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sebastian

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Cap Badge WWII
« on: January 26, 2010, 03:26:38 PM »
Hi,

I would like to enquire re, the cap insignia/badge worn by enlisted men of the 9th Bn The Manchester Regiment in 1939-1945.

It seems there were two main Cap Badges worn by the Manchester Regiment:

1 - One that is very detailed, with a coat of arms that has two mottos: “concilio et labori” and “Manchester”

2- A second one which would be the “Fleur de Lis’

Which one of the two was mainly worn by enlisted men during WWII ?

Thank you

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Re: Cap Badge WWII
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2010, 10:11:26 AM »
hi sebastian

and welcome to the forum

the detailed badge is the coat of arms of Manchester and was worn until 1922



at that time the badge was changed to a fleur de lys



which was worn during WW2

see also this thread badge change

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Chris
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Re: Cap Badge WWII
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2010, 07:16:55 PM »
Chris,
There were two types of Fleur de Lys  worn during WWII and post war years- Brass and Chrome.
Which Bn wore the Brass one ?
George.

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Re: Cap Badge WWII
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2010, 11:35:59 AM »
george

Sphinx is the expert on this but my understanding was that all the battalions wore the 'brass' version until it was changed to chrome after WW2

(but i may be wrong  ;))

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Re: Cap Badge WWII
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2010, 04:18:52 PM »
I thought the Regulars wore the brass ones and the TA (Volunteers) wore the chrome. But I may be wrong !
Bob

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Re: Cap Badge WWII
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2010, 05:37:15 PM »
Hi Bob,
Let's have the remainder of my wording now - I can vouch for the fact that the 1st Bn. (Regular) wore the chrome one from when I joined it at Wuppertal to the amalgamation with the King's Regiment at Brentwood - i.e. 1949 to 1958.
George.
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