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Old 08-06-24, 11:14 AM
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Default Volunteer battalion? Mystery badge

Can anyone identify the badge on the boss of this side cap. The uniform is of Rifles pattern, taken at Colchester and came with a lot of photos of 1st Volunteer Battalion of Warwickshire Regiment taken in Birmingham but they all had strung bugles on their side cap bosses, this looks like a flower, as ever thanks in anticipation for any definite identification of unit, btw the buttons look like they might be Warwickshire but if so when did bugle horn boss badge change to flower assuming they are all same unit?
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Old 08-06-24, 11:16 AM
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I think it is the RWarcs badge and you can see the wavy title scroll side on. Pre 1905 so no SA scroll.

I see a blurred bugle on the boss rather than a flower.
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Old 08-06-24, 11:57 AM
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Totally agree with Alan

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Old 08-06-24, 12:05 PM
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Yes, it's R Warks Regt, their FSCs/CFSCs feature in threads on the forum.
I see the flower rather than a bugle on the boss.
I also see two scrolls under the antelope.
An officer with mounted design on R Wark Regt buttons I take it?
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Old 08-06-24, 12:07 PM
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Here is an officer purportedly from the same set.

Boss bugle is proportionately very different to the above.
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Old 08-06-24, 01:51 PM
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Different ranks I assume. The officers would be larger.
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Old 08-06-24, 03:02 PM
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It looks like this to me
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Old 08-06-24, 03:04 PM
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Yes. Maybe I'm wrong about the double scrolls on the antelope, just the single seems very deep.
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Old 08-06-24, 03:06 PM
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Old 08-06-24, 05:36 PM
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I confirm that the rose badge posted by Neil S was worn by VB officers of the R Warwickshire Regiment and that it appears to me to that in the original post.
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Old 08-06-24, 06:03 PM
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Agree with Pompadour, that boss badge is in an article on boss badges in Crown Imperial and I seem to remember it has been shown on the Forum before.

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Old 08-06-24, 06:11 PM
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There are 2 or 3 threads (somewhere on the forum) showing the boss on R Warks officer's CFSC's, and I think 1 showing just the boss for identification, which it was, as R Warks.
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Old 08-06-24, 07:44 PM
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Default Mystery badge on side cap boss

Thank you to everyone who contributed and especially to the gentleman that actually posted a picture of the badge, great stuff
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Old 09-06-24, 05:35 AM
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Thread re. the boss, includes links to other threads showing R Warks Regts officer's CFSCs.

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...highlight=Boss
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Old 10-06-24, 08:13 AM
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I think I may have answered my own question, the officer I posted is named as 2nd Lt. B. Gordon of 4th Bn., Royal Warwickshire Regiment and appears in a group photo of named officers on ebay
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