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Old 19-03-20, 07:03 PM
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Default Queens Westminster Rifles query

I have a couple of querys :-

What pouch badge was worn after the amalgamation with the Civil Service Rifles ?

The crowned double shield that was worn on the cap boss,does it come with a QC or was the KC retained ?

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Old 19-03-20, 07:13 PM
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It's a badge that looks like the gurkha type crown and feathers, the shoulder belt has a large version of the double shield cap badge, I'm sure Wilf will fill you in better.
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Old 19-03-20, 07:29 PM
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It's a badge that looks like the gurkha type crown and feathers, the shoulder belt has a large version of the double shield cap badge, I'm sure Wilf will fill you in better.
Looks like a 2nd Gurkha badge. Is it on screw posts ?
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Old 19-03-20, 07:35 PM
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Yes but the belt badges have been altered, this lot came with brand new buttons as a group that was split but I was lucky enough to reunite a couple of months later, wilf has the badges in situ on the belt.
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Old 19-03-20, 08:02 PM
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Thanks.
I have seen a QC black brass cap badge with a QC lower crown and an image from the Rifles museum of a silver QC Crossbelt badge but a KC lower crown. Makes me think it's had the crown doctored.
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Mike,
Hereís my QW&CSR case from the MHS exhibition, I know of 2 QC badges but havenít got one yet mate!!!
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Old 19-03-20, 08:33 PM
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Thanks.
I have seen a QC black brass cap badge with a QC lower crown and an image from the Rifles museum of a silver QC Crossbelt badge but a KC lower crown. Makes me think it's had the crown doctored.

My have been altered for the coronation, I read somewhere they only decided on the new crown about a month before if I remember correctly.
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For anyone not knowing, Wilf has a fantastic collection to the Queens Westminster'.
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Hereís my QW&CSR case from the MHS exhibition, I know of 2 QC badges but havenít got one yet mate!!!
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Stunning Wilf,thank you for sharing it. Is the cord boss badge a KC or QC ? Is the pouch badge on screw posts Wilf ?
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My have been altered for the coronation, I read somewhere they only decided on the new crown about a month before if I remember correctly.
I think the item is a presentation piece. The image I have of the coronation marching party shows a KC on the crossbelt.
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Hereís my QW&CSR case from the MHS exhibition, I know of 2 QC badges but havenít got one yet mate!!!
Wilf
Presumably this is one of them.
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Yes mate
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Oh Keith, you are a little teaser.

You know he's been after on for many a long year and now you have gone and wound him up again................shame on you.

Having said that, yours is the only one I've seen....................keep it safe my friend.

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