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Old 13-02-19, 06:40 PM
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It is a Bayonet with an 'S', I have seen one of the final prototypes, yrs ago now though !

No that's Specialist Infantry
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Default Specialised Infantry Group

The Specialised Infantry Group

https://www.army.mod.uk/who-we-are/f...nfantry-group/

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I believe that Special Reconnaissance Regiment have Silver on Pompadour Blue for their OR rank badges and their qualification badges. Though I doubt the parachute wings would be that colour.
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SRR rank and qualification badges are on midnight blue.
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I was thinking 'SB' in a laurel wreath. 'Sneaky beaky' lol
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Old 11-04-19, 07:16 PM
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The bayonet in an 'S' is for the new Specialist Infantry Brigade units of the British Army. I saw them in wear about a month ago.
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I was thinking 'SB' in a laurel wreath. 'Sneaky beaky' lol
Too late! SB was used for Stretcher Bearers.
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Too late! SB was used for Stretcher Bearers.
When please?
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Edwards & Langley offers no enlightenment (although two variations of the badge appear in there) as it is classed as an unauthorised badge. I've never seen any photographic evidence of it being worn. Most images of WW1 stretcher bearers show red cross badges and armbands with 'SB' on. I suspect the qualification badge post dated WW1, particularly the 'simple' variant illustrated, and was obsolete by the end of WW2 at the latest. Happy to stand corrected however. Apologies for steering the thread off-topic!
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Doesn't Langley & Edwards say that the badge is undoubtedly derived from a similar badge with intertwined "SB" which is "Stretcher Bearer", thereby inferring that the no-intertwined "SB" version is also "Stretcher Bearer"?
Is that usage in question or just the dates of wear?
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SRR rank and qualification badges are on midnight blue.
I would be very interested in seeing any SRR qualification badges.

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Doesn't Langley & Edwards say that the badge is undoubtedly derived from a similar badge with intertwined "SB" which is "Stretcher Bearer", thereby inferring that the no-intertwined "SB" version is also "Stretcher Bearer"?
Is that usage in question or just the dates of wear?
Edwards & Langley illustrates two 'SB' badges, both annotated as 'Stretcher Bearer', one with intertwined letters and the other without. Both are in the section relating to unauthorised or unofficial badges so were probably never approved. As mentioned, the use of 'SB' on other badges and armbands was widespread in WW1 so it is probable this badge has been correctly identified but the dates of wear have never been confirmed.
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The intertwined SB was a VF/TF badge for stretcher bearers, made in full colour [red, white, blue] and also in drab worsted. Photographic evidence in wear is substantial.

Stretchers bearers in the Great War and afterwards came in two categories, and wore different identification. RAMC stretcher bearers were an Established component of Field Ambulances and higher formations. As RAMC protected by the Geneva Convention they wore the Geneva Cross sewn on each sleeve and, when on duty, a white brassard with the Red Cross [also stamped for authenticity inside the band] In general, they did not wear the SB brassard. They were not armed because protection of the unit was by the ASC of the unit. RAMC did shoot an abbreviated musketry course however. The officers were armed.

The other category was taken from combatant units such as infantry and cavalry, and were nominally the bandsmen, although facts on the ground dictated that extra men were often required. They were fully trained and armed soldiers, although rarely if ever took a rifle along with the stretcher. They were not specifically protected by the Convention but wore the white brassard with SB in scarlet.One sometimes sees the RAMC arm badge on soldiers not serving in that Corps. I have never seen authority for it.

My query re. the SB wreath badge was driven by NEVER HAVING SEEN A PHOTO OF IT BEING WORN. Whereas I am confident that it was intended for bearers, I need evidence in wear to believe that it was ever much more than a tailors offering.
Please have a look at your photos, as I am happy to be found wrong, as ever.
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I would be very interested in seeing any SRR qualification badges.

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I can help with the tridents but not with those...
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Those would be most welcome as I have not found them anywhere.

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