Oldnbold trying to find a cap-badge and a shield.

Discussion in 'The Lamp and Sandbag II - The Tall Story Strikes B' started by Biped, Oct 9, 2008.

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  1. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    There's an old'n'bold who's asked me if I can find a cap badge for the old Rifle Brigades, but without the bar at the back, just the pins, because the version with the bar keeps falling off his beret.

    Anyone know where I could get one for him?

    He's also after a small metal shield that was given to people who served in Germany during WW2. It's not an award or medal, but appears to be a commemorative shield of some sort that you wear on your lapel. It's got a red background with a blue band down the middle.

    Any ideas?
  2. old_fat_and_hairy

    old_fat_and_hairy LE Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    I might have a cap badge, somewhere, but failing that, I can probably get one next time I go to Felixstowe. Not sure about the shield though, might be worth trying Kenny Gray at the Regimental museum.
  3. old_fat_and_hairy

    old_fat_and_hairy LE Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

  4. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    Or not as it seems,
    Rifles direct
    Pot luck seems to be the thing!
  5. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    Thanks chaps - I'll keep digging - and perhaps put a back-order on one of these at that location - I can always get my tame metal worker to fix the fixings so to speak.
  6. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    Might be better getting a restrike from Ebay!