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Old 20-12-19, 03:09 PM
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Default 8th Bn CEF Cap Badge

These photos are from a post card. The three soldiers appear to be wearing the 8th Bn CEF cap badge. The photo is not quite clear enough to get better detail. The interesting point is that they appear to be wearing the 8th Bn cap badge with a white metal or silver overlay on the banner at the bottom of the badge. There is a commonly held belief that if the 8th Bn cap badge has an overlay on it then it is an officers' cap badge. It is an interesting photo of three relaxed soldiers.
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Old 20-12-19, 06:07 PM
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Hello Don,

I have this one...From the Vimy Sector...I think it's a soldier one. Officers' was
in bronze?

A French frog eater Merry end of year & Christmas

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Old 20-12-19, 06:47 PM
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Could it be the 90th Winnipeg Rifles badge? Many of the 8th originals wore that badge.
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Old 20-12-19, 07:27 PM
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JP and Bill:
Thank you for the input. It is too bad this post card photo isn't clearer. I did wonder about the 90th Winnipeg Rifles with the deeper band on the bottom of the banner to accommodate the 90th Winnipeg Rifles wording. That said the banner does appear to be a constant thickness from left to right in the photos. I do like the picture that JP posted. In my collection I have 8 cap badges to this unit and they are all different. The really nice ones that are in a deep bronze, nicely blackened and or sterling silver do not have an overlay on the banner. The other ones that are also nice do have an overlay. In my experience the "with overlay" ones are slightly more common. I guess all that to say the badges from the 8th came from many sources and were produced in a lot of different finishes. I do wonder if the common thinking of "overlay = officer" might not apply in all of the badges with this unit.
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Old 20-12-19, 07:28 PM
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Hello Bill.

There is also the 144th Winnipeg. And the 190th N4. I try to find it.
I like Canadians. There are far too many in the military cemeteries in my area.

Respect.

I have this one for 144th... Brass I think.
Happy end of the year.

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Old 20-12-19, 07:42 PM
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Hello Jean-Paul, I will let the others give an opinion, but I think your badge is one of the repros that were being peddled by a British dealer.
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Old 20-12-19, 07:48 PM
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Perhaps Bill, but for me it is symbolic.....I like pictures..
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Old 20-12-19, 11:50 PM
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Hello Jean-Paul: you and I met during the 90th celebration of Vimy Ridge. We were staying at the Arras Golf club and your wife suggested that I attend the Militaria display at City Hall were you were. I enjoyed looking at your collection.

The first badge picture you posted is very nice. Please send me a email, maybe you have a few of the badges that we are missing for the upcoming book.

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Old 21-12-19, 02:13 PM
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hello LLWill

I'm sorry but I don't remember our meeting. I was indeed on the main square of Arras during this celebration but I no longer had a wife ... there were a lot of people.

Alas, I have no badges to offer you. It is very difficult to find them in my area.

Good luck with your book that I would like to discover ...

Happy New Year and Merry Christmas

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Old 22-12-19, 12:28 PM
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Hello Jean-Paul
Sorry! I was not very clear in my request. I am hoping that you have badges in your collection that we do not have images of. Please check out the posts on the "CEF Badge Project". We are in the process of creating a book covering the CEF Badges.
Maybe you could photograph a badge or two from your collection, these images would then be used in the book.
Again - I am looking for badge images - not the actual badge itself.

As to the display day in Arras - you had thousands of people go by your collection. I still have the photographs of your display that I took that day,

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