and out without fear of breaking tangs may have been preferential. Just an idea.
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Old 01-03-21, 07:55 AM
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I have a silver cap badge made for officers of the 5th Bn KLR in 1916 by Spencer & Co (assay stamps on obverse) with NS blades. I know of two others; one with loops and another with a slider.


This would suggest that the PoW, or even Captain X was given a choice of fixings!
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That was my line of thinking, easier to modify the some badges to make them easier to exchange with others than messing around with pins etc. The sliders are all identical and well made, then the badge has been refinished. A lot of effort went into them.
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