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Old 24-01-20, 05:05 PM
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Default Royal Armoured Corps - But what's the badge?

Taken from a 1943 group photo of the staff of the RAC OCTU at Sandhurst this Warrant Officer is wearing the RAC black beret but unless I am going senile I do not recognise his cap badge.

Clearly a dragon but the scrolls do not conform to the normal badge of the Buffs which was known to have been worn by 141 RAC converted from the regiment's 7th Bn.

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Old 24-01-20, 05:10 PM
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If i'm not mistaken it's an officers collar badge

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Old 24-01-20, 05:34 PM
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If i'm not mistaken it's an officers collar badge

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After looking it up I would say you are correct.

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Buffs OSD collar badge polished to bare metal Churchill Fig 93.

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Great photo and a nice example of a WO wearing items outside the normal dress regulations.
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Is there the likelihood that the badge could be "silvered" or chromed rather than polished down to brass?
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Is there the likelihood that the badge could be "silvered" or chromed rather than polished down to brass?
Yes could well be silvered or chromed. I was following the Churchill descriptor that Fig 93 OSD browned collar badges were often "polished to bare metal".

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Leigh,

I'd say you've got something there, the cap badges were 'silvered' it seems sometime in 1942 or 1943 so adding a WO's 'special' would fall in line with that.

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