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Re(2): (no subject) IP: 126.96.36.199 Posted on 4/3/2022 at 16:06:37 by Leigh Kitchen
Thanks for that, the badge I'm after information about is the "middle sized" one of the three that I show in the photograph, I feel it's unlikely to be a beret badge as it's 3 1/2" inches tall the beret badge is around 2" tall.
I can't think what headgear it would be worn on, too big for the beret or a forage cap, it seems too small for a fur cap badge although the ball of the grenade is the same diameter as the RRF fur cap grenade perhaps it was a another trial pattern for the fur cap badge, used with or after the very large badge (a veritable "mess tin" at 5 1/2" tall), and both were ultimately rejected.
The 5 1/2" tall badge is shown being worn in a series of photos of Royal Fusilier Drummers taken during the Fusilier Brigade days.
I've only ever seen those photos of it in wear, perhaps it was trialed only by the Royal Fusiliers and not the other regiments of the Fusilier Brigade?
5 1/2" tall badge - Fusilier Brigade fur cap badge, 3 1/2" tall badge - not known ( a beret badge as you suggest, or a baldric or cross belt badge of Fusilier Brigade or RRF?)
2" tall badge in anodised aluminium as Fusilier Brigade and RRF beret badge and in "new metal"as RRF beret badge.
Apologies for lack of a title for this thread - I get rather confused trying to use this message board on a phone amnd have managed to post the thread without being able to edit it.