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Old 04-07-21, 10:42 AM
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Gents, can anyone date this cap badge for me? It has a clear crimp mark on the slider, which is generally a mark associated with Great War issue items, but I don't know if this extends to New Zealand made/issued badges too.

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Old 04-07-21, 07:55 PM
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Gents, can anyone date this cap badge for me? It has a clear crimp mark on the slider, which is generally a mark associated with Great War issue items, but I don't know if this extends to New Zealand made/issued badges too.

Many thanks

Bess
Hello Bess,
I would say this is a WW2 issue but others may correct me. The slider is fairly short and "heavy" unlike other sliders I have seen for this badge.
Cheers, John
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Old 04-07-21, 09:53 PM
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Hello Bess again,
Here are some ONWARD badges for comparison. The two on the left are WW1 vintage, the two on the right are WW2.
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Old 05-07-21, 06:43 PM
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Thats great, thanks John - mine is defo a WW2 example I would say.

Thanks for your help.

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On the back of Bessí question is it therefore right to assume that WW1 period NZ GS badges are lugged and that badges with sliders are later. I have recently acquired the badge below which has a reinforcement bar behind the slider.
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On the back of Bess’ question is it therefore right to assume that WW1 period NZ GS badges are lugged and that badges with sliders are later. I have recently acquired the badge below which has a reinforcement bar behind the slider.
Hi,
Your badge is WW2 period.
However, some "ONWARD" badges were with sliders in WW1 period as shown in this example.
John

PS Here is a link to a slidered "ONWARD" badge of WW1 vintage:
https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...ritish+Section
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Old 15-07-21, 09:00 PM
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Here is a better picture of the badge (with so called oak leaves) mentioned in previous post, wrongly attributed to the British Section by Corbett in his book.
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