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Article about: According to the seller and Rob, this is an unusual variant with ten flames. Is it a collar badge or what else? I know Rob has one on an armband.

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    According to the seller and Rob, this is an unusual variant with ten flames. Is it a collar badge or what else? I know Rob has one on an armband.
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    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    It's a nice example. As I mentioned before, i have a few of these that belonged to one man, an RE Lt-Colonel who was CRE of 22nd Division in WW1. He used them as collar badges and on his CRE armband too.

    I'll get some pictures to add to the thread.

    Rob

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    I cannot even remember seeing one for sale before? Nice find

    Cheers, Ade.
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    I cannot even remember seeing one for sale before? Nice find

    Cheers, Ade.
    Thanks Ade, it was on the WAF in amongst a lot of other brit stuff and I thought it was a good price for an unusual item.

    I am looking forward to Rob posting some pics of his examples.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Here are my examples of this badge:

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    These items all belonged to a Lt-Colonel Charles H Fox, a WWI officer who was the Commander, Royal Engineers (CRE) of 22nd Division. I have included two of his shoulder straps as well (clearly he was a Major the last time he wore them). The black bar at the bottom of each strap is the divisional sign for 22nd Division, known as a "Salonika Strip", as all British divisions in this theatre used a different coloured strip. I have a lot of items from this officer including his medals and more insignia.

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    His staff armband for CRE, with a mounted collar badge. Red armbands, of course, signified a Divisional appointment.

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    His collar badges. These actually form two sets, the one on the armband matches the odd one.

    Rob

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    Hi Rob, do these armbands usually have an E on them instead of the badge?
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Hi Rob, do these armbands usually have an E on them instead of the badge?
    Yes I believe so. Certainly the references I have read suggest a black 'E', and definitely by WW2 this was the case. However there were many variations, and I guess this is one of them There isn't a really good reference on staff armbands (or 'Armlets' as I believe they are properly called) that I have ever seen.

    Rob

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