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Imperial Yeomanry badges 9 years 5 months ago #12204

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Hullo Mike

Thanks very much for posting your badge and the rosette. It is excellent and I have learned more new things! This must be a rather rare find.

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Dudley

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Imperial Yeomanry badges 9 years 5 months ago #12207

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From Rhodesia and After – Being the Story of the 17th and 18th Battalions of Imperial Yeomanry in South Africa, ©1901 by Sharrad H. Gilbert, p.267:

...as the Squadron marched through the cheering crowds which, even at the early hour of 4 a.m., had turned out to bid them an enthusiastic farewell, each man bore in his hat a spray of the 'lily of the valley' - the emblem of Leicester - presented to him by the Mayoress of the Town. Slowly making their way through the dense crowds near the Midland Station, the men entrained for Southampton, and took up their quarters on board the Galeka. The badge worn by the Squadron was brass numerals 6 and 5 on a blue and cerise rosette.

Collecting and researching medals and men of
65th (Leicestershire) Company, 17th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry
Particularly those of the first contingent that served in Rhodesia

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Imperial Yeomanry badges 9 years 5 months ago #12208

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Very interesting replies and posts, many thanks to all.

Cerise and blue seems to have been the Yeomanry colour?

The DCO wore helmets not slouch hats so I'm intrigued as to where they would have worn the badge that is my avatar (by kind permission of Mike!).

Justin

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Imperial Yeomanry badges 9 years 4 months ago #12918

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I have the following titles in the collection. The pair were acquired in Natal with some IY buttons also posted for interest. Also included is a bad photo of an 12 IY man in uniform. The photo is from a very old Military Modelling magazine. Has anybody got any confirmation that the titles were worn with a number / s? Any info would be appreciated.

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Imperial Yeomanry badges 9 years 4 months ago #12920

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Hi Dudley,
in your first post, of the POW feather badge with the rosette what size is the actual badge?

thanks Iain

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Imperial Yeomanry badges 9 years 4 months ago #12922

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Hullo Iain

The rosette is 7cm in diameter. The PoW feathers are 2,5 cm at their widest (horizontal) and the same vertical. The IY title is just over 1,5 cm horizontal and just under 1cm vertical.

Hope this helps.

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