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Old 06-04-16, 06:18 PM
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Not sure what kind of interest members might have in the following, but thought I'd post a few badges which bear the long slider. The general ball park figure seems to be around the 45mm mark, but I would be interested in seeing all/any other examples.

Members KLR, and Ticker Riley, (among others) have submitted a number of very interesting posts on the subject, so I thought it might be an idea perhaps to organise a thread which could potentially encompass the subject in one place, rather than have a number of separate and ongoing threads with no clear connection. Just an idea.

This first example is a little curious - not quite sure what to make of it. A Royal Army Service Corps badge, with a 48mm slider, and which looks to be a die cast OSD... perhaps someone can correct or confirm that.

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Old 06-04-16, 06:35 PM
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This next badge has been discussed previously - a lovely Leicestershire Regiment example (45mm slider):



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Old 06-04-16, 06:51 PM
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An interesting RASC badge as it is clearly not 1903-06 or a Brodrick badge but could be bespoke for something else. A FSH (Pagri) remains a likely contender.
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I have these two KLR badges with long sliders.
The 8th Lpool Irish is WW2 period at 45mm longer and thinner than what you usually come across but I think more suitable for the Caubeen.
The other is the unofficial Indian Service badge which is mm'd Gaunt and is 47mm
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An interesting RASC badge as it is clearly not 1903-06 or a Brodrick badge but could be bespoke for something else. A FSH (Pagri) remains a likely contender.
I'd agree, Alan. Long ol' slider, that.

A slight tangent... Rob raised an interesting thread here on slidered officers' badges.

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I have these two KLR badges with long sliders.
The 8th Lpool Irish is WW2 period at 45mm longer and thinner than what you usually come across but I think more suitable for the Caubeen.
The other is the unofficial Indian Service badge which is mm'd Gaunt and is 47mm
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Nice examples, Paul. When does the KLR date from/to?
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Old 06-04-16, 07:27 PM
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I think it may be as early as 1898ish through up until probably 1920, the KLR seemed to rotate the 2 Regular Bn's with India Service.
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Not my field, I've shown this before, as far as the paint job goes? I've no idea. Slider is 50mm long. Regards, David J.
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Old 06-04-16, 07:55 PM
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Not my field, I've shown this before, as far as the paint job goes? I've no idea. Slider is 50mm long. Regards, David J.
Nice one David. Is it a regular RASC badge in all other respects barring the paintwork and slider... not theatre-made?
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This KRRC (KK2011) has the 11mm, 'J R Gaunt London' mark (no full stop). Non-voided crown and centre, with a 46mm slider:





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Hello Je Te, My RASC long slidered badge is definitely die struck so I believe it to be "proper". I always thought that "Theatre Made" were all cast. Looking at it again, I'm wondering why as a non voided example they bothered to void the crown arches? Thank you for your interest, David J.
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Hello Je Te, My RASC long slidered badge is definitely die struck so I believe it to be "proper". I always thought that "Theatre Made" were all cast. Looking at it again, I'm wondering why as a non voided example they bothered to void the crown arches? Thank you for your interest, David J.
Artynut, what you have there is a pugri badge which should be slightly larger than the regular RASC cap badge. These were the only non-voided G6 RASC badges made. I have seen a couple of "bronzed up" ones like yours many moons ago. A very nice badge.
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Hello Je Te, My RASC long slidered badge is definitely die struck so I believe it to be "proper". I always thought that "Theatre Made" were all cast. Looking at it again, I'm wondering why as a non voided example they bothered to void the crown arches? Thank you for your interest, David J.
Agreed, David, it's just that I couldn't quite see the back of your badge too clearly, so wasn't sure how it was manufactured. The fact too that it is non-voided made me wonder, but Hoot has kindly cleared that up.

Great stuff, chaps.
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Now I'm worried! What do I really have? Hoot says that my long slidered badge should be slightly larger? Well mine isn't! Tip of crown orb to tip of lower star = 42mm. Same as my ASC, GvR RASC and two types of V1 (VI between upper parts of G & R and the other has the VI between the centres of the G & R) RASC. Excepting the lugged ASC Sliders on these are all 38mm. Regards, David J.
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