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Old 13-06-19, 09:14 PM
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Default Parachute Regiment is this a sweetheart brooch?

Hi, not quite sure on this. Has the look of a sweetheart brooch but lion seems to be facing the wrong way. It's 4cm long. Any ideas?

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Old 13-06-19, 09:21 PM
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Probably a collar badge thats been converted.

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Old 14-06-19, 09:09 AM
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That would make sense, would this be WW2 era?
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Old 14-06-19, 09:59 AM
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Most likely to be post war as collar badges were not in general use during the war.
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Old 15-06-19, 08:14 AM
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It is simply a rankers white metal collar badge, it would have originally had two copper lugs.


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Hi, not quite sure on this. Has the look of a sweetheart brooch but lion seems to be facing the wrong way. It's 4cm long. Any ideas?

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Old 15-06-19, 08:19 AM
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No, collar badges were only required to be worn by officers of the regiment actually during the war, on SD, as an economy measure.

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Old 15-06-19, 01:10 PM
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I have a Firmin made collar badge with a clasp, this is not converted.
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Old 15-06-19, 02:40 PM
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From the photograph, I would have thought that the last letter in the word London appears to have been obscured by the remains of originally applied braze?
It is still a die cast silvered officers collar rather than a die stuck, white metal, other ranks example.

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Old 16-06-19, 08:39 PM
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They're nice not vomecacrocc Officers collars, and early ones at that!
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Old 17-06-19, 06:15 AM
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What is a "vomecacrocc" officer?

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Old 17-06-19, 07:39 AM
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Come across!

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Old 17-06-19, 12:57 PM
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I saw it as a keyboard transcription error. Also known as a mis-type!

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Old 17-06-19, 03:07 PM
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Keyboard errors - that's why my "Promoted from the ranks?" query became "Printed".
I thought "Vomecacrocc" must be an Afrikaans translation of " Come across".
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