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Old 07-06-19, 07:48 AM
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Can someone explain to me why the badge class 'B' is smaller then the normal variant class 'A' in this case?

Also one badge is red/orange with green, why is this?

Badges are part of a small lot recently found on a fleamarket in Belgium, are these ww2 or possibly later?
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Old 07-06-19, 07:56 AM
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The small badges are the post c1962 pattern, the large is the pre c1962 pattern which continued in use by the Guards, the green and beech brown is a Women's Royal Army Corps badge.
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Old 07-06-19, 05:06 PM
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Not that the Guards had vulgar tradesmen .......
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Old 07-06-19, 05:18 PM
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Not that the Guards had vulgar tradesmen .......
Remember one day when I was the Picquet Sergeant at Caterham Barracks and I visited the Regimental Butcher in his stores with the Picquet Officer to inspect the meat for the day and I can assure you he was vulgar when the young Officer started prodding the meat with a cane! By the way he used to wear a blue cloth cap with a blue red blue square with a cloth Coldstream Star sewn on it.

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Old 07-06-19, 05:44 PM
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Thank you for the response
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Old 07-06-19, 09:09 PM
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Remember one day when I was the Picquet Sergeant at Caterham Barracks and I visited the Regimental Butcher in his stores with the Picquet Officer to inspect the meat for the day and I can assure you he was vulgar when the young Officer started prodding the meat with a cane! By the way he used to wear a blue cloth cap with a blue red blue square with a cloth Coldstream Star sewn on it.

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Thank you, I had hoped to provoke evidence of a trade! Also the Master tailor.
I have a Soldier photo of a Welsh Guardsman leading a horse and wearing a roughrider spur badge.
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Old 08-06-19, 01:42 PM
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Regimental Barber and Regimental Signwriter also spring to mind from the early 1980's whilst at Caterham Barracks!

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Anybody remember the name of the Grenadier Master Stich 1982 ish? He made my HAC mess kit, a thing of beauty.
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