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Old 28-04-12, 08:48 PM
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Default 24th Lancers Officers cap badge

Just picked up this badge, is it an original? Didnt think a Regt that was around for 4 years would bother with an enameled badge. Colin
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Old 28-04-12, 09:36 PM
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They didn't Gaunt knocked this one up for the collectors market, many years after the Regiment ceased to exist!

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Old 29-04-12, 12:31 PM
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Well that would explain a lack of wear........

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Old 29-04-12, 04:53 PM
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Colin, did you pick this up yesterday at the Ottawa show? I saw it too and was tempted, but thought it looked a bit too new and flashy to be real.
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Old 29-04-12, 07:49 PM
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Good evening Colin,

Andy is correct about the badge shown. Gaunts did produce this pattern badge in the early 1970's along with other WW2 raised cavalry head dress badges and buttons. However, Gaunts did produce these badges during wartime but they were die cast -solid backed, with lugs situated east-west. The badge was for officers only and RSM and worn on the No1 Dress cap without a cloth backing. Matching die cast collar badges do exist. They are c2/3rds the size of the cap badge and were issued with a pin/brooch fitting as standard.

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Old 30-04-12, 12:16 AM
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Good to know all this information. What colour dress cap did they wear?

David,
Yes it was at the show, just really liked it and has some extra money from selling some stuff...and the rest is history! I actually got a whole bunch of badges I needed. A good show.

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Old 30-04-12, 02:14 PM
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Good afternoon Colin,

Duiring my research period into the 24th Lancers insignia and dress distinctions I saw two No1 Dess caps whilst visiting former officers of the regiment and the No 1 Dress cap
was dark blue with two small regimental pattern buttons holding on the chin strap in place.

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Old 30-04-12, 03:59 PM
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Default 24th lancers

Andy was incorrect saying these were not worn ww11 I have a nice example die cast solid backed-as Seaman page 67 -Ex Hanley collection
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Army Historical Research Vol 25 1947
Regimental Badges of the War Period 1939-45
By Lt. Ernest J Martin T.A.R.O
Page 167 - Plate 1 Fig 7
Page 169:- 24th Lancers
" Cap and collar badge: Crossed lances upon a circle inscribed "LANCERS." At the point of intersection of the lances is the numeral "XXIV," and above is a crown. The whole is white metal. A badge of the same design , but enameled in colours, is worn by the Officers in the coloured field cap (Fig 7)."
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Sorry, I should have been clearer and as Peter points out in post #5 (in case you missed it), the badge shown at the start of the thread is a post war reproduction and that is what I replied to!

Here's a good one
http://www.britishbadgeforum.com/for...t=24th+lancers


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On the subject.... is this ORs a good one or a bad one? If its good is it a collar badge or a beret badge?
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Griff,
it's a fake cap badge mate!
http://www.britishbadgeforum.com/bri...th_lancers.htm

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Good evening Colin,

Andy is correct about the badge shown. Gaunts did produce this pattern badge in the early 1970's along with other WW2 raised cavalry head dress badges and buttons. However, Gaunts did produce these badges during wartime but they were die cast -solid backed, with lugs situated east-west. The badge was for officers only and RSM and worn on the No1 Dress cap without a cloth backing. Matching die cast collar badges do exist. They are c2/3rds the size of the cap badge and were issued with a pin/brooch fitting as standard.

All good wishes,

Peter
Probably all three bangers but i have my fingers crossed they are not. I have had all three badges for many years now.

Cheers, Dave
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Dave,
x 3 - But don't get rid of them on my say please! The Wm does have some good signs!

Andy

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Old 31-01-13, 09:44 PM
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Hi Andy and others,
Your opinion valued on this badge. Note the lack of voiding in some places.
Thanks, Tinto
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