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Old 20-06-12, 08:47 PM
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Default Gloster's badge, Korea type?

Hello,

Just a quick question that I've been meaning to ask for a while:

Which type of badge did the Gloucestershire Regiment wear during the Korean War? Were they the white-metal type?

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Old 20-06-12, 09:27 PM
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Hi BP, Fighting alongside the men of the Belgian United Nations Command in 29th Brigade was 1st Bn. The Gloucestershire Regt. They wore their normal white metal badge at the front and their circular brass back badge at the back of the beret (an honour dating back to Alexandria, Egypt in 1801). http://www.glosters.org/bbadge.htm
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Old 20-06-12, 10:22 PM
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An interesting photograph showing Lt.Col.James Power Carne VC DSO, who was CO of the Glosters at the Imjin River action.
Looks like an embroidered cap badge.

http://www.haileybury.com/honour/carne.jpg


"In Korea, on the night of the 22 - 23 April, 1951 and throughout the three following days, Lieutenant Colonel Carne's Battalion was attacked incessantly by vastly superior enemy numbers and was completely cut off. throughout the entire engagement Lieutenant Colonel Carne showed complete disregard for his own safety. On two occasions, armed with a rifle and grenades, he personally led assault parties which drove back the enemy. He gave an example of courage and coolness, and showed powers of leadership which can seldom have been surpassed in the history of the Army. He inspired his officers and men to fight beyond the limits of human endurance, in spite of overwhelming odds and ever increasing casualties, shortage of ammunition and of water."


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Old 21-06-12, 09:23 AM
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Many thanks! Was the back badge always brass, even if the front was WM?

I assume the cap badge is the bladed type?

Oh - forgot to ask - the shoulder titles worn, would they have been the red-and-white Gloucestershire type? What are the distinguishing signs for an original?

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Old 21-06-12, 09:41 AM
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Hi BP
The late Victorian back badge wasa bi-metal, WM Sphinx and brass wreath.
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Old 21-06-12, 01:13 PM
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A photograph of some Glosters (perhaps)waiting in a trench,before the Imjin action.
Check the beret on the second man from the left, you can see the Glosters back badge.Also, the shoulder title seems to be the one "Glouscestershire".

http://img.thesun.co.uk/multimedia/a...2_1295019a.jpg

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Old 23-06-12, 08:28 AM
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Many thanks! Was the back badge always brass, even if the front was WM?

I assume the cap badge is the bladed type?

Oh - forgot to ask - the shoulder titles worn, would they have been the red-and-white Gloucestershire type? What are the distinguishing signs for an original?

Many thanks again!
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Here is an example from another forum member for the back badge. They would have worn the shoulder type as you suggest. Someone else might be able to guide you on spotting good'uns and bad'uns though

http://www.britishbadgeforum.com/for...ad.php?t=25511
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