Odd cap badges

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  1. I can remember on the old cap bage posters when I joined up in 91 showing a cople of cap badges one was the General list and looked like an RSMs bagde there was another one which I'm sure was also galled general something. any idea what their functions were and what happened to them?
  2. I believe that the General List and General Sevice Corps are for unassigned officers and cadets respectively, but I could be wrong.
  3. RP578

    RP578 LE Book Reviewer

    The General Service Corps (GSC) is a holding unit for specialists and other unassigned personnel who are often Reservists.
    GSC Badge
  4. Whats that one that looks like a deformed penis?

    Durham LI?
  5. Gremlin

    Gremlin LE Good Egg (charities)

    Spot on
  6. AlienFTM

    AlienFTM LE Book Reviewer

    DLI capbadge certainly had a horn - or was it a bugle?. It looked like any other LI badge except, coincidentally, it had the letters DLI on it.
  7. GSC capbadge is currently issued to recruits at ATR Pirbright for their initial period of training, prior to "marching off the square " or some such, and receiving their proper capbadges. Similar to the old craphats we used to have to wear before "earning" our berets and badges back in the good old bad old days!
  8. There was at least one TA CIMIC Officer wearing a GS Corps beret badge on Telic, so there're still about albeit rare I reckon.
  9. Cheers for the replies never seen anyone wearing them or knew what they were for

  10. I beg to differ. The LI cap badge is a stringed horn (bugle). The DLI had a crown plus the horn and the letters DLI in the centre. The KOYLI was a French horn with the Yorkshire rose in the centre. The KSLI had a crown plus the horn and KSLI in the centre, the DCLI had a castle and horn, the Somerset LI had the words Jellalabad in the centre of the horn.

    It is only the current LI badge that 'looks like any other' as it was an agreed composite in 1969. :wink:
  11. RP578

    RP578 LE Book Reviewer

    Isn't it exactly the same as the old Ox & Bucks LI badge though?
  12. Very similar. The OX and Bucks (later 1GJ in 1958) had the bugle with a distinctive rope/stringed attachment. The LI one adopted the style but the rope pattern disappeared and the stringed effect is plain. :roll:
  13. BuggerAll

    BuggerAll LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    I'm trying to get an ACF unit 'raised' if Cyprus. Cap badges is an issue - I've suggested using the GSC badge.
  14. Now... you can tell me if I'm alone on this one, but isn't this odd:


    Jydsk Drago(o)n Regiment (Denmark)... A lion on a bed of little hearts... sweet really... if not a bit Valentine'y.
  15. And having a vegetable, as a certain guards regiment has, isn't odd? Fair enough, it's the national staple (or plant, or flower, or whatever), but still, they could have thought of something a little more... warry?

    I seem to remember reading that when the recce corps was formed during WWII, a proposed badge prominently displaying a ferret was dropped, partly due to fears for what nickname the corps/soldiers would get...