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Old 13-01-19, 01:40 PM
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Default Robin Hood Rifles Field Officer.

Picked this up today. Badged to the Robin Hood Rifles, not sure about the cap badge being original to the cap a/a?
However the badge is well fixed with the slider bent over on itself and the Crown stitched to the cap.
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Old 13-01-19, 02:06 PM
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A field officer's cap, and so the anodised aluminium slidered badge is presumably a wrong 'un, but I have no knowledge of the accepted practises within the TA unit.
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Old 13-01-19, 02:10 PM
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Leigh agreed, this begs the question, is it a Robin Hoods cap? Any help on this is appreciated.
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I have been badged Robin Hood Rifles. In my field service cap, Green/rifles style I wore a KC silvered cap badge. Others wore the standard A/A badge. In the beret officers and NCOs wore a black painted A/A badge. I coated mine in varnish to stop the paint chipping and rubbing away too easily. This was 1995/6
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Old 13-01-19, 02:24 PM
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So, this may well be a good'un as worn by Notts ACF
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Old 13-01-19, 02:51 PM
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Interesting Matti.
Having looked again there's a name 'Holt' inked behind the sweatband.
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My first thought was cadets
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Thanks Bob.
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Yes to the above. However the A Coy Notts ACF are now badged Rifles. However the bugles and drums detachment are still badged Robin Hoods.
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Old 19-03-19, 01:59 PM
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The bugles and drums detachment, would they have a Field Officer badged to the detachment?
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Ironically they do. However suspect this hat predates the 2007 rebadging in the county.
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The bugles and drums detachment, would they have a Field Officer badged to the detachment?
The current “Field Officer” is actually referred to as “The Director of Music - East Midlands ACFs” (covers Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire ACFs), The “School of Music” is based at Bulwell in Nottingham
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Thanks button - and still badged as Robin Hoods?
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Old 20-03-19, 05:57 PM
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Its certainly a lovely hat.
The main body is of the RGJ / The Rifles type. Black piping and a black lace band.Looks like RGJ buttons rather than Rifles ones.But the peak isnt a Rifles one,it would have black rather than silver around it. More of the Light Infantry type.
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The black lace band, if you study it closely, you can make out Oak leaves and acorns.
This fits perfectly ( to me ) with the Robin Hood cap badge.
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