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Old 29-08-15, 08:15 PM
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The Irish Fusiliers of Canada had a coronet added to their badges after the initial pattern was determined to be incorrect. Phil, can you add the correct details for this badge?
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Note the wire reinforcement for attaching the coronet.
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Old 29-08-15, 09:27 PM
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What date would the coronet have been added?
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Old 29-08-15, 09:47 PM
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I think Phil H has that information. The badge was approved by GO in 1937, but it was sometime coming into wear.
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Here is a link to my previous post.

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Old 29-08-15, 10:33 PM
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Phil, There is no indication of the date at which the coronet was added?
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Old 30-08-15, 12:03 AM
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That, I don't know.
I think it was probably as soon as they could, given that the regiment wished to follow the traditions of The Royal Irish Fusiliers.

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Mine came with a felt four leaf clover, was the proper backing for wear on the beret or side cap?
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I don't think that is correct. It may have been an unauthorized backing. Could you post an image Mike?
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Old 31-08-15, 04:50 PM
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The cadet corps wore a shamrock, not a four leaf clover, as a backing on the CF green beret with the 1958 pattern capbadge. I have seen green backings cut to outline the wartime badge .

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Phil, Any ideanwhen was that dress distinction worn? Was there an authority?
And, I thought the reserve army Irish Fusiliers wore a hackle behind their badge. (in contrast to the cadet practice.)
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And, I thought the reserve army Irish Fusiliers wore a hackle behind their badge. (in contrast to the cadet practice.)

Bill...if I can help...I have a good laser photocopy of a Vancouver newspaper clipping showing a Canloan officer, CDN 532,Capt.Chambers wearing a Caubeen with the badge,(grenade and coronet), of the Irish Fusiliers with I suppose a "large" green hackle ( larger than a Black Watch hackle...straighter and higher.) The Caubeen is pulled to the right. He is also wearing the title Irish Fusiliers /(V.R.).......Capt.Chambers was to serve with the Imperial Irish Fusiliers in Italy.

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Could you post the image? Thanks.
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Hi Guy's, Here's a photo of my Irish Fusiliers of Canada Cadet Corps beret, with green backing shamrock sewn on and cap badge012.jpg regards john
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Sorry Bill no can do ..no scanner or camera.....but I could send you a laser copy by snail mail.....

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