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Old 26-11-19, 02:39 AM
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Default Theatre made badge ?

I found this New Zealand Field Artillery badge in among the spares . Theatre made ? Different lugs to what is normally seen on these .
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Old 26-11-19, 08:54 AM
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These type of lugs are found on belt buckle insignia.

I have a similar theatre made badge with a slider.

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Old 27-11-19, 01:27 AM
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Hi guys

Just the same lugs as on that CYC badge that I saw and that also had a clearly cast reverse.

I would hazard a guess that they were produced to make up for lost badges, a shortfall in numbers or at a cheaper rate than the "kit deficiencies" that were charged for when soldiers had "swapped" with someone else...
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