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Old 27-05-24, 12:47 PM
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Default WWI cross hatch Cpl stripes - Opinions welcome

Hi all,

I recently acquired this pair of WWI cross hatch Cpl stripes. I have no idea if they are genuine or not.

The late Dave Parsons had an illustration of this being worn by a Royal Flying Corps Cpl Wireless Operator - Page 7 in his RAF book.

I have seen declared copies of this badge for sale with varying numbers of 'diamonds' on each side of the stripe.

This one is very similar to the DP version.

Any input from members most welcome.

Also, is there a time window they would have been worn in WWI?


Regards,

Graham
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Old 27-05-24, 01:38 PM
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Graham,

they are modern copies.

Original very scarce.

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Old 14-06-24, 01:21 PM
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Hi,

Thanks for all who have viewed this and Simon for informing me they are copies. They didn't cost much, therefore, no surprise.

If anyone has images of a original set (actual stripes) I would be most grateful.

Would like to know good from bad if I see another set for sale.


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Graham
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Old 16-06-24, 10:52 AM
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They might be good conduct badges if the chevrons were the right way up of course ...................

Joking apart, the consensus seems to be that they were a war time expedient, so probably fair to say they were unlikely to appear before 1915.
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Old 16-06-24, 01:02 PM
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I don't know if I have ever seen an original of these chevrons for sale, although I am sure some have been about over the years.
They seem to have come into a sort of collector cult status for WW1, even though they are were not commonly worn nor really representative of the time. Re enactors seem to be more enamored of them.

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