LCpl. Rank Chevrons

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    LCpl. Rank Chevrons

    Post by mk1rceme on Thu Nov 28, 2013 3:44 pm

    I'm a bit stumped on these chevrons...some say WWI, others WWII. I have 4 of them like the ones below that have a khaki muslin/burlap type fabric backing. Does anyone know what time frame they are from, or can point me to a reference to check out?

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    Re: LCpl. Rank Chevrons

    Post by Infanteer on Thu Nov 28, 2013 8:17 pm

    Just an observation and not definitive by any means... often WW1 rank chevrons are large compared to WW2 chevrons and will have a noticeable curve to them. Of course there can be much variation in these and I'm sure that one of the cloth badge collectors will have some greater insight.

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    Re: LCpl. Rank Chevrons

    Post by mk1rceme on Thu Nov 28, 2013 8:54 pm

    I'm on the side of WWII when it comes to these as well. But a few people say that these have characteristics, meaning the backing material, of WWI chevrons. Who knows.banghead 


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    Post by edstorey on Fri Nov 29, 2013 4:13 am

    I was leaning towards WWI, but I have not seen, nor do I own enough WWI vintage rank insignia to be sure. The British used khaki drab SD into the early 1960s, so you really cannot be sure that the insignia is not from that era.

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    Re: LCpl. Rank Chevrons

    Post by 48th on Sat Nov 30, 2013 10:19 am

    My vote for what it is worth is WWII era give or take only based on characteristics I have seen in shoulder flashes.
    The backing is strange but the front looks WWII to me. Keeping in mind looking at a picture is always different that holding them in your hand.

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    Re: LCpl. Rank Chevrons

    Post by Bill on Sat Nov 30, 2013 10:32 am

    My thinking is also Second World War. The First World War chevrons in my experience are "heavier" construction.

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