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Old 31-07-19, 02:06 AM
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Question The cypher GRI

The cypher GRI was used by both George V & George VI Medals & Badges, up to Indian independence sign in 1947, but remained a dominion until 1950 and Pakistan remained a dominion until 1956.

I have a Barbados Police Helmet Plate with GRI - No telling if this is GV or GVI - I guess one could say it was a "generic" issue, circa 1910 to 1948.

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Old 31-07-19, 05:33 AM
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GVI died in 1952
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Old 31-07-19, 06:04 AM
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If the G and R are intertwined at the top its George V if they are just touching it's George VI
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Old 04-08-19, 12:16 AM
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Wow! Like a true Sapper....Leading the way! My grandfather and father were CRE. Could you possibly provide some reference to this?

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Old 04-08-19, 12:24 AM
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What about the GRI under some East African Badges, such as Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika...Neither touching nor intertwined.
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What about the GRI under some East African Badges, such as Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika...Neither touching nor intertwined.
Please provide photographs of the badges in question, otherwise its pointless as there are so many different badges.

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Old 05-08-19, 07:19 PM
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Default GRI Cypher

Point taken. Here are two examples.

Thank you for your response.
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Old 05-08-19, 08:08 PM
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I would say they’re GvR cypher as his was usually more curly, especially on the G it loops over itself. GviR is a bit sharper and ‘Art Deco’ like.
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I would say they’re GvR cypher as his was usually more curly, especially on the G it loops over itself. GviR is a bit sharper and ‘Art Deco’ like.
These two buttons illustrate Luke's statement.
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Old 06-08-19, 07:30 PM
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Good illustration - Thanks!
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Old 06-08-19, 07:38 PM
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Okay, if the G & R are intertwined at the top = GV, and if the G & R are just touching at the to = G VI.


What about this one???

Not trying to be difficult, just trying to get a grip on this
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