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Old 18-02-11, 08:01 PM
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Default Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve

Found this among a number of my old badges; thought it might be worth showing:

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Shame about the broken/missing pin.

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Old 18-02-11, 08:29 PM
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Nice badge, Peter. Here is the medal/badge that belonged to a cousin of mine who unfortunately died in India during WW2.
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Old 18-02-11, 08:47 PM
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Hello Tinto,

Thanks for posting the medal, and for sharing the story behind it.

My badge is approx 21mm in diameter, how does that compare with yours?

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PJ
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Old 18-02-11, 10:00 PM
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Hi Peter,
The medal is closer to 22mm diameter. I have a couple of lugged (N-S)badges like yours the same size.
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Old 19-02-11, 12:13 AM
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Good whatever time it is Peter and Tinto.
I'll try and get a decent piccie of my version of the and post it tomorrow.

Mine is, 9/8ths" of an inch in diameter, (I hate Metric, we should all stay with Imperial) on an original ribbon and with a Birmingham hallmark for 1916.

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Brian
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Old 19-02-11, 07:16 AM
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...Mine is, 9/8ths" of an inch in diameter...
Hello Brian,

By '9/8ths' do you mean 1 inch and 1 eighth? If so, this makes it roughly 5/16" wider than Tinto's and mine. Very interesting.

Look forward to seeing it.

PJ

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Old 19-02-11, 01:31 PM
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Good afternoon Peter.

Good whatever time it is with you Tinto

Slightly larger, but size isn't important

Stamped Carrington & Co. London, with a 1916 Birmingham hallmark.

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Old 19-02-11, 01:35 PM
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Good afternoon Peter.

Good whatever time it is with you Tinto

Slightly larger, but size isn't important

Stamped Carrington & Co. London, with a 1916 Birmingham hallmark.

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Brian
Nice example, Brian; thanks for taking the trouble to post it (size notwithstanding). I take it the ribbon is the same as Tinto's?

PJ
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Old 19-02-11, 02:09 PM
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Thanks Peter.

Yes, same ribbon as Tinto's.

Have a pleasant weekend.

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Brian
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Old 21-02-11, 11:08 AM
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Just seen this for sale online - looks as though mine may have been lugged as opposed to brooched, as I had originally thought.

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Looking at the back of my badge, the top fixing appears to look like the foot of a lug.

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Too small for a cap badge, or not???

PJ

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Old 21-02-11, 01:07 PM
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Good afternoon Peter.

I agree with you on that, I think yours is a lugged version. However, as I know nothing at all about this unit and whether or not they wore head dress badges, I can't comment on what it may of been worn on.

I must do some research.
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Old 21-02-11, 01:26 PM
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...as I know nothing at all about this unit and whether or not they wore head dress badges...
Good afternoon, Brian.

I wonder if Paul (Coldstream) has any images of this unit in his records? His postcard collection is becoming pretty impressive.

Cheers,

PJ

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Old 21-02-11, 01:55 PM
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Peter.

Found this.

Have a butchers at 2nd World War section, piccie of a nurse, (who all had officer rank by then) with cap and collar badges.

http://www.qaranc.co.uk/qa_world_war_two_nursing.php


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Old 21-02-11, 02:03 PM
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A great find, Brian; thanks for the link.

Looks as though the lugged version could be for either the cap or collar, then.

Hard to tell from the photo if there is a difference in size, but since both are so similar, I doubt if such a small cap badge could have accommodated a slider... what do you reckon?

Perhaps the N/S orientation of the lugs might be significant in this respect?

PJ
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Old 21-02-11, 02:12 PM
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Good afternoon, Brian.

I wonder if Paul (Coldstream) has any images of this unit in his records? His postcard collection is becoming pretty impressive.

Cheers,

PJ
Hi Peter,
Sorry unable to help with this one, thanks for the nice comment.

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