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Old 21-05-19, 06:42 AM
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Is there anything amiss with the attached setup, please?

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Old 21-05-19, 07:39 AM
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Hello GTB
I would await expert opinion but can confirm - from my own limited knowledge - the headdress badge does closely reflect the example in John Rawlinson's book - on page 283, badge 879 - described as Royal Naval School of Music, large lyre pattern worn 1921 to 1936.
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Old 21-05-19, 10:56 AM
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A view of its back. Notice lyre is not die-struck

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Old 22-05-19, 12:23 AM
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Guy's thank you very much for the help. These badges were picked up at auction and I'm just waiting for them to arrive. It was a punt as I thought the RMA was right, not sure why the second had the mods but knew the last was a restrict. BUT i could have been wrong
Great news though. And great to have you guys to help.
Thanks again.
Anyone seen an RMA badge sold lately? Any idea on value?

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Old 22-05-19, 12:39 AM
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One more question I have. The second badge's 'globe and laurel', do you think it is an RMA with the flaming bomb missing?
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Old 22-05-19, 06:46 AM
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Looking at the tip pattern of the laurels where the badge has been 'decapitated' there are two laurels rather than a single sharp point. Others will know better than me if this gives a clue to the original configuration - from what I can see in John Rawlinson's book - page 80 - RMA OR would have single laurel tip, unsure of variants though. Royal Marines Other Ranks KC - 1923-1953 - page 85 generally shows two laurels at tip. Royal Naval School of Music appears a bit mixed.
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Old 22-05-19, 07:43 AM
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Cheers Mike.
Looking at GTB's badge my badge could could have had the large lyre cut out and the small soldered on??

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Old 22-05-19, 08:09 AM
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Does anyone know in the first place precisely WHY the need was felt for a change in size of lyre? Could it have anything to do with fitting on the headdress?

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Old 22-05-19, 03:53 PM
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If it's any help there is lots of info/photos badges on the following -
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Old 23-05-19, 08:43 AM
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Yes, thanks.

Actually my badge features as alternative design 1921-46

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