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Old 18-04-19, 01:41 PM
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Default "Salient Circle" ?

Got a badge from a Belgian seller basically for the British Legion connection.

I am guessing it is from some sort of Ypres/veteran association conference/meeting. Have done a quick Google search but wonder if anyone has any information about the "Salient Circle".

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XX11.Res.Korps - XXII Reserve Corps was formed in October 1914.On 29 October, attacks by the XXVII Reserve Corps began against I Corps north of the Menin Road, at dawn, in thick fog. By nightfall, the Gheluvelt crossroads had been lost and 600 British prisoners taken.

Salient Circle - Found 2 mentions , one in the Commonwealth War Graves Commision – Annual Report 1962/1963 :
"A pilgrimage to Ypres by the Salient Circle took place in June. The annual ceremony, organised by I'Association Belgique-Canada, at Adegem Canadian War Cemetery was held on 9th September 1962."

The other in The Queens Regiment Magazine December 1968:
"Salient Circle, Whitstable. Visit to Ypres salient....... the Saient Circle,Whitstable and Sittingbourne Branch (Sittingborne being twinned with Ypres)...."

Anyone any info about where/when they were founded etc , found a picture of one of their badges.
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Old 18-04-19, 05:44 PM
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Hello Mike,
I have a stickpin version of the Salient badge (not the Belgium) but like you was unable to find much info about the organisation though did come across the December 1968 article.

I also found online a mention in Reveille (vol 34, no 7, Feb 1961 journal of the Returned and Services League of Australia New South Wales Branch) that describes a visit by 30 members of the whitstable branch of the Circle to Ypres in 1960. Unfortunately, it doesn't add anything to what you have already posted.

There may have been an Essex branch - there's a passing reference to it in a book on Amazon but I don't recall title.

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Steve H
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Old 19-04-19, 04:35 PM
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Hi Steve,

Seems no one knows anything about this group , I got the photo of their badge from the "Great War Forum" (posted 2006 !) and no one knew then who they were. I have posted the photo of my badge there just in case anyone now has any ideas.

The only references I can find are vague ones about visits during the 1960's.
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Old 20-04-19, 04:44 PM
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OK , I am beginning to think that this was a Kent based association due to the location of the branches mentioned and the fact that their badge is very similar to one of a Kent Bowling Association (see photos).

Also , during my research I came across a Dutch article about a drum/brass band.

"In addition, there is one very special drum in the instruments of the brass band, namely a black drum that after a visit in 1967 was donated by The Ypres Salient Circle, a group of British former fighters."

The description under the photo is :

"The solemn presentation in 1967 by chairman Dawkins with on his left conductor Romain Dobbelaere and on the right drummer Maurice Delanghe receiving the drum. To the right, next to mayor Paul Priem, is the then chairman of the brass band Eugène Delhaye."

There were two people named Dawkins (other article names them Dawkings) involved in the group (brothers ?) , Mr.W.V Dawkings (Founder Whitstable branch) and Mr.A.G Dawkings (Chairman - By December 1968 he is referred to as late chairman).

I have contacted Kent R.B.L to see if they have any info.
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Old 03-05-19, 03:07 AM
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Hi

Just a long shot, but is your enamel badge maker marked? Having said that, even if it were many of the British makers have been in business for a hundred years or more.

We had an association from the late 1930s called the "RS Ypres Club". Logical to think that it is "Returned Soldiers/ Ypres Club" BUT I found a public notice where the main Returned Soldiers were expressing the idea that they were in NO WAY connected to the main association!

The Ypres Club only lasted for a few years and finally the Companies Office struck them off as they hadn't submitted their accounts!
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Old 26-06-19, 03:21 PM
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Just received June edition of RBL magazine and on the letters page they have published an e-mail (including photo of badge) I sent in asking for any information members may have about the "Salient Circle".

Will wait and see.
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