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Old 13-12-20, 06:49 PM
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Default Royal Artillery embroidered cloth badge

Is it possible to say when this Royal Artillery cloth badge was worn?

I am presuming that it was worn on battledress.
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Old 13-12-20, 06:58 PM
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Its probably earlier than BD judging by its construction.

More typically WW1.

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Old 13-12-20, 07:06 PM
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Simon,

I am pleased that it may date from the Great War. It measures approximately three inches by one and a half inches. Could it part of a Royal Artillery Sergeant's rank badge?

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Simon,

Yes, sorry I thought you knew that.
Its a NCO's/Warrant Officers arm badge worn in conjunction with rank badge.

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Old 13-12-20, 07:22 PM
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Simon,

I suspected that it was, but I am only really familiar of the brass version which presumably replaced the embroidered version. The gun is larger than the brass version hence my needing clarification.

Thanks for your help,

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Simon, (Highwood), I have one almost identical to yours, purchased from a respected forum member many years ago. It was listed as late Victorian. I got into a panic last night trying to find it. When I do, Iíll post a picture for you. Best regards, David J.
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Simon, (Highwood), I have one almost identical to yours, purchased from a respected forum member many years ago. It was listed as late Victorian. I got into a panic last night trying to find it. When I do, Iíll post a picture for you. Best regards, David J.

That would possibly make it Boer War and it was probably worn for some time after. I have an album full of Great War Royal Artillery photographic post cards and there must be a Sergeant or two in there, so I will see if I can find an example of it being worn.

Please post your example when you locate it as I would be interested to see it.
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Hello Simon (Highwood), My panic is over! Here are two shots of my arm badge similar to yours as mentioned in an earlier post. Best regards, David J.
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That would possibly make it Boer War and it was probably worn for some time after. I have an album full of Great War Royal Artillery photographic post cards and there must be a Sergeant or two in there, so I will see if I can find an example of it being worn.

Please post your example when you locate it as I would be interested to see it.
Hi All,
Here is a picture of an Artillery sergeant at Mafeking.
Hard to see his badge but the image may be downloaded and enlarged.
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Whilst they are impossible to date with certainty, both of the Khaki gun examples shown are more likely WW1-ish rather than Boer War in my opinion.

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A big thank you to everyone who has contributed to this thread. Special thanks to Artynut and Tinto for uploading pictures. Happy New Year.
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Old 31-12-20, 03:04 PM
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Lovely early badge in my opinion. Thanks for showing it. QUOTE=Artynut;533586]Hello Simon (Highwood), My panic is over! Here are two shots of my arm badge similar to yours as mentioned in an earlier post. Best regards, David J.[/QUOTE]
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The khaki version of the sleeve gun was introduced in 1902.

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