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Old 30-12-21, 03:51 PM
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Default Gurkha cloth badge plus 1 other for I’d please

Good afternoon, I wonder if anyone can identify the following badges. The Gurkha badge is large, 3.5 x 4 inches and the Kings Crown & ER would suggest Edward VII? It’s made of a sort of rayon or silk material.

The other is presumably a cap badge backing but for whom?

Any thoughts?

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Old 30-12-21, 04:07 PM
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Kensington Regiment (Princess Louise's) sleeve badge.

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Old 30-12-21, 04:15 PM
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The bottom is a tracksuit badge. I have one exactly the same, purchased from a Gurkha PRI stand at Bisley around 1985. I cant recall which regiment it was, but Gurkhas were the directing staff that year. The Gurkha staff band were beating the retreat, so it may be for the band. It was all a long time ago now!

As a young Gunner, in the Royal Artillery shooting team, it was my first interaction with Gurkha soldiers!

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Old 30-12-21, 04:49 PM
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2nd Gurkha Rifles.
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Old 31-12-21, 07:51 AM
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Many thanks 54Bty, bess55 & Hoot, happy new year to you all

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the design was also used on stationary
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i am afraid the image i tried to attach to my last reply has not shown. it was of a letter and envelope i received from the 2nd K.E.O. goorkhas showing the design in green at the top of the letter and on the flap of the envelope.
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Does that show a Kings or Queens crown? Equally, did the track suit badge have a Kings crown? If so, why are Gurkhas using a combination of Kings crown & ER?
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Does that show a Kings or Queens crown? Equally, did the track suit badge have a Kings crown? If so, why are Gurkhas using a combination of Kings crown & ER?
2nd King Edward VII’s Own Goorkhas : Royal Cypher of Edward VII showing intertwined ERI standing for Edward Rex Imperator.

http://2ndgoorkhas.com/

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Here are a few other Gurkha sports or track suit badges:

2GR Prince of Wales feathers

6GR

RGR recent type

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Dave, just to go full circle, attached my tracksuit/sports badge - ident to yours.

Odd to think I bought it 35 years ago now!

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Dave, just to go full circle, attached my tracksuit/sports badge - ident to yours.

Odd to think I bought it 35 years ago now!

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When you were only 4??
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Old 02-01-22, 05:16 PM
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Ah, Chris . . . youre such a lovely guy! Ha!
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Thank you Mike, grey green acorn and Bess55, I should have guessed! And yes, that is exactly the same as mine Bess.

Many thanks, Dave
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