Other Ranks' Valise Badge

The valise badge was attached to the central vertical strap so that the badge could be seen on the guardsman's back when in review order. When the valise was dispensed with after WW1 the folded greatcoat replaced it and the badge remained on the centre strap. In 1936 the greatcoat was no longer carried but the cape continued in its place, again retaining the badge. This example has the cypher of King Edward VII. Scarce examples exist with the cypher of George VI, dating from 1937 to 1939 when equipment ceased to be worn, along with full dress, by the Guards regiments.

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