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Old 13-07-20, 07:50 PM
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Default Unusual 48th

Here is an unusual cap badge to the 48th Highlanders, it appears to be a cap badge that has been filled in with lead on the reverse. Anyone seen this before, or know why this has been done.

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Old 13-07-20, 10:21 PM
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Question Lead filling of badges

I wonder whether this badge was soldered on to a steel helmet during the Great War?

Or possibly a desk paperwight.

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Old 14-07-20, 02:22 PM
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I believe this is a SWW pattern.
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That pattern of the 48th Highlanders badge was not authorized until 1922, and not adopted until much later. Circa 1936. https://milart.blog/2015/03/02/the-4...of-the-garter/
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Old 15-07-20, 12:16 PM
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Red face Lead filled

Not being an expert on Canadian badges perhaps the paperweight theory may hold water!

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These badges were contracted by the regiment to a UK firm while in England.
I have also seen cast badges like that with a screw post added for use on a sapporn.
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