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Old 08-08-22, 05:54 AM
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And then in BB, pre and post 1905. Why two patterns for the SA honour badge?
FSC = small badge.

Peaked cap post 1905 = large badge.

The same large badge with out the title is for the militia battalion which was not in the Boer War. They did not all qualify for the award.

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FSC = small badge.

Peaked cap post 1905 = large badge.

The same large badge with out the title is for the militia battalion which was not in the Boer War. They did not all qualify for the award.

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The two SA Honour badges are large, a full sized version of the fsc.
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Old 08-08-22, 08:06 AM
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Yes I see. So w/m lugged are for the FSC whilst the slidered blackened was for the peaked cap.

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Yes I see. So w/m lugged are for the FSC whilst the slidered blackened was for the peaked cap.

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I still wonder why they have two different full sized SA Honour ones though? I probably wasn't clear but I was putting it out there that the large whitemetal one (and matching fsc) are actually Tower Hamlets Rifles 1905-08 prior to becoming the 17th London.

The Tower Hamlets RV were huge yet in all the auctions and catalogues I've yet to see a cap badge attributed to them. I presume they wore the little Tower of London collar badge in an fsc but even then I've never seen a photo as evidence.
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Old 08-08-22, 11:44 AM
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I see where you are coming from now. I agree that the badge in post 1 is equally likely to be the THR RV (17th London) rather than militia.
The dearth of photos makes it hard to be sure.
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A bag full of the from the Gaunt archives from the NAM Brian. I do have a photo of a 17th London officer waering collars which look like these.
Many thanks Keith, much appreciated for confirming the Aging Grey Cells are working still.
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