I would like to share with you my last acquisition a : La Chaudière cap badge
Tankermike wrote:As many of you know the wartime berets do not have any stiffening behind the cap badge, without any type of stiffing the cap badge just flops around and does not look very professional. It was left up to the soldier to come up with a backing behind the cap badge.
I have found many interesting types of backing over the years, from plastic like this to brass plates to what looks like tin from a ration can. I have also seen very nicely made brass backing plates, I wonder if these were manufactured for this purpose or someone in REME made them up for trade for a pint at the JR mess.