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Old 23-10-20, 05:50 PM
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Default 1st battalion Monmouthshire Regiment

From a job lot of badges. It has a worrying amount of Brasso on the back. Your thoughts would be appreciated.
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Old 23-10-20, 05:57 PM
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It's not the 1st Bn. The Dragon is the officers pattern of the 2nd Battalion The officers badge had a scroll beneath,

It was made in brass post WW2 for ORs in what was the TA successor regiment.

Post WW2 the 1st Bn were RA wearing the 1st Bn silver wreath cap badge.
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Old 23-10-20, 05:59 PM
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https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...ctureid=115154

A genuine one. There are fakes made using Gaunt Bham marked sldiers froma different die.
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Old 23-10-20, 06:08 PM
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It's not the 1st Bn. The Dragon is the officers pattern of the 2nd Battalion The officers badge had a scroll beneath,

It was made in brass post WW2 for ORs in what was the TA successor regiment.

Post WW2 the 1st Bn were RA wearing the 1st Bn silver wreath cap badge.
Thank you, I was taking the description from John Gaylor's Military Badge collecting.
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Old 23-10-20, 06:10 PM
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Unfortunately it's got it's faults as a reference work.

This is the repro badge
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BRITISH-A...wAAOSwz1RczULZ
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Old 24-10-20, 01:20 AM
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Where does this one fit in? Or is it an entirely different badge? These dragons confuse my aging mind.....what is left of it.
(pardon the photo; the sun has gone down)

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Thatís the standard pattern worn by all battalions in service dress prior to 1920. The photo is a little blurred but looks to be by F N (Narborough). I have a similar one which has been blackened and is still on the cap which is later than WW1 and would suggest that it was either worn by the 2nd or 3rd battalions as the 1st had changed to their later pattern by that time.
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Default 1st Bn Monmouthshire Regiment

Can anyone help me towards the purchase of an Officers Service Dress badge with lugs? Failing that does anyone have a photo of the badge? Thank you.
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Old 11-12-20, 02:23 PM
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Have you looked at eddies album He's the man for all Monmouthshire regiment items
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Can anyone help me towards the purchase of an Officers Service Dress badge with lugs? Failing that does anyone have a photo of the badge? Thank you.
Hi,
Which Monmouthshire badge are you looking for?
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Hello Dave,
The badge I am looking for is the centre one on your photo ie 1 Monmouth OSD
Bronze - dragon on the ground, no scroll with blades fasten.
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Hello Dave,
The badge I am looking for is the centre one on your photo ie 1 Monmouth OSD
Bronze - dragon on the ground, no scroll with blades fasten.
Hi,
Thereís one on eBay at the moment eBay no.
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Old 12-12-20, 11:38 AM
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Oi Dave!
How do you know that itís not a Glam Yeo OSD then? after all the Glam Yeo were wearing them first.
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Old 12-12-20, 12:41 PM
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Oi Dave!
How do you know that it’s not a Glam Yeo OSD then? after all the Glam Yeo were wearing them first.
Hwyl,
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Hi Kevin,
Not saying it’s not a Glamorgan yeomanry, Bryn Owen book Glamorgan yeomanry has its as being worn c1915.The badge was worn by different Welsh regiment in ww1. I have an example in my collection,as the Monmouthshire regiment also used this type of badge. I have lots of photos of the Monmouthshire regiment wearing this badge from 1908, which I think you have seen at Yate.
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C'mon boys.

Easiest way it just have two badges one in Glamorgan collection and one in Mons collection saves any issues. Better in Glam collection than those Mons mind you.

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