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Old 06-08-22, 07:04 AM
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Hello, I recently brought this Sealed Pattern Card as I had not seen this type before. I have checked Edwards & Langley but with no joy.
Can you give me any information about this other then what is on the card please?
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Old 06-08-22, 07:12 AM
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I think intended to be worn as a cap badge backing by WRAC officer cadets.

Male officer cadets wore a white Ivorine/plastic disc behind their cap badges.

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Old 06-08-22, 07:21 AM
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I think intended to be worn as a cap badge backing by WRAC officer cadets.


Correct. A bit expensive.

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I think intended to be worn as a cap badge backing by WRAC officer cadets.


Correct. A bit expensive.

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Thanks to all for your replies. So, a WRAC officer cadet cap badge backing. Did not think of that.....
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It's a good thing you aren't going to hit what you're looking at if you don't look down the sight...the girl second from left is looking at the camera(man)!!!

Nice find Jerry, first I've seen but would love to find the badge patch for my WRAC collection.

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Wonder what was wrong with the White Plastic disc which looks like these girls are wearing, as there is no second Khaki border!!

Posed picture I think, as I would not like to stand in front of them on the range even to one side LoL
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It's a good thing you aren't going to hit what you're looking at if you don't look down he site....the girl second from left is looking at he camera(man)!!!

Nice find Jerry, first I've seen but would love to find the badge patch for my WRAC collection.

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She looks like she wants to shoot the photographer LOL.

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The Sealed Pattern card is dated 1957 and for what head dress was it produced? At that date the WRAC wore a ‘large’ beret type made up from several pieces of fabric with the cap badge on a beech brown teardrop backing.
I said “intended” because I doubt it was actually worn in the form shown on the Sealed Pattern and perhaps the white plastic disc was preferred. However, it has had an NSN added which should indicate late 1960s or later use so there should be some photographic evidence?

Lots on information on WRAC berets and badges in this thread https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...ad.php?t=78826

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The khaki cloth is not part of the backing, it is ensure that the white cloth stands out from the card. It is (was) worn between the badge and the Tear Drop.

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The khaki cloth is not part of the backing, it is ensure that the white cloth stands out from the card. It is (was) worn between the badge and the Tear Drop.

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Marc,
Thanks that explains it! Just a circle of white felt or Melton cloth and no khaki backing when worn on the WRAC beret.

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Yep.
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This I presume would be one of the gorgets in Marc’s picture.
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I saw a few WRAC Officer Cadets as well as Potential Officers who wore White Epaulet Strips at the various WRAC Companies attached to RAOC Depots. They were all based at the WRAC Depot Gilford but did short visits to other WRAC units.
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