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Old 02-06-24, 02:10 PM
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Gents, I have recently seen a Royal Scots Fusiliers bronze OSD badge did the Royal Scots ever wear such a badge?
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Old 02-06-24, 02:46 PM
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I believe so, and that there may be a photo of a chap called Winston Chur chill wearing one.
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Old 02-06-24, 03:06 PM
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Having said that, all I've found online is a colour photo of a model of him wearing OSD glengarry and collar badges.
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Having said that, all I've found online is a colour photo of a model of him wearing OSD glengarry and collar badges.
Model appears to be based on a photo :

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1916.Churchill as Lieutenant-Colonel,commanding the 6th Battalion.the Royal Scots Fusiliers.Near Ploegstreert, Belgium
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Old 02-06-24, 03:29 PM
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Ta, I saw that but wasn't at all sure that the photo shows the OSD badge.
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Gents, I have recently seen a Royal Scots Fusiliers bronze OSD badge did the Royal Scots ever wear such a badge?
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There appears to be some confusion here in the question, you talk about the Royal Scots Fusiliers, then ask ''did the Royal Scots ever wear such a badge', well No is the simple answer, as they are a completely different regiment.

Royal Scots 1st of Foot and the Royal Scots Fusiliers 21st of Foot.

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The RSF did not wear bronze OSD cap badges. For officers and SNCOs, the gilt two piece grenade was worn on the Glengarry in OSD. Only the collar badges were bronzed.

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This one looks okay, ticks alot of boxes.
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Old 03-06-24, 01:52 PM
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Default RSF Bronze OSD Badge

Yes, the above is the one I noticed. I have never seen one before as I’ve seen many threads stating Scots regiments never issued Bronze OSD badges is this the exception? Also any idea when it was issued?
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I see that badge on the site. A complete anomaly to my knowledge. Possibly a badge produced in the early years of the century when most regiments were toying with bronze, but never adopted.
It has blades as the majority of other line regiments had for the visored service dress cap. The RSF never wore this service dress cap at anytime I know of.
It certainly was not intended for the Glengarry or TOS with such fixings. Officer badges were of course never issued in the old days as all were private purchase, thus some strange anomalies do occur which are not mentioned in any regulations.
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The photos show the undress cap worn with frock and normal gilt badges by some Lowland regiments, not bronze.
During the war, there was apparently a shortage of Glens and standard service dress caps were issued as a stop gap during training for ORs only, which the photo shows. A very awkward looking situation!
I still have not been able to find any evidence of bronze RSF cap badges, either officer or OR, in wear.

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In photo's 1 and 2, even when in shadow, the gilt badge is visible as such.
However, in photo 3 this officer's badge which is not in shadow, is subdued and has no real shine of any kind.
I think this badge may be bronze ?
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Old 05-06-24, 06:05 PM
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Mention of RSF OSD here, in a thread from a year or so ago:

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...ad.php?t=93325
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Old 05-06-24, 06:54 PM
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I think the badge in the other thread is a faded/discoloured gilt badge .
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