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Please feel free to post pictures of any items of insignia you may have that relate to the county of Northamptonshire. I will kick off with this o/r's Victorian helmet plate to the Northamptonshire Regiment. Worn on the blue cloth home service helmet.

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In 1939 the Northamptonshire Yeomanry was divided into the 1st Northamptonshire Yeomanry [TA]  and the 2nd Northamptonshire Yeomanry [TA].  This is the badge of the '2nd'. The original owner has helpfully written A Troop C Squadron 2nd Northants Regt on the back. B and C Squadrons were based at Kettering.  

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Another 2nd Northamptonshire Yeomanry cap badge. This time on lugs.

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The 1st Northamptonshire Yeomanry. 

• The slidered badge to the right is suggested to have been manufactured within the period c. 1947-1956. However, I am unable to confirm such notions and this is a very widely faked/reproduced badge.

The lugged badge is a collar pattern, although these are known to have been worn on the beret during WW2.

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Officers silver and gilt badge.

Two part construction with three rivets. 

Most officer pattern reproduction badges of a type, tend to be of the 'Northamptonshire First Yeomanry' and are one piece cast badges.

 

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With the badge backings, the 1st Northants Yeo. would have a two inch circular cornflower blue backing.

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Thanks, mate. The NIY has to be my all-time favourite badge that I own.

The officers version was gilded with a silverplate horse, I've only ever seen a couple of examples in collections, and that looks really cracking!

This badge below was obtained from my dad, whom acquired it for his cap badge collection as a youth from a period between the late 1930s to even just post hostilities in 1945, prior to joining the RAF. 

It's likely a County Cadet (school?)  badge possibly from c.1930-1942 (?), I really don't know.

I haven't yet encountered another to date, with the exception of the similar looking Wellingborough School badges.

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Another fairly uncommon badge is this Kettering Volunteer Corps bronze cap badge.

Raised in January 1916 and disbanded in October 1919. 

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2 hours ago, Marcus H said:

Another fairly uncommon badge is this Kettering Volunteer Corps bronze cap badge.

Raised in January 1916 and disbanded in October 1919. 

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The VTC adopted their county Infantry Regiment cap badge in 1917 so making this a very short lived cap badge

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11 hours ago, Graham said:

The VTC adopted their county Infantry Regiment cap badge in 1917 so making this a very short lived cap badge

- September 1916, C Company, 2nd Battalion the Northamptonshire Volunteer Regiment.

- July 1918, C Company (Kettering Detachment), 2nd Volunteer Battalion, the Northamptonshire Regiment. 

Out of the 752 men that joined the Kettering & District Volunteer Corps, 352 went on to see active service. 

Faitly short lived and probably not produced in great quantities either.

 

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My Northamptonshire Regt cap badge with regimental castle and long key. As the Victorian badge but on a slider. Post 1906. For comparison, the later badge. 

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WW1 economy issue and a WW2 plastic badge.

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4th Battalion The Northamptonshire Regt TF with blank scrolls.

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Other ranks collar badges. One Victorian crown, the other Kings crown. Also a K/C button.

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The large cap badge type is an OSD collar badge. Sealed in 1903 and still listed in the 1934 dress regs as such. The others are a pair of officer's bronze collars with the cross and horseshoe in silver. These are found in V/C, flat top V/C [like these] and K/C which according to 'Colin Churchill's book were not introduced until c1920.

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