Ever seen a hat badge like this one"

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    Cameraguy
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    Ever seen a hat badge like this one"

    Post by Cameraguy on Fri Aug 28, 2015 3:18 am

    Notice how it "bows" out from the middle. Has anyone ever come across one? Cheers

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    Re: Ever seen a hat badge like this one"

    Post by pylon1357 on Fri Aug 28, 2015 6:13 am

    I am not going to guess at the Regiment with any certainty, however it looks likes one of our highland Regiments.

    As for the bowing effect, this was quite a common modification. It was usually done by the soldier pressing the badge down around a stick like a broom handle. This information came to me by a Argyle Veteran. He explained that he used to put the badge in the palm of his hand then push it down over a broom handle until he got the desired effect.

    I hope this is the information you were seeking. Of course this is an unofficial modification and you won't find the procedure in any of the Dress regulations.


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    Re: Ever seen a hat badge like this one"

    Post by Bill on Fri Aug 28, 2015 6:45 am

    "Doming" is not uncommon. Soldiers created a 3d look on their badges by taking something like a broom handle, shoe brush, or dowel (of the appropriate size) and pushing the centre of the badge out.
    Nice image of a North Nova Scotia Highlander. The use of the camo scarf is intereting.

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    Re: Ever seen a hat badge like this one"

    Post by Cameraguy on Sun Aug 30, 2015 7:00 pm

    Yes,he is a NNSH. I interviewed Fred back in 2010 in Truro,NS. Unfortunately he passed away nor long after. A very kind man. I have one of these badges in my collection.It is a nice looking piece,but I've never seen one before owning. Thanks for the info guys!

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