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    Could anybody help me by pointing out where more info can be found regarding front plates of blue(and other color's!!) cloth/home service helmets ?
    I am looking for a particular one that bears the text "the border regt" in one of the text bandeau's.Center part makes me think of a Welsh regiment.
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    |<ris
    Best picture I am able to get is thise one;
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    Hi Kris, it is the border regiment, they were based on the Scottish borders.

    Border Regiment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    The central design is a Chinese dragon from when the the 55th served in China.

    Some helmet plates can be seen here including the Border Regiment.

    Officer&#39;s Helmet Plates - Virtual Library - Uniforms & Cap Badges - Great War Forum
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Hey Jerry,
    thanks! Story is that is was braught back from Afrika! So that could make sence as they apparently served in SA.
    "You do not have permission to view this attachment. " is the sad news I get when wanting to see your link....
    Do you know if they came in blue cloth as well?? Thise one is kind of brownish...tropical cloth color....
    cheers
    |<ris
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Blue cloth for home front, khaki for foreign service. You probably have to join that forum to seethe link. It just contained pictures of this type of badge, so no worries.

    Probably Boer war then, nice.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Got him!
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    |<ris

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    The Border Regiment plate does not belong on this helmet, as the ball on top, rather than a spike, denotes Royal Artillery, rather than an infantry regiment.
    Looks to be a put together piece; would look OK with a Royal Artillery plate.
    BobS

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    Thanks for the info!
    I'll have it tomorrow and give it a closer look then.
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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Just got it in;
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    |<ris

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    It does look like the badge has been changed and previously it had one with a starburst ray at the top, if you know what I mean. Not really my period to give anything more than just general comments on one of these.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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