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Old 21-05-21, 03:45 PM
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Found these two small brass insignia amongst my dad's WW2 belongings, but I've no idea what they are?
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Old 21-05-21, 03:48 PM
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They are from shoulder titles/collars. They stand for 'Territorial'. An example of a complete title being something like 'T 6 Kings'
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Old 21-05-21, 04:09 PM
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They are from shoulder titles/collars. They stand for 'Territorial'. An example of a complete title being something like 'T 6 Kings'
Yes, he did join up with the Territorials in 1940.
That clears that up, many thanks.
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Old 21-05-21, 04:47 PM
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They are the letters worn below their collars badges by Territorial officers.

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Old 21-05-21, 05:23 PM
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They are the letters worn below their collars badges by Territorial officers.

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Well in that case my dad must have pinched them as he only made Corporal!
But thanks for the additional info.
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Old 21-05-21, 06:27 PM
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Well in that case my dad must have pinched them as he only made Corporal!
But thanks for the additional info.
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Old 22-05-21, 10:53 AM
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Territorials were called "terriers" during WW1 I believe but was this a term that was not liked by them or did they own it with pride?

I have a T/ 5/ LF shoulder title in one of the middens with the arms of the "T" broken off. I was told that this was because the soldiers resented this title.

Also with this came a cap badge that didn't have the "Egypt" legend. This puzzled me until a guy told me that this was for the Territorial Btns.

The cap badge is a genuine one and could be available to an interested party. PM me if you are keen!

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Old 22-05-21, 01:06 PM
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During WW1 some TF battalions were duplicated, so instead of just a "5th Bn" there would be the "1st/5th Bn", "2nd/5th Bn" etc.

In some units the "T" on the shoulder titles was adapted to represent a "1" to indicate the "original" TF Battalion.
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Old 22-05-21, 03:04 PM
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Could they also be he "T" badge worn in he corners of the tippet of a TANS nurse?

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Old 24-05-21, 10:23 AM
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Hi Terry and Leigh

Many thanks for your replies. The shoulder title came with a standard T/5/LF mate that had not been "attacked". I traded the unmutilated one but probably still have the other somewhere.

I've had a couple of requests for photos of the cap badge with its blank scroll that came with this lot so I'll post these at a later date. I gather that there are quite a few "duds" of this badge so a badge with provenance is, I believe, of some interest.
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Old 29-05-21, 07:06 AM
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Hi all

Following a couple of PM requests, here is my Lancashire Fusiliers TF badge. The shoulder title has gone somewhere but I think that most were keen to see the badge.

I'm learning that badge collecting can be a real headache, but I can vouch for this one as it was stuck on a leather belt with some other items.

I don't really collect British badges so if anyone was to approach me nicely....
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Old 29-05-21, 07:10 AM
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Here is another badge from the same source as the LF badge. I'm told that the cut slider was for wear with a pugaree but have no further idea. Were all these badges bi-metal?

Again, anyone interested can PM me!
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Old 29-05-21, 11:35 AM
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Thanks for the post 11 images- from what I can see I have a match. Regards, Paul.
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Old 30-05-21, 07:08 AM
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Hi Paul

Glad that it was what you wanted. I thought that the Forum could benefit from the photo and hopefully avoid some expensive mistakes!

I'm sorting through some odd British badges that I no longer need and this is one of them.
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Old 02-06-21, 06:15 AM
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Here is another badge from the same source as the LF badge. I'm told that the cut slider was for wear with a pugaree but have no further idea. Were all these badges bi-metal?

Again, anyone interested can PM me!
Any thoughts on the cut slider and/ or the bi-metal badge? I would guess that there was a WW1 economy version.
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