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Royal Ulster Rifles 1st glider Battalion cap badge

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    Default Royal Ulster Rifles 1st glider Battalion cap badge

    Hi guys, appreciate a second opinion on this.
    many thanks in advance!
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    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    I think most Irish badges with the harp should be fretted between all the strings. Also the overall quality appears to be lacking.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    thanks jerry!
    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    i was comparing to this one i found online and couldn't see any differences.

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    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    Just because its online it does not make it correct. That aside, I am only offering an opinion which might be incorrect, it is not a badge I have studied and as I said, I thought Irish harps badges are usually fretted, I might be wrong.

    As for differences, the face is different on the other badge and it has e-w lugs, not n-s as yours does.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    In fact, both badges are fakes, the dropped T in ulster is a sure fire sign of a fake.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Thanks jerry, I appreciate your opinion and time!
    As always!
    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    this cap badge is somewhat of a mystery with regard to its design and manufacturer. names put forward have been Gaunt and Firmin. as far as I am aware only one pattern exists, die struck sterling silver, solid back. being relatively scarce they command a few quid.
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    I have always found this an attractive badge. unfortunately its original design and manufacture , like a lot of WW2 and earlier items , has been lost like footprints on the shore line.

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