Any info about this "G" badge?!

Discussion in 'WW2 Militaria' started by 8RB, Jan 15, 2021.

  1. 8RB

    8RB Well-Known Member

    These is a set of badges from an 8th Rifle Brigade G Company Lance-Corporal. Does anyone know more about the inverted "G" badge? I have never seen it before.

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  2. Welchchap

    Welchchap Member

    Showing once again the Rifle Brigade can not spell! "Stand fast Sarjent!" (Tounge in cheek).

    Possible company identity badge. No G letter as such in greek alphabet, "Gamma" is another symbol so possible they reversed the G to look classic. Find a chap in Alpha company, theroy proven or disproved.
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  3. 8RB

    8RB Well-Known Member

    Never heard of such a type of badge. Any examples of "company identity badges" being worn?
  4. JDKR

    JDKR Member

    Very odd. What does the reverse of the badge look like? Although I know next to nothing about badges, I wonder whether company identification badges were common. To my mind it wouldn't be an officially provided badge and would therefore have been produced by the company, or battalion if all companies wore their own identification badges. There again, it looks rather too well-made for an unofficial badge. Can you see them being worn in any of your photos of soldiers of the battalion? John
  5. ceolredmonger

    ceolredmonger Member

    It is more than likely a 'Cursive' C from the standard font commonly used by signwrighters in the 19th and 20th centuries.
    I still don't know what it means however - I' separated from my list of specialists badges right now. Red on black may be ARP/Civil Defence.
  6. 8RB

    8RB Well-Known Member

    A wild idea: could it be some sort of "in transit badge", to cover the divisional badge when on the move? Never heard of such a type of badge, and it doesn't explain the "inversion" (is that an English word?), but using a covering badge would only require a few stitches, and therefore be much easier than removing and sowing back on again the black bull.
  7. Blutto

    Blutto Banned

    As I do a lot of image searching it crossed my mind to try an image search of this on Google Images and Tineye. Absolutely nothing.
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  8. Welchchap

    Welchchap Member

    Parachute regiment used lanyards for battalion ID including some company lanyards. There are also great War example via small colour patches.
    Noting to stop battalion commander or company commander using initiative to ID "his" men. Or just give an extra elan
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