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Old 17-07-22, 11:06 AM
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Default KK2117 RASC officers enameled cap & collar badges

Hello gentlemen,

i just purchased this set of cap & collar badges for RASC.
The cap badge is, if i am right, KK2117, George IV, with space between crown and garter, sealed 12th February 1949.
Garter with blue enamel, the red area below with translucent red glas-enamel.
Two part construction, the star may be white metal, Silver plated with punched mark P and makers mark J.R.GAUNT LONDON. Laurel wreath, scroll, garter and Cypher from gilding metal, fixed with two prongs to the star.
The collar badges have the same construction, but the makers mark is raised and the stars are "anodised" or "galvanic" silvered. So they do not show the nice patina of oxydised silver.

These badges should be worn between 1949 and 1953, correct ?
My question - are they made in this period or has Gaunt produced them also after 1953 with this obsolete design ?

Thanks for any comments or information,
kind regards
Markus
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Old 18-07-22, 08:00 PM
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Replaced by the Elizabeth II pattern in time for the Coronation that took place on June 2nd 1953. I dare say the old pattern was still worn after that date in the far-flung places that British troops were serving in back then. New stuff was often slow in arriving.
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Old 19-07-22, 04:35 AM
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Thanks Hoot,
i think that was quiet normal, it always took some time to introduce new insignia.
Know that from many german navy prime-sources (Bundesarchiv) from imperial, Weimar and Third Reich period. When new badges were introduced the last sentence in the order was most " ..... obsolete issues "should be applied to barracks duty until stocks are exhausted".
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