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Remembered Today:

RFA Badge


berty199

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Hi

I have in my possession a RFA badge that belonged to my grandfather.

It's too small, I assume, to be a cap badge. Can anybody help identify where it would have been worn?

Many thanks!

Martin

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This must be a lapel badge.. as already suggested, a 'sweetheart' badge, or old comrades/RA Assoc type badge, or similar? it looks to have traces of enamel colour? Not part of a military uniform.

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Looks more like a sweetheart or association badge

I agree, it is a button hole badge normally associated with Regimental Associations and the like. I doubt that it is a sweetheart because these usually have a pinback fixing.

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Thanks for all your suggestions so far - certainly more than anything I could come up with!

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Change my mind now upon looking closer, it does have as Battiscombe says remnants of blue and red enamel, it also has a screw fitting protruding from the bottom which would have screwed into another part of the badge, I have a Lancashire Fusilier badge with a similar fitting (cannot put my hands on it at the moment though) Ralph.

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Found it. A small 17mm high 23mm wide Lancs Fusilier badge with a block of 4 inverted chevrons attached via the screw thread, the bottom chevron is red enamel the other three are blue enamel.the same width of the badge.

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Found it. A small 17mm high 23mm wide Lancs Fusilier badge with a block of 4 inverted chevrons attached via the screw thread, the bottom chevron is red enamel the other three are blue enamel.the same width of the badge.

They represent Overseas Service Chevrons - red stripe for service in 1914, blue stripes for time accumulated after 1914 in this case. Held in place by the screw fitting so that they be tailored to suit the wearers service with the appropriate stripe/s.

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