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Old 06-12-22, 06:27 PM
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not sure what this badge is, possibly a fantasy badge.
It appears to be using a Grenadier Guards cap Badge with an Irish fusiliers Eagle attached.
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Old 06-12-22, 06:34 PM
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Its exactly what you think it is.

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Old 06-12-22, 06:39 PM
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Thanks Simon
Begs the question
Why would some one put time and effort into this
Strange world
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Old 06-12-22, 06:44 PM
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....is that an Essex eagle? What number is on the eagle?
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Old 06-12-22, 06:48 PM
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No i dont think so, it has the number 8 below the eagle. I think some one has used a genuine RIF eagle.
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Old 06-12-22, 07:04 PM
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Looks like an attempt to make a copy of The Irish Fusiliers of Canada badge worn in the 1920s-30s.
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Old 06-12-22, 07:08 PM
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You could have hit the nail on the head
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Old 06-12-22, 11:30 PM
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I have collar badges that were made with what I believe were 104th Westminster Fusiliers grenades with the overlays removed and the holes plugged. They have what appear to be the eagles from Irish Fusiliers buttons placed on the grenades.
I have wondered if badges and money were in such short supply that some creativity was needed to procure badges.
I have Seaforth Highlanders of Canada collar badges that were cast rather than die struck, and have seen another pair with provenance from an officer who served in the 1930s.

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Phil. Can you post some pictures of the 104th grenades. With Irish Fusiliers eagle overlay. Sound interesting.
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Old 07-12-22, 07:22 PM
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A very fine Eagle used though!
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What size is the eagle?
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Old 07-12-22, 10:23 PM
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Phil. Can you post some pictures of the 104th grenades. With Irish Fusiliers eagle overlay. Sound interesting.
Here are the pics.
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Thanks Phil. I've seen pictures of the wide grenade collars being worn. But the pictures were too indistinct, to make out any detail.
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