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Cap Badge Identification
« on: Friday 18 July 14 19:57 BST (UK) »
Have been along route before. BUT  Enhanced picture of badge shows that it definitely is not Argyll and Sutherland Highlander badge(which is too pointed) as was suggested before.

Soldier was billetted at Teddington Middx. in 1944 . sergeant with two medal ribbons.

I am acting for a lady for whom identification would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks.

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Re: Cap Badge Identification
« Reply #1 on: Friday 18 July 14 23:33 BST (UK) »
Good evening,

There are not many that size and shape. You also have to remember you are looking at it from quite an oblique angle which throws you off somewhat.

http://www.britisharmedforces.org/pages/nat_scottish_regs_badges.htm

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Re: Cap Badge Identification
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 19 July 14 20:07 BST (UK) »
Thanks. You are correct about the angle. It is making things difficult. Did not see any which gave me any confidence. Kings Own Scottish Borderers is a possibility.


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Re: Cap Badge Identification
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 19 July 14 20:35 BST (UK) »
Good evening,

Definitely A & S Highlanders, the dicing gives it away. Black Watch and Cameron Highlanders had no dicing on the glengarrie. Of the others, Royal regt's had red white and blue dicing, non royal regt's had red white and green.

Your photo has white alternate squares in the centre row which means you are looking at the red and white dicing unique to the 93rd highlanders. This was adopted by the A & S Highlanders when amalgamation took place.

I knew something was nagging at me , it just came when I looked again after reading your last reply.

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« Reply #4 on: Saturday 19 July 14 21:44 BST (UK) »
Well Done! that man!

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Re: Cap Badge Identification
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 02 August 14 16:46 BST (UK) »
John 915  Thanks for your help. You sound absolutely convincing. For the life of me I cannot be convinced that it is an A & S H badge which is entirely pointed at the top. This one is certanly not. I could even convince myself that it is surmounted with a crown. I have looked at a real A & SH badge from the same angle as in the photograph and it is not at all like it. Is there any chance it is some obscure perhaps Canadian or London Scottish regiment? Is there a chance another regiment might have used same dicing?  Sorry if this seems an ungrateful response to your undoubted excellent knowledge. I am clutching at straws as it is so important to a lady who has been searching for years and who came in to see me at the Museum (Registered Charity) I work in. Many thanks alsoto others.

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Re: Cap Badge Identification
« Reply #6 on: Monday 04 August 14 22:11 BST (UK) »
If Canadian, he'd have Canada at top of arm?

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Re: Cap Badge Identification
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 03 September 14 20:49 BST (UK) »
Have just been informed that the man was referred to as a Cannuck. This was assumed to be a reference to a Scotsman!!

It is in fact a nickname for Canadians.

Looked for Canadian WW2 cap badges and there it is as I thought very similar to Argylls but with crown on top exactly as it appears. Another quick look at Canadian WW2 uniforms showed they wore Glengarrys.

With this new information are you in a position to help from your knowledge base or do you suggest that I go it alone?

There are a few sites that show this quite clearly.

Many thanks.

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Re: Cap Badge Identification
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 06 September 14 02:20 BST (UK) »
Good morning,

Sorry but the Canadian Argyll's have no crown on the cap badge and it is much shorter than ours. As Pete said, if Canadian he would have a Canadian flash at the shoulder.

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