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Old 14-07-21, 05:04 PM
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Default WTB: KRRC early black on red insignia

Need any pre WW2 and earlier KRRC black on red insignia for the dress tunic; chevrons, trade badges, marksman badges etc.
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Old 14-07-21, 06:40 PM
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I have a number of black on red trade badges, no spares unfortunately. From what i can tell they seem to be for the battledress rather than tunic. The tunic badges appear to be the standard badge gold wire on black/dark blue but with an extra backing of red felt.
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Old 14-07-21, 07:04 PM
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Semantics, but nevertheless:

as infantry, the KRRC probably had no trades ........

skill-at-arms
appointment
good conduct
distance judging
rank

unless the armourer was badged to the regiment.

and "dark blue? What?
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Old 14-07-21, 07:42 PM
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Some pictures to add to the discussion.

As mentioned by Mike, the gold bullion on dark blue with a red/scarlet backing worn on ‘greens’.

I have a number of black on scarlet KRRC sealed patterns all dated from the 1950s although of a type worn on Battle Dress in WW2

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Old 14-07-21, 08:21 PM
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I think i have around 20 battledress size trade badges black on red. A number of those could well be 2nd Gurkha badges only rather than KRRC. Some regts wore some trade badges and not others.
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Old 14-07-21, 08:25 PM
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Which regiments of Rifles wore trade badges, and what were the badges please?
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Old 14-07-21, 08:28 PM
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Some pictures to add to the discussion.

As mentioned by Mike, the gold bullion on dark blue with a red/scarlet backing worn on ‘greens’.

I have a number of black on scarlet KRRC sealed patterns all dated from the 1950s although of a type worn on Battle Dress in WW2

Tim
Thank you. The L wreath is an eyeopener ........... do you think it was indeed a Rifles skill or appointment? Possibly an anti-tank weapon layer? Intriguing.
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Tim,is the "L" the large size badge or the smaller one.
I have the "L" in the large black on red format.
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Old 14-07-21, 08:48 PM
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Here is my.example
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Old 14-07-21, 08:54 PM
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Tim,is the "L" the large size badge or the smaller one.
I have the "L" in the large black on red format.
Large ‘L’ sealed 1954 - probably for the Anti-Tank gun layer on the 120mm BAT Recoilless Rifle.

KRRC had particular success with the 6 Pounder Anti-Tank gun at Snipe in the Western Desert.

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Thanks people.

I would love to see photos of infantrymen wearing the Layer badge.
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Another L in my collection

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Perhaps the ‘Layer’ was just another member of the Anti-Tank Platoon and wore the ‘AT in wreath’ badge when introduced?

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To this anorak, I imagine that awarding the highly valued Layer status to other than RA [an "appointment"] might have been controversial?

Did tank gunners also qualify ...... they had some claim, after all?

These thoughts might seem a bit basic, but my badge interest shrivels rapidly after 1918!
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To this anorak, I imagine that awarding the highly valued Layer status to other than RA [an "appointment"] might have been controversial?

Did tank gunners also qualify ...... they had some claim, after all?

These thoughts might seem a bit basic, but my badge interest shrivels rapidly after 1918!
I always went by what you wrote on page 13 of the bible and you seem to have answered your own questions on that page regarding Tanks and Infantry.

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