History of the British Army Infantry Collar Badge is intended to become the standard reference book on the subject, containing both detailed descriptions and variations of each badge worn, with dates when it was worn and on which uniform; mention of metals and also reasons why a particular design was chosen, with explanations of battle honours and mottoes. Dates and details of Submissions, Approvals, Authorisations, Army Orders, Sealings and depositing at the Army Clothing Department etc. have been quoted, as well as relevant correspondence between the War Office, regiments and manufacturers. Collar badge backings and items worn as both a cap and a collar badge have been covered in the text. The written word is supported by over 2000 actual-size identifier photographs and line drawings covering some 800 units. These have been numbered so that each item can, in the future, be recognised and referred to by merely quoting these numbers. The author has tried to standardise the many varied terms used to describe a collar badge, and our aim has been to contain in one book all the informaton required by a collector/researcher of the British Army Infantry collar badge. Therefore information is included on the evolution and construction of the item, and the uniform it was worn on; additionally the wider field includes sources of informtion, identification, the preservation and display of the badges, and finally the pitfalls for the unwary.
HISTORY OF THE BRITISH ARMY INFANTRY COLLAR BADGE
Intended as the standard reference work on British Infantry collar badges, this covers the subject in exhaustive detail – from design to manufacture and metals chosen, with notes on battle honours, mottoes and 2,000 identifier photographs covering some 800 units.