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Old 04-04-16, 04:03 PM
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Default Authorised badges but not worn.

A badge that was authorised for production.

Firmin maker's mark.

Die cast reverse.

The Regtl museum is adamant that this made but never worn.
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Old 04-04-16, 04:05 PM
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Default Hants and Glosters regt

Designed for an amalgamation that never happened.
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Old 04-04-16, 04:32 PM
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Default Berkshire Territorials

An unofficial commission of a badge that was authorised for production but possibly never worn by the TAVR. The proposed design was to be worn on a red plastic backing.

The gold a/a cast version is correct for the Berkshire Yeomanry.

Firmin maker's mark.

Die struck reverse.

Bought online for 7.
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Old 04-04-16, 04:35 PM
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Default Oxfordshire Territorials

An unofficial commission of a badge that was authorised for production but never worn by the TAVR. There is a thread on the forum citing that this badge is based upon a small number of badges locally manufactured by sticking 2 badge parts together for the small cadre left in 1968.

JR Gaunt London Ltd maker's mark.

Die struck reverse.

Bought online for 5.
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Old 04-04-16, 04:59 PM
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Default Hampshire & IOW Territorials

An unofficial commission of a badge that was authorised for production but never worn by the TAVR.

JR Gaunt London Ltd maker's mark.

Die cast reverse.
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Old 04-04-16, 05:00 PM
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Default Wiltshire Territorials

An unofficial commission of a badge that was authorised for production but never worn by the TAVR. Wiltshire territorials wore Wiltshire yeomanry collar badges and the a/a P/P cypher Wiltshire regimental cap badge.

JR Gaunt London Ltd maker's mark.

Die struck reverse.
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Old 06-04-16, 05:16 PM
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An unofficial commission of a badge that was authorised for production but never worn by the TAVR.

JR Gaunt London Ltd maker's mark.

Die cast reverse.
Mike,
are you saying that this particular badge made by Gaunt is unofficial or the badge in itself in anodised aluminium?

This badge can be found in at least 3 different makers that I know of in A/A and has bespoke anodised aluminium collar badges for E Coy - the scarce dog gauge collar badge.

6th edition of Edwards (printed 1974) describes this badge and its construction as anodised gold and silver (actually spelling it 'anodized').

All of this would suggest (if we assume accuracy on the part of Major Edwards) that this badge would appear to have been contemporary at least in 1974.
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Old 07-04-16, 07:46 PM
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There should be no concern over E Coy's a/a collars. The use of regtl badges and flashes with the Wessex badge was practised by the Coys. For example the coy that had Berkshire lineage wore the triangle brandywine patch behind their Wessex badge and the Glosters wore the back badge. These regtl distinctions were removed with some disagreement in 1973.

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Old 07-04-16, 08:02 PM
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As regards official versus unofficial, as described in the posts above the badges shown were official designs and some may have been ordered by the MOD and then not required; to be sold off by the manufacturer or by the MOD disposals. It is clear that any order was cancelled in 1968. There is a clear distinction between them and the unofficial commissions such as the F&F yeomanry and they are indeed in 2 camps.

It is not impossible that between 1968-71,the 8 man cadres wore some of these stock; The Berkshire Yeomanry history does state that their cadre wore a w/m horse on a red plastic oval backing but I am not 100% confident about this as the book was retrospectively written and is patchy in other places.

If my badges had a contemporary marking then they could have been one of these 1968 badges. However I think it highly likely that the Gaunt London Ltd is a later mark; even later than Gaunt Bham. This would make them candidates for latter day unofficial commissions.

At the end of the day I have the examples in my collection, in the same way that I have the Hants&Glosters, but I would not pay a premium price for them.

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