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Hello everyone! I need an expert eye on this Black Watch glengarry badge! Is it WW1 period? Many thanks! :D

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Both are correct for WW1, yes.

In 1934 the top and bottom scrolls were reversed (i.e. so that ‘Black Watch’ took precedence at the top of the badge).

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In 1934 The Black Watch changed its subtitle from The Royal Highlanders to The Royal Highland Regiment.  Since there was no room on the badge for the latter title, all scrolls were eliminated from badges manufactured from 1936 onward (some say it was 1937).  So, your badge fits in the time window 1901-1936, and I agree that it is consistent with WW1.

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Thank you guys! And….what about the rosette under the badge, I’m in right if I said that BW glengarrys don’t use it?🤔

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27 minutes ago, Cesare said:

Thank you guys! And….what about the rosette under the badge, I’m in right if I said that BW glengarrys don’t use it?🤔

Yes that’s correct, the two regular battalions certainly did not as a rule wear a rosette.  This matter was discussed in an old thread here: https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/190439-black-watch-glengarry-badge-backing/

The recognised expert on most aspects concerning the Black Watch is @ronmarsden who might be able to comment further. 

 

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The top one being brass is not correct for a british BW regiment badge.  The Canadians did wear them in brass.

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3 hours ago, max7474 said:

The top one being brass is not correct for a british BW regiment badge.  The Canadians did wear them in brass.

In the Brooker catalogue, I don't see brass mentioned for either the 42nd or 73rd Battalions CEF.  However, the first badge in the OP could be gilding metal which was one of the styles worn by the 42nd.  So, you could be right that the first badge may be Canadian.

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