Any idea what this is?

Discussion in 'Military History and Militaria' started by RCSignals, Dec 8, 2005.

Welcome to the Army Rumour Service, ARRSE

The UK's largest and busiest UNofficial military website.

The heart of the site is the forum area, including:

  1. Did they use it to brand thier soldiers?
  2. Fang_Farrier

    Fang_Farrier LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    Something from the Band or Pipes and Drums
  3. Occifer's horse brass thingy?
  4. I'm with 4(T) - Looks distinctly horsey :?
  5. Just checking with a work mate whos an ex argyll - he reckons its an old - pre first world war - cap badge - have a look at the crown in the top middle - that is still on the current badge but its a much cruder casting (compared to this one) and also the new one has a thistle at top centre rather thant the fleur de lys which this one has - he thinks its an old badge which has been turned into a pendant or such like - any size indication as may be a miniature - he assures me t hat the argylls badge is the largest in the british army - anyway hes on the case so well have an answer soon.
  6. Might possibly be a waistcoat chain - the sort of thing one slung across ones post-service tum with a watch on t'other end?
  7. Don't think it's Horsey as it would need attachments either side and top (maybe bottom).

    Don't think it's a badge as the twisted loop above the Fleur-de-lys looks part of the original casting.

    So, it was designed to dangle. Sporran or decanter perchance ?. Size would help, also an impression of the strength of the chain - e.g. ornamental.
  8. Could it be an old regimental badge with chain from one of those Shako type hats that they wore in "Sharpe"?
  9. Fang_Farrier

    Fang_Farrier LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    Necklace for regimental mascot

    Goat or knowing the Aygylls more likely a sheep!