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Old 14-01-09, 04:03 AM
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I am pretty certain of the following (if anyone could corroborate I would appreciate it)

Irish Guards O/Ranks are now issued a metal cap star with large centre (gilt type finish).

Senior NCO's bi-metal with large centre , silver and gold type finish (different from the actual silver and gilt centenary star)

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Old 14-01-09, 09:19 AM
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Chris.
A picture paints a thousand words.

The a/a 1970 badge is on the right. Later ones had the rose in red and this was often painted in by the soldiers.

The 2003 gilt/enamel one is a new design and much higher quality. There were a couple of makers and the rose comes in 2 shaes of red. The backing is primrose yellow and the earlier ones were made of yellow plastic. This one is foam.

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Old 14-01-09, 10:32 AM
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Alan,

Many thanks.

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Old 14-01-09, 11:37 AM
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My own holdings of Issued modern non-stabrite Infantry badges are as follows:

Regts now amalgamated:

RGBW - 2 sizes in bi gold and silver finish
Queens Lancashire Regt - Gilt and Red enamel
Kings (Liverpool and Manchesters) - S/G
Light Infantry - Silver finish
The Highlanders (Gordons Seaforth & Camerons) - 3 part silver finish
Royal Green Jackets - Silver frosted
Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters - Bi
PWO Yorkshires - Silver finish
Liverpool Scottish (Platoon in Kings and Cheshire Regt TA)

In existance:

Coldstream Guards - Brass
Grenadier Guards - Brass
The Rifles - Frosted silver
Royal Regt of Fusiliers - Bi silver and gold finish.
Duke of Lancasters - Gilt and Red enamel
PWRR - Gun metal and also in gold and enamel finish (no 1 dress)
Yorkshires - Bi
Royal Marines - Bz (beret)
London Irish TA Coy

Absent and on my wants list:

Royal Regt of Scotland
Mercians

I have a spare LI one if anyone wants a swop.

If anyone has any additions to this list them please let me know.

If Parachute regiment and Royal Gurkha Rifles are classed as Infantry perhaps they should be added to the list ?
Have spares of both RRS and Mercian Regt - PM me if interested.

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Old 14-01-09, 04:40 PM
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Thanks, I shall add them to my list.


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Old 14-01-09, 07:18 PM
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Hi Guys,

I'm really busy at the mo but all these badges should be scanned via a quality dedicated scanner (reverse too as there do not seem to be to many of them) and uploaded to a Picasa web page or similar are a photographic documentary record.

Any takers out there?

Good excuse to buy that dedicated scanner that you always promised yourself too.

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The Royal Yeomanry has, what appears to be, a plated metal badge. Its not the same quality as the original brass badges of the County Yeomanry Squadrons that make up the Regiment.... but is better than the AA badges.

The Royal Mercian Yeomanry has and enamled badge that looks more like a pin badge..... but better than the AA.

The best Yeomanry badges I have seen are the Queens Own Yeomanry (running fox) ..... and my favourite is the A sqn (Dorset Yeomanry) RWxY..... this is a well designed badge. This badge is also an enamled badge.

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Old 14-01-09, 08:56 PM
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My Yeomanry holdings of post a/a badges are:

Obselete:

Scottish Yeo - S/G
Westminster Dragoons - Silver plate
QOYY(LI)

Current:

A Sqn WxY (Dorsetshire Yeomanry)
QOY - NCOs badge Bi metal private purchase. (much copied)
Royal Mercian yeo


Absent is the Royal yeomanry mentioned above.
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The Squadron will only give them out to the boys..... they do pop up on ebay from time to time. NB, the NCO arm badges are "as per Squadron" if your thinking of collecting them with your RY Cap badge...... I have been told that the regimental button (RY) will be available in 2010.... but it will probably be 2014.... the Yeomanry squadrons will resist for as long as possible (they are very unhappy with the Cap badge unoficially).
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Old 18-01-09, 09:11 PM
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I have started an album

http://www.britishbadgeforum.com/for...hp?albumid=192

TA and cavalry to be added.

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I have started an album

http://www.britishbadgeforum.com/for...hp?albumid=192

TA and cavalry to be added.

Alan
Well doen Alan.

This is just the sort of thing we need.

Alan, set up another thread entitled Modern Badges or similar with the URL so that it is not lost in them many postings of this thread.

When I know what is going on re: anodised badges I will reorganise to show just authorised items removing unofficial commissions, mistakes etc. but this will be some months yet.

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Old 20-01-09, 06:57 AM
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Alan,

Of all the new badges shown do we know what was the first to be issued and what date it was issued on?

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Old 20-01-09, 08:49 AM
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Chris,

The majority date from 2003-5 but some are earlier. Those replacing existing designs (RGJ/LI/PWO Yorkshires were made about 2004-5 just before the new regts were formed and the designs became obselete).

The RGBW were a new regt in 1994 and theirs was the first bi-metal badge with that finish. The PWRR were formed in 1992 and their gun metal badge came in first with the No1 dress following later.

I aim to add dates to the badges when I have time.

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Old 20-01-09, 09:07 AM
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Thanks Alan.

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Old 20-01-09, 11:01 AM
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The disparity in, and range of, dates are because the new badges were only ordered when existing stocks ran out and regts decided that they wanted an improved design/construction etc. Some regts/Corps are still using a/a and it is still being issued to them today.

In the last 10 years, when 'new' regts have been formed from amalgamations they have used this opportunity of a new production run to have the badges made in improved metals. I can't think of an example when this has not been the case.

The last 'new' design to be made in a/a was the Royal Logistic Corps. The RLC used the occasion of their 10 year anniversary to chnage from an a/a to an improved metal design.

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