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Old 04-11-18, 05:12 AM
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Default Bedford District Badge & other unknown badges

hi all
it has been suggested this BD badge could be Bedford District mounted troops slouch hat badge.
any thoughts?
also, could the WND, LDC & LRC badge be south African?
thanks in advance
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Old 04-11-18, 06:01 AM
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Hi BC
If that was a District Mounted Troop badge, I would have expected it to be cut-out sheet brass, not a properly made badge. I don't think it is that.
The sheet brass badges may be SA but no idea what they could be.
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Old 04-11-18, 07:53 AM
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No it is not, their badges were all made in South Africa, the exception being the generic DMT, which was made here, in Great Britain.
Your badge appears to be made here too, can you show the reverse?

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hi all
it has been suggested this BD badge could be Bedford District mounted troops slouch hat badge.
any thoughts?
also, could the WND, LDC & LRC badge be south African?
thanks in advance
bc
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Old 04-11-18, 08:20 AM
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thanks Alex & Frank
agree with what your saying. heres the reverse pic
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Old 04-11-18, 08:26 AM
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Looking at it's reverse, I would have to say it was not made in South Africa.
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Old 04-11-18, 08:30 AM
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They were normally made in white metal, by the Cape silversmiths.

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Hi BC
If that was a District Mounted Troop badge, I would have expected it to be cut-out sheet brass, not a properly made badge. I don't think it is that.
The sheet brass badges may be SA but no idea what they could be.
Cheers,
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Old 04-11-18, 09:02 AM
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thanks Frank
i see what you mean
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Old 04-11-18, 09:46 AM
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Default Bedford District mounted troops

Never heard of Bedford District mounted troops- not in the UK anyway.
I thought they mostly wore 'IY' as a headdress badge.

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Old 04-11-18, 11:33 AM
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Not surprised, given that were raised in the Eastern Cape!

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Never heard of Bedford District mounted troops- not in the UK anyway.
I thought they mostly wore 'IY' as a headdress badge.

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Old 04-11-18, 11:41 AM
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It looks as though the WND badge has a pattern tag attached by green flat tape, this was used by the British to indicate a badge produced and sealed in England for a Commonwealth Country.

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Old 04-11-18, 08:45 PM
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Thank guys
Thanks Marc, I was thinking the ND might be "native division" therefore maybe something from the African continent, or is it "naval division"?.
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