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Old 04-10-18, 03:03 PM
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Default Cap badge worn by the Artists Rifles on becoming SAS

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Has someone please, have an example of the Artists Rifles white metal cap badge worn by then on becoming SAS please,
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Old 04-10-18, 08:09 PM
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21SAS adopted a white metal Mars and Minerva badge with ARTISTS scroll, due to low numbers of these being available a number of requests were made to ex members of the Artists to donate any spare badges to the regiment. As such both the 1908 and 1938 pattern badge was worn. There has even been talk to some early members of 21SAS wearing a white medal Artists Rifles badge, but I am yet to find photographic evidence of this.
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Old 05-10-18, 06:20 AM
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Thank you for your informative response.
I have a Wm Artists badge which came with a number of other nice badges from a friends Dad, swapped for a bottle of whiskey!
I'll post a pic later to see what you think.
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Old 05-10-18, 08:45 AM
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Default SAS Artists rifles

A few more examples for you......
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Old 05-10-18, 10:35 AM
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A few more examples for you......
Thank you, it is a lovely badge.
Much appreciated.
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Old 05-10-18, 10:36 AM
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It was worn on the maroon beret wasn't it?
Did the Officeres also wear Wm ones?
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Old 05-10-18, 11:08 AM
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My white metal Artists. As I said it was from a friends Dad who worked in a junk shop, he used to pick out the odd badge that he liked and kept them. So I got them for a bottle of whiskey.
Question is, is the badge a goodun,?
Thanks for your time
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Old 05-10-18, 06:39 PM
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What sort of whiskey was it?
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Old 05-10-18, 10:44 PM
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Some officers were known to wear a frosted silver plated badge, this would have loops and be marked P.

White metal M&M collar badges were authorised for wear, but only with the green patrol uniform - which was not an issue uniform. There is evidence that this was worn, complete with SAS wings.
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Old 06-10-18, 08:01 PM
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What sort of whiskey was it?
Nothing too bad, just bells scotch if I remember.
Thanks for the Officers badge info, and the picture.
Is my badge a goodun?
Thanks again chaps
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Old 08-10-18, 07:20 AM
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Didn't mean to be rude on last post, can anyone tell me if my Artists badge is a good one or not please, greatly appreciated
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Old 08-10-18, 08:23 AM
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3dg,

From the pics you've posted, I'd say your badge appears to be pukka, but if you are able to post better/clearer close ups, it'd be helpful.

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Old 08-10-18, 10:29 AM
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3dg,

From the pics you've posted, I'd say your badge appears to be pukka, but if you are able to post better/clearer close ups, it'd be helpful.

Cheers,

JT
Thanks JT, hope these are better.
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Thanks JT, hope these are better.
Thanks 3dg,

I'm certainly no expert, but I cannot see anything that would set off alarm bells for me.

I know sometimes the heads of the snakes can appear a little cartoonesque, and therefore a cause for concern.

A bit of a cop out, but I am sure more knowledgeable members will be able to offer a more rounded appraisal.

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