Royal Artillery Beret Badge, Other Ranks and Officer Types. <1952 'King's Crown'

Royal Artillery Beret Badge, Other Ranks and Officer Types. <1952
compared to a 2p coin… [UPDATE..see conversation at the bottom of the page. The bronze badge is probably a commonwealth item]
…or compared to the ‘full size’ cap badge

Pattern sealed 1947. A smaller version of the cap badge for wear on the beret: A field gun pointing left with a scroll inscribed ‘Ubique’ and an Imperial crown above. Beneath a scroll inscribed ‘Quo Fas et Gloria Ducunt’.

Officers' Service Dress -'Bronze' Royal Artillery Beret Badge
Officers’ Service Dress -‘Bronze’
Two blade fittings.
Royal Artillery Officer's gilt beret badge.
Officer’s gilt
Smaller type 'J.R.Gaunt.London' mark to the slider and similar embossed mark to the badge body.
Smaller type ‘J.R.Gaunt.London’ mark to the slider and similar embossed mark to the badge body.
Royal Artillery other ranks beret badge.
Other ranks gilding metal type.

These are, width x height:
OSD 35.6mm x 29.3mm
Gilt: 45.7mm x 35mm
Other ranks: 45.3mm x 35.1mm

Dowler Birmingham
Other ranks, by ‘Dowler Birmingham’ slider and loops, 44mm wide 35.6mm tall

Author: Mike

4 thoughts on “Royal Artillery Beret Badge, Other Ranks and Officer Types. <1952 'King's Crown'

  1. I have not come across a bronze Beret badge before, and who in the Royal Regiment of Artillery was wearing a beret in 1936?
    Marc

    1. Hi Marc, sorry about that error -I’ve corrected the date to ’47. Not sure about the ‘bronzed’ badge- is it a lemon?

  2. I have never seen any Bz beret badges or found any documents about one. It might be Australian.
    The ORs brass beret badge with Slider and lugs was Sealed in Oct 1947, it was worn from c1948-c1954, at some time the lugs were removed with no change in Catalogue number, The QC version was Introduced in Jan 1954 and worn from then on it was still beings worn after the aa badge came in.
    The Officers KC version in gilt was worn from c 1948-c1954 slider and lugs, the QC version came in during January 1977 and worn till 1995.

    Marc

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