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A few from my badge collection 9 years 1 week ago #12175

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Some more badges of the period.









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A few from my badge collection 9 years 1 week ago #12176

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Good morning,
I take it that the Leinster has the general pattern glengarry brass plate behind it, which also holds the crown and turns the helmet plate centre into a glengarry badge.
I always used to find it very amusing when you see them for sale, instead of just being able to buy the brass plate and crown, you always had to buy it with a centre attached and they would invariably be one of the more expensive ones i.e. Connaught Rangers, Royal Irish, or indeed as here, the Leinster.
As a small boy I began to wonder if any of the other county regiments actually wore the glengarry, but, of course, they did, however there were discontinued well before the Anglo Boer War, as the very large quantities of Victorian British Army field service cap badges found and indeed still found to this day in South Africa demomstrates.
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A few from my badge collection 9 years 1 week ago #12191

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Indeed the Leinster Regt badge consists of the loose crown, the helmet plate centre and the sheet brass plate to hold them in place.

Dudley

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A few from my badge collection 9 years 1 week ago #12197

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Hello Dudley,
Some nice examples in your collection, thank you for sharing.

Paul :)

Madziro wrote: Indeed the Leinster Regt badge consists of the loose crown, the helmet plate centre and the sheet brass plate to hold them in place.

Dudley

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Well there you are then, if you bought it like that, it goes to confirm my rather cynical thoughts, I went to a fair here a few weeks ago and every single example of these glengarry badges were all Irish and quite expensive! :(
Notwithstanding that, I do of course like your Leinster.
Kind regards Frank

Madziro wrote: Indeed the Leinster Regt badge consists of the loose crown, the helmet plate centre and the sheet brass plate to hold them in place.

Dudley

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A few from my badge collection 9 years 1 week ago #12205

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Hullo Frank

By way of coincidence the HPC was given to me by a friend who knew of my badge collecting interest and the crown and backing plate were from a separate swop. I put them together as the HPC was the best fit for the holes in the plate. As you rightly say they were both acquired in South Africa! It seems as if the Irish regts made this a common practice.

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