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Old 17-10-09, 01:48 AM
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hi all
have been offered this badge and would like your thoughts.
i have a little collection of bronze badges hapening and this caught my eye but a couple of questions.
what period is it? and is it a hat or collar (being lugged not blades)
the other thing is it seems to have the title UPPINGHAM overlayed on scroll?
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Old 17-10-09, 08:44 AM
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This looks to me to be an Officers Bronze cap/collar badge for Uppingham School OTC made from a Leicestershire bronze left hand collar badge. Probably due to the fact that there were not many OSD badges required for the OTC.
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Old 17-10-09, 10:11 AM
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One with blades too! Is the lugged one a collar? (cat and pigeons I think!!)

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This looks to me to be an Officers Bronze cap/collar badge for Uppingham School OTC made from a Leicestershire bronze left hand collar badge. Probably due to the fact that there were not many OSD badges required for the OTC.
It's not the first time I've seen a badge like this. One was one of the Surrey schools (Reigate?) with a Queens used as the backing. I think it's on the OTC section of the forum.
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thanks guys for your quick replies,
what period do you think it may be?
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Old 18-10-09, 03:44 PM
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This item is a cap badge and the bronze badge is still worn by members of Uppingham School Combined Cadet Force (the very latest issue is made by London Badge & Button Co and is totally flat on the back). It could be as recent as 5 years old or could be 50 years old
(BTW I sometimes work with the school and have obtained both patterns of cap badge form them in recent times)

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