Die struck quality yellow brass cap badge with three original dark toned loops to the reverse. Some squeezing to loops and twisting but still functional. Sharp detail and scarce. Gaylor (p37) states this pattern worn prior to 1901, although the 1900 Dress Regulations for the British Army show the new white metal badge with the scroll "Cornwall". Ivall & Thomas confirm it was worn from 1896 to 1900 following the dropping of the Glengarry cap from 1895. Whilst some regiments wore their collar badge in the new 'Austrian (later 'fore-and-aft') pattern of field service cap, the DCLI adopted a new device, as for sale here. ((Item 93, p28 Military Insignia of Cornwall - Ivall & Thomas who also claim it was worn on the Pagri). Circa 4.2cm tall.
K&K Vol 1 No 606 refers (shown out of sequence next to the Somerset Light Infantry cap badge, so I have followed that mistake here for the sake of consistency).
Stock updated in Regular Infantry Other Ranks Badges 1898 - 1922, RIF Brodrick Cap Badge added as item 60099.
See p38 of "A Monstrous Piece of Cloth - The Brodrick Cap" by Toby Brayley for a photo of this larger badge being worn, with a separate coronet above, on the unpopular and short-lived Brodrick cap. Incidentally, this wonderful book was recently sent for free to members of the Military Historical Society - a really good reason to join. Something special arrives every year as well as the regular and informative quarterly bulletins! £20 a year for UK based members.
New Section completed!
Covering the Boer War, WW1 and the re-organisations of the early 1920s, this section attempts to bring together in order of precedence all of the other ranks cap badges worn during this period. It may include Victorian issues, Edwardian lugged issues, Slidered WW1 examples and also WW1 brass economy versions. I have only attempted to differentiate between badges where the pattern itself changed rather than say the type of crown, or the metals used. So a change due to size, or a change in badge design, such as the shape of a castle, or a change in a motto or title and the lettering included on a scroll, would result in my listing this as a pattern / version in its own right. Anyway I hope you find it useful. Any comments welcome. Please note any photos of badges used for items not in stock (where not my own) are taken from Kipling and King Volume 1, and I acknowledge and credit this source here. Enjoy! The Quartermaster
WW1 pattern with original slider to reverse. 17 flames. In very good condition.
K&K Vol 1 No 891 refers.
Good straight and stiff badge with sharp detail and two original dark toned lugs to the reverse.
K&K Vol 1 No 901 refers.
In good condition with sharp detail and original slider to the reverse. Possibly a WW1 issue with a slider. Usually encountered with lugs.
K&K Vol 1 No 908 refers.
A larger version of the standard pattern star ( K&K Vol 1 No 908) - with two lugs to reverse. Circa 5.1cm across. In very good condition. See the final photo for a comparison with its smaller cousin listed separately for sale. The latter is circa 4.2cm across). In superb condition.
K&K Vol 1 No 909 refers.
Irish Guards Star Cap Badge in die struck brass metal with original slider to the reverse. Dark toned, some polishing to text on garter otherwise in good condition.
K&K Vol 1 No 914 refers.
Sold to DB (B1)
Instituted in 1915, the badge chosen was the leek and was worn in brass by all other ranks. This gilding metal badge is die cast rather than struck and has a good strong slider and is in good condition.
K&K Vol 1 No 920 refers.
A WW1 issue die struck cap badge worn only 1917-18 by the Guards Machine Gun Battalion with original slider. much reproduced, this is a genuine example in very good condition with some service wear to the slider. A good stiff badge, well made. Circa 5cm by 5.1cm. Scarce. Redesignated 8th May 1918 as the Guards Machine Gun Regiment (see item listed below).
The date 1916 relates to the date that the creation of the year when the Guards Machine Gun training centre was created (Doyle & Foster p65).
K&K Vol 1, No 923 refers.
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