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Old 23-03-23, 07:36 PM
michael1 michael1 is offline
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Does anyone recognise this badge, an Old English T in crowned wreath, he seems to be a police officer in a band, photo taken in East London, Mile End, circa 1890s/1900
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Old 23-03-23, 07:53 PM
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He could be the Bandmaster for the Met. Police "T" Division band. Some Met. Police divisions (at one time) had their own bands. They were funded from the divisional welfare funds and often adopted their own (non-issue) uniform and badges.

This gent seems to be wearing Met. Police pattern buttons on his tunic and a Met. Police jubilee medal.

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Old 23-03-23, 10:45 PM
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Thanks Dave, that was exactly the conclusion I had come to so glad to hear your view, thanks for tour reply
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Old 24-03-23, 01:48 PM
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The letter does look like a 'T' but it could easily also be a 'C', perhaps for Constabulary?
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Old 24-03-23, 02:12 PM
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The letter does look like a 'T' but it could easily also be a 'C', perhaps for Constabulary?
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No, the term "Constabulary" is never, and has never been used in respect of the Met. Police.

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