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Old 10-10-10, 12:23 PM
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I have gone through Major Edward's book 2nd Edn dated 1957. It is an illuminating read as he compiled it from correspondance with CO's of the day, Gaunt's existing stock and the sealed patterns held in the WO at the time.

This is a list of all of the Queen's crown badges shown in use in 1957. It is remarkably short. He also notes that quote" the new crown- St Edward's crown and will replace the current Imperial crown."

1. Life Guards.
2. Royal Horse Guards.
3. North Somerset Yeomanry.
4. Dorset Yeomanry.
5. Hertfordshire Yeomanry (stag in garter).
6. Middlesex Yeomanry.
7. Norfolk Yeomanry.
8. RHA cypher.
9. RE.
10. RASC.
11. MPSC.
12. Mobile Defence Corps.
13. RMA Sandhurst.
14. Duke of Yorks military school.

While not Q/C the Rifle Bde have their Gulpheric crown and the Wiltshire have the PP coronet.

It is not until the 1960s editions that kings crown badges have disappeared. The only caveat is that he has only mentioned where officers and ORs badges differ so it is conceivable that while the Officers badges are now made in q/c the ORs might still have k/c badges in use. Despite this the dating of K/C badges as up to 1953 is not correct as shown by this book.
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