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Frontiersmen Countess Mountbattens Own Beret Cap badge

Article about: Frontiersmen HistorianI have had this Beret and Bullion Cap Badge for many years and can not find another example quite like it any info on the capbadge its origin and age would be apprecate

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    Frontiersmen HistorianI have had this Beret and Bullion Cap Badge for many years and can not find another example quite like it any info on the capbadge its origin and age would be apprecated I do not believe the cap badge is not original to the beret .The unit has existed for many a year and is highly regarded by some and treated with great disdain by others I have researched the unit from its begining and have found that they served with great distinction in WW1 they were the first British troops to see action in 1914 before the war was actually declared ,The Manchester troop, who sailed across the channel with there own horses and at there own expense served with the Third Belgian Lancers. They have always been a volunteer unit and still exist to this day as a uniformed reserve force .There is so much information out there about them it would be hard to list it all here I have supplied a link at the top of the post one of many that I could find any and all comments are welcome.

    Regards Mark K
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    This is the only info I can give Cabot Arkansas is not far from me they were making caps there between 1967-2007 at that location. This was in the news sometime ago and lost the government contract.
    Bancroft Apparel and Headwear Company, which has run a plant in Cabot Arkansas since 1967, filed for protection from its creditors under Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

    The company specializes in headwear for the military. The Defense Department's procurement arm says Bancroft owes the government $2.5 million dollars for 340,000 berets that were allegedly made with foreign materials and shipped sometime before March 2006.

    Bancroft filed January 16th for protection from its creditors.

    Eric
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    Thanks Eric when I fold it inside out I can see were another capbadge oval in shape was sewn in there at one time as to age I have a different Bancroft beret which has the same label but marked at 90 years

    Regards Mark K

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    Quote by kozowy1967 View Post
    Thanks Eric when I fold it inside out I can see were another capbadge oval in shape was sewn in there at one time as to age I have a different Bancroft beret which has the same label but marked at 90 years

    Regards Mark K
    The company has been around for a very long time does your other one say Cabot Arkansas? They sill have a active plant in Kansas selling advertising items and ball caps and such.

    Eric
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    Default Re: Frontiersmen Countess Mountbattens Own Beret Cap badge

    Yes Eric the other one was produced in Cabot Arkansas as well exact same label no capbadge but there was a disk style twin screw back capbadge on that beret at one time.

    Regards Mark K

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