why do 9th/12th Royal Lancers wear a cloth cap badge?

#2
No idea really, but maybe the lances kept snapping off on metal badges.

Otherwise it may be so that it does less damage to the Trooper head-butting some poor unfortunate.
 
#3
Some RLC and Cadet Units wear cloth badges as well, but that's to save money no doubt!
 
#5
the reason i was always given was H&S- metal capbadges are dangerous!
 
#7
bunga345 said:
onAny idea on who would know?
Try the Regtl Museum. A quick google search will bring up the e-mail address or phone number
 
#9
If this is the QRL your on about ive always wondered why the officers used to fix skull and cross bones on the front of their car bonnets when they first arrived in Traz. :?

Edited to say I thought they had metal cap badges in though
 
#10
back in the early 80's I was in the TA and I remember an SPSI from the 9/12 th who definitely had a metal cap badge. Maybe its a recent thing?
 
#11
We started wearing a cloth cap badge in Norther Ireland mainly to stop having to black up the shiney stay-bright ones which stood out a mile when cammed up, plus they were always getting pinched or lost when on patrol.
 
#12
I heard they were not taken seriously enough when raised to merit a metal badge.
 
#13
As a 'Senior Member' you should know better than that Manley - the actual, honest, real truth is: all the girlies kept chasing us and pinching our cap badges as souvenirs to stick on their bed posts!

So we had to replace them with some new sew-on ones; which were in fact 'hand knitted by a squad of willing virgins from Newcastle' . . . .
 
#14
So we had to replace them with some new sew-on ones; which were in fact 'hand knitted by a squad of willing virgins from Newcastle' . . . .
I thought that was your Shreddies.


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Mr_Fingerz

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#16
If this is the QRL your on about ive always wondered why the officers used to fix skull and cross bones on the front of their car bonnets when they first arrived in Traz. :?

Edited to say I thought they had metal cap badges in though
Aren't one of their antecedants 17/21 Lancers? Hence the skull and crossbones.

The Three Quarters Dancers are a whole different kettle of bones.
 
#19
As a 'Senior Member' you should know better than that Manley - the actual, honest, real truth is: all the girlies kept chasing us and pinching our cap badges as souvenirs to stick on their bed posts!

So we had to replace them with some new sew-on ones; which were in fact 'hand knitted by a squad of willing virgins from Newcastle' . . . .
Yeah, like there's any virgins left in Newcastle.
 
#20
Before amalgamation,9 Lancers wore metal badges,well they did in 1960 at Barnard Castle during training.
 

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