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Old 24-07-16, 02:27 PM
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First World War period British Army badge worn by the runners of 7th Battalion, The Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment).
Rectangular khaki cloth badge (125mm x 130mm).
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Old 24-07-16, 04:59 PM
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Well, how odd!!
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I would have spent days trying to figure out what that was and assumed it was something to do with the Isle of Man.
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Is this a wind-up?

Not 1st April is it?

The badge looks just too neat, tidy, weird colours ...........

And where would it be worn on the uniform?

And why bother: a coloured armband would be much more distinctive and visible. Because runners were needed to run backwards as well as forwards and sideways, they had to be distinguishable to NCOs and officers "at a glance". A man wearing such a badge might be recognised by his own unit, but not by any other.

We need to know the provenance of this badge before accepting it in good faith, do we not?
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This is a genuine example of a 7th bn runners badge, the Bn wore a series of Kentish Grey cloth patches for its HQ A coy B coy C coy D coy as described and illustrated by its colonel Anstruthur in the regimental newspaper The Queens Own Gazette after the Great war
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This is a genuine example of a 7th bn runners badge, the Bn wore a series of Kentish Grey cloth patches for its HQ A coy B coy C coy D coy as described and illustrated by its colonel Anstruthur in the regimental newspaper The Queens Own Gazette after the Great war
Can you post scans of the relevant information contained therein?

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Old 14-05-18, 06:24 PM
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Amen to that.
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Old 14-05-18, 06:40 PM
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Sure Email me from this site , Because to load here i need a html ???
i have a scan of the article right here in my hands ! ill email you back with it
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Ive emailed you please share on this thread
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Amen to that.
Its in your Emai inbox please share with the thread
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Old 14-05-18, 08:28 PM
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Old 14-05-18, 08:48 PM
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Remarkable, thank you: "never say never!"
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Thanks for sharing.

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You watch. eBay will be flooded with these now.....
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Excellent thread
Yes - if you look for proof on everything you never know what you will miss ...
just goes to show the 'proof' is often out there if you know where to look.
Great this has been shared here
The ebay chancers are in deed a plague - may they all get what's coming to them
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