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Old 15-04-21, 03:26 PM
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Default Unknown East Kent - Buffs badge?

Hello,

Can anyone this badge please.

Looks very much like East Kent Buffs but what for? It has a single large, strong and long central loop. Typical Victorian quality.

Thinking for the FS cap, mid/late 1890's prior to standard cap badge being adopted.

Not my collecting theme so will be available when identified.

thanks in advance
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Looks like the centre of a SWB helmet plate centre.
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Old 15-04-21, 06:36 PM
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Neil,

That has just reminded me to look in K&K and you are right in that it is identical to a HPC, but not for the Buffs, but for the South Wales Borderers.

It was practice to wear the central device from a HPC on the newly introduced FSC before the 1898 standardised cap badges appeared, so I am confident now that this is an early SWB badge worn on the FSC.

Thanks for the prompt.

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