Framed 35th Regiment East Sussex badge

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  1. YesItsMe

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    In this auction you can bid for a framed badge of the 35th (Royal Sussex) Regiment of Foot.

    The size of the frame is 48 x 54 cm and the size of the badge 20 x 17 cm.

    It is pure silk on velvet background.


    The item was kindly donated by an anonymous ARRSEr.



    Please note that the auction will run until 11th November 16:00 hrs UK time.



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  2. YesItsMe

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  3. I'll start with £50.
     
  4. YesItsMe

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    Sorry, Queensman, I guess you're right.

    Is there anyone in here who knows a bit about these regiments and could help with some information ?


    And thank you for your bid, Alan Partridge. :)
     
  5. I live in Sussex and have visited the Regimental Museum quite a few times if you have a specific question?
     
  6. YesItsMe

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    Thank you for this offer. :)

    Can you perhaps confirm which regiment this badge does belong to ?
     
  7. It certainly seems to be the 35th (Royal Sussex) Regiment of Foot.

    It did not become the "Royal Sussex Regiment" until 1881 as part of the Childers Reforms.
     
  8. YesItsMe

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    Thanks for clearing this, AP. :thumright:

    I can't change the subject of the thread, but at least will correct the first post.
     
  9. Fear not but thank you, and in answer to your question: I know 'a bit' about this Regiment largely because The Royal Sussex (35th & 107th) became the 3rd Battalion of The Queen's Regiment, and as a young officer we were expected to know our Regimental family history!

    My guess is that the soldier, or more likely the soldier's sweetheart or mother, who embroidered this fine article, 'adapted' the badge; XXXV being easier to fit into the scroll and easier to sew than ROYAL SUSSEX!

    It is without doubt a thing of rare beauty and if it had 2nd, 31st or 70th connections, I would snap it up! You may consider giving this an airing on the R.Sussex Association site, I'm sure some of their number would be mad for it!
    The Royal Sussex Regiment - Regimental Association

    Good luck to you and keep up the good work!
     
  10. YesItsMe

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    Thanks for pointing me in the right direction, Queensman. :)

    I'll get in touch with them straight away.
     
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  11. YesItsMe

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    Haven't heard anything back so far, but there are still some days before the auction ends. :)
     
  12. YesItsMe

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    Unfortunately I haven't heard anything from the Regimental Association.

    So, this might be the lucky day for Alan Partridge. ;-)
     
  13. .... come on you beauty....!

    I'm sure no one else wants it.... :)
     
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