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Old 13-04-20, 01:25 PM
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Default Royal Irish Fusiliers in a/a

I was pleased to be able to put these RIF in a/a together today, so I thought it might be helpful to share.
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Old 13-04-20, 01:28 PM
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Nice, I think the only one of those I've got is a cap badge, a RA Hughes one.
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Old 13-04-20, 03:33 PM
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The one piece collars also come in all silver for pipers. I have just a single one unfortunately.
Will post a pic when I get 5 mins.

As of course do the two piece for No.1 dress.
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Old 13-04-20, 03:44 PM
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Default Royal Irish Fusiliers AA

Hi Bess, The cap badge also comes with lugs, worn on the pipers kilt of the Royal Irish Regiment. regards John
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Old 13-04-20, 03:50 PM
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Did the Royal Irish Rangers wear the anodised kilt badge?
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Old 13-04-20, 04:03 PM
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Default Royal Irish Fusiliers AA

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Did the Royal Irish Rangers wear the anodised kilt badge?
Hi Leigh, Yes they did, the pipers wore the 3x AA lugged badges to the old regiments on the kilt.

1 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
2 Royal Ulster Rifles
3 Royal Irish Fusiliers
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Old 13-04-20, 04:21 PM
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That's very interesting- thanks for sharing the information.

Leigh - the cap is also maker marked to RA Hughes.

Bess - I have a number of silver a/a collars to Scottish Regiments. The Royal Scots for sure and I think one to the KOSB. Would these also be pipers? I had thought they might.

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Old 13-04-20, 05:04 PM
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Irish Fusiliers, the only identified maker is RA Hughes.
The grenade collars were worn by a company of the Royal Irish Rangers TA.

R.Scots and KOSB pipers both appear in silver anodised. I dont.recall seeing the large thistle Royal Scots in silver.
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As Mike says, definitely Royal Scots and KOSB come in silver collars for pipers.

I have a feeling I have the cap badge marked Firmin London as well as the Hughes made version. I'll check later for sure.
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Old 13-04-20, 05:32 PM
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Hi Leigh, Yes they did, the pipers wore the 3x AA lugged badges to the old regiments on the kilt.

1 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
2 Royal Ulster Rifles
3 Royal Irish Fusiliers
regards John
John, just for interests sake, there are 2 very distinctly different dies for the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers badge , lugged, which is used on the Royal Irish kilt. One with a bulbous grenade and another which is more flattened out.

All the very best chaps

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Old 14-04-20, 10:17 AM
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John, just for interests sake, there are 2 very distinctly different dies for the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers badge , lugged, which is used on the Royal Irish kilt. One with a bulbous grenade and another which is more flattened out.

All the very best chaps

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Hi Bess, Thanks for that, I have them both the flat one looks odd. regards John
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Apologies for delay in replying to this thread. Workers laying fiber optic in next road have knocked out my landline and Wi-Fi for over a week,
Attached my example of RIF kilt badge, hope this answers your query
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Old 17-04-20, 09:47 AM
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Ok chaps, did some photography finally. As suspected I did have a RIF by Firmin - marked 'Firmin London'.

Also the silver pipers No.2 dress collar
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Old 17-04-20, 09:51 AM
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Mark, as well as the silver pipers RIF, I also found I had silver pipers collars for the Royal Inniskilling fusiliers:-
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Old 17-04-20, 09:54 AM
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John, just for completeness, my Royal Irish Regt, kilt badge set. Some odd colours in there. Unfinished and miss colours I suspect. Additionally, I appear to have been super efficient and noted the NSN's! Must have been a slow news day . . .

Regards all, look after yourselves. Strange times we are living through guys.

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