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Old 25-03-13, 07:22 PM
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Default The Largest Cap Badge

Don't know if this has been covered previously, but just as a bit of fun...

Which unit of the British Army had the largest cap badge? - HPs obviously not included

I have read that it was the City of London (Rough Riders) KK1359/KK1360, which measures about H = 57mm x W = 45mm, but do not know if this is correct.

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Some Scottish units have big ol' badges too; the London Scottish, being approx H = 49mm x W = 53mm (KK1840/KK1841)

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Are there bigger?

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Old 25-03-13, 07:26 PM
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I suppose this now begs the question of who had the smallest!!!
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Old 25-03-13, 07:28 PM
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Hello mate

I think the A&SH cap badge is the biggest. Could be wrong though.

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Old 25-03-13, 07:31 PM
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A&SH, Black Watch, KOSB, Inns of Court officers and RSR spring to mind. And ATS if you allow badge plus backing.
The widest badge I imagine is the unofficial one worn by airborne tank crew.
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Old 25-03-13, 07:32 PM
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Smile Smallest cap badge

I think the enamelled dogs paw worn by dog handlers is probably the smallest cap badge I have seen.

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Old 25-03-13, 07:34 PM
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It measures 80mm by 62mm approx.

So I guess mine is bigger than yours
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Old 25-03-13, 07:38 PM
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Then if you add a scroll for say the 8th A&SH it measures 89mm by 62mm approx.

And I've got loads of them
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Old 25-03-13, 07:40 PM
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Then if you add a scroll for say the 8th A&SH it measures 89mm by 62mm approx.

And I've got loads of them
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Don't worry Pete, size isn't everything
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Thank god for that

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Old 25-03-13, 08:01 PM
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Don't worry Pete, size isn't everything
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I've never had any complaints
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Old 25-03-13, 08:08 PM
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smallest is the KOYLI o/r cap badge, is it not? or the gloucesters back badge?
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I think the enamelled dogs paw worn by dog handlers is probably the smallest cap badge I have seen.

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Hi Rob,

Have you got an image of this badge, please?

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Hi Rob,

Have you got an image of this badge, please?

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Old 25-03-13, 08:29 PM
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Thanks Marc
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