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Old 23-05-21, 04:40 PM
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Default Royal Scots Greys/Royal Scots Dragoon Guards officer caps

A trio of RSG, RSDG & a service dress cap for a colonel or brigadier ex-RSG or RSDG.
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Old 23-05-21, 05:10 PM
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Those are very nice.
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Old 24-05-21, 05:48 AM
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Just beautiful!!!
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Old 24-05-21, 06:56 AM
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Excellent! Thanks for sharing
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Old 24-05-21, 04:17 PM
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3 classic cap,. I used to have a SD cap for the scots greys with the distinctive black piping in the crown to commemorate the Tsar, an interesting aspect I did not know about until I bought the cap.
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Old 24-05-21, 06:32 PM
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3 classic cap,. I used to have a SD cap for the scots greys with the distinctive black piping in the crown to commemorate the Tsar, an interesting aspect I did not know about until I bought the cap.
Poor Nicky; apparently a decent man and a loving husband & father, but a terrible Tsar.
Couldn't have happened at a worse time for Russia.
Did you know that the German Crown Prince, Wilhelm, was Colonel of the 11th Hussars for only three years, 1911-1914?
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Old 25-05-21, 08:08 AM
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Nice caps, are the badges original to them or replacements for missing ones?
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Old 25-05-21, 11:04 AM
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Poor Nicky; apparently a decent man and a loving husband & father, but a terrible Tsar.
Couldn't have happened at a worse time for Russia.
Did you know that the German Crown Prince, Wilhelm, was Colonel of the 11th Hussars for only three years, 1911-1914?
Indeed, Wilhelm was removed at the start of the great war. I have an 11th Hussars cap in my collection, very striking looking I think.
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Old 25-05-21, 02:31 PM
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Nice caps, are the badges original to them or replacements for missing ones?
Original, except for the RSG; badge that came with it looked like an o/r's & did not have the black felt backing.
Luckily, I had a correct officer's badge.
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Old 25-05-21, 07:25 PM
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Ta, I'm just wondering about the RSDG (and RSG?) badges being worn with the wreath and detail on the eagles breast worn down, between which dates that would have been the practise.
3dg may chip in with more detail.
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Old 25-05-21, 07:39 PM
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Ta, I'm just wondering about the RSDG (and RSG?) badges being worn with the wreath and detail on the eagles breast worn down, between which dates that would have been the practise.
3dg may chip in with more detail.
The RSDG badge is not worn down, nor was the RSG badge I replaced, or the new one.
Was this done at some time? I have never read or heard about it.
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Old 26-05-21, 08:19 AM
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Hi
Nice caps indeed.
As Leigh says,WO's and OR's on the beret wore a bi metal cap badge, buffed down, and cleaned to death on a black oblong backing, Staff Sgt and below on the SD cap an Anodised one on an oblong black backing. WO's on SD cap as per beret badge.
Officers on the beret, a silver and gilt badge, again, buffed down and cleaned to death, but on a cut to shape around the cap badge black backing, SD caps as per beret.
An old sweat gone through the ranks Officer normally retained their original cap badge.
Hope this helps, attached is my old beret badge, filthy! I'd be up on a charge for it ha ha, and my SD cap anodised one.
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Old 26-05-21, 11:29 AM
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Thanks for that info, it's the sort of information that doesn't seem to be common knowledge amongst those of us who didn't serve in the units concerned.
Some while back, on another forum a collector showed photos of a RSG Officer's Forage Cap which had been fitted with a worn, rubbed down badge when he'd acquired it,
so he'd replaced it with a badge in better condition..........

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Old 26-05-21, 11:33 AM
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The RSDG badge is not worn down, nor was the RSG badge I replaced, or the new one.
Was this done at some time? I have never read or heard about it.
Yes, I could see that the badges on your caps aren't worn down - apologies, I just didn't word my post very well.
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Old 26-05-21, 11:58 AM
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So did ORs in the RSG have the black backing in their peaked caps or was it just officers only? I assume the tradition of "wear" on the badges was inherited from the 3rg DG? Did RSG do it too?

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