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Old 21-10-20, 06:00 PM
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Default Met Police-Badge change date

On what date did the Met.change the Number / Division helmet plate to that with the Monarch's cypher ?
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Old 21-10-20, 06:39 PM
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According to "Badges of Office" by Wilkinson & Taylor, the year was 1936.

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Old 21-10-20, 07:03 PM
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Default Met. police badge

Many thanks,later than I had thought.
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Old 21-10-20, 07:12 PM
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According to "Badges of Office" by Wilkinson & Taylor, the year was 1936.

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Helmets & Caps by Weston seems to suggest a period 1935 to 1936.

As an aside, I can't find my copy of Badges of Office, which is worrying me.
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Old 21-10-20, 07:33 PM
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Its worth bearing in mind that when the Met. Police initiate a change of uniform item, its not unusual for the change to take place over two and sometimes three years. The exceptionally large strength of the force is the reason. Change usually is done division by division. Wilkinson & Taylor is a better book in terms of accuracy, especially in respect of the Met. Police. The authors were both Met. senior officers.

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