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Old 08-10-20, 04:24 PM
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Hi All,

Can anyone tell me what the significance of the colour / design variation is for these badges please?

Is it just down to manufacturers or is it more than that ie OR's and WO's maybe?

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Seen my album Various regiments yeo/etc
The officers is gilt and silver with lugs - mine maker marked not shown in album ,but now between officers collar badges
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Old 08-10-20, 04:53 PM
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Hi David,

Thanks for the help. So the one on the left is first pattern, the one on the right with the dark enamel centre is the second pattern.

Do you know any dates of use?

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1st pattern was from 1992,the 2nd pattern came in around 1995 I think. I'm not 100% on the 2nd pattern but definitely before 2000.
I was told that the blue was added to show the motto off more.
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Thanks a lot Mike, that would make sense.

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That came from an LD Major.
I dont ever recall seeing an Officers bullion or Officers silver plate and gilt that didn't have the blue backing to the motto.
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Interesting re dates I was never certain when the 2nd pattern came into use I knew it was before 2000 The excellent article by Ray Spowage and one that I have of Walter Lamberts no dates are given
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Both articles refers to the 1 st pattern officers having blue enamel
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I'm sure somebody will give us the definitive date.
I remember getting hold of the 1st pattern from Home HQ.
An old thread says mid 1990s with the same NSN.

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