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Other Manchester Regiment Queries => All Other Manchester Regiment Queries => Topic started by: chic on February 23, 2008, 08:46:59 PM

Title: which badge ?
Post by: chic on February 23, 2008, 08:46:59 PM
Can anyone tell me which badge was worn by the sixth VB. I have just bought one but it is the usual "Tramconductors badge".But i read a article on the GENUKI site tha said five of the VBs wore the tram badge the sixth wore a Fleur De Lys. It also says that the 7tht territorial battalion and the 24thbattalion wore a patternd Fleur De Lys rather than a plain one.

                                                               Chic.

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Title: Re: which badge ?
Post by: harribobs on February 24, 2008, 01:07:12 AM
the original 6th volunteer battalion wore slightly modified badge

(http://harribobs.smugmug.com/photos/32943141_auKeY-S.jpg)

the 6th volunteer battalion badge became the 10th Territorial battalion in 1908, in the great war the tenth wore a standard 'manchester coat of arms' badge

(http://harribobs.smugmug.com/photos/239937704_qyPg5-S.jpg)

the 7th battalion ( originally the 4th Volunteer battalion) wore a floriated fleur de lys but as the war progressed they used the standard badge

(http://harribobs.smugmug.com/photos/29446088_4EVGZ-S.jpg)

the 24th did not wear the fleur de lys in the great war


for more badge pics
http://harribobs.smugmug.com/gallery/3007924_4Gb8v (http://harribobs.smugmug.com/gallery/3007924_4Gb8v)

cheers

chris





Title: Re: which badge ?
Post by: chic on February 24, 2008, 02:06:27 PM
Thanks Harribobs, still lots to learn yet but i will get there ;D

                                              Chic.
Title: Re: which badge ?
Post by: harribobs on February 24, 2008, 02:44:18 PM
Thanks Harribobs, still lots to learn yet but i will get there ;D

                                              Chic.

me too!  ;)