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Old 27-05-20, 11:01 AM
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Phil, I don't have the Victorian badge to compare, but here are two Royal Irish Rifles badges to illustrate the difference. The KC (on the right) is domed with a protruding point, whereas at QVC (on the left) flares out at either side.

That's a great sets of collars too, Danny. The production of a brass collar seems to suggest that there may also be a OSD cap badge. Are you aware of the existence of any such badge?
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The form of Victorian crown being referred to isn't the "big eared" Victorian crown, it's the "Jubilee" or "flat topped" crown which resembles the King's crown.
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Old 27-05-20, 11:37 AM
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Phil, I don't have the Victorian badge to compare, but here are two Royal Irish Rifles badges to illustrate the difference. The KC (on the right) is domed with a protruding point, whereas at QVC (on the left) flares out at either side. Irishhorse probably has a QVC hidden in his lovely collection.

That's a great sets of collars too, Danny. The production of a brass collar seems to suggest that there may also be a OSD cap badge. Are you aware of the existence of any such badge?
Kyle. In Joe McDonnell's book cap badges in light bronze, gilding metal, dark bronze, WM, chrome and in gilt are mentioned.
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Leigh, the cap badge is definitely KC as the corp was founded in 1908
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Tthe type of Victorian Crown referred to in post 14 is still not the type that you've illustrated, in case you're unaware.
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It's a coronet of Queen Victoria's Imperial type. Not an entirely unreasonable choice for the 'Queen's' university rather than the King's crown worn by most in 1908.
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Old 27-05-20, 01:40 PM
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Thanks Leigh and Alan. I wasn't aware of such a crown on cap badges. Are there any other corps or regiments which wore a jubilee/ imperial Victorian crown?
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Yes, off the top of my head, Durham Light Infantry, 9th Lancers.......
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I knew what QVC is versus KC, but thank you for the illustration.
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Thanks Leigh and Alan. I wasn't aware of such a crown on cap badges. Are there any other corps or regiments which wore a jubilee/ imperial Victorian crown?
Hi Kyle, Believe the Royal Reserve Irish Regiment circa 1900 wore this crown. regards John
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Check out 36th. Ulster Division We Will Remember Them on Facebook, A chap called Alistai Hamilton has posted his collection.r
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Brainey have you a link at all? This could be Alistair Hamilton of Lurgan and he wrote a book on the Men who went from our hometown, "if the same person" but either way would like to see the collection am only acquiring snippets of information? Cheers billy
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https://m.facebook.com/groups/171539904043/
Billy try this link, it's a private group. It's not the same person who wrote the book you mentioned.
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Hi Danny thanjs for the link, attempted to join it but not much happened, perhaps they get back to you? Will wait and see? It would work for me as hsve an interest in the 36th Div. Cheers billy
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You will get an email saying you have been accepted, doesn't happen straight away.
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