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Old 05-03-21, 11:32 AM
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Indian or Theatre made Cast Brass Cap Badge. Very Roughly Cast.
Kings Crown.
I have looked through Gaylors trying to identify the Regt but cannot find any image like this unless it is possibly an Indian Army Regt??.
It has a Fist holding Papers with one Wing to the right. Maybe some some sort of Signals/Messenger Corps??
The lugs have been broken off and two holes drilled.
44mm high
At a loss now, so has anyone got any ideas please??
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Old 05-03-21, 12:16 PM
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Smile Indian /Theatre Made Cap Badge

The badge is South African, Quartermaster Service Corps I think, no doubt some of our overseas collectors can enlighten you further.

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Old 05-03-21, 12:32 PM
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Many thanks Rob.
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Old 05-03-21, 12:37 PM
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Spot on Rob
SA Q Service Corps Cap Badge. Would never have thought of SA.
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Old 06-03-21, 01:09 PM
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I would have thought, because of the Corps it would be either East African made for the campaign in 1940 or Egyptian/North African made a little later.


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Indian or Theatre made Cast Brass Cap Badge. Very Roughly Cast.
Kings Crown.
I have looked through Gaylors trying to identify the Regt but cannot find any image like this unless it is possibly an Indian Army Regt??.
It has a Fist holding Papers with one Wing to the right. Maybe some some sort of Signals/Messenger Corps??
The lugs have been broken off and two holes drilled.
44mm high
At a loss now, so has anyone got any ideas please??
TY
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Old 06-03-21, 10:33 PM
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Cool Quartermaster Service Corps

Strangely the loops seem to have been cut off and two holes drilled or punched into the bottom scroll, maybe it was nailed to a board.

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Old 07-03-21, 04:41 PM
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a la IWM!


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Strangely the loops seem to have been cut off and two holes drilled or punched into the bottom scroll, maybe it was nailed to a board.

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Yes, I remember, as a little kid visiting the IWM and seeing badges nailed to whitish fabric covered boards - the Lonsdales and a German WWII black wound badge stand out in my memory.
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Old 07-03-21, 05:22 PM
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Enough to make you weep!

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Yes, I remember, as a little kid visiting the IWM and seeing badges nailed to whitish fabric covered boards - the Lonsdales and a German WWII black wound badge stand out in my memory.
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Oh yes.
Another "snapshot" I remember from those times is Sargents "Gassed", at that time just stuck on a wall, just part of the decor / display.
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