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Old 03-09-17, 02:51 PM
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A nice portrait of a regimental scout, from his cap badge serving with the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry although his shoulder title - in spite of my scanner's best efforts, illegible - appears to be straight and not curved which is what I would have expected.

The superb cloth example was recently sold at auction for a considerable sum.

Comments welcome.

Jon
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Old 04-09-17, 02:39 PM
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The heading is possibly misleading but I'm surprised that I've not had any views of this great photo.

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Old 04-09-17, 02:43 PM
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The heading is possibly misleading but I'm surprised that I've not had any views of this great photo.

Jon
Jon,

You're right, it IS a great photo, and thanks for posting. You have had at least 35 views though... me included (twice )

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I've been looking for a couple of my own to add to the thread, but this job/work malarkey cuts right into your day

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Old 04-09-17, 02:55 PM
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Not quite as spectacular as the example in your pic, but here is one of mine:





(The S/T appears to be T/6/MIDDLESEX).

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JT
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Old 04-09-17, 03:03 PM
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Perhaps the title is hidden by the cap's chin strap in the first photo hence the straight s/t.
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Old 04-09-17, 03:06 PM
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Old 04-09-17, 03:27 PM
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Interesting that someone would pay "a considerable sum" for what I believe is a private purchase tailor's worsted version, however nice.

From the 1906/7 RACD ledgers, and from PVCN 1907, Clothing Regs 1909, 1911 PVCN, 1913 PVCN, 1914 Clothing Regs, and 1915 PVCN the four scout badges [large with bar, large, small with bar, and small] are only described as "brass" or "gilding metal" or "metal". , There were lots of worsted ones around and [tellingly] lots of worsted variations of course. The Gamages demi-official list of c. 1917 has both worsted and brass versions for private purchase.

If any reader has proof of official issue in worsted I would be most grateful to add it to my data base. Until such time, I have logged the above badge as a very nice "not Ordnance" version.
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Old 04-09-17, 05:50 PM
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A nice portrait of a regimental scout, from his cap badge serving with the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry although his shoulder title - in spite of my scanner's best efforts, illegible - appears to be straight and not curved which is what I would have expected.

The superb cloth example was recently sold at auction for a considerable sum.

Comments welcome.

Jon
Westlake has a straight RWY title listed.

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Interesting that someone would pay "a considerable sum" for what I believe is a private purchase tailor's worsted version, however nice.

From the 1906/7 RACD ledgers, and from PVCN 1907, Clothing Regs 1909, 1911 PVCN, 1913 PVCN, 1914 Clothing Regs, and 1915 PVCN the four scout badges [large with bar, large, small with bar, and small] are only described as "brass" or "gilding metal" or "metal". , There were lots of worsted ones around and [tellingly] lots of worsted variations of course. The Gamages demi-official list of c. 1917 has both worsted and brass versions for private purchase.

If any reader has proof of official issue in worsted I would be most grateful to add it to my data base. Until such time, I have logged the above badge as a very nice "not Ordnance" version.
I remain hopeful that someone can demonstrate that a worsted version was official issue. Please.
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There is a great amount to be learnt from these period photos.

Here is my contribution to the thread. I did show it before, but it drew very little interest for some reason. A nice study of a Norfolk Regiment Lance Corporal wearing the "worsted" type of scouts badge.

I hope it is of some interest,

Andy

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Is that a "Norfolk" shoulder title worn with the R Norfolk cap badge?
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Old 06-09-17, 06:07 PM
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Is that a "Norfolk" shoulder title worn with the R Norfolk cap badge?
No, it is a "Norfolk" shoulder title worn with a Norfolk OSD pattern cap badge for some reason The picture dates from the great war period.
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Old 07-09-17, 01:57 PM
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There is a great amount to be learnt from these period photos.

Here is my contribution to the thread. I did show it before, but it drew very little interest for some reason. A nice study of a Norfolk Regiment Lance Corporal wearing the "worsted" type of scouts badge.

I hope it is of some interest,

Andy
A fine example, and it would be good to find a handle to date the photo.
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Old 08-09-17, 02:25 AM
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While not officially approved, I like the cloth version.
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Old 08-09-17, 06:09 AM
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Could someone please outline what a regimental scout is/was and what they did?

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