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    Default Missing Crown - Border Regiment cap badge

    I have what seems to be a standard KC fullsize Border Regiment cap badge with the crown neatly removed. The badge is otherwise intact with slider and has been worn. I presumed that it was some sort of incomplete "trench art" project, but I have now seen an identical item on ebay ( full size badge, no crown) so I wondered if this was an semi-offical interim measure after the death of George VI before the issue of the Eliz II QC badges? ( Much the same vein as the Victorian hpc was reused by having "The Border Regt" removed to form the 1902 issue forage cap badge.) Can anyone help? Paul B

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    Default Re: Missing Crown - Border Regiment cap badge

    Hi Paul, sorry I don't know the answer to this one. But I am sure others will know?

    Here are my Border's cap badges etc:

    Cap badges of the Border Regt

    Cheers, Ade.
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    The only things I have seen or heard of of a similar nature is WWI tankers crowns being removed by the Germans so they could where them, but I doubt that is relevant in this case. Maybe the owner was anti monarchy, as I have a friend who has an Aussie rising sun badge attached to a matchbox holder and if I remember correctly, that has had the crown removed.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    My wife Lez has an ATS cap badge which has had the crown removed: we always took it to be an unfinished trench art project item.

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    Quote by plbramham View Post
    I have what seems to be a standard KC fullsize Border Regiment cap badge with the crown neatly removed. The badge is otherwise intact with slider and has been worn. I presumed that it was some sort of incomplete "trench art" project, but I have now seen an identical item on ebay ( full size badge, no crown) so I wondered if this was an semi-offical interim measure after the death of George VI before the issue of the Eliz II QC badges? ( Much the same vein as the Victorian hpc was reused by having "The Border Regt" removed to form the 1902 issue forage cap badge.) Can anyone help? Paul B
    I have seen many examples (and i have a few) of 1950s uniforms with mixed KC and QC insignia, so I would say "not likely". I actually have an example from the early 1900s too, with mixed Victoria and Edward VII badges. I don't think it was ever considered necessary to remove the old monarch's insignia the minute they stopped breathing

    Rob

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    Default Re: Missing Crown - Border Regiment cap badge

    Give the museum a call, they might know?

    Border Regiment/KOBR Museum.

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