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Old 01-04-2017, 20:31   #421
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Re: Metal Detecting (Including Finds).

Can anyone ID the regiment and/or age of this cap badge (DinG,Retlaw I'm looking at you ).

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Old 02-04-2017, 09:40   #422
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Re: Metal Detecting (Including Finds).

Possibly RE from the reign of George 5th (V between the GR). It should say Royal Engineers in a "scroll" at the base of the cap badge & the motto in the "belt" should read Honi soit qui mal y pense.
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Old 02-04-2017, 22:03   #423
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Possibly RE from the reign of George 5th (V between the GR). It should say Royal Engineers in a "scroll" at the base of the cap badge & the motto in the "belt" should read Honi soit qui mal y pense.
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Old 08-04-2017, 20:11   #424
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Re: Metal Detecting (Including Finds).

I had a little time out today as the sun paid us a rare visit,the lambs were out springing around all over the place and the birds were singing.

I wasn't expecting anything special in this undisclosed location but I came across a strong but very faint signal, very much like a deep piece of scrap iron,after a few hums and a few hars whilst plundering wether or not is was worth putting in the effort I began to dig.

After digging a 6" deep hole and then scraping around with my trowel for 5mins, I saw the distinct glint of silver in the bright sun,It turned out to be a lovely Georgey shilling (very strange signal).

The finds of note are:-

1 1920 silver shilling
1 broken snake buckle
1 ring(maybe)
1 ornate button and few predecimal coins (and a ring pull).

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Old 22-06-2017, 21:05   #425
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Hope your all well.

I've been busy busy with work lately,on the plus side it has given me the opportunity to find some bits from other parts of the country.
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Old 23-06-2017, 05:21   #426
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Re: Metal Detecting (Including Finds).

Some interesting looking coins there & the last one looks like a Canadian cap badge, any info of where & when?
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Old 23-06-2017, 06:40   #427
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Some interesting looking coins there & the last one looks like a Canadian cap badge, any info of where & when?

Most of the (medieval hammered) coins come from ploughed fields in the Lancaster area.
I went on a couple of organised digs when I was away,there was some really interesting stuff found around there (gold/silver).
The cap badge was found in a place called Lathom,Ormskirk (southport),I believe it is probably from WW1 (I may be wrong though).

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The cap badge was found in a place called Lathom,Ormskirk (southport),I believe it is probably from WW1 (I may be wrong though).

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I know the area, not far from my Dads house & where I grew up. Not really clear enough to see but does it reference Winnipeg on the scroll?
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Old 24-06-2017, 08:26   #429
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I know the area, not far from my Dads house & where I grew up. Not really clear enough to see but does it reference Winnipeg on the scroll?
I'm unsure mate,I can't make it out either, it's goosed and I've seen the results from going at stuff with wire wool
It looks like it's made from copper (if that helps),I'll attach another pic since your "that cat".

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Old 24-06-2017, 11:21   #430
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Re: Metal Detecting (Including Finds).

After a couple of hours of "Goggling" (T'tinterweb is a marvellous thing) I do believe that this is the cap badge in question.



The 31st Infantry Battalion (Calgary, Alberta) C.E.F. Raised 7th Nov 1914, sailed for the UK aboard the RMS "Carpathia" 17th May 1915 more than likely arriving at Liverpool (hence the finding in Lathom). Trained in UK then set off to France disembarking on the 18th Sept 1915.

"Bell's Bulldogs" served in many of the major battles in France & Belgium as part of the 6th Inf Bde, 2nd Canadian Div earning some impressive battle honours, the unit returned to Canada May/June 1919 & were disbanded 15th Sept 1920.

Keep on detector sticking Accyx, as history is all around us just waiting to be "unearthed".
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Great bit of sleuthing Son...you deserve a putty medal!
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Great bit of sleuthing Son...you deserve a putty medal!
Cheers Ma I've already got a couple her Madje, Ol' Lizzie said I could have them for saving the UK from various nasties, plus I got one apiece from the Kuwaities & the Saudis for keeping their arses out of a sling!

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Wear them with pride and in good health!
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