British & Commonwealth Military Badge Forum

Recent Books by Forum Members

   

Go Back   British & Commonwealth Military Badge Forum > British Military Insignia > Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges

 Other Pages: Galleries, Links etc.
Glossary  Books by Forum Members     Canadian Pre 1914    CEF    CEF Badge Inscriptions   Canadian post 1920     Canadian post 1953     British Cavalry Badges     Makers' Marks    Pipers' Badges  Canadian Cloth Titles  Books  SEARCH
 
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-06-24, 06:43 PM
Sonofacqms's Avatar
Sonofacqms Sonofacqms is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 6,892
Default Tank Regt cap badge backing

I found this today, a normal KC Tank Regt cap badge with a black badge backing. I have never seen or heard of this colour backing being worn by the RTR as they always wore black berets.

Any help appreciated
Rob
Attached Images
File Type: jpg P1050066.jpg (55.6 KB, 46 views)
File Type: jpg P1050067.jpg (48.8 KB, 17 views)
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-06-24, 06:46 PM
Luke H's Avatar
Luke H Luke H is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Londoner in exile
Posts: 6,175
Default

The badge is a fake. Note the wonky jewels.
Attached Images
File Type: jpeg IMG_2889.jpeg (74.7 KB, 33 views)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-06-24, 09:04 PM
Sonofacqms's Avatar
Sonofacqms Sonofacqms is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 6,892
Default

Apart from the wonky jewels, is there any case of an RTR unit wearing a black badge backing?

Rob
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-06-24, 09:35 PM
3dg's Avatar
3dg 3dg is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 1,952
Default

Hi Rob
I think someone must have put the black on for a display maybe.
As the RTR wear the black beret there would be no need for a black backing.
Just my thoughts

Chris
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-06-24, 09:42 PM
Luke H's Avatar
Luke H Luke H is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Londoner in exile
Posts: 6,175
Default

Duff badge with equally duff backing. Probably done for the reason Chris suggests.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-06-24, 09:46 PM
Sonofacqms's Avatar
Sonofacqms Sonofacqms is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 6,892
Default

Thanks chaps. I think I answered my own question with the badge backing, Chris has probably nailed it as someone has put the black on for a display/

Rob
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

mhs link

All times are GMT. The time now is 05:15 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.