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Old 10-09-20, 11:21 AM
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Default British Army Proficiency Badges, 1st ed v's 2nd ed

I wondered what are the differences between the 2 editions as I would like to add one to my library at some stage?

Thanks for any insights
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2nd has updates, dealing with badges in use after the date of publication of the 1st but the images are of poor quality.
The 1st is a much better quality product, the images are far better than in the 2nd.

Ask grumpy what he thinks about 1st v 2nd (light blue touchpaper and retire.......)
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2nd has updates, dealing with badges in use after the date of publication of the 1st but the images are of poor quality.
The 1st is a much better quality product, the images are far better than in the 2nd.

Ask grumpy what he thinks about 1st v 2nd (light blue touchpaper and retire.......)
Thanks very much for your opinion Leigh, sort of what I had expected about more/updated info in the 2nd edition but sort of surprised, though not totally about the image quality declining in the 2nd ed, thinking of churchill's collar badge book....
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The 2nd edition was basically a scan of the 1st, the quality suffering as a result.
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looking for a 1st edition then....
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Unless you want the additional information which includes badges introduced from the early 1980's - 2005.
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Unless you want the additional information which includes badges introduced from the early 1980's - 2005.
pre 1980's is fine for me, not that interested at this time in the newer period items, too be honest pre great war is my current interest but WWI & WWII are always of interest to me
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I find it convenient to file my badges as per the book - a scan or photocopy of the relevant page with the actual items I have, filed in the order they're shown in the book, index pages etc copied and with the badges.
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Leigh is totally correct.

Having given up badge collecting some time ago, I collect better images of the badges IN WEAR, and, guess what, file them as per the original book.
I ripped a second edition up and use its pages as page One of each badge section [ photocopy of the reverse needed of course].
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