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Help identifying a cap badge


GavinH

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Can anyone identify this cap badge? It's not the Rifle Brigade, as I first thought. I believed I'd identified it when I found a picture of the 19th London Regiment's badge. But then I came across a picture of the 7th Btn Notts & Derby Regiment's badge.....

Any ideas on how to tell them apart?

Thanks

Gavin

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Gavin

I'd agree with your identification of the badge as 19th London's.

The 7th Foresters had a 'bar' beneath the crown which doesn't appear on the 19th London's.

Hope it helps

Steve

Ps 7th Forester's is shown with 'Bar'

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Thanks very much Steve. That's just the sort of info I was after. I was using an old edition of 'Badges of the British Army 1820-1960'. Strangely enough, the example of the 7th Btn Notts & Derby Badge illustrated there, doesn't have a bar either! The example is undated though, so perhaps it is not a WWI issue?.

Regards

Gavin

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I'd say 19th Londons. I cant make it out from the photo, but the fact that it was taken in Sutton Veny suggests 19th as the 3/19th Londons were stationed there from about Jan 1916 to Nov 1917 along with other reserve battalions of the London Regiment. I have a few other photos taken there, but have not seen this one.

Anything on the back that identifies these men? If so, I can do a look up on my 19th London database.

Thanks for posting the photo Gavin

Charles

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Charles,

Thanks very much for your reply. Unfortunately, the card is unused and there is no additional information on the back. I did do a brief search of 'Sutton Veny' on the web. I found that it had been a large army camp in WWI, so I hadn't held out much hope of identifying the regiment from this information.

Regards

Gavin

PS: I've sent you an email

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