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Old 21-08-10, 08:57 PM
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Default Mk 1 Helmet Canadian Brodies with badges?

There is a Mk 1 Helmet with a 4 CMR badge affixed for auction on ebay. (Very optimistic price is suggested, but that appears to be typical of this vendor.) I have had one of these previously, and I have seen a couple of other similar helmets to the 4 CMRR. What other units had cap badges affixed to the Mk 1?
http://cgi.ebay.com/WW1-CEF-4th-Moun...efaultDomain_0
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Old 21-08-10, 10:52 PM
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Bill, RCR....but I would not bet the rent money on it.

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There were definitely some in The RCR.

http://regimentalrogue.com/rcrbadges...ged_brodie.htm
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is it not that the officers and nco's have badges, or put a badge on ther helmets. On the famess ww1 helmet book ther is a photo of a 13th RHC having a badge on his helmet. Whas it not that that or's were not premited to do so?

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This helmet, which I discovered while exploring the basement of The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum last week, may be of interest.

Harry T. Cock's badged brodie. (visit the page to see more photos)



In the same (uncatalogued) box I also found his medals.
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Old 23-07-13, 11:38 AM
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Excellent. Interesting that the helmet was modified with private purchase suspension.
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Mike,
A tad off topic, but have you been able to identify the significance of the three dates engraved on the MC?
BTW, I can totally relate to your discoveries in the basement of The RCR Museum as I have that all of the time here.
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I would suggest his MID dates.... Or his MC was for multiple gallantry on different dates, a sort of combined well done. I have a DCM like that, it is a combined "on many occasions this officer performed most gallant duties...."

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I heard this from an RCA vet. At training camp in Wainwright in the 60s, the RCR showed up with their helmets drilled, sporting badges. They were immediately dressed down for the unauthorized modification, and had to replace their offending helmets at their own expense.
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I would suggest his MID dates.... Or his MC was for multiple gallantry on different dates, a sort of combined well done. I have a DCM like that, it is a combined "on many occasions this officer performed most gallant duties...."

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A bit of a digression - isn't that the difference between an immediate award and a periodic award?

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Mike,
A tad off topic, but have you been able to identify the significance of the three dates engraved on the MC?
BTW, I can totally relate to your discoveries in the basement of The RCR Museum as I have that all of the time here.
His MC was Gazetted in the Birthday Honours List of June 1917 (the centre date). I know he was wounded in action in Sept 1916 (bottom date), and while I cannot find specific on June 1916, I do know the Regiment was engaged in action, so likely another wound date.
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there we go, possibly wounded and commended but not honoured as such, like my group to Sevier, on here somewhere

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