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Old 17-02-21, 12:48 PM
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Default Irish but what?, Tyrone Fus?

Dear All, I have seen this on occasion but what is it?
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Old 17-02-21, 05:21 PM
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A similar badge was sold at Bosleys in 2005 and described as a Field Service Cap badge of the 4th Bn. The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Previously the Royal Tyrone Fusiliers Militia.
If it is yours and you would like to dispose of it, please send me a pm.

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An interesting badge, which I have not come across before, thank you for posting.

There is good reason for attributing it to The Tyrone Militia.

The 4th battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, (the Royal Tyrone Fusiliers), maintained a distinctive pipers uniform from 1881 to at least 1920. Part of that uniform was a brooch for the brat which also used the motto of the order of St. Patrick. That brooch was essentially a design with a central device near identical to the cap badge of the Irish Guards (but pierced) mounted in a circlet engraved with a wreath of shamrocks with Crown to the top and "TYRONE" to the bottom in WM.

In 1908 the Bn was renumbered the 3rd (SR) Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and a version of the brooch with the numeral "III" exists but otherwise identical to the one described above.

Of the Irish Militia corps, Limerick County, North Mayo and Kilkenny were also Fusilier regiments but I have never seen anything which might connect them to this badge as the Tyrone example above does.

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Old 18-02-21, 08:01 AM
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Lovely badge.
Is it gilt, and may I ask what it says on the garter please?
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Old 18-02-21, 10:53 AM
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If any member pm's me with their email, I can forward them a pic, not my badge I'm afraid, I'm 'id'ing it for a friend but felt sure that's what it was.

John, I'd thought of the badge which you referred to and also the fact the grenade shape is uniquely Skins...although officers of the Bombay Grenadiers also employed this shape, I suspect Gaunt made them both and just utilized 'grenades' to hand.

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Old 18-02-21, 07:37 PM
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Lovely badge.
Is it gilt, and may I ask what it says on the garter please?
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It carries the motto QUIS SEPARABIT and the date MDCCLXXXIII (1783, when the order of St Patrick was founded).

regards John
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Old 18-02-21, 08:29 PM
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