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Old 19-10-19, 03:18 PM
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Default Hawke Battalion

Can I have some opinions on this Hawke Battalion cap badge please, the Gaunt tablet on the reverse is 7mm in length, the tablets on other RND cap badges I have measure just over 8mm in length, is that of any significance as regards originality? Any comments welcome, cheers,

Paul
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Old 19-10-19, 03:20 PM
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Beautiful badge and absolutely 100% original.
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Old 19-10-19, 06:38 PM
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I have one similar, a good badge IMO.

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Old 19-10-19, 07:04 PM
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Hi All

is there any significance in E/W loops? Mine, has N/S loops....

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Old 20-10-19, 08:51 AM
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Paul

Your badge also looks good to me. The Gaunt tablets are usually crudely made so I wouldn’t worry about 1mm.

Tim

Is your badge Gaunt marked? Is there any chance of seeing a picture.

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Old 20-10-19, 10:32 AM
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Thanks a lot for the replies guys I appreciate it, it looked ok but its always nice to get confirmation. Tim, I've personally never seen a Hawke cap badge with North-South loops but others with more knowledge might be able to help, as Paddy mentioned, photos would help, cheers,

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Old 20-10-19, 11:37 AM
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Default N/S Hawke.

Untill Tim gets back here's my Hawke badge with N/S lugs.
Any comments welcome Tony.
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Old 20-10-19, 01:43 PM
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I like it Tony, apart from the loops its pretty much identical to mine, cheers,

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Old 20-10-19, 11:22 PM
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Never seen one with N-S loops before, very nice badge. I’ve also seen a couple Gaunt made Hawke badges with E-W brass stamped lugs. Clearly there was a degree of variation as to type of fixings and their position at the Gaunt factory.
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