Cap badges

#2
I'm no golden oldie, but there are two or three in there which still exist;

RAMC
RE
USMC
RTR
Gren Gds?

I suppose some of the others are scottish, there's clearly Durham LI and King's Somerset LI...I think the fox is Staffs isn't it? The armoured fist is clearly tanks of some sort.

Any firm answers? I'm too tired to go and properly research.
 
#3
#4
I'm no golden oldie, but there are two or three in there which still exist;

RAMC
RE
USMC
RTR
Gren Gds?

I suppose some of the others are scottish, there's clearly Durham LI and King's Somerset LI...I think the fox is Staffs isn't it? The armoured fist is clearly tanks of some sort.

Any firm answers? I'm too tired to go and properly research.
KSLI - Kings Shropshire Light Infantry.
 
#5
ok here we go from the top down row by row:

1: The Durham Light Infantry
The Cheshire Regiment
The Corps of Royal Engineers
The Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment (Sherwood Foresters)
The Royal Army Ordnance Corps
The King's Shropshire Light Infantry

2: The Royal Scots Fusiliers
The Royal Scots Regiment
The Cameron Highlanders
The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
The Highland Light Infantry
The King's Own Scottish Borderers

3: Duke of Wellington's Regiment
Lancashire Fusiliers
Northamptonshire Regiment
South Staffordshire Regiment
West Yorkshire Regiment
The Royal Tank Corps / Royal Tank Regiment

4: United States Marine Corps
Royal Armoured Corps RAOC,
Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Warrant Officer Class 1 or General Service Corps
Warrant Officer Class 2 (Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant)
Bandsman

5: Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers (collar)
Australian Imperial Force (collar)
The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (collar)
The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (shoulder)
The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (collar)
East Riding Yeomanry (collar)
Royal Army Medical Corps (collar)
The Leicestershire Regiment (collar) ?

6: Bandsman (regimental)
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (shoulder title)
Mechanical Transport Driver
Marksman
US Army Medical Corps (collar)
The Northumberland Fusiliers

Any corrections welcome.
 
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#6
ok here we go from the top down row by row:

1: The Durham Light Infantry
The Cheshire Regiment
The Corps of Royal Engineers
The Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment (Sherwood Foresters)
The Royal Army Ordnance Corps
The King's Shropshire Light Infantry

2: The Royal Scots Fusiliers
The Royal Scots Regiment
The Cameron Highlanders
The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
The Highland Light Infantry
The King's Own Scottish Borderers

3: Duke of Wellington's Regiment
Lancashire Fusiliers
Northamptonshire Regiment
South Staffordshire Regiment
West Yorkshire Regiment
The Royal Tank Corps / Royal Tank Regiment

4: United States Marine Corps
Royal Armoured Corps RAOC,
Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Warrant Officer Class 1 or General Service Corps
Warrant Officer Class 2 (Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant)
Bandsman

5: Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers (collar)
Australian Imperial Force (collar)
The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (collar)
The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (shoulder)
The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (collar)
East Riding Yeomanry (collar)
Royal Army Medical Corps (collar)
The Leicestershire Regiment (collar) ?

6: Bandsman (regimental)
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (shoulder title)
Mechanical Transport Driver
Marksman
US Army Medical Corps (collar)
The Northumberland Fusiliers

Any corrections welcome.
Well done!!!!
 
#7
ok here we go from the top down row by row:

1: The Durham Light Infantry
The Cheshire Regiment
The Corps of Royal Engineers
The Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment (Sherwood Foresters)
The Royal Army Ordnance Corps
The King's Shropshire Light Infantry

2: The Royal Scots Fusiliers
The Royal Scots Regiment
The Cameron Highlanders
The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
The Highland Light Infantry
The King's Own Scottish Borderers

3: Duke of Wellington's Regiment
Lancashire Fusiliers
Northamptonshire Regiment
South Staffordshire Regiment
West Yorkshire Regiment
The Royal Tank Corps / Royal Tank Regiment

4: United States Marine Corps
Royal Armoured Corps RAOC,
Royal Army Service Corps
Warrant Officer Class 1 or General Service Corps
Warrant Officer Class 2 (Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant)
Bandsman

5: Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers (collar)
Australian Imperial Force (collar)
The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (collar)
The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (shoulder)
The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (collar)
East Riding Yeomanry (collar)
Royal Army Medical Corps (collar)
The Leicestershire Regiment (collar) ?

6: Bandsman (regimental)
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (shoulder title)
Mechanical Transport Driver
Marksman
US Army Medical Corps (collar)
The Northumberland Fusiliers

Any corrections welcome.
Para 4 - fixed that for you.
 
#8
Well done Tiger Monkey, but I think you are right to put a query against the Leicesters for the cat and cabbage collar dog. The Leicesters didn't lay claim to a cabbage (or even a rose). Their tiger was surmounted by a scroll bearing the word "Hindoostan" and rather than carrying its tail jauntily over its back it was sort of flicked round to the left and so in front of its body. The cat with jaunty tail and cabbage combination is the York and Lancaster Regiment - but you have to be virtually senile to remember them.
 
#10
Well done Tiger Monkey, but I think you are right to put a query against the Leicesters for the cat and cabbage collar dog. The Leicesters didn't lay claim to a cabbage (or even a rose). Their tiger was surmounted by a scroll bearing the word "Hindoostan" and rather than carrying its tail jauntily over its back it was sort of flicked round to the left and so in front of its body. The cat with jaunty tail and cabbage combination is the York and Lancaster Regiment - but you have to be virtually senile to remember them.
Cat & Cabbage - Reeks of The Hampshires. They polluted our arm with the cat and our capbadge with their cabbage.

Edited to add: I defer to the poster above - It looks like it is a York & Lancs badge. (Doesn't stop me hating the ******* Hampshires.)
 
#11
No mistaking the Cameronian capbadge, its a ******* beast!
 
#12
Cat & Cabbage - Reeks of The Hampshires. They polluted our arm with the cat and our capbadge with their cabbage.

Edited to add: I defer to the poster above - It looks like it is a York & Lancs badge. (Doesn't stop me hating the ******* Hampshires.)
still bitter 20 odd years later...
 
#15
ok here we go from the top down row by row:


5: Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers (collar)
Australian Imperial Force (collar)
The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (collar)
The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (shoulder)
The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (collar)
East Riding Yeomanry (collar)
Royal Army Medical Corps (collar)
The Leicestershire Regiment (collar) ?


Any corrections welcome.
Not sure thats a collar dog, I think it's the old REME badge as used from '43 to '47.
 
#16
Why is it the jocks always seem to have massive cap badges? My theory was so they could easily identify each other when pissed.
That could be true, as they love battering each other when they are pissed up.
 
#17
#19
Cat & Cabbage - Reeks of The Hampshires. They polluted our arm with the cat and our capbadge with their cabbage.

Edited to add: I defer to the poster above - It looks like it is a York & Lancs badge. (Doesn't stop me hating the ******* Hampshires.)
The York and Lancasters chose suspended annimation for their 1st Bn in 1968 in the forlorn hope that their name could be revived in a future expansion of the infantry. An idea floated when the reductions were proposed that the depot at Strensall could in some way be a successor unit to the Y&L was not viewed favourably by the War Office, probably by then they were thinking in terms of divisional depots. The regiment was eventually disbanded and deleted from the Army list in 1987. So I guess nobody will bear a grudge against the Young and Lovelies.

As for the Royal Hampshires, it is interesting to speculate what would have happened if the planned 1972 amalgamation with the Gloucesters had gone ahead. By 1992 shifting the Hampshires into the Queens Div would have made even less sense than it did with the Hampshires as a separate regiment. The outcome could have been a 2 Bn Queens Regt and a 2 Bn Royal Wessex Regt (a large regiment proposal that had been mooted in the 1960s). That would at least have helped you to remain calm when cats and cabbages were mentioned and possibly a 2 Bn Royal Wessex Regiment would not have been quite so keen to fall in with the Rifles when reductions were next being sought?
 
#20
Well done Tiger Monkey, but I think you are right to put a query against the Leicesters for the cat and cabbage collar dog. The Leicesters didn't lay claim to a cabbage (or even a rose). Their tiger was surmounted by a scroll bearing the word "Hindoostan" and rather than carrying its tail jauntily over its back it was sort of flicked round to the left and so in front of its body. The cat with jaunty tail and cabbage combination is the York and Lancaster Regiment - but you have to be virtually senile to remember them.
I guess I must be virtually senile! Though to be fair I only remember the York & Lancs wearing the old Yorkshire Brigade cap badge with their own collar dogs.
 

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