Régiment La Chaudière cap badge

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    clem01
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    Régiment La Chaudière cap badge

    Post by clem01 on Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:53 am

    Hello,

    I would like to share with you my last acquisition a : La Chaudière cap badge



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    Re: Régiment La Chaudière cap badge

    Post by 48th on Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:39 pm

    Nice well worn cap badge, it sure looks to have been polished often judging by the wear.

    Also looks like it still retains the plastic backing to stiffen up the fabric behind the cap badge.

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    Re: Régiment La Chaudière cap badge

    Post by LSR on Fri Jan 15, 2016 4:54 am

    Nice! What's with the red white blue ribbon?

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    Re: Régiment La Chaudière cap badge

    Post by clem01 on Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:49 am

    Hi LSR, I do not know the meaning of the ribbon....

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    Re: Régiment La Chaudière cap badge

    Post by Tankermike on Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:38 am

    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.

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    Re: Régiment La Chaudière cap badge

    Post by 48th on Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:52 am

    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.

    Very good question. I have also seen very "creative" cap badge backing. One of my favorites cigarette packaging.

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    Regiment de La Chaudiere cap badges

    Post by zak9990 on Sun Jan 24, 2016 1:03 am

    Can I have some opinions on these Chaudière cap badges please.
    Thanks. The left one with red canvas looks OK to me, the other one ???





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