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Old 13-10-12, 11:03 AM
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Default Trucial Oman Scouts - old and new

Trucial Oman Scouts cap badge are an expensive and exotic item - but take care.

Earlier this year the TOS OCA held a big reunion in the UAE. As you'd expect they paid a visit to the silversmith in Sharjah Souk who made their insignia. While there they commissioned a new run of cap badges, officers and ORs.

These are made from the original moulds and to my eye are absolutely identical to the old ones. Fortunately there is a difference from the back. The originals have a hand made pin (point up not down) while new ones have a mass produced modern jewellery catch.

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Old 18-10-12, 01:18 PM
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Good to know! A classy badge to a really interesting unit!

One of my first serious reads on military history as a teen was a book by "John Bagot Glubb Pasha", the first commander of the [Jordanian] Arab legion and I've always had a fondness for the various British led/inspired units from the Arab world.

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Old 02-11-12, 06:55 PM
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I was on that trip and I heard/saw nothing about new badges being made. Interested to know where the information came from.
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Old 03-11-12, 12:46 PM
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And incidentally, Sharjah souk is nothing like it used to be. It is now a sad somewhat dead place with not a silversmith in sight. The original moulds for badges were made and retained by Sheik Naim (Robin B'std) and I would be surprised if he passed them on to anyone else. Methinks these badges have been made in the UK. The plot thickens.
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Old 03-11-12, 12:54 PM
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See what I mean. Great if you want a pair of plastic sandals.
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Old 19-12-12, 11:04 AM
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Now here is a nice Christmas Card I have just received. Attached are 6 Blazer Buttons (or if you are in the Brigade of Guards - Boating Jacket) for The Trucial Oman Scouts.
These are silver and were made in the 1960's and I can vouch for their pedigree.
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Eddie

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Old 25-05-16, 04:44 PM
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Thanks to Graham's facebook foraging we can now say that at least some were made by this chap: https://www.facebook.com/SpiritoDAbr...07351909332099
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Old 12-11-16, 06:04 PM
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It is still going on. And this is supposed to be 100% genuine.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TRUCIAL-OM...kAAOSwB09YJNvy
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