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1st/2nd Bn The Monmouthshire Regiment

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White metal OR's cap badge, and stated as being for the 1st battalion during WWI (1908-1924) when they were a territorial regiment.  In 1929 it became part of the SWB and the 1st battalion became part of the RA, whilst the 2nd and 3rd battalions continued as infantry and wore the brass version of the dragon as used by the 2nd battalion during WWI.

 

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OR, Guilding Metal. Woodward B,HAM

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OR gilding metal, unmarked.

 

 

 

 

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Another Example voided tail.Unmarked

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My Best Example.

Non voided tail

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Extruded slider version.

 

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OR's gm example, still on its original forage cap dated 1909 and unit marked to the 2nd Bn Mons regiment.  On a long tapering slider.

 

 

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A QUOTE

The introduction of the new capbadge with the battle honours inscribed was first mentioned at the Monmouthsire Territorial Army Association quarterly meeting 16th April 1924 Stow Hill Newport.
The first supplies of the new gilding metal capbadge were available from the 18 February 1925 the initial issue of 636 badges.
In 1929 O.C. 1st (Rifle) Battalion Monmouthshire Regiment asked for authority to purchase the entire stock of badges in gilding metalfrom the R.A.C.D., as after the present stocks are cleared the R.A.C.D will make the badge in white metal. (the stock held by the R.A.C.D. was 293 badges which @ 2d each would amount to £2.8.10d).

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Hence the regulation white metal which is common.

Fakes are about in gilding metal and are very good.

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Another picture, gilding metal

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Very rare badge indeed in gilding metal.

There are  3 known originals in the uk so far.

Lots of disscusion on these around the web but this one is a right one.

 

Wow, "3 known originals in the UK so far"......seems to be very rare enough for me !

 

Thanks for showing us such a rare badge Dave.

 

Best regards

 

Eric-Jan

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Wow, "3 known originals in the UK so far"......seems to be very rare enough for me !

 

Thanks for showing us such a rare badge Dave.

 

Best regards

 

Eric-Jan

Im pretty sure there may be others which have not come to light as yet.

3 known originals in collections to date.

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Post #7 jerry.

Its just come to light that this is extruded type 2.

To be honest you would not know untill its in your hand.

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Post 1925

White Metal

Common.

O/R

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Wow, "3 known originals in the UK so far"......seems to be very rare enough for me !

 

Thanks for showing us such a rare badge Dave.

 

Best regards

 

Eric-Jan

Thank you Eric

Here is another shot of the cap badge.

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WW1

FN B,HAM

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Cheers Jerry its very nice to see you are still around on here. :thumbup:

 

 

Same with you Dave, good to see you still adding to the forum.

 

:smile:

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2nd Mons pre mid 1920's version in gilding medal converted into a sweetheart brooch by removal of the slider and the addition of a pin and catch.

 

 

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1st Bn Monmouthshire Regiment, pre 1925.

White Metal

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