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Old 19-07-21, 04:12 PM
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Default Small vickers machine gun badge - 6th Gurkhas

Slightly odd post this in that I don't have an example of the "mystery badge" - but I've just come across a reference in the 6th Gurkhas Regimental history - "In 1928 machine gunners wore a small metal badge of a Vickers machine gun on the left hand side of the field service hat" - I don't think I've ever seen an example of this badge which I assume is similar to the Machine Gun Corps badge ( or maybe not as there's no mention of crossed Vickers guns ) - so I was wondering whether any forum member has a strange Vickers gun badge that they've never properly identified? Or indeed if a member has the badge and knew what it was? - Would love to see any "likely suspects" ! Tim
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Old 20-07-21, 07:33 AM
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hi Tim
it was only the other day i was looking at a collection of MG badges and noticed this badge.
dont think its what your discussing or what it is. it may even be a fantasy badge
but its described as
NEPALESE/NORTHERN INDIA GURKHA MACHINE GUN SECTION OFFICER’S STERLING SILVER CAP BADGE. KING’S CROWN OVER CROSSED VICKERS OVER A KRIS FIGHTING KNIFE. REAR MARKED “STERLING”. TWO LUGS TO REAR.

very unusual
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Old 23-07-21, 10:45 AM
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In conversation with Ashok Nath - he sent me this photo of a badge to the MG Btn of the Rajputana Rifles worn on the collars only. I suspect that the 6GR was similar to this ( ie without a crown ) - he'd not heard of the 6GR connection before. Does any member have a similar MGC badge ( sans crown ) ?
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