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Old 09-04-22, 12:01 PM
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Good Afternoon all,

I am putting forward a few more pictures of badges in my collection that are difficult to identify. Again if anyone recognizes anything please let me know.

The small button on number 6 has the RASC crest but I have read that a white gorget indicates RAF Officer Cadet I wondered if number 18 might be an old variation of The Worcestershire Regiment. The others are quite unusual in many cases and I would love to find out what they are.

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Old 09-04-22, 12:13 PM
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4 is an Indian Army Parachute Jumping Instructor.

8 looks like a variation on British Troops in Libya - so might 7 & 8 have a Libyan connection.

A white gorget with a button is an Army Officer Cadet, such as at Sandhurst. That badge looks like the battledress era version. Why an RASC button, can't say. Affectation that escaped the Colour Sergeant?
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Old 09-04-22, 12:15 PM
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the number 6 could be a cadets gorget as i have two sets i obtained from the Duke of York,s royal military school.
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Old 09-04-22, 12:39 PM
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Thanks Staffsyeoman and Antjar.

Very useful info. As you say regarding the RASC crest perhaps the Colour Sergeant should have gone to specsavers. I did wonder if the green and white printed signs might have a North African connection.

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Old 09-04-22, 12:40 PM
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7 and 8 are Libyan Army, circa 1950s.

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Old 09-04-22, 12:44 PM
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Thanks Jon

That is yet more good confirmation about those two patches.

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Bill
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Old 09-04-22, 01:56 PM
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No. 14 - Israeli diver's badge.
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Old 09-04-22, 02:33 PM
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Thanks as ever Leigh
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Old 09-04-22, 03:43 PM
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18 looks like the early Light Dragoons TRF? Two pieces of felt stitched together at the rear?
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Old 09-04-22, 03:53 PM
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Number 18 is 13th/18th Royal Hussars. I have also had one dealer tell me it was Signals, but I think it is the Hussars.

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Old 09-04-22, 03:54 PM
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Could 11 be second world war 9th Bn RSR (which is on my wants list)?

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Button on no 6 is Royal Arms so could be worn by any officer cadet at an OTC.
No 18 was worn by 13th/18th Hussars as a commemoration of service in South Africa during the Boer War. Passed on the Light Dragoons following amalgamation with the 15th/19th Hussars.

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Old 09-04-22, 04:00 PM
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Hi Bess55

Thanks for the reply. The patch is actually dark green and white. The patch itself is felt but is backed by a piece of thin white cotton.I do see the similarity with the Light dragoons on looking it up.

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Old 09-04-22, 04:03 PM
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Thanks to Tim and Terry regarding number 18 and also number 6.

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Old 09-04-22, 04:06 PM
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Tiger Pete thank you. i am just off for my tea but can you tell me a bit more about number 11 and I will check it and get back to you.

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