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Old 06-08-18, 07:25 PM
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Hi folks

Sorting out my colonial badges and I came across these which I could do with some help.

1. Is a standard cap badge size KAR KC badge but in orrible cast tin/ aluminium is this right or is it another crap Pakistani fake?

2 and 3 are collar dog size but with pin fitting as opposed to lugs, are this for wear on the Fez?

4 is a lovely hallmarked silver collar sized badge lugs north and south, is there any way of knowing if this is an officers collar badge or beret badge?

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Old 06-08-18, 07:26 PM
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Old 11-08-18, 05:27 AM
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4 would be an officer's collar, the beret badges had east/west lugs.

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Hi folks

Sorting out my colonial badges and I came across these which I could do with some help.

1. Is a standard cap badge size KAR KC badge but in orrible cast tin/ aluminium is this right or is it another crap Pakistani fake?

2 and 3 are collar dog size but with pin fitting as opposed to lugs, are this for wear on the Fez?

4 is a lovely hallmarked silver collar sized badge lugs north and south, is there any way of knowing if this is an officers collar badge or beret badge?

Cheers
Sean
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Old 11-08-18, 08:17 AM
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Oh.....its just that I have a similar silver officers badge without the number In the centre which has east and west lugs but the bugle faces the wrong way so that must be a collar badge .......but with east and west lugs?
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Old 11-08-18, 03:10 PM
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That would rather odd, perhaps you could post a photograph please?



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Oh.....its just that I have a similar silver officers badge without the number In the centre which has east and west lugs but the bugle faces the wrong way so that must be a collar badge .......but with east and west lugs?
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Old 11-08-18, 07:25 PM
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Front of the badge with bugle facing left, so the opposite direction to the cap badge.
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Rear of the badge with lugs east and west
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Old 12-08-18, 07:57 AM
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How strange.
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Old 12-08-18, 07:59 AM
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That's what made me assume No4 was a beret badge and not a collar badge, but to be honest these are the only two I have held so nothing else to compare hence referral to the experts.
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Guy's,

Lugs for the Light Infantry ( bugle) pattern badges are in those positions (E-W) merely are for the strength of the lugs, as one can see it's a flimsy badge. I have a pair of collars with the lugs N-S and to place on uniform, would bend at the centre no matter how careful you are, the strings are a weak point.

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