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Old 01-11-20, 10:58 PM
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Default Natal Royal Regt

All,I recently acquired a Natal Royal Regiment badge (bottom badge) that is not in any of my reference books.

I have seen another example before that sold earlier in the year and have included a 1903 - 13 collar badge (top badge) for ref /size purposes.

Anyone have any ideas on the badge .... collar?

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Old 02-11-20, 04:29 AM
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Shahl,
What type of fixings does it have?
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Old 02-11-20, 10:05 PM
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All,I recently acquired a Natal Royal Regiment badge (bottom badge) that is not in any of my reference books.

I have seen another example before that sold earlier in the year and have included a 1903 - 13 collar badge (top badge) for ref /size purposes.

Anyone have any ideas on the badge .... collar?

Rgds
Shahl
Is it lugged?
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Old 03-11-20, 07:35 PM
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Normal lugs similar to the normal Natal Royal Regt collar above.
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Old 05-11-20, 08:53 AM
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Hi Shahl
Tylden's book is quite helpful with this ,
"..From 1889 to 1895 the badge was an eight-pointed star with a bugle horn in the centre and a crown above surrounded by the title in a scroll; until 1903 it consisted of crossed rifles on a maltese cross with the motto "Defence not Defiance" and until 1913 of the Natal coat of arms on a Maltese Cross , with a collar badge of the British Coat of Arms over the Natal arms and the name on the scroll "

Your badge is the crossed rifles rather than the Natal COA . The lugs are east/west , so conventional badge wisdom would indicate that it is a cap badge , but who really knows ? It could be a collar but i suspect that the other badge that you have shown is the collar worn with this badge as the cap.
So I would like it for a cap badge worn for a few years after the ABW.
I have a similar badge, which is probably the one you saw on BoB a while back.
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Old 06-11-20, 08:58 PM
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Tx for the info Mike ... makes sense.

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Old 04-04-21, 06:39 PM
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Default Another Natal Royal Regt query

All, recently acquired the Natal Royal Regt cap badge in the picture. What makes it interesting is the lack of a crown. I have looked at it closely and there does not appear to be any evidence of one ever being attached.

What does everyone think?
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Old 05-04-21, 06:09 AM
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Maybe a pouch fitting?
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Old 05-04-21, 10:59 AM
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Perhaps, although the lugs are the same as that for a cap badge
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