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Article about: Could anybody please tell me if this badge is the right size for a service cap or is it for a beret/forage cap? Also, what is the significance of the letter P stamped on the back. Many thank

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    Could anybody please tell me if this badge is the right size for a service cap or is it for a beret/forage cap? Also, what is the significance of the letter P stamped on the back. Many thanks.Help with Derbyshire Yeomanry cap badgeHelp with Derbyshire Yeomanry cap badge

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    When the unit was in exsistance there would only have been one size of cap abdge, so correct for an SD cap or a Beret.

    I cannot help on the "P" stamped on it sorry.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    It is my understanding that the letter “P” indicates “Plate” ie silver plate. It is a common feature of badges made for wear by British Officers and senior NCOs.

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    Quote by mjw View Post
    It is my understanding that the letter “P” indicates “Plate” ie silver plate. It is a common feature of badges made for wear by British Officers and senior NCOs.
    Absolutely correct and it is the counterpart to badges stamped "S" for Sterling which in itself was an alternative to the cost of having individual badges assayed (hallmarked) which has always been the preserve of high end silver makers or batches of badges large enough to make the cost of the Assay Office fees viable.

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    Mark
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    Very interesting information. I’ve learned something new! Thank you

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    Thank you Mark for the extra info.

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    Thank you Mark for the extra info.

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    It could be a collar badge, but certainly genuine and silver and gilt
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Quote by Jerry B View Post
    It could be a collar badge, but certainly genuine and silver and gilt
    That thought occurred to me too Jerry but at 1.75 inch width I thought it might be a bit large? I'm afraid that collar badges specifics are not really my forte.

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    Mark
    "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing he cares more about than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature with no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."

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    I have a Derbyshire Yeomanry uniform and the collar badges are much smaller than the badge in question!

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