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Offline Brad

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ww1 1st Battalion Manchester Regiment
« on: June 11, 2008, 10:42:33 AM »
This might sound silly. I have a WW1  Manchester Regiment Cap Badge . Did the 1st Battalion Have its own Badges. ???

Offline harribobs

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Re: ww1 1st Battalion Manchester Regiment
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2008, 11:57:45 AM »
hi brad

not a silly question at all, some battalions had their own versions. however the 1st battn used the bi metal coat of arms badge



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Offline Pete Th

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Re: ww1 1st Battalion Manchester Regiment
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2008, 12:00:32 PM »
Chris, I've got two of these bi-metal badges. One supposedly from WW1 and the other WW2. Is there any way of telling the difference or will they both be WW1? (they both look the same as your photo).

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Re: ww1 1st Battalion Manchester Regiment
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2008, 12:03:21 PM »
Thanks for your help Chris (saves me looking for a 1st battalion badge)

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Re: ww1 1st Battalion Manchester Regiment
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2008, 12:10:51 PM »
there is no such thing as a WW2 coat of arms badge, by WW2 it had been changed to a fleur de badge ;)
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