How to I.D. WW1 British Cap Badges
Posted 21 March 2020 - 01:52 PM
Posted 22 March 2020 - 01:14 PM
I'd like to piggy back on this as my knowledge of these is very limited to 'King's Crown' or 'Queen's Crown' and it takes a lot of searching online to find an example that matches what I might have.
Posted 24 March 2020 - 09:16 AM
I have a really neat grouping from a guy who won the Military Medal and was from N. Lab ashore and Cheshire Regiments.
Posted 25 March 2020 - 01:18 PM
The silver colored badges were made of nickel and are referred to as white medal. Some were bi-medal with brass pieces added. In 1916, due to a nickel shortage and the demand for badges, some, but not all, were produced in all brass. Gaylor has an unofficial list of these badges. All used a King’s crown. The Queen’s crown didn’t come into use until 1952. All World War I badges, with the exception of a few Scottish badges, have a slider, not lugs. It helps to have a good reference such as those by John Gaylor.
Posted 26 March 2020 - 06:35 AM
Hi everyone, I'm just starting to find out more about British Cap badges. I'm thinking this one is of WW1 vintage as it has a slider and is made of different materials. It is also reassuringly heavy. Any thoughts?
Posted 26 March 2020 - 10:10 AM
Wrong crown for WWI. This is a queen’s crown post 1952. 8th Hussars.
Edited by Rufus T. Firefly, 26 March 2020 - 10:12 AM.
Posted 26 March 2020 - 10:47 AM
Posted 26 March 2020 - 10:50 AM
Edited by Dirk, 26 March 2020 - 10:51 AM.
Posted 26 March 2020 - 11:24 AM
The 8th Hussars has a King’s crown. I’m not sure if the second badge is British.
Posted 26 March 2020 - 11:45 AM
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