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Tim bach

Hello all, does anyone have any information on this little gem found recently in New Zealand? Thanks in advance for any information.IMG20200521141016.jpg.9b96f8b6e5430dc1965db2ff048dc2c0.jpg

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FROGSMILE

It seems to be an officers service dress (OSD) bronze collar badge.  Unlike the men’s, the officers insignia was in subdued tones as a form of camouflage.  Officially the men were supposed to cease cleaning theirs so that they naturally toned down over a few weeks in the trenches.

 

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3 minutes ago, Tim bach said:

Thank you Frogsmile

It's my first Welsh horse piece.


Glad to help, you might find this of interest: https://www.peoplescollection.wales/collections/536783

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34 minutes ago, Tim bach said:

I am indebted to you those pictures are wonderful.


The motorcycle section wore bespoke, plastron fronted jackets that were unique.  The regiment was raised by a very eccentric Welshman indeed.

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interesting badge, can you show the reverse please?

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Collar badge I think. 

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Tim bach

I am certain that you are right in this, it is a little small for a cap badge. I wonder if it arrived in NZ as a result of the Welsh horse's involvement in the Gallipoli campaign.

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59 minutes ago, Tim bach said:

I am certain that you are right in this, it is a little small for a cap badge. I wonder if it arrived in NZ as a result of the Welsh horse's involvement in the Gallipoli campaign.


That seems a likely scenario, possibly on a souvenir belt that I know were very popular amongst the men.

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On 21/05/2020 at 10:11, FROGSMILE said:


The motorcycle section wore bespoke, plastron fronted jackets that were unique.  The regiment was raised by a very eccentric Welshman indeed.

The Welsh Horse was raised by Lt Col Arthur Owen Vaughan (AKA Owen Roscomyl). A short book covering Owen Roscomyl and the Welsh Horse, written by Bryn Owen, can still be purchased via Amazon
https://www.amazon.co.uk/OWEN-ROSCOMYL-WELSH-HORSE-Bryn/dp/B000N216TE

The late Bryn Owen was the very knowledgeable Curator of the Welsh Regiment Museum at Cardiff Castle. I visited the Museum on quite a few occasions, when Bryn was in charge. I was always well looked after and found conversations with Bryn fascinating, but I never managed to have a good look around the museum :lol:

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6 minutes ago, Sepoy said:

The Welsh Horse was raised by Lt Col Arthur Owen Vaughan (AKA Owen Roscomyl). A short book covering Owen Roscomyl and the Welsh Horse, written by Bryn Owen, can still be purchased via Amazon
https://www.amazon.co.uk/OWEN-ROSCOMYL-WELSH-HORSE-Bryn/dp/B000N216TE

The late Bryn Owen was the very knowledgeable Curator of the Welsh Regiment Museum at Cardiff Castle. I visited the Museum on quite a few occasions, when Bryn was in charge. I was always well looked after and found conversations with Bryn fascinating, but I never managed to have a good look around the museum :lol:


Yes, both the gentlemen you mention were undoubtedly characters.  I read that Owen Roscomyl had some ambition for the unit he would raise to become Welsh Guards, apparently not knowing at the time that it had already been decided within the Army to raise exactly that unit, but from men already in the other Guards regiments, which of course duly transpired.  

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thank you for sharing the reverse view.

 

always interesting how these items travel the world

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