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Krim Shield - Field altered?

Article about: Hey guys, I have this Krim shield in my collection with 3 tiny holes (left wing, right wing, and bottom centre). I have done some reading, and apparently it was done by soldiers sometimes to

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    Default Krim Shield - Field altered?

    Hey guys,

    I have this Krim shield in my collection with 3 tiny holes (left wing, right wing, and bottom centre). I have done some reading, and apparently it was done by soldiers sometimes to sew the badge onto their uniform. This apparently made them more secure during combat operations?
    Have any of you heard of this technique?

    Thanks

    Mark

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    Default Re: Krim Shield - Field altered?

    Seems quite plausible to me to pin down the corners so securing the shield onto the sleeve.
    I don't see any problems with this or your Krim.

    Cheers
    Dave

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    I agree with Dave. It would certainly make sense and explain why you occasionally find these shields with small holes in them.
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Default Re: Krim Shield - Field altered?

    That is a definite possibility but it's equally possible it might have been done post war by a collector for display.

    It's impossible to ever know why it was drilled.

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