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Old 17-06-19, 10:13 AM
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Hi All,

I've never seen either so can anyone tell me if I've got a cap badge or a collar badge please?

I'm guessing it's a collar badge but as was after a cap can anyone show me what a Gurkha Signals cap badge looks like (if this isn't one)?

I'm guessing it will still be lugged but maybe just bigger than this?

Thanks for the help.

Michael
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Old 17-06-19, 11:00 AM
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Hi All,

I've never seen either so can anyone tell me if I've got a cap badge or a collar badge please?

I'm guessing it's a collar badge but as was after a cap can anyone show me what a Gurkha Signals cap badge looks like (if this isn't one)?

I'm guessing it will still be lugged but maybe just bigger than this?

Thanks for the help.

Michael
Found a pic of cap badge but unfortunately it doesn't show size.

"During its formation year all the men were titled Gurkha Royal Signals and wore the badge of the Royal Corps of Signals, 'Jimmy'. On 23 September 1954, Maj Gen LECM Perowne CBE presented the unit with their own cap badge"

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Old 17-06-19, 11:19 AM
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Thanks a lot, the back of mine looks similar.

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Old 17-06-19, 11:28 AM
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World Military Encyclopedia has a photo of a "Queens Gurkha Signals beret badge" which has 'horizontal lugs'.
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Old 17-06-19, 11:39 AM
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Would same size badge be worn on beret and hat ?
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Old 17-06-19, 11:52 AM
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I have no idea but thanks for looking.

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They are the same size.
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I think you have a hat badge. The photo might help, Hat badge about 38mm and collars 28mm.

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Old 22-06-19, 10:33 AM
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Thanks a lot Phil, that's a great help.

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You are welcome Micheal, anything that I know about Sig badges I learnt from Chris Walker.
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