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Old 13-06-24, 05:37 PM
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Default Unknown Light Infantry

Can anyone help me identify this Light Infantry badge, or even confirm its not a fantasy item.

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I have added a DLI badge for size comparison
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Old 13-06-24, 06:05 PM
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It is what you say a post 1958 Light Infantry badge. Issued in a/a but also made in bi-metal and sold in PRI's.
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Old 13-06-24, 06:07 PM
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Thanks Alan.
Did not even think of that.
Chris
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Old 13-06-24, 07:02 PM
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Does it have any vestiges of the KSLI letter ladder on the insides of the edge of the horn?

I have one just like it but I saw it had vestiges of the brazing left of the KSLI letters.

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Old 13-06-24, 07:30 PM
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It is definitely a KSLI cap badge that has either had it's lettering removed or never had them fitted at all and is a factory reject. Absolutely not a Light Infantry Brigade badge.
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Old 13-06-24, 07:39 PM
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I agree the bugle is of the KSLI style.

However, the voiding is unusually fine. ORs KSLIs, even the early examples, are invariably not voided between the strings and tassels.

Hence even if it had lost its lettering this would make it unusual.

To my eyes that slim slider with a crimp looks of somewhat earlier manufacture than 1958.
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Old 13-06-24, 08:13 PM
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Todd.
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did not see this first time around, but upon closer inspection looks like some remnants of braising exactly where you would expect it for KSLI.
So think you are correct.
Did not think of this, as this example did not match the KSLI examples i have.
Did think it was Shropshire related, but i was looking for OTC & Schools etc.
Think i should have been able to work this out myself.
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Old 14-06-24, 03:01 AM
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Chris,
I had the exact same thing happen. I got one thinking it was a Light Infantry metal cap badge but upon close examination I saw the tiny bits of braze. It was a WTF moment until the light bulb went on over my head and I realized it was a KSLI that had the letters removed.

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